Jamin's Senior Portrait Session

Upon meeting Jamin (pronounced JAY-min), I knew I was going to have a great session on my hands. Besides being a good-looking, athletic (he plays both football and basketball!) young man,  Jamin smiles so easily and jokes so well that I hardly had to push him to laugh. And, of course, the real laughter is the best kind to capture. 

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Perhaps the person who got the best laughs out of Jamin, though, was his mother. Their relationship was something to aspire to -- they riffed off of each other and knew how to crack each other up with little to no effort. To get this shot, all I had to do was ask Jamin's mother to stand behind him and make him laugh. She did the rest: 

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The sun began to beat down, so we headed inside. Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle has a beautiful glass building that we took great joy in using. Outside, there were views of the park and a gorgeous cityscape:

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And inside, there was an artsy, metropolitan feel everywhere you looked. 

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By the end of the session, the afternoon sun was officially beating at its hottest, but we were all in high spirits. As we walked back to the parking lot together, I watched Mom lovingly straighten Jamin's shirt as they laughed together about jokes they were throwing back and forth. It reminded me of how important it really is to have someone who believes in you and supports you wholeheartedly; Jamin has such support in his mother and such natural talent, I don't doubt he'll go incredibly far. 

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Good luck, Jamin. Not that you'll need it. You've got some amazing places left to go.