Roosevelt Class of 2017: Lauren

June 1, 2017

Portraits, Seniors

When I first met Lauren, I was photographing her and her three younger sisters for a surprise gift for her mom. I was delighted that her mom loved the portrait of her daughters so much that she asked me to photograph Lauren’s senior photos later in the spring. Of all the photography that I do, portraits – especially high school senior portraits – are probably my favorite!

Lauren attends Roosevelt High School in Seattle and will graduate with the class of 2017. She has a bunch of interests that keep her life full of fun activities, from golfing and cheerleading for school, to boating on Lake Washington and hanging out in the sun with her family, friends, and her dog. It’s no surprise that she chose to chase some sunshine and will be attending Santa Clara University in California next year.

Congratulations, Lauren, and thank you so much for the pleasure of taking your senior portraits! Hugs, TB.

We started Lauren’s session at Magnuson Park where we could take advantage of some beautiful light in the green fields…and we ended there because of some unfortunate and humorous circumstances. Read on…

Her makeup looked super natural and her big smile and laugh were all we needed to capture some beautiful images.


…with all of the strutting through and sitting in the grass…

…her allergies started to reallllllly act up!

Lauren’s eyes were getting so red and watery that she could barely keep her eyes open, so we got a few shots in her Santa Clara sweatshirt and a different dress and had to call it a day.

Not to mention that I had an allergic reaction so bad that I got hives and my eyes swelled. And I swear I took allergy meds in advance. SOoOoOoo… not too keen on shooting at Magnuson anymore unless I can wear an astronaut helmet. 😉 But, since things were cut short due to these unforeseen circumstances, we chose a later date to finish up and get some photos with Lauren along the water.

We went to the dock at Westward along Lake Union so we could get some shots with the Seattle skyline in the background and on her family’s boat.

I loved that we were able to shoot in two different locations (and also avoid hey fever threats at the second one, LOL) and capture different aspects of Lauren’s interests and personality.


Tara Brown is portrait photographer based in Seattle, Washington, also serving clientele in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah and Mercer Island areas. Tara especially loves working with high school seniors because the sessions are always a blast, and capturing their style and personality so they and their families can enjoy is so meaningful. Tara is currently booking class of 2019. To book a session, please call or send Tara a note on our contact page to make sure you get your ideal date for this summer!