Sydney - Capitol Hill - TCM Models

Sydney is such a sweetheart and a fantastic model + human. This was our second time working together. Her good energy, warmth and beautiful smile make her a pleasure to work with. I had this idea to accentuate Sydney’s super cool afro with some flowers and incorporate my love of plants in the session as well :)

Sydney just started streaming on Twitch and we chatted about that and her nursing schooling and more while sipping our delicious bubble tea at Atulea, a lovely new tea shop near my apartment.

The owners of Atulea are SOOO sweet and really care about their customers and the quality of beverages they offer. They remember my boyfriend and I by name which to me is a big deal! Their interior design skills are on point. I was silly and didn’t get enough good photos to include, but trust me, the drinks and environment are so great :)

It was so nice to do some new creative work, can’t wait to do some more!


SydneyPortraits-HaleyMcLainPhotography-9949.JPG

Zach - Senior Portraits - Pioneer Square / Waterfront

Eeeek, I am the worst at blogging my sessions!

I photographed Zach in the fall on a Seahawks game day in Pioneer Square and it was SUPER busy. We somehow managed to make it look not so busy with moving and angling around the crowds :) We also found this cool pop-up art piece that was a giant mirrored object that has since vanished.

He is such an intelligent and nice young man. He’s taking a ton of advanced/AP classes and working part time while still in high school! With his work ethic and good attitude, he’s going to go far.


ZachSeniorPortraits-HaleyMcLainPhotography-9099.JPG
ZachSeniorPortraits-HaleyMcLainPhotography-9208.JPG

Aly - Senior Portraits - Pioneer Square / Waterfront

My senior portrait client Aly is such an amazing person. It’s easy to see how her parents did such a great job raising her because she is so kind, sweet and caring. She is my first client to bring their dog to a session which was FANTASTIC (and a bit of a challenge haha). Aly adores her bulldog Henry and having him around at her session was so fun. Everyone wanted to pet him!

My go to girl Sophia Hutch did Aly’s hair and makeup. I love the copper and pink eye and pink lip she gave her, it really suited Aly’s beautiful blue eyes and blonde hair! It also coordinated with her pink Reebok’s + sweater in her first look.

Aly is definitely a multi-faceted kind of gal and I was amazed by how many extracurricular activities she does! She is an avid golfer (her grandfather makes her a special set of custom clubs ever year! WHAT?! So cool!). She founded the Wellness Club at her school and wants to help her fellow students focus on mental health and self care in fun ways. She also did History Bowl at her school. We bonded over how much we both love the shows “The Great British Bake Off” and “Queer Eye” 💖

All in all, it was a lovely experience getting to know Aly, her mom Stacey and her brother Mac at her session. I love when family’s are super close like theirs. I am so grateful to have such nice clients!


AlySeniorPortraits-HaleyMcLainPhotography-9454.JPG