Melany goes to Westview High School. She’s a captain on the dance team and she’s part of my AGP Senior Squad this year too! When we first started talking about her senior portraits she wanted a relaxed, sunny, summer, country feel to the images. I’d just visited Browns Ferry Park in Tualatin and we were like “that is it!” that was the place for her. It had the tall grass, the cool rustic barn….gorgeous light. I was stoked cause the second I saw that park I was dying to do a senior session there!
Before any session I scout the location in advance. Typically, a week in advance and then the day before just in case. The week before Melany’s session I went to the park and there were huge chain link fences up around the entire park. And the barn! I talked to one of the volunteers, it was a kids art camp, and she told me they’d be done in a week and taken down. I relayed the not so great news to Melany and her mom so we rescheduled for a week later. A week went by and I went the day before the session to double check they’d taken down those ugly fences and guess what? Still up! Ahhhhh! I was so upset but Melany and her mom were so great about it.
I came up with an alternate location that could give the same feel to the images Melany wanted. We met up at Cooper Mountain Nature Park in Beaverton. It was missing the old rustic barn but had a bit more variety for shots with the glass garage doors, the wheelbarrow structure and the red building. What do you think? I mean it helps that she’s just so dang gorgeous right?
She also picked the cutest outfits! That off the shoulder top is just so perfect and makes her blue eyes pop! I’m patiently waiting for her order to arrive. So excited to see her prints, lookbook and signature storyboard! I’m sure she is too!
MUA: Haley Gooch
Are you Class of 2017 and haven’t booked your senior portraits yet? I’ve got a few dates left this fall and am doing something special for a few deserving seniors. (And I’m still dying to do a senior session at Brown’s Ferry Park in Tualatin. Hopefully next time there won’t be a month long art camp takeover!)
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