India – Senior Pictures in Redmond, Washington

India – Senior Pictures in Redmond, Washington

India and I first met when I became her teacher for her high school digital photography class.  I was so glad when she came to me for her own senior pictures.  We waited until the conditions were just perfect, and then hit the Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center where she volunteers her time, so that she could have some photos taken with a very special horse. I love to incorporate parts of life that are meaningful into the senior portrait experience, so if you have a horse or a dog, a car or an instrument, a favorite spot or something that shouts you, let me know and we’ll let the creativity flow. I am so glad that Spring is here, and am looking forward to meeting a whole new group of seniors to photograph.  If you are looking forward to your senior pictures and are in the Seattle area, drop me a note through our contact form or give me a call at 206-930-1333, and I’ll give you all the info you need.  To see more of our senior portraits, just take a look through our gallery on our website.  I look forward to hearing from...
Emily – TBCS Senior Pictures in Redmond, Washington

Emily – TBCS Senior Pictures in Redmond, Washington

Emily is such a beautiful person, inside and out.  One of the things I like to do at our senior portrait sessions is get to know each person, and what is important to them. For example, I asked Emily to tell me what is one expectation she has for herself in life – what could she do that would be extremely disappointing to her if this was not fulfilled?  This was her response, “I expect myself to always care about people.  I feel I would be really disappointed if I end up getting closed off from people.  It doesn’t matter so much what I’m doing, as long as I am making a difference, specifically with people.  So I really hope I never lose sight of that, because that’s really the most important thing that I see now.”  Emily has such a compassionate heart  – I know she will make a big impact on her class when she goes back to school this fall. Our summer sessions are filling up quickly, and we are now booking into September and October dates.  If you’d like a summer portrait session, now is the time to call us for an appointment!  You can ask for Lorraine when you call 206-930-1333, or  send us a note through our contact form or email here at Lorraine Marie Photography.  To see more of our senior portraits, just take a look through our gallery on our website. We look forward to hearing from...
Hana – Senior Spokesmodel, Issaquah High School, Class of 2014

Hana – Senior Spokesmodel, Issaquah High School, Class of 2014

It was on a temperamental and blustery Seattle day that Hana and I got together for her Senior Spokesmodel photo and video session.  I’m so glad that she is easygoing and fun to be around, and so unlike the weather that was swirling around us.  If anything, it made for a memorable photo session at Pike’s Place Market.  Hana volunteered to take off her jacket a time or two, which shows just how brave, good-natured and up for adventure she really is. As a Seattle photographer that specializes in high school senior photography, I’ve come to know and love some special locations in and around Seattle, that I’ll come back to time and time again.  Pike’s Place Market is just one of those spots.  It’s perfect for a senior that wants their senior portraits in an urban setting that can give both a grungy feel as well as something quite beautiful.  Hana demonstrated this perfectly during our time together. I’ve asked Hana a few, just for fun “getting to know you” questions – some that maybe her closest friends might not even know! So Hana’s friends, see how well you know her and try to figure out what her answer might be, before you read what she had to say. Here goes!   Q:   What is one movie that will always make you cry?     A:   “‘My Sister’s Keeper’. I bawled watching that movie.”   Q:   Who is your favorite actor?     A:   “Ryan Gosling“   Q:   What is something quirky that your friends may not even know about you?   A:...
Nikki – Senior Spokesmodel Class of 2014, Woodinville

Nikki – Senior Spokesmodel Class of 2014, Woodinville

I love the richness that is inherent in other cultures…language, clothing, food preferences, they all amaze me.  So it was just pure joy when Nikki told me she wanted to incorporate elements of her Indian heritage into her Spokesmodel session, blending the traditional with a modern look as well.  From outfits, to accessories, to makeup and hairstyling, it was awesome to see everything come together to reflect the beauty of the culture she represents. Because the day was rainy, we decided to keep things simple and focus on what worked – in this case, the Seattle Art Museum at Olympic Sculpture Park.  Here is a little known tip for finding great light in photographing people:  look for open parking garages, that direct beautiful light onto faces while protecting your subject from the downpour of rain.  It works!  But also make sure to stay safe and have someone keep an eye out for cars entering and leaving the garage. I’ve asked Nikki a few, just for fun “getting to know you” questions – some that maybe her closest friends might not even know! So Nikki’s friends, see how well you know her and try to figure out what her answer might be, before you read what she had to say. Here goes!   Q:   What is one movie that will always make you cry?     A:   “Anything by Nicholas Sparks.”   Q:   If money were no object, what gift would you like to give to a member of your family?     A:   “I would buy my brother another puppy…you can never have enough puppies!“...
Erin – Senior Spokesmodel Class of 2014, Redmond

Erin – Senior Spokesmodel Class of 2014, Redmond

Erin and I first met over the summer, when I photographed her with her brothers for a sibling photo shoot – so I already knew we would be in for a great time when she became a Spokesmodel for our high school senior photography business.  What I didn’t expect was that when the camera turned solely on Erin,  she would become a model right in front of my eyes. Without her brothers to share the limelight, Erin just shined! Everything about Erin’s spokesmodel session was perfect – from her clothing choices, color palette, hair and makeup styling and location selection – everything blended beautifully.  Erin decided on the Snoqualmie Falls and the North Bend Train Station as the best Eastside spots for us to use to showcase her session, and to also lend to a throwback vintage feel.  It turned out to be a great choice, because we definitely needed places to cover us when the skies decided to open up and rain.  Even so, the cloud cover offered a softness to the light that worked beautifully with what we wanted to do.   I’ve asked Erin a few, just for fun “getting to know you” questions – some that maybe her closest friends might not even know!  So Erin’s friends, see how well you know her and try to figure out what her answer might be, before you read what she had to say.  Here goes!   Q:   What is one movie that will always make you cry?     A:   “Marley and Me.  I can’t stand it when dogs die…it’s just so sad.”   Q:...
Emily – Senior Spokesmodel Class of 2014, Redmond

Emily – Senior Spokesmodel Class of 2014, Redmond

Emily captivated me from the moment she filled out our Spokesmodel application, and I knew immediately I wanted her to join our team.  Because she could have just filled out a standard (*yawn – boring) application, but instead she wanted me to know this about why she was applying to represent Lorraine Marie Photography.  She said, “For several years, I have watched your photographs stream across my Facebook and school yearbook.  What amazes me most about your work is that you are able to capture the defining attributes of your models.  In the many cases where I have personally known the person, I have recognized them equally by how you capture them, as well as their looks.  It’s inspirational, especially since I have a love of photography myself.” I wasn’t seeking a compliment, but Emily gave me the highest praise I could have wanted.  Because she caught hold of why we do what we do – to capture the essence of a person in a photograph, while being real and fun and natural and spontaneous – even if it included some direction.  And that made me so excited to work with her! So as we brainstormed her Spokesmodel photo and video shoot, Emily told me that she had a very special vintage bike that would be a great prop in the photos.  A bike that she got for her birthday, when she was still a young girl.  Memories plus a cool looking bike make for an extremely good prop!  We decided to venture into downtown Seattle, despite the cold, and see what we could come up with…and here are...