Back in August I ran a contest as a kick-off and celebration of the re-launch of my photography business this year. The winner got to have a free one hour photo session with me along with some other goodies. Imagine my surprise when the winner turned out to be Elliot, a young gal that saw my advertisement about the contest on one of the Facebook groups that I had posted in. I met up with her and was intrigued! She is going into her senior year this year, but is actually already taking college classes through the Running Start program (she did this last year, too). I learned some cool things about her—-she has already been a competitive dancer, acts in the local theater, rescued a dog that she met during her trip to Jamaica, and runs her own small baking business in which she donates cakes to kids and runs fundraisers for things like National Suicide Prevention Month. She is not one to sit around. This kid is amazing.
So for her session, she wanted to get her senior portraits done. We met up at Greenlake, and I was hoping that it wouldn’t be pouring down rain. There were some light sprinkles, but nothing too bad, thank goodness! I love shooting at Greenlake because there are so many different types of areas to shoot and that means a variety of backdrops. Since Elliot is into theater, I thought it would be cool to get some photos in front of the Bath House Theater there. She was basically a pro and I had so much fun photographing her—-she was not shy and definitely confident! We got some really cute shots of her in front of the theater! I really enjoyed my session with her and learning more about her pursuits, and her future goals. I hope to work with her again in sometime, hopefully on a project I am just now in the planning stages of. Watch out world, this girl is going places!