Looking back at pictures of me in high school is more than amusing. I went through my triangle-hair-stage, the huge- (I mean HUGE) glasses- stage, the braces-which-pulled-my-teeth-to-have-a-big-gap-stage, the poofy-back-combed-bangs-look-stage, the neon-and-spandex-stage. Honestly, those pictures are not for the faint of heart.

I think that I pulled it together a little more by my last year in high school but my senior pictures were the standard "wear a gown and hold the tired silk roses" look. How much more fun it is to have some senior portraits that actually reflect your look and personality.

I totally enjoyed the sessions I did with Erik and Stephanie in Sumner on the cool Main Street there. They were fun and confident and a breeze to work with. I had a blast walking around with them (and their parents), finding cool places to try a shot....lots of great textures and architectural variety in a place like that.

First I will show you some of my favorites of Erik.

I knew he would be fun when he was game, right off the bat, to hop on a dumpster for a shot. Not a career in garbage duty for this guy, I have no doubt. He is sharp and has a great part time job already.

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We started out at that bridge by the Cannery.

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Great style, I must say. Pretty girlfriend helping with that.

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Totally outgoing.

Then we headed down to the train tracks, and one of the moms was put on the lookout when we got in a few fun shots.

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We walked the street and found some cool places. One of the great things about a place like that, is that there are all kinds of pockets of beautiful lighting in doorways and in between buildings.

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Love his reflection in the window.

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At the end he quickly put on his hat (unapproved by the female presence), and jumped on his vehicle for a picture of him on his wheels. Erik, you rock.

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A couple of my favorites of Erik and Stephanie together....

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Now on to Stephanie's pictures. What a doll this girl is...hoping to head into pediatric care and even volunteering with kids now. She has a real heart.

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What a gorgeous girl. No worries about the train here....surely it would come to an abrupt halt if it rolled in and a girl like this was on the tracks.

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Beautiful.

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Love the stop sign reflection.

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The florist on the street was closing up shop, but kindly let us use a bouquet of flowers for the next shot.

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Grad '10!!!!! Of course, Stephanie will not be a solicitor when she graduates next year.

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Have a GREAT year at school, Erik and Stephanie! Thanks for a super evening.

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