introducing the 2018 KPP MODEL TEAM!

i am so pleased to introduce my new team of models for the class of 2018. these girls are the type of people i would want as friends, would trust to lead, and are standouts in their communities. they are the the type of people that only get more beautiful the more you know them. 

i ask them to model for me in ways that go well beyond the world's definition of model. we are more than an image to be viewed. we're going to work hard to see ourselves beyond that first glance and own what is unique about our own beauty. 

AND i really hope that they will introduce me to you because i want to invite you to join me in the same mission of seeing beauty differently and seeing it in ourselves. you are all welcome to take this journey with us... beyond typical photoshopped senior portraits... beyond the pressure of 'pretty'... and into portraits that empower us, build our confidence, and show appreciation for all that we've been given. 

want to join the KPP tribe? contact me asap to save your spot. xo. 

WATCH BELOW:

TAYLOR. senior portraits.

TAYLOR >< Tualatin High School >< class of 2017

My last, but NOT LEAST 2017 senior session features this beauty + that gorgeous landscape of sauvie island. Taylor has a super comfortable vibe that was complimented well by the orchard and beaches of sauvie... and she brought her adorable PUP as well! LOVE. 

I loved working with her and I loved being on sauvie on a wintery day shooting- a big change from the summer sessions I'm used to there. Her session turned out to be amazing... she's not only a beautiful girl, she's super ambitious and really easy to be around. No wonder she's so loved by many. ;)

Taylor, thanks for giving me the honor of shooting your session!! I loved working with you, love the results, and can't wait to see what your future holds! 

JORDAN. senior portraits

JORDAN >< Tualatin High School >< Class of 2017

I love this session so much...not only because Jordan rocked it and looks amazing OR because we got to shoot it at their new home property that they hadn't even moved into yet, but partially because I love a challenge. And the challenge this day was that it was a COLD, WINTERY day...but it was NOT raining... so we went for it!

And I love how it turned out. The sky was foggy and cold when we began, but by the end of the session, it opened up some light on us. The results were just stunning. 

I will always love a good story for your senior portraits. This one was amazing to shoot in a beautiful place that this sweet family was about to call home. Not only will Jordan get to see how amazing she was back in this time of her life, but it will also flood memories of moving into this home while simultaneously moving out of the high school world. Those crossroads are just pretty magical to watch in our lives. 

 

Thanks Jordan and family for inviting me into this time of your lives and allowing me to capture Jordan's senior year portraits! <3 Y'all are awesome! 

CAL. senior portraits.

Cal was such a great guy to work with! His kind and easy demeanor made it a relaxed session. He chose a simple senior session down at the east side water front. I loved the fall color we grabbed, loved that he showed his musical talent in his session, and love that he let his little sister jump into a couple of the portraits. We're working on his senior grad announcements as I write this... so hard to believe that graduation is so close!! 

Wishing you all the success and happiness Cal! Thanks for being such a great guy! -kp

KATIE. senior portraits.

Cleveland High School >< class of 2017

All the Katie's are my favorite!! And this Katie certainly didn't disappoint! We actually met for her senior session at Reed and I had a blast exploring that place with her! It was a gorgeous fall day, Katie wore that adorable braid in her hair, and had the perfect three outfits for the shoot. I love that she threw her softball jersey on for a few quick shots too! 

Thanks for being easy to hang with Katie! You did amazing on your shoot... hope your senior year is finishing strong! xo. kp

KATHRYN. senior portraits.

Riverdale High School >< class of 2017

Kathryn choose a simple session for her senior portraits and we met in Laurelhurst park on a beautiful fall day!

Kathryn has the sweetest personality but right behind it is an old soul. I loved spending time with her during our shoot and viewing session.

can't wait to hear how your first year at SCAD goes kathryn!! <3

AUDREY. senior portraits.

tualatin high school >< class of 2017

audrey's shoot is super fun for me to share! i was so excited to get to do senior portraits with her twin sister ashlyn too... these girls are both fantastic and supportive of one another, but they are super unique from one another too! we worked hard to plan distinct shoots for both of them, and i love how their personalities showed through. 

we booked audrey's session at the rhododendron garden and i thought it just turned out so dreamy. she just looks so beautiful and serene in that setting. i feel so lucky to know audrey and her sister and can't wait to see where life will take them!

thanks audrey! you totally rocked this shoot and i love what we captured together! xo. kp

ASHLYN. senior portraits.

tualatin high school >< class of 2017

this blog post is super fun to share, because ashlyn is a twin... i loved that we planned two very distinct sessions for she and her sister audrey though. they really wanted to show their distinctions and uniqueness in their shoots. and i LOVED what we captured. 

ashlyn's session was on sauvie island, beginning in the orchard and historic farmhouse. following our time there, we moved to the river to get that beachy vibe which i think ashlyn totally rocked. i love how happy and naturally beautiful she looks here! i loved working with these two girls and even got to add on a family session for them a few months later... such great people!!

ashlyn... loved working with you!! wishing you the best for the remainder of your senior year!! xo. kp

ALANNAH. senior portraits.

Westside Christian High School >< class of 2017

Alannah's session took place at the gorgeous westmoreland park... and I love the variety of outfits she chose and how they complemented the environment we were in. When I'm working with a senior on a shoot, we end up having a great time together. I bring a relaxed vibe and ask that you're willing to try different things with me. Some of it might make you feel a tiny bit out of your comfort zone, but at the same time, just going for it can bring some of the best portraits filled with laughter and life. 

It doesn't matter what your personality is or how photogenic you think you are, we can create something just for you that captures you in the best light! 

I love how Alannah's senior portraits turned out and how amazing she looks... I love even more that these portraits show her inner beauty shining too! 

Thanks for booking with me Alannah! Hope your senior year is finishing strong! xo. kp

FRANCES. senior portraits.

Grant High School >< class of 2017

Often my seniors come alone to their session, but sometimes they bring a supportive person. Frances choose to bring her sister and I was so touched by how encouraging Nina was during the shoot. Not only helpful in carrying stuff, but thoughtful with her affirming words as well. Who doesn't like to hear compliments while feeling "exposed" in front of a camera?!

We shot this session in the beautiful Sauvie Island and I think Frances just looks so natural in that beach + water scene! It made even more sense when I realized she's into water polo and is a life guard! ;)

Thanks for booking your senior portraits with me Frances (which you looked amazing in!!) and thanks to your sweet lil' sis for all the support during the sesh! You two are just adorable together!