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Iceland 2017

Hi Everyone,

Back in late September, 2017, I traveled to Iceland for a few days with some friends after they completed teaching at one of their workshops on the island. We traveled to the Snæfellsnes peninsula for 3 days of intense shooting from the famous Budir Black Church, to the crashing coastlines, and ending up at the famous Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall.  We ended our last day at the lavafields at Hraunfossar and the Þingvellir National Park.

Iceland is a special place for me and even though I’ve been there only 2 times. As a landscape photographer I find myself longing to spend more and more time there and capture the beauty of the place before its gone forever or access to various places is restricted (which is a real possibility-thanks Justin Beiber).  As a human, I find God’s hand everywhere and I find my inner peace.

I look forward to my next trip, where this time I will spend up to 2 weeks traveling around the entire country.

I hope that you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Blessings,

Chris.

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Rogers Senior Night – Girls Basketball

Hi Everyone.

Hope you’re all doing well on this fine Saturday morning.

Our niece, Avery, is a superstar basketball player at Rogers High in Puyallup, WA, and this last Thursday was her last home game. Ever! She is a senior this year and will be graduating this spring.

So like I normally do, I took my camera along and decided to take some photographs, not only of Avery but all some of the other girls. I tried a number of different things creatively to get some unique shots. And I think that I did. I hope you like.

Congrats to you, Avery, on a stellar high school career. And best wishes for much more success in college and beyond.

Blessings,

Chris.

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Emily and Joey Are Getting Married!

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to tell you about the awesome engagement photo shoot I had with Emily and Joey this past Sunday. Emily is a friend of my daughter. They were tennis doubles partners in their senior year of high school. Winners-of course:)

I met Joey for the first time on Sunday. He greeted me with a great big hug!! He is terrific! I feel like I have known him for so many years.

Emily and Joey are such an adorable couple. They have an obvious love for each other and are so excited to start their lives together. We cannot wait to be a part of their August wedding!

Please enjoy a few of this lovely couple’s pics. It is an honor and a privilege to know people of great character.

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Cool Mustang, Logan!

Happy Christmas time, everyone! This is truly a blessed time of year when we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

I am so happy to be blogging about my friend, Logan; we met up in the downtown area of Tacoma for an urban senior session. Such an awesome young man! We had a great time getting some photos of Logan and his very cool Mustang. The day was so cold, but Logan bucked up and toughed it out:) The results are superb! Logan is a great looking kid with tons of personality! He brought his family, too! Love these people!! Thanks, guys, for such a fun time! Can’t wait to get together again.

Congratulations to Logan on his upcoming graduation! You will go far in this life:)!!

Here is a small sample of what we got at our photo shoot:

~Lynette

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Diving the Puget Sound – Thanksgiving 2017

Hi Friends,

So over the summer I did something that I always wanted to do–learn to scuba dive. Work and raising a family have always been obstacles, but after discovering Hawaii last year and enjoying our time in the water Lynette gave me the awesome gift of lessons for my birthday this year. And after some classroom time, time in the pool, and certification dives in the Sound, my dream of being underwater was finally realized.

Now as a photographer, I am not satisfied just doing something for the sake of just doing it. I always need my camera and to photograph something relevant. It doesn’t matter whether that is hiking, or watching an airshow, I need my camera. And why would diving be any different? So, with new skills in hand and a camera capable of diving with me, off I go.

The following photographs are pictures that I took while diving this last weekend with my daughter. I still have a long way to go to master this new genre, but I think they are interesting enough to share.

For now, blessings and enjoy!

Chris.

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Congratulations to Tyler and Breanne!

What an incredible weekend! Amidst the blowing wind and driving rain, God opened up a brief respite. Wow! One of our best weddings yet! Last Saturday was a glorious display of love and commitment for our couple. Breanne and Tyler, as you will see, are one of the most beautiful couples we have ever seen. They showed love and affection to each other through their wedding day, with no anxiety or irritation to be seen. These two love birds are a perfect couple. We had a great time with them and their entire family! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Selland. Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your most special day. It was an honor and a privilege. Blessings to you:)

~Chris and Lynette

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Audrey – A Star in the Making!

Hi Everyone,

I recently had a short opportunity to photograph another one of the rising stars in the Puget Sound youth soccer circles. Her name is Audrey. She is now 1o years old and already is quite the football master players. She dominates wherever she plays and often leads her team to victory.

Thank you to his parents, Steve and Lauri, for introducing us to this fine young lady. I look forward to watching her grow and mature into one of the most dominant players we’ve ever seen.

Blessings,

Chris.

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See Avery

Good morning, Everyone!

It has been a long, wet week, and it doesn’t look like it will be any better this weekend. Ugh! I hope you all are staying warm and dry.

Looks like last weekend was the last good time for photo session opportunities (without an umbrella). I had the chance to spend some quality time with my niece, Avery, and get part of her senior photo session. Avery is graduating from Rogers High School (my Alma mater), which makes it even more fun for me.

Avery wanted to go somewhere “urban”, so my go-to urban site is downtown Tacoma. We spent some time exploring new sites so she could have a unique look to her portfolio. Found it! Avery is a fun and vibrant young lady who is going places. A rock star on the basketball court (more to come at her sport session next spring). We had a great morning! Can’t wait for her to see just how beautiful she it.

Congratulations, Aves! You make me proud!

~Auntie Lynette

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Thanks Joel!!

What a great day! This past Friday, I got to spend some quality time with my friend, Joel. I have known Joel for many years and I can hardly believe that he is a senior! Crazy, right? Well, Joel and his mom asked me to commemorate Joel’s senior year with a photo session. It was awesome! After a dumping of rain the night before, I woke up to blue sky, perfect for the downtown Tacoma morning rush. Joel met me at my favorite Starbucks, and off we went. He’s a great sport, and easy to work with:) Thanks Joel!! We spent about an hour walking around the Museum of Glass area, looking for some good places to shoot. Here is what we found. Enjoy:)!!

~Lynette

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Elissa the Great!

Every so often I get the opportunity to take photos for my family. This weekend, Elissa (my niece) and I spent the morning together commemorating her senior year with a fun photo session. Elissa was most interested in an urban setting, so of course, I took her to the downtown area of Tacoma. Elissa is an amazing dancer and wanted to get a few photos with her toe shoes. I think we managed to get some great ones, and of course, all of my niece’s photos were spectacular 🙂

Thanks, Elisa, for asking me to celebrate this year with you. It was a pleasure and an honor and I love you:)!!

~Auntie Lynette

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