Trevor | Glencoe High School

Glencoe High School’s Trevor is an Eagle Scout and wants to be a nuclear scientist. He describes himself as a homebody who can be a bit shy, reserved, and melancholic at times. But he’s also funny, caring, and super smart! When Trevor’s not filling out his application to Oregon State University, he enjoy’s playing video games and watching TV with his family. He’s a big fan of the “Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and likes to follow national politics. When it comes to music, however, he can’t pick a favorite. All he can say is “heavy metal is definitely not for me!” When it came time to plan his senior portraits, Trevor was pretty easy going. He was willing to wear the dress pants and shirt that his mom picked out. And even his scouting uniform. As long as he could also wear his standard: jeans, a hoody, and his blue fedora.

Scarlet & Wyatt | High School Prom

Wyatt is Scarlet’s first serious boyfriend. And Scarlet’s Mom wanted to make this year’s Oregon City High School prom extra special for the two of them. When Scarlet’s mom approached me about photographing Scarlet and her date on prom night, I was really excited about what we could capture. We immediately began scouting for the perfect location to create beautiful prom portraits for their high school senior year. We finally decided on the Baker Cabin Historic Site near Carver Park in Oregon City. The property contains a small pioneer church and an old cabin. And it was the perfect season for portrait photography because the gardens and flowering cherry trees were in full bloom. The red roses and pink blossoms perfectly complimented Scarlet’s red dress and Wyatt’s fuchsia tie.

Senior picture of high school senior boy with portrait against brick wall.

Ben | Metro East Web Academy

Ben is a high school senior in Gresham who attends Metro East Web Academy, an online public high school here in Oregon. He is a creator of video and a practitioner of parkour. Ben chose to do his senior portraits at Fairview Community Park in Wood Village. Fairview Community Park is a small area that is packed with a myriad of backgrounds and senior picture possibilities! We started Ben’s shoot just outside of the community park. A nearby residential area offers an urban type atmosphere with brick walls and concrete structures. We even took advantage of a large dumpster and garbage disposal area to create an interesting (one could even say handsome) grunge look that is perfect for high school senior guys!

Southridge High School Senior boy with senior portraits against mural on Alberta Street in Portland, Oregon.

Julian | Southridge High School

Southridge High School’s Julian is an adventurous artist and he wanted to do something fun and unique for his high school senior portraits. I specialize in cool and unique on-location high school senior pictures, and I’m always up for a fun adventure!  When I asked Julian about his extracurricular activities, drawing was at the top of Julian’s list (followed closely by playing mmprog video games and hanging out friends). He was also excited about getting his first car this summer and is slowly venturing out and driving.Because of Julian’s artistic interests, trendy style, and his willingness in doing something a bit outside of the box, we decided to create some one-of-a-kind senior portraits for Julian in the Alberta Art District in Portland, Oregon. Alberta Street in Portland has become known for its many creative street murals.

Lake Oswego High School senior portrait of girl in black dress on the campus of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon..

Emily | Lake Oswego High School

Emily is a high school senior at Lake Oswego High School who loves listening to music, drwaing, painting and writing. She also performs in theater. And boasts about the fact that she was once in four separate countries in a single week (the United States, Canada, England, and France). Emily aptly describes herself as imaginative, creative, sensitive, and independent. She’s a serious high school student, but also looking forward to planning a road trip with her best friends soon after she graduates! Emily is tall (as in taller than me tall!) with pale skin, strawberry blond hair and beautiful green eyes. As a result, she wanted high school senior pictures that would complement those features, and especially bring out her eyes.

Portrait of two sisters in a field with daisies and vintage dresses.

Sisterhood

Samantha and Isabel embody sisterhood despite their difference in age. Isabel is about to turn four years old and Samantha is a high school senior at Robert A. Long High School. After graduation, Samantha is headed to Ireland for college, so Mom wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to take some family portraits of the two of them together and as individuals. They were looking for outdoor portraits with a variety of backgrounds and outfits. As a result, we settled on two separate locations. The first was at Clackamas County’s Eagle Fern Park where we photographed the girls against a backdrop of green ferns and old growth forest. The second location was in a natural area near Barton, Oregon where the golden fields provided a perfect idyllic setting to display the connection that is shared by these two girls.

Hillsboro High School senior portrait of girl leaning against a red brick wall in Portland, Oregon.

Olivia | Hillsboro High School

HIllsboro High School’s Olivia was unnecessarily apologetic in her first phone call with me. It seems that with her busy high school senior calendar she just wasn’t able to schedule her senior portraits earlier in the fall. So here we were talking just before the Thanksgiving Holiday about how to schedule an outdoor senior portrait session in time to create a great senior yearbook picture in time for her December 13th deadline!

Cleveland High School senior portrait picture of senior girl sitting casually on wooden fence near wetland.

Samantha | Cleveland High School

Cleveland High School’s Samantha is itching to graduate and travel the world with her best friend. She’s an outgoing volleyball player, adventurous and loves to make people laugh! Several years ago I had the privilege of photographing Sam’s sister for her Cleveland High School senior portraits. Sam’s sister Abigale and I had a blast taking her senior pictures, so I was expecting to have a lot of fun with Sam. And she sure didn’t’ disappoint!

Picture of Glencoe High School senior girl with senior portrait in a black and white plaid shirt.

Claire | Glencoe High School

Glencoe High School’s Claire is a senior who is classy, confident, and complex. “My personality is full of contradictions,” she says. “I’m shy, but I like to stand out. I tend to be a leader, to push shyness away when there is a task to get done. I’m curious and adventurous, but I am incredibly conscience of the negative outcomes my explorations could have.” “I have an eclectic style. I love classic looking clothes but I also enjoy very modern and original looks. My casual clothes are dressier than most,” says Claire. And she is already wise beyond her years and committed to making the world a better place. “What really forms my personality,” she says, “are my morals.” “I do my best to always have a positive impact on those around me—from smiling to passers by, to complimenting people who look down, to helping people.“