Max + Jack // Vancouver Lifestyle Photographer

a love like this.

a passionate love like this.

an honest love like this.

a deep love like this.

an enduring love like this.

a love like this.

Max + Jack met when they were 13 years old on a beach in Switzerland. Since then, they both lived in numerous countries, and continents apart from each other, but their love for each other has remained. Over a decade later, they've reunited in Vancouver and have now made a life together. 

Sydney // Minneapolis Senior Photographer // Class of 2018

Minneapolis Senior Photographer

Fearless.

What does it mean to you?

I think it means a lot of different things to different people. For me, being fearless is all about my independence. I'm a self sufficient, independent lady, and I'm real proud of that. That doesn't mean I never need help or I don't know how to ask for help. No. It means I'm a strong-willed, never give up, get shit done, do-er.

Growing up, I never wanted anyone to form opinions solely off my gender or looks. Yeah, I had my own personal style, and I rocked it even if it wasn't the sequin covered PINK leggings errrryy gal was wearing. But I also wanted to be known for my talents, my brains, and my achievements. I was hustlin' hard from the beginning. In high school, it was AP classes galore, all-state gymnastics, NHS, volunteering, starting my own photography business, all-conference pole vaulting, and some attempt at a social life. To me, those experiences are what developed me into that fearless young lady that I am today.

For Sydney (my rockin' senior rep from the Class of 2018), it's something a little different. Yeah, she's involved in things at school like SAAD, Student Council, and dance, however, to her, being fearless is wholeheartedly being herself no matter what. Even though she's only 17, she recognizes that not everyone is going to approve of what you do. They're going to talk. They're going to gossip. They're going to laugh. However, she remains fearless by not changing herself for the sake of others. She said, "I think a part of it is knowing people are not going to agree with every single thing you do, and you might fail a few times throughout that, but being fearless is being able to pick yourself back up after those failures and letdowns." Smart gal, I think. 

I am now booking the fearless members of the Class of 2018. If you have something bold to say, and are willing to get vulnerable for me and my camera, let's chat. I want to know what you're proud of yourself for, what makes you tick, and what makes you fearless. Get at me!

C R E D I T S

Photography: D.Albrecht Photography
Video: Kyle Morgan
HMUA: Jamie Holly Artistry
 

Ellie // Minneapolis Senior Photographer // Class of 2017

Minneapolis Senior Photographer

This babe.

That smile.

When I asked Ellie what she's most proud of herself for, she replied, "For being able to be myself and not care about what people think." I admire Ellie for this. Her big personality shows through via that gorgeous smile and positive energy and she's completely and totally her. You do you, girl. (insert praising hands emoji)

When I was in high school, I probably cared too much what people thought of me. Although always wholeheartedly my weird, nerdy, quirky self, I would sometimes catch myself saying or doing things based off the group of people I was in. To this day, I'm still a people pleaser, but I've realized I don't have to sacrifice a bit of myself in order to make people happy. The good ones are going to appreciate the weird things you do that make you, you. In fact, most people say my witty charm and relentless sarcasm is what makes me so special. Or, at least my mom does. 

Congrats, babes from the Class of 2017. You were one kiiiiiiller group.

Class of 20187: I want you! Let's chat about our love for memes, la croix, and the black heart emoji. Oh, and maybe take your senior photos, too. 

Gretchen // Minneapolis Senior Photographer // Class of 2017

Minneapolis Senior Photographer

Gretchen, the ballerina who loves Chance the Rapper. How gracefully juxtaposed. 

In high school, when I would tell people that I was a gymnast, they'd always retort, "Oh, I can definitely tell." To this day, I'm not quite sure if those remarks were a good or bad thing. Maybe it was my astounding work ethic or the fact that I beat all the boys in push up contests... However, when I say, I can definitely tell that Gretchen is a dancer, I mean it in the most admirable way possible. I mean look at that toe point and those calves! *jealous*

Gretchen carries herself with such poise, it's hard to remember that she's in high school. With a warm smile, and genuine curiosity, she sees the world in such a beautiful light. Then, I ask her what she's jamming out to nowadays, and she replies, "Chance," with a sheepish smile. Heck yeah, girl. Next thing I know, we're dancing to Chance the Rapper in some abandoned parking lot in NE Minneapolis. Let me remind you, I'm dancing next to a trained ballerina and my dance moves are limited to the fist pump, Charlie Brown, and other awkward flailing. Not sure if you'd actually call that dancing, but we had a good time anyways.

Gretchen embodies the types of seniors I love to shoot. She's a leader in her school and dance community. She loves wholeheartedly and has a deep sense of maturity about herself as well. Not only is she stylish, but she uses her individual style to set herself apart. She didn't shy away from the camera, and allowed herself to fully "be" during her shoot. I hope she looks back at these images and can say, "That was totally me at 17 years old."

I am now booking for the Class of 2018! I'd love to tell the stories of all you rock star gals out there in a loving and genuine way. Contact me for all the goodies and details.

Molly + Michael // Portland Elopement Photographer

Portland Elopement Photographer // Molly + Michael

Molly + Michael love wholeheartedly, with selflessness and an unwavering amount of support for each other. This was evident in our short, but incredibly difficult journey to our destination. We loved the idea of shooting at a waterfall that not hadn't been the background for an elopement, and we soon found out why.... 

There's nothing like going off trail all while hauling a wedding dress, tux, florals, and camera gear, all while raining (duh, PNW weather). Add in Spyder Man-eqsue crawling up the rocks, a few wrong turns, and voila: the adventure elopement you've all been waiting for. It's what Instagram really doesn't show you. Was it worth it? Oh, totally.

I'll shut up now. 

V E N D O R  C R E D I T S
Photography: D.Albrecht Photography
Dress: Nature of Isa
Hair/Makeup: Ilona K
Florals: Floral Designs by Alicia
Jewelry: Anthropologie