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Samantha

Say hello to my most recent high school senior, Samantha. Samantha’s session was one of my favorites. Her family met me downtown Tacoma where she decided to leave her family at Starbucks and have her session with just the two of us. Samantha is such a sweet and beautiful young woman. She is a natural in front of the camera, a photographer’s dream! I love the innocence in her eyes along with the obvious joy she has in life. I hope you enjoy a few of the photos Samantha and I created. Congratulation, Samantha! I wish you many blessings as you head off to PLU. I can’t wait to see who you become:)

~Lynette

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Mikeala

Congratulations to Mikeala! A beautiful young lady from our great little town of Puyallup. Last weekend I had the honor of photographing Mikeala to document her senior year. If you remember, last weekend we had gorgeous weather, perfect for taking photos in the late afternoon. I met up with Mikeala and her mom at DeCousey Park. I love to shoot here; so many little niches for great backdrops. Mikeala brought her tuba and prom dress for some diversity in her photos. I loved it; great back-lighting with her gorgeous flowing dress, and some interesting reflections in the bell of her tuba. It was a great afternoon!

Congratulations, Mikeala!  I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you. Best wishes on all of our future endeavors.

~Lynette

Please enjoy a few of Mikeala’s senior photos…

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Kathleen

Last weekend was a busy one for Chris McKenna Photography. I had 3 senior sessions over Saturday and Sunday. It was a beautiful weekend, and I was so happy these times worked out for my 3 lovely ladies.

Kathleen was my first senior model. With aggressive plans for veterinary medicine, Kathleen asked to have her session at the zoo. Unfortunately, when we got there, it was closed. Odd for 4:30 on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, but we needed a back-up plan.  On our way to Pt. Defiance, I drove Kathleen through the waterfront along Ruston Way. She had never been down there before and thought that it would be a good alternative to the zoo. I love shooting on Ruston, so I was happy to oblige:) We had a great session! Kathleen is so photogenic and has a fun and unique sense of style. She is an avid reader and brought a stack of books as a prop for some of her poses. I loved the idea! It was a great afternoon and a fantastic shoot!! I enjoyed Kathleen’s company greatly.

We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, Kathleen. May a multitude of wonderful opportunities come your way.

~Lynette and Chris

 

Please enjoy a sample of Kathleen’s senior photos.

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Caitrin’s Final Shoot…FINALLY!

Thanks for staying tuned for the saga of Caitrin’s senior year. Our original intent was to get in a senior session once a month throughout the school year. Alas, with Caitrin’s busy schedule, that did not happen. It was a challenge to fit it all in, but I think we got a good representation of who Caitrin is and how she has changed, even in just one year. Caitrin, you are an amazing young woman! I know you will go on to do great and wonderful things in your life. Congratulations on your graduation!  Can’t wait to see what the next phase of life brings. We are blessed by you:)

Please enjoy these few photos that I have chosen from Caitrin’s Nisqually Wildlife Preserve session.

~Lynette

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WSU Graduation

This is a special year here at the McKenna household. We have 2 graduates-Joseph and Caitrin!! Woohoo!! This blog is highlighting Joseph and his years as an Engineering student at Washington State University, and his girlfriend Molly, who is also graduating. I know it’s been a long long road to get here, but now, it is within spittin’ distance. In 3 weeks, we will have a college grad. Way to go, Joesph! We are so proud of you. You and Molly must be so excited to complete your degrees. Keep your eyes on the future and enjoy what it has in store for you. God bless you both.

Love, Mom and Dad

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Her Favorite Yellow Umbrella

This is Caitrin’s 5th photo session to commemorate her senior year. What we are trying to achieve with this committed senior is a variety of different seasons, weather and locations, as well as honoring her high school sports career. This afternoon, Caitrin was hoping to get some rain/puddle photos where she could show off her bright yellow umbrella. Fortunately for me we did not get caught in a downpour. I hope you enjoy the few shots we got. Stay tuned for Caitrin’s final session sometime in April.

~Lynette

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Ram Pride

This past weekend, I had the distinct pleasure to photograph Jordan for his senior portraits. Jordan is a wonderful young man who recently earned his Eagle Scout rank in the BSA. Jordan plays the trumpet for Rogers High School, and has clear pride in his Ram roots. Jordan wanted some of his photos to be taken at the high school, and specifically at the band room entrance. I love that Jordan has specific ideas on what types of poses he wants in his senior portfolio. I hope you enjoy what Jordan and I came up with for his portrait session.

Congratulations, Jordan, on your senior year and upcoming graduation. I had a blast with you!

~Lynette

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2014 Girl Soccer Jamboree

Enjoyed watching our Franklin Pierce High School girls battle on the field against Puyallup High and Auburn Riverside.  Opening Jamboree for the 2014 season. Please enjoy some of a few pics of our lady Cards in action.

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Caitrin’s Senior Photos

It was a beautiful afternoon at Owen Beach at Pt Defiance! A beautiful day for a beautiful young woman to have her senior portraits done. Caitrin will be starting her senior year at Franklin Pierce High School this fall. We have decided to try something different with her. Cat and I will be spreadng her senior session out over the course of the school year, shooting a mini session each month, and taking advantage of the many different sports and activities she has as well as all of the seasons throughout the year. This was our first session: Casual day at the beach. Look for some of Cat’s future sessions, as well: soccer, rainy day, snowy winter, Seahawks special and formal Prom. Thanks, Caitrin, for a great time out! You are a terrific model with an afinity for fun:) Here’s to a great senior year!!

~Lynette

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Jacob’s Senior Photos

This afternoon, I had the distinct pleasure to do a quick photo session for Jacob, an Auburn Riverside Graduate. Jacob stopped in for some headshots, and I am so happy with how they turned out. These last minute shoots are some of my favorites. Thank you, Jacob, for letting me be a small part of this exciting time in your life. Best wishes to you on your future endeavors.

 

~Lynette

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