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Jillian and Brenden

Merry Christmas to you all! What a wonderful and joyous time to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Recently, I had the privilege of photographing Jillian and Brenden. These two will be getting married this upcoming summer and have asked Chris and myself to be their photographers. We are honored! And can hardly wait for August to get here:)

Here are a few of my favorite photos from their engagement session at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. We took advantage of one of the few dry (but cold) December days. There are a few pics with an extra little cutie (my favs).  Enjoy:)

~Lynette

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Fall Family Photos

Happy fall, everyone! We are well into our pre-Christmas prep; shopping, baking (my favorite) and photo sessions for the family Christmas cards.

Last Saturday, we had a beautiful break in our typical fall weather, allowing me to meet up with the Vitt family, at Wright Park, for their extended family photo session. Tom and Laurie have a beautiful and fun family. Previously, I had the pleasure of photographing their daughter, Kelli, for her senior session 2 years ago (see Oct 2014 post). I enjoyed Kelli so much, and was excited to have the opportunity to meet and shoot her family, as well. Tom and Laurie are great! Their grown children, Kelli, Dave and Dan, joined in and were able the get their photo for this year’s family Christmas card . Tom’s brother, Mike was in town and able to join in the group. Laurie had her 2 sisters, Julie and Brenda and her father, Mike, as well. It was a big fun happy group! I had a great time and enjoyed meeting you all!!

I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of your session.

Blessings,

~Lynette

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A Beautiful Day with Kaitlin

It’s almost graduation time! Parties are being planned, trips booked and our newest graduates are getting ready to enjoy their last “real” summer vacation:)

Last weekend, I had the honor of photographing this beautiful young lady. Meet Kaitlin; soon to be a Fife High School graduate, herself. Kaitlin and I met up at one of my favorite locations, the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. There are so many photo opportunities here, and we took advantage of many of them. We even ran into some the local wildlife…wild rabbits! So cute! Kaitlin tried hard to quietly walk up to one for a quick pic, but that bunny had different ideas, like getting the heck out of there! Haha, it did make for some good laughs, though.

Kaitlin, I wish you the very best in your life’s journey. I am confident you will find a career path that is perfect for you:) Thank you for your joyful and fun filled spirit. I enjoyed you immensely! Congratulations on being a 2016 Trojans grad!

Blessings,

~Lynette

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An Afternoon With Evan

What a terrific week we have had here in the Pac NW! I was blessed to take advantage of one of these beautiful afternoons with Evan, a Puyallup High School senior, whose parents I have know for over 20 years. Thanks, Dave and Shelley, for seeking me out and giving me the opportunity and privilege of photographing your youngest son!

Evan and I met up at one of my favorite spots to shoot a senior session, the downtown Tacoma/waterfront area. He was a great sport! We spent about 2 hours finding the best urban locations and taking advantage of some great lighting opportunities. It was great catching up with Dave and Shelley, too!

Thanks, Evan, for spending your afternoon with me. I thoroughly enjoyed you and our time together. I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.

~Lynette

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Repost: Improving Your Photography by Having Go-To Places

Hi Friends,

It’s been so long since I have posted any tips here, been way to busy with work, play, fun–life in general. Having said that, I found a great article that I thought was worth sharing. What this article is essentially saying, is that by having a specific location that you love, you can improve your photography by visiting it over-and-over again in various conditions (lighting, weather, season) without having to go out and look for somewhere to shoot. When you have a particular place to go, you are not wasting precious time looking for that particular place.

While not an actual spot (there are way too many), my go to place is Mt. Rainier in Washington State. I live about an hour or so from 2 different entrances, so it is very convenient for me to get in the car and go at just about any time.

The link below will take you to the article. Hope you enjoy.

Blessings,

Chris.

http://digital-photography-school.com/improve-your-photography-by-having-go-to-places-to-shoot/

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Congratulations, Nicole!

Occasionally, I get a chance to shoot a different kind of senior. Congratulations, Nicole! A recent graduate of Central Washington University, Nicole contacted me to commemorate her college career with a small photo session. Nicole was unable to walk with her classmates, and consequently, had no photo recognition. This is where I came into the picture (no pun intended). I was happy to help her out, and because she was now back at home and had an available schedule, Nicole thought this would be the perfect time to document this exciting time in her life. Thank you, Nicole, for being such a fun and willing participant:)

I wish you all the best in your career plans, Nicole. Stay in touch:)

~Lynette

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Samantha

Say hello to my most recent high school senior, Samantha. Samantha’s session was one of my favorites. Her family met me downtown Tacoma where she decided to leave her family at Starbucks and have her session with just the two of us. Samantha is such a sweet and beautiful young woman. She is a natural in front of the camera, a photographer’s dream! I love the innocence in her eyes along with the obvious joy she has in life. I hope you enjoy a few of the photos Samantha and I created. Congratulation, Samantha! I wish you many blessings as you head off to PLU. I can’t wait to see who you become:)

~Lynette

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Mikeala

Congratulations to Mikeala! A beautiful young lady from our great little town of Puyallup. Last weekend I had the honor of photographing Mikeala to document her senior year. If you remember, last weekend we had gorgeous weather, perfect for taking photos in the late afternoon. I met up with Mikeala and her mom at DeCousey Park. I love to shoot here; so many little niches for great backdrops. Mikeala brought her tuba and prom dress for some diversity in her photos. I loved it; great back-lighting with her gorgeous flowing dress, and some interesting reflections in the bell of her tuba. It was a great afternoon!

Congratulations, Mikeala!  I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you. Best wishes on all of our future endeavors.

~Lynette

Please enjoy a few of Mikeala’s senior photos…

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Kathleen

Last weekend was a busy one for Chris McKenna Photography. I had 3 senior sessions over Saturday and Sunday. It was a beautiful weekend, and I was so happy these times worked out for my 3 lovely ladies.

Kathleen was my first senior model. With aggressive plans for veterinary medicine, Kathleen asked to have her session at the zoo. Unfortunately, when we got there, it was closed. Odd for 4:30 on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, but we needed a back-up plan.  On our way to Pt. Defiance, I drove Kathleen through the waterfront along Ruston Way. She had never been down there before and thought that it would be a good alternative to the zoo. I love shooting on Ruston, so I was happy to oblige:) We had a great session! Kathleen is so photogenic and has a fun and unique sense of style. She is an avid reader and brought a stack of books as a prop for some of her poses. I loved the idea! It was a great afternoon and a fantastic shoot!! I enjoyed Kathleen’s company greatly.

We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, Kathleen. May a multitude of wonderful opportunities come your way.

~Lynette and Chris

 

Please enjoy a sample of Kathleen’s senior photos.

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