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Senior Photos…It’s Time!!!

It’s Senior Season again at Chris McKenna Photography! Whether you want to have your senior photos done during the sunny and relaxed part of the year, or take advantage of your fall/winter sport or activity, now is the time to get your session planned. August/September are the peak senior session months, so contact me today to schedule your session. [email protected] 253-297-6945. Don’t forget, if you want to have one of your session portraits in your school yearbook, there are deadlines. Contact your high school to find out when you need to submit your yearbook photo. I will send your image directly to the yearbook contact person for you. Easy! Ask me about this year’s Senior Special. Please visit our website to get inspired from the 2015 collection www.chrismckennaphotography.com

I look forward to talking with you!

~Lynette McKenna, Photographer

Chris McKenna Photography


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Caitrin’s Final Shoot…FINALLY!

Thanks for staying tuned for the saga of Caitrin’s senior year. Our original intent was to get in a senior session once a month throughout the school year. Alas, with Caitrin’s busy schedule, that did not happen. It was a challenge to fit it all in, but I think we got a good representation of who Caitrin is and how she has changed, even in just one year. Caitrin, you are an amazing young woman! I know you will go on to do great and wonderful things in your life. Congratulations on your graduation!  Can’t wait to see what the next phase of life brings. We are blessed by you:)

Please enjoy these few photos that I have chosen from Caitrin’s Nisqually Wildlife Preserve session.



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WSU Graduation

This is a special year here at the McKenna household. We have 2 graduates-Joseph and Caitrin!! Woohoo!! This blog is highlighting Joseph and his years as an Engineering student at Washington State University, and his girlfriend Molly, who is also graduating. I know it’s been a long long road to get here, but now, it is within spittin’ distance. In 3 weeks, we will have a college grad. Way to go, Joesph! We are so proud of you. You and Molly must be so excited to complete your degrees. Keep your eyes on the future and enjoy what it has in store for you. God bless you both.

Love, Mom and Dad


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Her Favorite Yellow Umbrella

This is Caitrin’s 5th photo session to commemorate her senior year. What we are trying to achieve with this committed senior is a variety of different seasons, weather and locations, as well as honoring her high school sports career. This afternoon, Caitrin was hoping to get some rain/puddle photos where she could show off her bright yellow umbrella. Fortunately for me we did not get caught in a downpour. I hope you enjoy the few shots we got. Stay tuned for Caitrin’s final session sometime in April.



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Cat’s Senior Shoot #4-Soccer

This has been a beautiful week for bright sunshine. I love rummaging through my glove compartment to find some much needed sun glasses:). Sun is not always a photographer’s best friend, though. It can be the source of washed out photos with squinty eyed subjects. That being said, Caitrin and I needed to get her soccer portraits out of the way before uniforms had to be turned in, so yesterday was the day. Cat (Caitrin’s field name) did her part by securing the school field and showing up with her uniform, letterman’s jacket, cleats and a ball. I brought all of my needed gear, except for a warm pair of gloves. I’ll make sure to put those in my camera bag for the next cold weather shoot. Here is what Cat and I came up with for some unusual still and action shots. I used the bright sun for some interesting busts and streaks. Thanks for braving the wind chill for me, Caitrin. Congratulations on a season record of 16 goals, 11 assists and the honor of All SPSL 1st team; the best way to end a great high school career!


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Rainy Day Session

Today looked like a gloomy, rainy, yukky day. And it was! Today was the day Caitrin and I set aside to head up to Lincoln Park in West Seattle to take advantage of some fall color. We don’t get a lot of fall color here in the Northwest, but today, we found some. Caitrin and I had to slug through the mud to get there, but we found what we were looking for; a grove of colorful trees with a bench to sit on. A wet bench. These are some of my favorite portraits of Caitrin. I hope you enjoy them.




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Caitrin’s Senior Shoot #2

Today, Caitrin and I headed to the thriving metropolis of Downtown Puyallup:) Caitrin thought that an urban setting would be a  good backdrop to her choice in attire for her second senior shoot, and due to a limited time schedule (she is  busy girl) we needed to shoot somewhere close by.  If you have been following, we have decided to try something different with Caitrin; a session each month, to fully document her senior year. I have to admit, it has been  difficult to get a shoot in so often, but we are determined. I hope you enjoy a few of my selected examples of this beautiful young lady. She is a treasure!



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2014 Girl Soccer Jamboree

Enjoyed watching our Franklin Pierce High School girls battle on the field against Puyallup High and Auburn Riverside.  Opening Jamboree for the 2014 season. Please enjoy some of a few pics of our lady Cards in action.


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Love the Longboard

Last week, I had the great pleasure to photograph Jonny for his senior portraits. I had never met Jonny before that afternoon, but I could tell, the minute I saw him, that he was a guy with charisma. He mentioned that he loved to longboard, so, of course, I had to ask if he had is longboard with him. He said it was in the car. “Wanna get it?” I asked him.  I think I surprised him…pleasantly. The look of joy on his face when he came riding down the path on his board was priceless! I love shooting seniors, especially when they are engaged in something they love. We got a few action shots, just for fun, to round out his session. It was a great shoot!

Jonny and Kate, I had a great time with both of you! Thanks for the entertainment:) And I hope you enjoyed your weekend at the Dave Matthews concert!!





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Caitrin’s Senior Photos

It was a beautiful afternoon at Owen Beach at Pt Defiance! A beautiful day for a beautiful young woman to have her senior portraits done. Caitrin will be starting her senior year at Franklin Pierce High School this fall. We have decided to try something different with her. Cat and I will be spreadng her senior session out over the course of the school year, shooting a mini session each month, and taking advantage of the many different sports and activities she has as well as all of the seasons throughout the year. This was our first session: Casual day at the beach. Look for some of Cat’s future sessions, as well: soccer, rainy day, snowy winter, Seahawks special and formal Prom. Thanks, Caitrin, for a great time out! You are a terrific model with an afinity for fun:) Here’s to a great senior year!!


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