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Edmonds Senior Portraits: Maya, Kent Mountain View Class of 2020

August 11, 2020

Seniors

This year was certainly crazy for the class of 2020, and as a senior photographer I’m honored to have been able to photograph a few grads and help give them a special experience to cap their year!

When I photographed Maya for her senior portraits at the end of June, I was so motivated to make her feel special. I mean, that’s what I always go for with my clients, but for this year’s seniors I think we’re all trying a bit harder, right? We spent time getting to know each other better while Arianna Scott (my beloved hair + makeup artist) glammed her up, and then we headed to downtown Edmonds.

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One thing that’s really important for senior photos (and any portraits, really!) is that the environment matches the outfit styles and overall vibe we’re going for. I wanted a place that had easy access to both the beach and an industrial/city look. (For a suburb, Edmonds surprisingly has a lot of spaces that make it look more urban!)

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Maya had a variety of outfits to work with, from one style honoring her Mexican heritage, to sweaters honoring the fact that she’s a Cali girl who’s constantly cold in the PNW 😉 and a t-shirt honoring her late brother. She also brought along her boyfriend and dad for company – and they were excellent photography assistants, I might add, holding reflectors and getting Maya to relax! I always encourage my seniors to bring someone along with them, whether a friend, sibling, or parents, to help keep the energy high and share the experience. It’s such a great time!

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As the sun began to set, it was time to head to the beach. Maya grew up in Sacramento and only recently moved to Washington, so I thought it would be really important to get her toes in the sand (even though she was cold while the rest of us felt just fine, poor Cali girl!) 😉

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Maya, I had an absolutely amazing day taking your senior photos. Seeing you come out of your shell and transform into a confident young woman in front of the camera (thanks to all those times I asked you to “walk like BeyoncĂ©,” right?!) was so wonderful, and I am obsessssed with your photos. Especially these last ones at the beach, where I feel like we miiiight just be able to convince people we were in California. 😉 It was an honor being your senior photographer, and I’m so excited for you to start college soon! Big hugs, TB.

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*Senior photos sound like your jam? I’m currently booking Class of 2021 senior photos for high schoolers in the greater Seattle area, including Bellevue and Edmonds!*