My good friend Kim connected me with Kjell's family ~ Kim and I have so enjoyed making her daughter's portraits, one session at home on their farm, and the other at the waterfront in Seattle :) I received a phone call from Kim one afternoon - she was in a car with her good friend, Teri, and Teri's son, Kjell - Kim introduced us to each other above the cacophony of the road, and wow! we were on our way to making plans for senior portraits!!! Can I mention how I love meeting people via recommendations!! I so love all the people-connections :) I visited Kjell's home soon after, and we sketched out his many ideas came up with a plan for his super fun and personalized shoot!
I was so intrigued with Kjell's first idea - 1910s-style photographs with a model of the Titanic he had put together :)
We decided on his pea coat for an ocean-going look,
and found contemporary photos of the Titanic's owner, architect & captain to inspire us :)
Kjell's mum, Teri, is a hair designer, so Kjell's hair was 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 for his photo day!
Thank you to Jo James for assisting! Every shoot is even more fun (and easier for me!) with Jo :)
We made these photographs in Kjell's home, because our next scenario was on his home turf :)
And with his animals!
Let's call her Henny :) ~ Autumn ~
Kjell's whole family was present for this photoshoot ~
parents, sister, brother, nephews & nieces ~ and everybody joined in for family photographs,
we had a ball!
Our mutual friend, Kim, helped too!
The indoor pets were represented as well :)
I am so grateful for the adventures I get to enjoy alongside my clients, getting to know each family and making friends along the way.
I love bright new ideas and the dive I get to take with my people into their lives for an afternoon,
I'm grateful I get to experience the people & places & pets & activities that are special to each heart.
My prayer as I peruse these memories:
"Lord, bless this close-knit family!
Further encourage their close relationships with You and with each other
as Kjell leaves high school & experiences his next moves in life!