Rylee | Senior Shoot | Hatcher Pass | Part 2

Rylee and her mom Daun came to me in early April to inquire about Senior photos. They had seen my past creative fashion shoots and wanted to know if I would be interested in doing a Cinderella themed shoot for Rylee in Hatcher Pass and maybe making the dress. Absolutely! No need to beg or ask me twice ;D I was in 100%! I will have to add though, that I am NOT a seamstress, but I can piece material together to make it work for creative photoshoots ;D

…Thus began my vision for the DREAM SESSIONS!…

So we tossed around ideas, bought material several times at JoAnn’s before finding the perfect combo and added some vintage lace cap sleeves from another thrifted dress. She was wanting simple, classic and most of all wanting to feel like a beautiful princess. I played around with ideas all summer before taking the leap on the sewing machine. After a couple of days I had it all stitched up and ready for the big day.

When the big day arrived we started up to Hatcher Pass in the rain. The one thing I’ve learned about shooting in AK is not to reschedule your shoots (unless there are small children involved) because 75% of the time it will either clear up or be sunny 5 miles down the road. However, this was not one of those days… We shot anyways just for the sake of good pictures (I prefer shooting on cloudy days and don’t mind at all to shoot in the rain), but we ended up calling this one. It was way too cold and we decided to continue another day… And I’m glad we did because the second set is just as stunning!











Rylee | Senior Shoot | Hatcher Pass | Part 3

Rylee’s Dream Session was Amazing, Breathtaking, Inspiring and I am still in awe of what we captured! This was part of our second shoot because of getting rained out and almost freezing to death on our first. I picked up this dress at our local Value Village in Wasilla last Fall and when Rylee mentioned she had experience in dance, it was a win win! As you will see in the next segment of her session, prior to the mountain dancing we were in water so poor Rylee couldn’t feel her toes the whole time, but we had a blast!

We were shooting this at 10:00pm under a peach sunset around Summit Lake in Hatcher Pass.

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Dream Sessions


I am so excited to be offering Dream Sessions! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for years and I’ve finally to the point in my career to make it happen! Being a High School Senior is a pivotal point in a girl’s life and I want to help encourage beauty, confidence and laughter during a time that can sometimes be stressful. I hope you will join this journey with me!

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