Here we are with Cory taking his senior photos. He’s a junior at Sultan High School. This is his favorite spot in the woods. It’s incredible up here. I couldn’t find this place again if I tried. We were outside a town called Sultan, WA. I know you probably haven’t heard of it but it’s beautiful out there. We drove past many farms with wide open spaces, cows, mountains, fields, dilapidated barns then onto a long and windy gravel road and finally to this place where the river runs ice cold from the mountains carving grooves into the rocks like fine art sculptor. The water was so low that we could see all the grooves and rounded stone bowls created from whirlpools carved over the years. I can easily see why Cory loves it here so much. I love that being a photographer takes us into places found sacred by others. Places we would never find on our own. It seems funny to drive only a short distance from the hustle and bustle of the city to find serenity like this. It’s a reminder to get out there more often and explore. I was in photographer heaven surrounded by trees, bridges, streams, boulders, barns. I could have gotten lost in photography all day out there.
We did focus though and stay on task. His shoot was the perfect mix of indoor candid and posed then outdoor city and nature. We can’t post the photos from his shoot yet but when we do you I’ll tell even more stories about the day and how we got the shots.
Ooh, I think I just decided to start a new category on our blog called “how we got the shot”. This will be fun!
Sultan High School Cory Senior Photos