Class of 2012: Lexa F., Vancouver WA

I photographed Lexa in downtown Vancouver, Washington this fine Labor Day weekend.  I love the hair color… and that necklace, wow!  Lexa is a very talented artist and a lovely lady, and she had several ideas for great places to go for photos.  We intended to go to Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, but when we arrived we found it was Kumoricon, a new phenomenon for me but one familiar to Lexa.  There were people everywhere in crazy costumes (some more appropriate for a public venue than others, yikes), quite a scene!

We started at this beautiful wall that depicts scenes from WWII.  Lexa told me that she has a love for history and art and wanted to incorporate some of the scenes.  I got a ton of great shots here.

We then hit a few other great hidden spots, including a beautiful ivy-covered wall and an old whitewashed brick alley.  I will definitely shoot seniors in downtown Vancouver again because there were so many beautiful backdrops.

Lexa was easy to photograph and I got so many beautiful shots from this senior session!

Justin E. | Portland Senior Photographer

I got a chance to photograph a young lad and a couple young ladies yesterday at Tanner Springs Park–that place is a photographer magnet for a good reason!  There are so many versatile backgrounds for shooting, and it’s a lovely part of town.  Afterwards we went to Via Delizia, where I tried salted caramel coffee gelato, and it was one of the best things to happen to my taste buds… ever.  I also hit up Pro Photo for a couple things and got the usually knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly service.  Love that place.  I ended up getting a Gary Fong Lightsphere, so we’ll see how that works out in my next couple shoots.  I’m sure they are popular with the photogs for a reason!  I will post the rest of the teen pics, as well as some shots from the Portland Baby clothing shoot in the next few days.