Zach | Portland Adventist Academy

Zach is a high school senior at Portland Adventist Academy and considers himself shy, adventurous, and artistic. So we decided to explore his artistic side by photographing him on a tapestry of colorful graffiti and urban landscapes in Southeast Portland, near downtown. Both of Zach’s parents are photographers, so he’s no stranger to being in front of the camera. And I was honored that he and his parents trusted me to create Zach’s senior portraits.When he’s not rocking his high school senior pictures, Zach enjoys reading, music, rock climbing, snowboarding, and basketball. He’s a fan of progressive metal music and likes to go on surfing trips with his friends.

Sarah | Destination Senior Portraits

Sarah is a snowboarder, so creating senior portraits with Mount Hood standing tall in the background made perfect sense! She said she wanted her senior pictures to have “an image focused on me but with a cool landscape in the background.” Sarah hails from Edgewood High School in Madison, Wiisconsin. But she’s spent three summers now attending snowboard camp at Mount Hood, most recently as a counselor in training.

Wyatt | Oregon City High School

Wyatt is quiet, polite, and a bit shy. So it might surprise you to learn that he’s one of Oregon City High School’s football stars. In fact, Wyatt plays football and track at Oregon City High School. He also enjoys snowboarding. He loves’ working out and knows a lot about physical training and sports nutrition. When he’s not on the field competing, Wyatt likes to draw and paint and is also into photography. He loves going on spontaneous trips. And he dreams of going on a cruise and relaxing after making it through his high school career. Ironically, I first met Wyatt at the end of his junior year. His girlfriend, Scarlet, twisted his arm into taking portraits before going to Prom. But as it turns out, the three of us had a blast. And together we created some stunning images of the two of them in their formal dress and suit. After the prom portrait session, both Scarlet and Wyatt were excited about getting together again to create their high school senior pictures.

Reilly | Sunset High School

Sunset High School’s Reilly feels like an old friend. That’s probably because years ago I had the honor of creating her older sister’s senior portraits. And I’ve also photographed her little brother. It’s almost like I’ve become part of the family. And I feel so privileged to be able to capture these special moments in their lives. And to create beautiful canvasses and other artwork for the walls in their home. Like her sister, Reilly is outgoing and adventurous. She also loves to sing and draw and hopes to travel after graduation. Like many high school seniors, Reilly wanted to have her senior pictures taken outdoors. And she and her mom discovered the location on their own. Reilly lives in Cedar Hills, just down the road from Commonwealth Lake Park.

Hailey | Sam Barlow High School

Hailey is a relative newcomer to Sam Barlow High School. Originally from Colorado, she’s only lived in Oregon for a short period of time. So when Hailey and her Dad called me about creating her high school senior portraits, they weren’t quite sure where to beginThey didn’t know the area well. And Hailey had no idea where she wanted to take her senior pictures. But I was quickly able to put them at ease. I provide a pre-session consultation for all of my high school senior portrait clients. And during that short phone call, I was able to help Hailey identify a wide range of location options for her senior portraitsBut more than that, I learned about Hailey’s interests. And I helped her make her own decision that reflected Hailey’s unique personality.