Unicorn and Princesses

I remember when I was a little girl I loved unicorns. I would read fairytales with unicorns. My wonderful mom even made me a unicorn costume with horn and everything for Halloween one year. It was one of the best costumes.

So when I was asked about doing mini photo sessions with Applejack the pony of course I said yes. AppleJack was such a cute “unicorn”. I am so happy that I got to be part of making these little girls dreams come true by meeting a unicorn.

Special thanks to Applejack. Click on the link to follow Applejacks many adventures.

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Graduation Portraits: Alexandra

Alexandra | Gateways High School | 2019 Senior

I have known Alexandra since she was just a little girl. I can’t believe she is now a beautiful young adult. I believe you can accomplish anything and will do wonderful.

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Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ Trendy, Preppy and Alternative

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Art, cosplay, video games, hiking, and adventuring

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Artistic, adventurous, funny, smart, kind, nerdy, creative, hippie, nature girl

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ Find a great job, be happy, get dogs and open a cafe

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ Senior prom at South Eugene High School

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Visit the Pokemon store in Japan

* Attend conventions in my cosplays

* Not to need my medicine anymore

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Senior Portraits: Kaley

Kaley | Cottage Grove High School | 2019 Senior

I got the honor to take Kaley’s Senior pictures. Kaley has such a big heart. Her passion for animals is amazing. I hope she continues working with animals in whatever she chooses to do in life.

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Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ Casual

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Art, and drawing, dog training, reading and writing

Q~Favorite quote or saying?

A~”I am always doing that which I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it” -Pablo Picasso

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Creative, kind, determined, loyal, artistic, adventurous, curious, thoughtful, dedicated, and optimistic

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ I want to find a career that I love and that allows me to dedicate time to rescuing dogs.

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ Going four-wheeling with my dad in his jeep.

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* See all 50 states

* Go dog sledding

* See wild horses

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Senior Portraits: Elijah

Elijah | Springfield High School | 2019 Senior

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Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ Comfortable

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Watching college football, Magic the gathering, Swimming, Bike riding, Playing the sax

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Hardworker, friend, student, leader, encourager, camp counselor, kind, humorous , musical, adventurous

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ College

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ Summers at Camp Harlow

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Ochocos

* Road Trip

* See a University of Hawaii football game

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Senior Portraits: Jodi

Jodi | Thurston High School | 2019 Senior

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Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ Casual

Q~ What is your favorite qoute or saying?

A~ "Never give up, for giving up is never trying."

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Reading, writing, and going to the library

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Bookworm, smart, animal lover, easy-going, adventurous, lovable, shy, quick-learner, author, music lover

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ Undecided but either college or the service

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ Being with friends

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Travel the world

* Meet an author

* Have a family

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Photo session in unexpected locations

What a fun evening I had with Hannah. We went to Lowe's, Fred Meyers, and Hobby Lobby to take some portraits. It was actually really fun being in the stores and looking for backgrounds that would be fun and interesting. We made sure to not take pictures when customers were around and not move things around. We didn't want to mess things or make more work for the employees. 

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Senior Portraits: Hannah

High School Senior Class 2018

Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ Athlete boho chic

Q~ What is your favorite qoute or saying?

A~ "I define happiness as the capacity to understand and to love, because without understanding and love no happiness could be possible." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ When my head is not in the millions of books for school, I like to draw, paint, and sometimes do paper crafts.

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Kind, compassionate, fun, generous, disciplined, hardworking, artistic, spiritual, thoughtful, sweet

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~I would like to attend a small private college in Oregon. My top choices are Pacific, Lewis and Clark, and Linfield. They all have a great swim team, are close to home, and have the right program for me to become a Physical Therapist.

Q~Do you play sports if so what sports?

A~I have been a competitive swimmer since I was six years old. I have been on three different teams over the years, slowly increasing my time spent in the water, and have had three different major injuries. With all that said, I have never stopped loving the sport and the water.

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ Finding my place in the mess of junior year. For me, this involves a lot of life changes. Including switching teams, realizing a new religion, and learning about a more spiritual life.

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Go back to China

* Swim in a warm ocean

* Anything else that comes my way.

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Senior Portraits: Maggie

Maggie | Churchill High School | 2018 Senior

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Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ Country and Comfortable

Q~ What is your favorite qoute or saying?

A~ "Shout out to all the girls who grew up playing in dirt, who ran outside barefoot, and who weren't afraid to be one of the boys."

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Going on long drives, cooking, doing crafty things, working with kids and volunteering.

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Smiley, goofy, wild, fun, honest, caring, empathetic, silly, likes taking care of others, crazy

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ I want to be a NICU nurse or a pediatric physical therapist. Lots of college and then a family

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ Meeting my best friend

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Drive a big truck

* Have a family

* Own Cows

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Senior Portraits: Alyssa

Alyssa | Churchill High School | 2018 Senior

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Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ Sporty and County

Q~ What is your favorite qoute or saying?

A~ "Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me."

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Eat, Sleep, Soccer

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Sporty, Outgoing, Happy, Helpful, Responsible, Dorky, Chill, Low Key, Country, Friendly

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ Go to college and get my teaching degree

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ Tutoring in math

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Go to Paris

* Go to DisneyWorld

* Go on a road trip to see all 50 states

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Senior Portraits: Tori

Tori | Cottage Grove High School | 2017 Senior

Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ Earthy

Q~ What is your favorite quote or saying?

A~ "I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now."

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Being outdoors, hiking, and swimming

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Athletic, studious, outdoorsy, genuine, honest, corky, competitive, serious, loving, and determined

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ Attend college and major in Science

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ Going to state for swimming

Name 3 things on your bucket list:

*Touch every continent
*Go sky diving
*Fly a plane

Carlene: Dryice

Beautiful model and dry ice makes for a fun photo shoot. We started out with making a cardboard box around her to keep the dry ice from going away from her. Than places shallow cups of dry ice around her than added hot water to make the beautiful fog effect. This worked great. (Please remember that when using dry ice to make sure you are in a well ventilated area). Thank you Carlene for always being up for fun, different photo shoots. I can't wait for the next one we plan.

This is my favorite picture.

Senior Portraits: Tristan

Tristan | Springfield High School | 2017 Senior

Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ As casual as possible

Q~ What is your favorite qoute or saying?

A~ "A man must choose a path which will let his abilities function at maximum efficiency toward the gratification of his desires. In doing this, he is fulfilling a need (giving himself identity by functioning in a set pattern toward a set goal), he avoids frustrating his potential (choosing a path which puts no limit on his self-development), and he avoids the terror of seeing his goal wilt or lose its charm as he draws closer to it (rather than bending himself to meet the demands of that which he seeks, he has bent his goal to conform to his own abilities and desires)." - Hunter S. Thompson

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Swimming and Computers

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Determined, dedicated, passionate, comedic, happy, strong, intelligent, handsome, reluctant, insert synonyms for good

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ Attend college and be on their swim team

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ That one time Chaz stuck his finger down his throat and everyone was astounded

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Ride a velociraptor

* Go England

* Make people happy

Tristan I wish you the best of luck at college. I know you will do great. You will be missed on the swim team but will meet some great swim friends in college too.

Senior Portraits: Beth

Beth | Thurston High School | 2017 Senior

Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ Natural

Q~ What is your favorite qoute or saying?

A~ "Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean."

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Spending time with my cat and singing

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Balanced, achiever, practical, active, consistent, interesting, quirky, genuine, open minded, sensible

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ Attend Eastern Oregon University

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ Choir

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Skydiving

* Go to Hawaii

* Become a nurse

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Beth I wish you the best of luck at college. I know you will do great. You are a beautiful person inside and out.

Senior Portraits: Iris

Iris | South Eugene High School | 2017 Senior

Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ Depends on my mood: preppy, hippie, trendy, boyish, athletic, girly

Q~ What is your favorite qoute or saying?

A~ "You can't have a rainbow without a little rain." 

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Running, fitness, being outdoors, hiking, sports, drawing, painting, and baking.

Q~ Do you play sports if so what sports?

A~ Soccer, and volleyball

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ Attend college, possibly the UofO, and then begin my career and life

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ My class field trip (IOP) to the Umpqua River where we camped and went rafting

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Pet real wolves

* Ride an elephant

* Swim with Dolphins

Iris is a beautiful, smart, young lady. What a small town I actually went to High School with her mom and met her dad while I was in college. 

I wish you the best of luck in the future. I know you will do great things. 

Senior Portraits: Grayson

Grayson | Cottage Grove High School | 2017 Senior

Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ My life is motocross and dirt bikes. I am always wearing moto related stuff.

Q~ What is your favorite qoute or saying?

A~ "I's risk the fall just to know how it feels to fly". 

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ I enjoy spending time with family, and throwing my leg over my bike every chance I get. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, and anything in the outdoors. 

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Happy, funny, witty, determined, focused, childish, shy, smart, kind, and confident.

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ I plan on getting my foot in the door with a HVAC company and entering an apprenticeship program. From there after 4 years of training and school I will become a journeyman HVAC technician. 

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ My favorite memory did not happen in High School. It was actually getting my dad on a dirt bike at age 44. We are out every chance we get doing the thing we love together. The memories him and I have made in these past 4 years are gold and I wouldn't trade them for anything. 

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Ride all the sand dunes in the United States

* Travel

* Swim with sharks

Grayson is a fun, smart, handsome young man. I have known Grayson for at least 10 years now. I can't believe he is graduating High School this year. 

I wish you the best of luck in the future. I know you will do great things. 

Senior Portraits: Tristan

Tristan | Willamette High School | 2017 Senior

Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ Mostly moderate but I do like the preppy style too

Q~ What is your favorite qoute or saying?

A~ "If you can't make it look good, at least make it look good ." ~Bill Gates

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Building computers

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Strong, independent, easy going, observant, shy, creative, cautious, adaptable, considerate, frank

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ Attend College

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ Trying to fit all my friends in one spot to eat lunch day after day Freshman year 

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Get a straight razor shave

* Win the lottery

* Go spear fishing

Senior Portraits: Sam

Sam | Churchill High School | 2017 Senior

Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ Typical 17 year old guy. Some people call me preppy but I wouldn't say that's always true I just dress on the cleaner side of casual.

Q~ What is your favorite qoute or saying?

A~ "Don't you know that only fools are satisfied." ~Billy Joel

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Eating food (aka swimmer and waterpolo player), School, Sports, Reading, Sleeping, Traveling

Q~ One thing you love to do?

A~ Sports (waterpolo, swimming, tennis)

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Hungry, tired, smart, sleepy, funny, annoying, skinny, confident

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ Attend University with many years of school

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ Waterpolo game against Sheldon 2015, and tennis team trips to Bend

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Be a neurosurgeon

* Break the record record for children nuggets eaten in 2 mins (40)

* Travel to each continent

Senior Portraits: Amber

Amber | North Eugene High School | 2017 Senior

Q~ How would you describe your style?

A~ I would describe my style as laid back but trendy

Q~ What is your favorite qoute or saying?

A~ "Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don't rent them out to tomorrow." ~Jerry Spinelli

Q~ What are your hobbies?

A~ Working and hanging out with friends

Q~ One thing you love to do?

A~ Reading

Q~ 10 words to describe myself

A~ Funny, Outgoing, Loud, Unique, Indecisive, Generous, Hard working, Smart, Laid back, Fun

Q~ What are you plans after High school?

A~ Travel and go to college

Q~ What is your favorite High School memory so far?

A~ My favorite high school memory so far was going to state for cheer

Name 3 things on your bucket list: 

* Travel the world

* Go skydiving

* Build my own house

Amber is a funny, out going young lady. We had lots of laughs during her photo session, and over pizza. She worked very hard in High School that now her Senior year she only has  1 class left to take for graduation. 

 I wish you the best of luck in the future. I know you will do great things. Always go after your dreams.