I always get asked this question by clients when they call to book senior photos. Where will we be shooting at? Location is important to clients and I usually like to get a sense of what the senior prefers and then select locations based on that. Urban, rural, natural, rustic, big city, beach..there are so many options. Then once on location I try go through outfits and select based on what backdrop we will be against. Typically clients bring outfits based on their style which also matches their choice for locations. Seniors that select urban city type environments bring more edgy, modern looking outfits. Beaches go well with flowy, casual type outfits. So when trying to pick outfits, keep in mind what overall look and feel we are going for.

Styling your hair/makeup is the one area I do not recommend experimenting too much at your senior session. Hair and makeup can change the way you look and you do not want to deviate from your own style too much.

In this shoot we started out in a park and then moved on to the streets around the neighborhood. So much confidence and style in this senior!

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Fall is my favorite season to photograph in! The light is soft, the colors are vibrant, and the cooler temperatures are much more comfortable to work in.  Senior boys can be shyer and more resistant to being photographed, but I always enjoy hanging out with them. Allowing me to work one on one with them and not having family watching helps a lot. We talk about hobbies, whether it’s a sport or video games, getting to know them is fun and helps them to relax more. This kid had the coolest sneakers and I loved that he brought a variety to work with!

As your local Woodinville Senior photographer, I have a ton of Woodinville seniors come through my doors so I’m aware of the yearbook requirements, the neighborhood and also what a variety of talented seniors we have. I have photographed at the Woodinville High School football fields, in the Woodinville parks, the local businesses and also out in the more rustic greener areas. I love living in this neck of the woods and hope to continue to photograph many more of the talented, bright seniors from WHS.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Woodinville_Senior_photographer

This was a rainy session. We had to dodge the rain and move quickly because they were calling for stormy weather. But the girl and her family had travelled from another town and stayed overnight in Seattle just for her senior photos and we could not re-schedule it. She was such a sport and sessions like this are always so spontaneous. The clients were super relived to have had their pictures done without re-scheduling. Such a sweet and cute senior!

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Seattle Senior photographer

I photographed this girl’s brother a few years ago. Always have a blast with this family and love how laid back they were. We did quite a bit of walking and got such a variety of backdrops for this session. She was so comfortable, hip and easy to pose!

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Seattle Senior photographer

 Kirkland senior photographer

Tash Lehman, a Kirkland senior photographer, offers beautiful senior pictures that will create stunning art pieces for you to enjoy forever.

Start thinking about which Kirkland senior photographer you would like to book early and that way you are on the Kirkland senior photographer’s calendar. Kirkland senior photographers get pretty booked up during the summer and fall seasons. Give yourself plenty of time before you need to submit a yearbook photo. It also saves you having to make a rush decision when selecting your final products.

Here is a list of some of the things you should take into consideration when looking for a Kirkland senior photographer.

Body of work

Does the Kirkland senior photographer have a strong body of work? Do they have a variety of pictures using different poses, different body types and locations? You want to ensure your Kirkland senior photographer will be able to provide you with a variety of photos for you to choose from and also that shows you off in your best angles and with great poses and lighting.

Personality

The personality of your Kirkland senior photographer sets the tone for your future relationship and how comfortable you are with them. Always try and have a phone conversation at least to make sure the Kirkland senior photographer is a good fit for you. After all, this is a pretty important milestone in your life. Talk to them about your inhibitions and also what you are specifically looking for and hoping to get out of your portraits. If you have hobbies like dance, music or sports be sure to talk and plan your pictures around these hobbies so that you can keep these memories forever.

Price

Even though price is an important factor in selecting your Kirkland high school senior photographer, it should not be the main criteria. Photographers that cost more also have more experience, run a legitimate business, have insurance and use high-end equipment.

Products

Even though it is hard to know what you will do with your senior pictures, it is still better to give some thought on whether you are looking for an album, or prints etc. If digital files are important to you, keep in mind that finding time to make prints and design albums is not easy. Your senior portrait photographer should have stunning, high-end products and the skills to create beautiful artwork for you.

Location

Some Kirkland senior photographers have their own studio space and others will travel to your home. Most of our senior sessions take place outdoors after meeting at the Studio for hair and make-up. Our studio space is comfortable and we provide a restroom, refreshments, and keep the room comfortable for you. It is also a great time you to just relax and enjoy feeling special.

Length of session

Typically high school senior photo sessions last up to three hours including hair and make-up. Your Kirkland senior photographer should be able to get sufficient pictures within that time so you can get on with your day. It is always a good idea to go prepared with snacks for yourself and keep your calendar open right after your session to allow for any delays in your session.

T-elle Photography is a senior photographer in the Kirkland area, and offers high school senior portraits.
Call 206-225-8178 or email us for more information. We are located in Kirkland, WA, within the Seattle area, and are also available to travel.

Offering senior portrait sessions in and around Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Seattle, Woodinville, Bothell, Renton, Issaquah, WA.

 

We started at the Mukilteo waterfront for the senior session. It was a foggy morning with an occasional drizzle. My senior was such a great sport, given the weather, she actually loved the fact that it was a foggy day for her senior photos. We walked around the Mukilteo  beach area and then into a local park where this girl has some of her favorite hangouts. How cool to photograph in a location that has so much meaning and nostalgia for this talented senior.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Senior Photographer Mukilteo

 

On a beautiful, sunny Fall afternoon we walked, talked and took plenty of photos of this beautiful senior.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Senior Photographer Kirkland

I love the arboretum. I photograph here a lot as it’s one of my most requested locations. It looks beautiful any time of the year. The only issue is that it can be busy. But for some reason this morning it was not and we felt like we had the park to yourselves. Such a rare treat!  I had a blast photographing this sweet senior and we even ventured out into the city to get some urban shots.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Senior Photographer Woodinville

Hot, hot, hot summer days are back! Love the sunshine but not so much the heat! This senior rocked her shoot. We even went for a little hike in the woods looking for cool trees, played with a spider and did some super casual hair tied up shots too.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Senior-Photographer-Redmond

What’s best port of photographing high school seniors? Getting to know each one of them is super fun for me. I love hearing different stories, hobbies and also talking about where they like to shop. I mean of course we have to talk style! At T-elle Photography we start talking style when booking your senior shoot, then before we start your photo session and during.  I like to know what style my seniors prefer for clothes, photography and school. Shoes, accessories..we encourage you to bring a variety.

Styling your hair/makeup is the one area I do not recommend experimenting too much at your senior session. Hair and makeup can change the way you look and you do not want to deviate from your own style too much.

In this shoot we started out on the beach and then moved on to the streets around this seniors house in West Seattle. Such a pretty and demure senior!

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Seattle Senior photographer

It turned out to be a perfect morning for a winter senior shoot. The rain held out until we were done and the wind seemed to be holding back to. I had the opportunity to get to know this lovely and sweet senior from West Seattle High School. My client had asked for photos with some views of Seattle so we stayed around the water and went up to a park for a few variations in our shots. The photos have fall color, the Seattle skyline and then some down on the beach too. I loved being able to photograph around the West Seattle waterfront. My senior client was a great sport and I had such a fun time getting to know and photograph her.

If you are thinking about senior pictures please do call and book at least four weeks prior to when your yearbook photos are due.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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West Seattle Senior photographer

When a spa in Bothell asked me to take photos for their website I knew this was going to be a fun one!

When I arrived the cupcakes were delivered, snacks spread out and the spa called Tickled Pink was ready to rock out to a girly girl’s ultimate dream party. As the girls came traipsing in, the place was filled with squeals, giggles and lotsa pink!

The party started off with a bling with the girls getting their feet soaked in sparkly water and having their toes painted all kinds of colors. It was play-off season so the Seahawks colors were high in demand. There were greens, blues, pinks, purples, glitter and all different variations of nail color you can imagine little girls asking for.

After the nails were done the girls got to play with American girl dolls and a few even had facials with cucumber slices on their eyes. SO very relaxing for these active spirits!

Once the pampering was over, well, the party really truly began. The girls were able to dress up in tutus, wings, boas and adorn hair accessories. The music was turned up and the girls lined up to catwalk and show off their looks! How fun!! Each of them had to pose at the end of the runway, of course. And just when you thought the kiddos were getting a bit low on energy from all the partying it was cake time. Over to the pretty, and obviously, pink dining table they went and boy were those cupcakes devoured. I think the birthday girl along with her friends had a blast and all the girls got to go home pretty n very much tickled pink!

Here’s a link to Tickled Pink, Bothell.

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When we first talked about doing a swimming kind of shot for this senior boy, we were all on the same page on what look we were going for. I just needed to find the perfect location, which I did on Lake Washington and the evening light was perfect. My client was such a great sport. Trust me that water was cold. And he stayed in there and adjusted for me for a few minutes and we were able to get some with his hair still dry and then a few action shots of him swimming. I’m going to have to have my assistant start taking pullbacks of these scenarios because they are pretty cool to see the set-up. Me sprawled out on the dock, client in the water hanging onto the dock at the perfect level, my assistant holding onto my light…Such a fun and adventurous senior session!

If you are thinking about senior pictures please do call and book at least four weeks prior to when your yearbook photos are due.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Redmond Senior Photographer

I have been wanting to do a children’s editorial photography style photo shoot for quite some time. When I saw these fabulous costumes I knew that was going to be the outfits and then obviously being the month of October it was all about Halloween. Halloween also happens to be one of my favorite holidays. So much drama, mood, costumes, accessories and of course candy! What a fun time of the year. After I had kids Halloween has been even more exciting with figuring out costumes, kids parties, trick or treating with them is always the best!

Creating the set involved a fun and successful shopping trip to the party store. I back-combed and texturized the  girls’ hair and then spray painted on the hair to add more pops of color. The lighting was very moody but yet soft, and I posed them to highlight the costumes. A fog machine lit with a gelled red light added more mood to the background. Let me tell you working with a fog machine is gonna take some practice to get it to work just right. Mine quit part of the way and then we had to let it sit for a few minutes to cool off and then get the fog going again. The kids were amazing. Of course it helped that they thought they look fabulous and extremely fancy! A lollipop at the end works as a a great reward too!

Children's editorial photography Halloween theme

As my client had her hair and makeup done we talked about what she wanted from her photos. She had moved to the Bothell area from Colorado to pursue her passion for ice-skating. Not only was she talented but she said she had completed all her school classes and was only taking college level courses her senior year. Wow!

She loves makeup and fashion too.  We talked about how she had a ton of ice-skating photos already and that getting a photo with her skating outfit was not important to her. Whilst we were out shooting her session I had an idea. She had brought this super cool electric blue dress and I asked she would be ok trying a conceptual ice-skating shot with that outfit on. She was totally game and we took the beautiful image of her on an old bridge with her skates on. I LOVE that photo and how it turned out!!

If you are thinking about senior pictures please do call and book at least four weeks prior to when your yearbook photos are due.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

View our senior photography page

Bothell Senior Photographer

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