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Bahamas – May 2018

Hello again Friends.

Here we are now half-way through the year. Wow-where has time gone?

In May, I joined a group of local divers for the trip of a lifetime in the Bahamas. We headed out on a chartered Blackbeards 65′ Sea Explorer sailboat for a week of sailing, playing pirates, and of course scuba diving. And what would a scuba trip be without me taking along my camera to see what I could get–photo wise that is.

We headed out of Nassau and sailed south into the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park and hit 16 dives in 5 days. It was a lot of diving, but certainly a lot of fun. While there were a ton of fish and coral life to gaze upon in awe and photograph, diving with the sharks was probably the highlight for me. Nothing that I can think of topped that experience.

Kudos and many happy thank you’s to my dive buddies for making this a wonderful trip and especially to those that spent time with me underwater: Michelle, Glenn, & Kyle.

I hope you enjoy these photographs.

Blessings.

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Dan the Navy Man

Well, it’s May, and the weather has finally given us some days to play! Dan and I have been trying to find a dry-ish day to do his senior photo session, and we finally did it!! It could not have been a more perfect day for photos. In fact, when we arrived at Dan’s choice of venue, there were 3 other groups already in session. Popular place…popular day.

Dan is graduating from Puyallup High School in a couple of weeks. He has enlisted in our nation’s great Navy and will be starting boot camp in July. Thank you for your patriotism!

I have known the Vitt family for a few years, now. They have graciously invited me to document a number of special events for them. I love this family! I am so blessed to know the Vitts  and to have had the time with Dan this weekend. He is an awesome and respectful young man. He will do great things!

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation, Dan. Be safe out there protecting our country. It is an honor to know you.

~Lynette

 

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Congratulations Gigi and Jerry!

Hello everyone. Let’s all give our heartfelt congratulations to our friends Jerry and Gigi Church!

Chris and I have known Jerry for well over 15 years. In fact, Jerry and Chris went to school together at Decatur HS. Small world, isn’t it? We had the delight to finally meet the girl who swept Jerry off of his feet. We love Gigi! What an amazing and beautiful woman with a love for “her man” (as she lovingly refers to Jerry), that cannot be matched.

Jerry and Gigi were married at St Luke’s Lutheran Church in Federal Way 2 weeks ago, and spent their honeymoon having a blast at Disney World.

Thank you both for allowing us to be a part of your marriage and to help you celebrate this joyous event. It was a beautiful ceremony for a beautiful couple. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness to you guys!

Blessings~

Lynette and Chris

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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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