Evan is a Senior at Nathan Hale, getting ready to graduate and move to Wyoming to go to college. His parents won a gift certificate I donated to Nathan Hale High School’s auction a while back. I’m so glad they contacted me before Evan left. We spent a couple hours at a beautiful location in Magnuson Park and told stories, laughed, and watched their beloved dog, Gear, fetch sticks and pose for a photograph. Their daughter, Kaia, has trained Gear to be a show dog, and it was quite interesting learning what a correct pose for a dog should look like. (The one below is NOT it, although it was one of my favorites! You know I don’t like perfection!) I hadn’t photographed high-school aged kids in quite a while and I really enjoyed it. They told good jokes (way better thing to do than make fart jokes with this age), stood still and did what I asked – ha! Above all, it was awesome to see this tight-knit family hang out and really enjoy each other’s company. I hope my kids will still want to hang out with us when they are teenagers!
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