Sweet 16 Teen Photo Session – Eugene Photographer

It’s been a while since I have blogged! I’m so behind, as I have 4 senior sessions that I need to catch up on. This morning is quiet with two girls at school and so I thought I would post this session of my middle girl. She turn sweet 16 a couple of weeks ago and it’s a pretty special thing when mom is a photographer. It means she get gets her first professional make-up done and a couple new pieces of clothing. It also means a fun photo session with just her and I. This girl is a little bit country and a little bit city. She loves pretty clothes and having her hair done. But really her heart is in the country with her favorite horses. She loves hanging with friendsa but also enjoys her quiet down time in her room. Filled with contrasts she is unique and beautiful. I’m thankful she is my daughter.

If you are looking for a Eugene photographer, please call. I would love to chat with you about personalizing a photo session for you or your family. 541-517-6068

Susan Dusseault, Photographer
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My Isabelle – Eugene Oregon Senior Photography – Horses

This is definitely my favorite senior photo session and that is because this girl is mine. I simply cannot believe she is a senior this year. I have homeschooled her from the beginning and it has been a long journey that somehow went by really fast. It never would have occurred to me when she was in kindergarten that I would someday take her senior photos. In fact, I don’t remember even giving that a single thought. Twelve years of school just seemed so far away and yet here we are talking about college and scholarships and internships. Let me tell you a little bit about Isabelle. There are two phrases that her dad and I have used to describe her: she spends half her life in the air, and she has art pouring from her veins. Meaning, she has a lot of energy and can jump continuously for far longer than anyone I have seen, and everything she touches art wise turns to gold. She loves to read fantasy (she didn’t get that from me), and loves to write, especially poems. I am amazed at how well, systematically, and quickly she can write poems of many different styles. She draws, paints, makes movies and edits them and has completely mastered her iPad. Although she encompasses far more than I can describe on my blog I would be remiss if I didn’t mention her complete adoration of horses. Her goal is to always have horses as a part of her career and lifestyle. She is wonderful with them and it is a beautiful thing to watch her connect and interact with them. I know this girl will go on to do great things. God has a plan for her life and I can’t wait to see how he will use her many gifts. I love her so much!

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Olivia & Geoff ~ Engagement Photos Oregon

The first time I took Olivia’s portraits where when she graduated from high school. Now she is getting married and I couldn’t be more honored to take her engagement photos and then wedding photos next year. There is so much meaning in these photos for all of us. For me, being able to document important milestones in Olivia’s life, and getting to know her groom to be. For Olivia and her mom, photos with this amazing truck that belonged to Olivia’s grandpa. The truck is sold, but one last photo shoot with it is something that means a lot for the whole family. Olivia and Geoff are precious and I am so excited to capture their big day.
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Junction City Oregon Photos | Poppy Fields

I received a message on Facebook a few weeks ago asking if I had seen the poppy fields and did I know where they were located. Mom was dying to get her oldest daughter’s photos taken there. I knew exactly where they were just outside of Junction City, Oregon and of course I didn’t hesitate to plan this shoot! A huge field filled with these beautiful pink poppies where the perfect backdrop to this beautiful young lady. Gretchen is not only gorgeous but incredibly comfortable in front of the camera and I think these photos communicate that very well.

These flowers are no longer there sadly. However, I have just been informed that nearby, also just outside of Junction City is another huge field blooming with red poppies. I would love to do another shoot in a poppy field so if you are interested in having a gorgeous backdrop similar to this for your family, children, or senior shoot me a message using my contact form above and I would be happy to chat with you about the possibilities.

Here is a handy little tip if you’d just like to take a trip out there on your own and take a few snapshots. Get down low so the poppies are behind your head and make sure the sun is either in front of you or directly behind you. If the sun is perpendicular to your face you will have harsh shadows. Choose to go either early morning or in the evening for the best light. Lastly, choose clothing that will not clash with the color of the poppies.

Susan Dusseault, Photographer

541-517-6068

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Eugene Oregon Photographer | My Sister’s College Graduation

This is a personal post. We recently went to California, where I grew up, to celebrate my sister’s college graduation from the dental hygiene program. It was a wonderful time celebrating this great accomplishment in her life. We saw friends, ate tons of good food, hiked, went to the coast and saw some giant redwoods. We also celebrated my birthday which was fun because it’s been quite some time since I was able to celebrate with my family. Oh yes, we also went shopping!

College graduation is an important milestone in a persons life, yet I find that it doesn’t seem to be as important to have portraits taken at this time. I’d love to change that. If you are a college graduate and would like some portraits taken, please contact me. Let’s take some photos with the cap and gown and any other pins or honors cords that signify the great accomplishments you have achieved. And then let’s capture you now!

Susan Dusseault

Eugene, Oregon Senior Photographer

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