Juanita Bay Park

Juanita Bay Park/Kirkland High School Senior Portraits by Victoria Lemos

I had fun with this shoot because we were able to incorporate two distinct locations that were only three minutes away from each other. Nallely and I first met up at Juanita Bay Park for a few tall grass & boardwalk portraits and then met up at the Heritage Hall building in Kirkland. Surprisingly, the leaves are already changing colors! We spotted some red, orange, and yellow hues amongst the greens and were pleasantly surprised. Her red shirt worked so well with the faded red foliage. Congrats Nallely!

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Juanita Bay Park Family Portraits by Victoria Lemos

It's been about a month since I last blogged but I'm so excited to share what I've been up to! Last week I shot two families at Juanita Bay Park during golden hour. I don't shoot enough families (high school/college grads have been keeping me busy the most lately), so I was looking forward to this session and what I could capture. 

We met up at one of my favorite parks - Juanita Bay. It was surprisingly empty, and the lighting was perfect. The park is filled with green everywhere you look and even has a pretty boardwalk trail that's most popular with clients. I took a variety of shots for both families, and everyone cooperated as best they could (big families can get chaotic) which resulted in priceless captured memories. 

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High School Grad Portraits by Victoria Lemos

My first high school grad portrait session this season and it couldn't have started off anymore beautifully. Shayla knew she wanted her pictures to be taken at Juanita Bay Park and it is one of my favorite locations to shoot at. I haven't shot there since last summer with another high school senior client so I was excited to go back. The flourishing greens and the old wooden boardwalk were exactly as I remembered.

I love when my clients have fun with their sessions and bring along props too. Props always add something a bit more personalized to the session and the images turn out so much better! Shayla brought along two huge gold balloons that looked gorgeous with all of the surrounding greens and her crisp white dress.

Congrats Shayla!

Senior Session: Saba by Victoria Lemos

AHHH. I'm ashamed to admit that I've fallen SO incredibly behind on my blog posts and that is primarily because Autumn quarter started the beginning of October. I am already heading fast towards midterms next week so it's been a challenge juggling schoolwork and photography, plus updating my website. Regardless, I've decided to post because I have so much to share and I've been exceptionally busy still with senior sessions. I've shot around 5 so far that I planned on blogging but I think for the sake of time I'll just blog my recent senior session with Saba from last week. 

Saba was such a sweet girl to work with. She is one of a few clients of mine who has taken advantage of the optional consultation I offer prior to our senior session so I was happy we were able to meet in person before our session. She had so many great ideas and after thinking of possible locations we decided on the city of Kirkland: downtown city area near Heritage Hall and then Juanita Bay Park. 

Saba was such a sweet girl to work with. She is one of a few clients of mine who has taken advantage of the optional consultation I offer prior to our senior session so I was happy we were able to meet in person before our session. She had so many great ideas and after thinking of possible locations we decided on the city of Kirkland: downtown city area near Heritage Hall and then Juanita Bay Park. 

After a few portraits at Heritage Hall & downtown, we drove about 5 minutes away to Juanita Bay Park. It was GORGEOUS. My first time visiting this park and I'm so glad I did. After this shoot, I definitely plan on recommending this location to other clients because of how beautiful it was. 

After a few portraits at Heritage Hall & downtown, we drove about 5 minutes away to Juanita Bay Park. It was GORGEOUS. My first time visiting this park and I'm so glad I did. After this shoot, I definitely plan on recommending this location to other clients because of how beautiful it was. 

It was such a great session overall and I'm so happy with how the photos turned out. I learned that Saba enjoys photographer herself and is taking a few classes this year! It makes me happy when I hear people talk about their enjoyment about something I feel so strongly about. Photography is a way of documenting life and the importance of that idea is often times underestimated. 

It was such a great session overall and I'm so happy with how the photos turned out. I learned that Saba enjoys photographer herself and is taking a few classes this year! It makes me happy when I hear people talk about their enjoyment about something I feel so strongly about. Photography is a way of documenting life and the importance of that idea is often times underestimated. 

Congratulations Saba & to all my seniors that I have had the pleasure of shooting!

Also, although I've been absent on here, I've been incredibly active on my Instagram (@victorialemosphotography) and my Facebook business page @VictoriaLemosPhotography! Follow me there for more immediate updates and also, check out +Services > Senior Portraits to review images from all of my senior sessions so far.