Cathedral Park Portrait Session | Taylor

I had so much fun photographing Taylor’s Cathedral Park portrait session! Now, this is not your normal senior session. Taylor will be graduating from Portland State University this summer and she’s gearing up for the next path in her life.Cathedral Park Portrait Session | Susie Moreno PhotographyI guess the first thing that I have to mention about Taylor’s session is that flexibility had to be involved.  Amidst the bipolar Oregonian weather (which seems to be a hot topic in my blog lately) we ended up rescheduling a few days later due to rain.  So we were rained out on Friday and Sunday…boom, a ridiculous amount of sunlight! Not only that, but we were pretty undecided on the location until the day before the session.  Luckily for me, what might have driven some people in panic, left Taylor as carefree as any other day.Cathedral Park Portrait Session | Susie Moreno PhotographyI arrived a few minutes earlier than Taylor to scope out the location since parks tend to change so often in these areas. But it was just as gorgeous as I could have hoped for. Taylor was a doll! She was absolutely kind & let me photograph her in as many odd places as I could find, like this fascinating outdoor area. And on a side note: Taylor was probably laughing at me in the photo on the bottom right because I was attempting to balance on the metal beams so I could get a higher angle. I almost died like eight times.Cathedral Park Portrait Session | Susie Moreno PhotographyDuring our potrait session, I explained to Taylor a few of my very hot photography moves, including this one I call my “creepy close” shot.  Yes, I creep up just close enough to get a decent head shot.  But seriously, this girl is gorgeous so how could I not get a good head shot?
Cathedral Park Portrait Session | Susie Moreno PhotographyAfter a quick outfit change and a little uphill stroll to the base of the underpart of the St. John’s bridge, we arrived at the land of enchantment.  A.K.A. a photographer’s happy place.Cathedral Park Portrait Session | Susie Moreno PhotographyCathedral Park Portrait Session | Susie Moreno PhotographyCathedral Park Portrait Session | Susie Moreno PhotographyOn the way back down I saw some flowering plants and I quickly moved Taylor in front of them.  After a while, I think she realized when an area would catch my eye because she started saying “I knew you had an idea!” whenever I stopped her.Cathedral Park Portrait Session | Susie Moreno PhotographyAnd in case you couldn’t tell, Taylor is an avid fitness & health guru. She’s a personal trainer and has her own small business. Because her fitness is such a big part of her life, she wanted to take some portraits in sports attire.  And so, please see below, Taylor looks absolutely fantastic and who wouldn’t want her to be their trainer?Cathedral Park Portrait Session | Susie Moreno PhotographyI do love how the light just hits her face so perfectly.  That golden glow is phenomenal.Cathedral Park Portrait Session | Susie Moreno PhotographyCathedral Park Portrait Session | Susie Moreno PhotographySo, I’ll send this post of Taylor’s Cathedral Park portrait session by saying that she cannot take a bad photo, obviously.  Cathedral Park Portrait Session | Susie Moreno Photography

Thank you Taylor for spending the afternoon with me climbing up and down and all around the park! You are a beautiful woman inside and out and I only expect great things from you!

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