Point Defiance Rose Garden Senior Photos- Orting, Washington Natural Light Photographer for Hope on a Rope Jewelry to Raise Funds to Help Cure Cancer

Class of 2018 High School Senior Portraits- Modeling Hope On A Rope Jewelry to Raise Funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund

I've never been a fan of giving up. My pride and my upbringing just won't allow for it. So when I took these images and was provided with some of the worst harsh light and green reflection issues I've dealt with to date, I was devastated. Having taken these photos for an amazing jewelry company, I felt that they were so terrible I couldn't present them to her. I failed. I wanted to cry. Wanted to lose my lunch. Boo hoo me. So I did the only thing I knew, and promptly set up a re-shoot and put these photos on the back burner.  

Six months later, they were still nagging at the back of my mind. "We're here... ready to be edited.... ya big bum " they teased. I'd open my computer and see the file staring back at me, evil eye in full force. I finally clicked on that file. Failure would not bite me. I would not fully forget about them and be okay with silently dying inside that I failed a session. I clicked on that file... clicked on it hard, and worked on the photos endlessly for a couple of days. Scarcely eating or getting up to go to the bathroom. I would conquer this session! 

And then I did the thing that I thought I could not do. I came out with not only beautifully edited photos, but conquered a session that was the first to really get me down on my talent. Harsh lighting and reflecting greens be damned... I had this. I did this.

Sometimes we can't always be in control of everything. But what really matters is doing what we can to make the best out of a non-ideal situation and coming out on top- even if it takes a while. In all honesty, six months ago, my editing abilities were not as strong as they are now, and I just couldn't do justice to the vision I had for this shoot. The creamy peaches and soft golden pinks are everything I had dreamed and I'm proud of where these photos are today. Photography is a lot harder than most think, and when you truly care about the art in everything that goes into it, you're not content with putting out bad images. 

I'm not posting this to make you doubt my skill in photography. I'm posting this because I've come a long ways, not only in skill, but in mindful determination and I find that something to be proud of. 

Without further ado, I present this blissful, warm, flower-filled gallery of my beautiful, kind-hearted Class of 2018 Reps, Paige, Caira and Taylor, donning bracelets and necklaces created by Hope On A Rope.  A portion of each sale is donated to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Breast Cancer Fund, so you can feel good about accessorizing with these sweet little pieces. 

Website: https://www.hopeonaropejewelry.com/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hopeonaropejewelry/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hopeonaropejewelry/

Brittingham Photography is located in Orting, Washington and specializes in natural High School Senior portraits. We also offer Britt Beauty Sessions (individual women's shoots), Lifestyle Newborn, Couples Sessions and Intimate Family Photos. Thank you for stopping by to read my little blog!

-Andrea Brittingham

Owner, Photographer
Orting, Washington Photographer

Tucker & Aubrey| Orting, WA Couples Session

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
— Oscar Wilde

With a PNW winter in full force here in the Pacific Northwest, it's a time for snuggling under blankets and downing mugs full of frothy hot cocoa. Were snow is scarce, but rain is not, going outdoors is none too enticing. Braving the forecast of rain on the horizon, Tucker and Aubrey woke up before dawn to head out toward Mount Rainier to shoot with me. Raindrops scattered the car window and the air had a crisp, lingering dampness when drops were few and far between. We kept our fingers crossed that the downpours would come another day and headed out to our beautiful location. 

My dreams are filled with overcast mornings like this; rolling with tendrils of clouds trailing through the hillsides. The exchange of a bit of misty air and occasional raindrops seemed fair enough. When we got to our shoot spot, we chatted for a quick moment about what they wanted out of the shoot and their direction style. Aubrey was thrilled to have photos of her little family, specifically wanting to get shots with their adorable dog, Kokanee. I've really been gearing up for more shoots depicting the mood of each individual relationship, and moving away from doing a lot of posing. Tucker and Aubrey embraced the lack of traditional posing and had so much fun throwing sticks (occasionally mini logs) for Kokanee, spinning and laughing and taking the small moments to feel the serenity evoked by warm embraces and shoulder kisses. From muddy puppy paws to bear hugs, this is a shoot you won't want to miss. 

Brittingham Photography specializes in natural High School Senior portraits, but also offers Britt Beauty Sessions (individual women's shoots), Lifestyle Newborn, Couples Sessions and Intimate Family Photos. Thank you for stopping by to read my little blog!

-Andrea Brittingham

Owner, Photographer
Orting, Washington Photographer