Session date:  March 24, 2014

Venue:  The Grotto 

To say that these are some of my favorite people would be an understatement of magnificent proportions!  And I am supremely thankful that they trusted me to take family photos for them earlier this year.

Photographing people you love dearly is actually more challenging than you might imagine.  Wanting everything to be perfect so they are happy with the outcome becomes even more important.  Even so, I managed to relax and have a good time in the beautiful and serene setting of The Grotto.  As you can tell, they are pretty fun to be around so it wasn’t too much of a chore. And, as usual when our two families get together, utter silliness ensued (if I posted outtakes from the parking lot afterwards you would see what I mean).

Thank you, Deiss family, for loving MY family and allowing us this opportunity to create some lasting memories.

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Session date:  June 22, 2013

Venue:  Dorris Ranch

Meet Lainey, one of my senior models for 2013-2014!

I think Lainey must have been in second grade or so when I met her at Willamette Christian School where her awesome mom, Carole, also worked.  She was in my library and computer classes and her older sister Kelsey was in my Spanish class.

My favorite thing about Lainey is her bubbly and upbeat personality.  If you are in a bad mood around her, it won’t last long. 🙂

Lainey will be graduating from Sheldon High School this year.  Here are some interesting facts about this amazing young lady.

Lainey is a member of the Dublinaires (a jazz singing group) and also the house party manager for theater at her school.  When not at school she works at Eugene & Springfield Lock and Safe.  Some of her favorite things are raspberries, the color aqua, music and playing ultimate frisbee, basketball and volleyball, as well as running cross country.

This year she has enjoyed getting close to her peers at school as well as being a member of the Dublinaires.  In the fall she plans on attending The University of Oregon to pursue degrees in business administration and accounting.

On getting senior photos taken Lainey said, “I don’t typically like getting my picture taken so it wasn’t very fun for me at first, but Cassie made me feel comfortable and I knew I could trust in her ability to produce great photos and I am very happy with the results”.

Thanks, Lainey!  I had a blast taking your photos and I am so glad you like them!

Stay tuned for more photos of Lainey in pt. 2 of this session.

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