Kirkland photography

Kirkland Fashion Blog Portraits by Victoria Lemos

Spring is in full swing, and I am so excited to shoot more often. This winter was pretty harsh, plus I've been busy with law school applications and preparation. My first session back was with Anna, a past client turned friend. We decided to meet up in Kirkland on a sunny afternoon and shoot two different looks that she styled herself. I was so happy with what she put together, and I could tell effort was put into styling the outfits! The colors flowed so beautifully with the settings we worked with and the resulting images are amazing. They make me so excited for warmer weather and sun! She also brought along her two friends who were great to work with as well. We all had fun walking through Kirkland and finding pretty areas to shoot in. 

Here are a few of my favorite images of Anna. Find more under +Creative Portfolio > Portrait!

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Kirkland Fashion Blog Portraits by Victoria Lemos

I'm trying to branch out more into the blogger world when it comes to my photography services so I took to Instagram (as always!) and searched, searched, searched, until I came across this cool girl who I thought would be perfect to collaborate with. I loved her trendy style & she seemed like such a nice person. After a few messages back & forth, Nancy & I decided to meet up in Kirkland & take pictures! These we had planned to be a mixture of blogger/fashion portraits & more creative portraits as well. 

I had such a fun time. We got some amazing images & I've been practicing more with back button focus, which has been a complete game changer for me! The focus on all of these images is tack sharp (a lot I had to trash because I'm still getting the hang of lower aperture - I usually shoot at 2.8 or 2.5 but for these, I went all the way down to 1.6 on my Sigma 50 Art!). 

All in all, we had an amazing time. The images are by far some of my favorites ever, the outfits she styled were perfect, & it was great meeting & befriending another fellow local creative. Take a sneak peek at some of my favorite images from the shoot here & make sure to check Nancy out over at her blog

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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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Northwest University College Grad Portraits by Victoria Lemos

So I have a sister. I have two younger sisters actually. One of them graduated college the same time as me because she chose running start in high school, which carried her over to my graduating class. The cool thing about this is that we just celebrated with a conjoined grad party & I got to take her college grad portraits! 

It's funny; actually, my sister Nicole was my very first subject and model. I first began experimenting with photography in high school, and I remember us both getting creative during free time at home - we'd style her outfit for the shoot and take photos in the backyard. Back then I just wanted to practice for fun! I never thought I'd end up shooting portraits as a job. She modeled for me so many times that I got accustomed to knowing her "good angles" & was able to boss her around to the extreme to get the best shot. Because of this, I gained a set of skills that allowed me to venture onward, photographing other subjects, and eventually choosing to build portfolios that would display my portrait work for others to see.

We don't really shoot creatively like we used to (she won't let me boss her around anymore) but special occasions are the exception. For this shoot, we both knew white would be prettiest especially during late spring time. We drove to her campus in Kirkland and found gorgeous cherry blossom trees near the front parking lot. After about 10 minutes there, we drove 5 minutes away to Heritage Hall - one of my favorite locations because there is a lovely old white building used for weddings that is incredibly photogenic. 

Oh, and did I mention? Nicole will be pursuing a doctorate in psychology this coming fall, and I couldn't be more excited about it. A doctor in our family. Amazing. Congratulations Nicole!

I'm so happy Alyssa was able to join our shoot as well. She was there for moral support & extra laughs. Nicole & Alyssa actually met during their first week at NU and have remained best friends (even roommates) ever since!

I'm so happy Alyssa was able to join our shoot as well. She was there for moral support & extra laughs. Nicole & Alyssa actually met during their first week at NU and have remained best friends (even roommates) ever since!

Green Lake Park Maternity Portraits by Victoria Lemos

My favorite types of shoots are the ones that go smoothly, feel natural, and end too soon. This shoot was just so good. Larissa & Jeremy wanted to capture precious moments before their little one comes into the world in just two weeks! We discussed a few park options and decided to meet at Green Lake one weekday morning. The park was quite empty when we got there and the amount of sunlight was perfect. We met up at one of several parking lots and just took a stroll on the trail surrounding the lake, stopping every so often when we came across something beautiful. 

I'm so happy with the results; the images came out better than I could have expected. I'm even more happy though that Larissa was overwhelmingly satisfied with the final images. Hearing positive feedback from each client of mine is the ultimate goal & it always feels so good whenever I achieve that goal. I thank God for allowing me the opportunity to use the talent He has given me for such goodness & joy. Nothing compares! 

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.