1. Kartik + Rathna + Holi = Love

    July 17, 2014 by Kendra Seymour

    I am over-the-moon thrilled when my clients bring fun and interactive ideas to their sessions! Kartik and Rathna are a special case-in-point.  They are obsessed with Bollywood movies and many other parts of their Indian heritage. Holi* is part of that heritage, and these two characters knew they wanted to incorporate it into one of their engagement sessions. As you can see, this idea produced SO much fun and laughter. These two are bundles of joy, and I loved every second of photographing their Holi powder fight. ;)

    *Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colors or the festival of love. It’s an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in Asia and beyond! Holi celebrations typically start with a Holika bonfire on the night before Holi where people gather, sing and dance. Then the next morning is a free-for-all carnival of colors where participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder and colored water. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships.

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  2. Summer Cushman

    July 6, 2014 by Kendra Seymour

    I love Summer. And when I say that, I mean both the season and this gorgeous woman – Mrs. Summer Cushman. She is, simply put, a beautiful human both inside and out. Check out our session in her home town of Bellingham, Washington. And when you’re done enjoying all the stunning scenery, pop over and check out Summer’s work at www.summercushman.com (where these images will soon be featured!).
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  3. The Rea Family

    June 12, 2014 by Kendra Seymour

    Like me, the Rea family has recently transitioned back to the West Coast from DC.  And now I’ve gotten to photograph them on both coasts!

    I first met Nathan in late 2012 at a meeting in Congressman Greg Walden‘s office.  Nathan was Rep. Walden’s Legislative Director at the time, and I gave him my business card (like all good DC networkers do). A few months later, Nathan scheduled a family session with his lovely wife, Emily, and their one-year-old daughter, Gwenyth! We captured photos in the Capitol building and shortly thereafter they moved back to the Walla Walla Valley to work on the family farm.

    Needless to say, it was such a joy to meet up with this precious family again near my hometown in Eastern Oregon as my husband and I made the big move west. Now a family of four, the country life seems to really suit the Reas.  And as if they weren’t beautiful enough on their own, check out the blooming pea fields, the rustic barns, and the sweet rail fences we had as backdrops!

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  4. Daniel Seymour

    June 8, 2014 by Kendra Seymour

    Danny’s senior photos include two of the most important things in his life: golf and the family ranch. We spent an evening on the course at the LaGrande Country Club and the following afternoon on the Seymour cattle ranch in Haines, Oregon capturing photos of him in his element(s). I quite like the results!

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  5. Sarah and Levi

    June 5, 2014 by Kendra Seymour

    Moving back to the West coast certainly has its perks … like getting to meet my 5-month-old nephew for the first time this week! I didn’t just meet him, though, I got to spend an afternoon photographing little Levi and his mom, my sister-in-law, Sarah. He was several weeks premature, but you’d never guess by his pudgy little legs and arms now. He’s such a little chunky monkey, and it was an honor to take his first photos!

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  6. The Sweet Family

    April 22, 2014 by Kendra Seymour

    I’m quite certain that a family could not be more aptly named. I mean, these folks are just about as sweet as can be. They were in town for the Easter Egg Roll at the White House, and made time for a little Easter family photo shoot on the Mall beforehand. Little Madelyn was super camera shy, but she was simultaneously so darling that it didn’t even matter.
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  7. Kartik + Rathna

    April 19, 2014 by Kendra Seymour

    Kartik and Rathna. Oh man. I cannot say enough good things about these two! We met when I documented their epic proposal story, and this week we joined forces again for the first of two engagement sessions! (Stay tuned for their holi-themed session coming in a few weeks!)

    From the moment I met these two, their love for one another was readily apparent. They share a passion for all things Bollywood, spend the majority of their time together laughing, and my goodness if they aren’t one of the most beautiful couples I’ve ever had the pleasure to photograph.  On top of all of that, they are no longer just my clients, they’re also new friends.  And that’s one of the many reasons I love my job.

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  8. Schumacher Family

    April 17, 2014 by Kendra Seymour

    Two words: Cuteness overload! The Schumacher family will be moving to Cambodia soon; Adam is in the foreign service, and that is his new post. Before they leave DC, however, they knew they wanted family photos under the famous Cherry Blossoms. Wow am I ever glad that we met up before we all moved away from the DC area! This little family is just bubbling over with precious. See for yourself!
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  9. Nushi Family + Cherry Blossoms

    April 13, 2014 by Kendra Seymour

    Fall and Spring are my two favorite times of year in DC. The brilliance of the Fall colors on the East coast is just incomparable, and the pop of the fresh blooms in Spring somehow seems to be more dramatic and elegant each year than the one before. There’s also something extra special about all the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin when they are in full bloom. Even with all the tourists and bloom chasers clogging the paths, the magic canopy of pink and white blossoms is a joy to experience.

    Esmeralda, Ennis and Ella love the Spring blossoms just as much as I do, so we chose peak blossom week to capture family photos one last time before I move to Oregon next month. Come stroll with us beneath the pink and white canopy!

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  10. Christina Wilson

    April 11, 2014 by Kendra Seymour

    Woman. In. Charge.

    Christina is the mastermind behind Renaissance Development, restoring DC’s historic brick buildings and outdoor spaces – using traditional methods and material – since 2004. We captured new headshots and website images in her Capitol Hill home office (read: where all the restoration magic happens).

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