They Grow Up SO Fast!

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This handsome gentlemen is my neighbor.  My actual neighbor. 🙂
I live in a rural area so our idea of neighbor can encompass miles, but Dillon actually lives just a couple houses down and is the same age as my oldest daughter.  His brother and one of my sons are the best of friends and practically inseparable.  They’re ecstatic this year because for the first time since Kindergarten they actually have the same teachers!

Anyway, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to take his Senior pictures and so proud of what a fantastic young man he is.  He was a delight to work with and I wish him all the best at the University of Utah.  I’m sure he’ll have a wonderful time there and be a phenomenal success!

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Let the Senior Photos Begin!

06This is my daughter and she will be a Senior this year (sigh).  This spring I had the honor to take quite a few Senior pictures and it made me realize that I needed to start thinking about McKenna’s pictures so I didn’t end up panicking at the last minute.  Y’know the old adage about shoemakers children not having shoes.  So I started thinking and I was like well, what about this, what about that.  Long story short, we may end up doing four different shoots which I know sounds really high maintenance but I promised McKenna we’d keep them short so it wouldn’t be too bad (she is SUCH a good sport, all this really isn’t her thing but she’s such good kid).  Anyway, I love the poppies that bloom in our valley in the spring, I love the lake and mountains, and in some images we even got our beloved wild pelicans in the background.  I couldn’t be happier, it was one of our magic summer nights.  Now to start planning the next…who am I kidding, I already know what I want to do! 😉

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Disney Pose

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This is Jake.  He is one of the nicest guys I have ever had the privilege of working with, heck, he is one of the nicest guys I have ever had the privilege of meeting.  I would totally let him date my daughter!
I have had the honor of photographing his sister for quite a few years.  I tried to count the sessions but lost track at eight.  I’ve also been lucky enough to work with his dad on several film projects, I adore his family!  So I was beyond thrilled at the chance to take his Senior pictures.  It was such a lovely day.  His mom came and we chatted and laughed, I loved it!  I drove home just thinking “I love my life”!
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Jake loves Disney too (bonding!,) and he had just returned from an epic family vacation to Disney World.  Apparently this is his standard obligatory photo pose. 🙂