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Julia’s Senior Year

I can hardly believe that school is back in session…well, kind of….

I am excited to introduce to you my first senior of 2021!! Meet Julia. She is a senior at Rogers High School in Puyallup WA (my alma mater). Julia is a beautifully energetic and dramatic young woman, as you will see from her photos. We had a fantastic time together! She was a dream to photograph! So willing to try every pose I threw at her. I love that!! She even threw in some dance team moves:) Love it!!

I wish you all of the best for your senior year, Julia! It will be amazing, even if it is starting at home. You are a true beauty and a joy to be around. Shine that light of yours everywhere you go, girl. I can’t wait to see where God takes you:)

Blessings,

~Lynette

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Celebrating Barit’s Senior Year

What a strange and wonderful year it has been. Our high school seniors are finishing out their education differently than expected, yet they are finishing. Congratulations to them all!!!

My biggest congratulations this year is to my nephew, Barit, who is completing his high school year through Pierce College. What a fantastic achievement! Barit is a great kid! We had an awesome time capturing one of his favorite activities for his senior photo session…rock climbing! Barit climbs regularly at Edgeworks climbing in Tacoma. Unfortunately, with our state mandated shutdown, Edgeworks is not open, so we did the next best thing…the Sprinker climbing wall. Barit showed me all he had with hangs and climbs and holds and all…it was pretty spectacular! We also went up to High Voltage Records in North Tacoma (also closed), a favorite hang out for Barit and his friends. We did get a few shots from the outside there. Business windows were boarded up, but have been painted with beautiful murals, so that was a nice surprise:)

All in all, we had a great time together. Barit is a fun and interesting conversationalist. We talked politics (good thing we’re on the same side), religion, and Covid crisis. It was a good day!

Congratulations, Barit! You did good!:)

~Auntie Lynette

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Gorgeous Heather

Happy Saturday, everyone! It’s almost summer, and the weather is finally here!! Wow! What a great spring we are having! Amazing days that have given me wonderful photographic opportunities for my seniors.

This is Heather. She is the 2nd graduate from this family. I shot her brother’s senior photos a few years ago (check out Bryan’s blog http://www.chrismckennaphotography.com/?s=bryan ) and was thrilled when their mom asked me back again to document Heather’s senior year.

We met up at a new venue for me in Edgewood: the Nelson Nature Park. Other than the excessive pollen- UGH!-it was a terrific place for photos. Both Heather and I are bothered by the spring allergy season, but I give her credit for toughing it out:) What a wonderful young lady! I had an awesome time with her and enjoyed hearing about her future. She has so much ahead of her.

Congratulations on your graduation, Heather! I wish you all the best for your college years. Have an amazing time!

~Lynette

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Christian’s Senior Photos

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog. This one is super special! My latest senior session is for a really cool guy named Christian.

Christian’s mom is one of my Real Estate mentors. She entrusted me with the honor of documenting her son’s senior year with a photo session, and I am blessed.

Christian is graduating from Cascade Christian High School in Puyallup, WA, where he played football. After graduation, he is looking forward to attending the Ministry Institute through Puyallup Four Square Church.

Christian and I recently met up at the Mayfield Dairy Barn on a beautiful spring evening. This was the first time I had met Christian, but soon we became friends:) He is really fun and an excellent model! I enjoyed our time together.

Congratulations, Christian! Enjoy your graduation and these next years to come!

~Lynette

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Jaidyn’s Senior Year

We are in mid October, and what a gorgeous fall we are having here in the PNW!

I had the honor of meeting Jaidyn, a senior at Sumner High, and his mom on Friday evening in downtown Tacoma for Jaidyn’s senior photo session. What an awesome young man! We had the best time setting up his shoot, and at times, Jaidyn would suggest “should I climb up there?” and I’d look at his mom who would shrug her shoulders and off he would go! Kids are nuts these days and not afraid of anything:) It was a great session!

Thanks for spending your Friday evening with me, Jaidyn. I had a great time with you and can’t wait for you to see what we captured.

Have an amazing senior year!

~Lynette McKenna

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Alyssa’s Senior Year

What an amazing day! Alyssa was kind enough to meet me at one of my favorite urban backdrops…downtown Tacoma’s Museum of Glass district. This was my first time meeting Alyssa, but I have known her parents for 100 years (give or take), and I was blessed when they asked me to document Alyssa’s senior year with a series of photos.

A Sumner High senior, Alyssa is all class! What a beautiful young woman! We had lots of time to chit chat and find out what her hopes and dreams are. She wants to be a veterinarian, and is considering a number of prestigious schools for her degree.

I hope you all enjoy Alyssa’s senior session as much as I do. Some of my finest work, I must say:)

Thank you, Alyssa, for a terrific shoot! Congratulations, Senior Lady!:) This is gonna be a great year!!!

~Lynette

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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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Mi Familia – A Golden Anniversary Celebration

Well, just a personal note.

Last week was my parents 50th anniversary. 50 years of wedded bliss. Can you believe it?? A rare event these days to say the least. Anyway, last night we celebrated with a little dinner party with immediate family. What a great night! We don’t get together often enough, so this was a wonderful time to come together and celebrate the reason that every single one of the people in these pictures is here.

So thanks, Mom & Dad, for deciding to spend the rest of your lives together and for being great role models of marriage to us all.

Love you guys!

Blessings,

Chris.

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Jillian and Brenden

Merry Christmas to you all! What a wonderful and joyous time to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Recently, I had the privilege of photographing Jillian and Brenden. These two will be getting married this upcoming summer and have asked Chris and myself to be their photographers. We are honored! And can hardly wait for August to get here:)

Here are a few of my favorite photos from their engagement session at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. We took advantage of one of the few dry (but cold) December days. There are a few pics with an extra little cutie (my favs).  Enjoy:)

~Lynette

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