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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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The Newlyweds

I am so happy for my friend, Whitney and her new husband Jeremy! As a special treat, Whitney and Jeremy had me take some pre-wedding photos the day before they were married. It was wonderful to have the time to move at a slower pace than on a regular wedding day and really enjoy watching the love bubble up between these 2 people.

Congratulations to you both! I pray your marriage is blessed with a lifetime of joy.

~Lynette

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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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Emily and Joey-The Williams Wedding

It’s summer, and that means wedding season! What a magical time; beautiful brides and handsome grooms are joining together in this most extraordinary commitment. I love it!

This past weekend, Chris and I were blessed to share this extraordinary moment with Joey and Emily. What an amazing couple! You will see from their photos how much love emanates from their eyes. It was a sight to behold; a love story shared with family and friends in the intimate setting of Joey’s home. There were moments of joy and laughter, and tears of emotion flowed throughout the crowd. Splendid!

Congratulations Emily and Joey! You both deserve the world, and I think that’s exactly what you will bring to each other.

Thank you so much for asking us to be a part of your most precious day.

~Chris and 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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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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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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