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Sunset Senior Session with a Samoan Twist! Renton, WA

It’s been so great getting to know this girl over the summer! Jackie is a Class of 2014 Senior at Renton High School. This girl can model! I can barely take credit for these shots! I have never worked with someone that didn’t need any directing on poses and getting natural shots in front of the camera. I pretty much just had to show up and she took care of the rest! …well, okay not exactly, but still, she ROCKED IT!

We did both a regular senior session with her everyday clothes and adorable bubbly self, and we included two cultural looks to honor her Samoan heritage. We also made a super fun video! I just loved this shoot. Enjoy!! JP Photography (32).jpg

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JP Photography is now offering Senior Videos!! (YAY!!!)

Guess what!!!! That should be easy to do if you read the title with all the exclamation points, but… I am so excited to debut our first Senior Feature Video!

Seniors, you can now include your own sweet video with your JP Senior Session!

First one up is Jackie, a 2014 Senior at Renton High School.  Jackie wanted to include some of her family’s Samoan heritage in her session as well as some more casual shots in her everyday clothes. Turned out to be a beautiful session with a beautiful girl, check it out!

Visit the  JP Senior Site or shoot me an email at to get your session booked!

*License purchased and granted through for the use of “Brighter Than The Sun” by Colbi Caillat, for this project.*


Andrew, Class of 2013 // University Place Senior Photographer

This Curtis High Senior will be graduating in TWO days! Congratulations Andrew!! With such perfect timing, here are a few of his Senior Photos from our recent session at Chambers Bay. Tacoma Senior Photographer Andrew’s mom and I are pals and used to work together in the Tacoma School District :) It was fun to catch up and hang with these guys. And I have to mention that Andrew is a SUPER talented soccer player!
Tacoma Senior Photographer Having some fun with it :) Tacoma Senior PhotographerAnd one with his brother!
Tacoma Senior PhotographerCongratulations Andrew, wishing you all the best next year at UW!


Senior Model Sneak Peek! // Tacoma Senior Photographer

I have to share this gorgeous sneak peek with the world! : )

The weather has been so super beautiful here in Tacoma/Seattle this past week, it was perfect timing for my first Senior Model photo shoot of the season!

Casey, is on the JP Senior Model Team for the class of 2014 seniors (current juniors). She absolutely ROCKED her shoot. Look how gorgeous!

high school senior, tacoma, puyallup, photographer, photoI am super excited for the Senior Model Team this year! I can already tell we are going to have a blast, and there are some great styled shoots to take place!

I am currently scheduling sessions for class of 2014 seniors. And I still have a few spots left at a couple high schools for Senior Models. So if you know any FUN junior girls that’d love to join contact me ASAP!!

Lots more of this gorgeous girl and the model team coming SOON!

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The 2012 Highlight Reel // Tacoma Photographer

Wow!!  2012 was a big year for JP Photography! I am so blessed and thankful to have such wonderful returning clients, new clients, and new friends! Thank you all for being a part of our year.

What a relief that the world didn’t end, and we can look forward to another fantastic year ahead! :) Here’s some big moments, milestones and some favorite times from 2012…

I kicked-off 2012 by celebrating this little man turning one!! It’s such a privilege following my littlest of clients through their first year, and this guy is just so adorable with his beautiful blue eyes he always makes my job easy! :)

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baby plan photo

A huge highlight for me this year was a special project for my JP Portfolio. This was a stylized session, Trash the Dress: Prom EditionThis was my baby for the summer, something I had planned and worked on for a long time before even shooting it. I am so happy that this was part of 2012 for me.

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trash the dress senior photo
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On a personal/half-business note.. my husband and I bought a house this summer!! I say it’s half business because, well…  you see those big beautiful windows? That means, it’s been the PERFECT home studio setting for natural-light newborn sessions! I even created a nursery in one of the bedrooms for a private place for moms to feed and snuggle baby during breaks.  Come check it out :)

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Only the best for my JP Newborn Families :)

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2012 also brought a very fun Band Session for Emily Randolph & Innocent Bystander!! 

These guys were so fun to work with!

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band innocent bystander photo
band innocent bystander photo
band innocent bystander photo

I keep forgetting how exciting 2012 really was until I look back at all of these!

I had the opportunity to go down on the field at the Tacoma Rainiers Game to photograph my favorite non-profit, Peace Out, throw the first pitch! 

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peace out university place wa

Every year I go to the fair, and every year I am dying to do a session there! Well, 2012 was my year! I shot a very fun and colorful session at the fair during the golden hour of the setting sun. Photographer bliss!

This beautiful family was the icing on the cake! ..or should I say the jelly on the scone? lol, maybe I shouldn’t.

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tacoma family fair photo
tacoma family fair photo
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In September, I took a huge step with JP Photography, and a huge leap of faith. JP Photography went full-time! This opened many more doors for my business, including the opportunity to shoot weekday sessions, which can be very important in Newborn Photography.

I had the opportunity to photograph so many beautiful newborns since going full-time. For the sake of keeping my readers, here’s just one of those beautiful babes.

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tacoma newborn photo

In 2012 I offered my first (likely annual) Holiday Mini Sessions for clients, and boy were these a hit!

This was a fun, fast-paced day with 10 back-to-back sessions!

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tacoma family photo

I could go on and on sharing my beautiful clients of 2012 :) Thank you all for being a part of my year. Returning & new clients, and those of you who’ve referred JP, I appreciate you all so much!!  Looking forward to 2013!!

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Happy New Year!


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Nathan, Class of 2013 // Olympia Senior Photographer

I recently had the pleasure of working with Nathan for his Senior Session! We had a beautiful fall day downtown Olympia for his shoot. It was great getting to know Nathan!

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After our session Nathan was off to the Olympia High School Homecoming Game, where he’d find out if he’d be crowned Homecoming King. So we decided to take advantage of the opportunity and start our session with a few fun shots in his tux!

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Olympia High School Class of 2013
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Then we took a few photos at the waterfront before heading downtown.Olympia Senior Photographer

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Nathan loves to skateboard and ski. He has also plays tennis for his high school and has made varsity all four years!

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I snapped this shot to test out the lighting before Nathan posed, but I love how it turned out!
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Thanks for spending the evening with me! It was great to meet you and your dad! Best of luck in your senior year and beyond! :)