>A Touching Senior Portrait Session with Kyeli, Bend Oregon

>It is always a special time for a high school senior when it comes to ‘Senior Portrait Season’.
Recently I got to capture a young woman called Kyeli Eastland. It was extra special for me because her mom came along. I have a 9 year old daughter and watching Kyli and her mom together during the session took my mind into the future and made me realize this moment won’t be too far away for my Sophie.. already half way there!
I don’t usually show the images on the back of my camera but this day I did show one special shot to Kyeli, while she was sitting against an iron fence with autumn colors as a backdrop. She truly was amazed how she appeared. But an even more surprising response was the touching reaction from her mom. Tears were soon streaming down her checks as she held the reflector and directed the light onto her beautiful child.  I thought to myself is this what all mom’s do? what is she thinking right now? and will this be me in 9 years?  I hope it is because I want to see my daughter confident and happy like Kyeli  and to have this captured in her senior portrait session – hopefully it will be me capturing the images too.
My goal as a mother is to teach my children the skills to be a joyful confident and happy soul and who can make a difference and be an inspiration in other people’s lives and in this world.
I am excited for my daughters next nine years and I can’t wait to see who she will be on the day of her senior portrait session. I know I will be proud and happy just like I was the day she got on the school bus all alone at the beginning of first grade.. Maybe I will have tears, but my tears will be of joy and happiness.
I am excited to share below some of the special moments I captured of Kyeli….

  • Michelle - November 8, 2010 - 10:48 am

    >wow what beautiful images and made me stop and think about this day… although 16 years away. Time flies quickly and each moment is so precious.ReplyCancel

  • Helen - November 8, 2010 - 12:37 pm

    >Amazing shots, Jill … and a lovely young woman!ReplyCancel

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