Jaclynn Wilkinson


Tacoma Rose Garden Seniors



This was (at least) my second time taking Tacoma Rose Garden Seniors at Point Defiance Park! A few years ago I photographed senior photos for Emma’s older sister! I am always so delighted to hear back from the same family for photos. It’s the ultimate compliment as a photographer.

For some reason, this year has been rich with senior portrait sessions for me! I’m really grateful for the opportunity and shy away from them less as I used to as primarily a wedding and engagement photographer. Photographing people alone used to make me nervous because I was so used to working with two people at once.

Over time, I found myself photographing just the bride alone or just the groom alone and found a reliable groove for single person portrait sessions like Senior Portraits.

At our second location, Emma shared with me that both her and her sister were going to school for film making/production! I loved hearing this as it made me feel more comfortable stretching my environment artistically without her thinking I was being weird. I found more interesting light, didn’t shy away from direct sun or fun shadow patterns, and we came away with some really fun portraits.

Thank you, Emma! I had so much fun photographing you. GOOD LUCK on your Senior year. I hope you have so much fun at Film School. Early CONGRATULATIONS for amazing things I am sure are coming for you in 2024!

Tacoma Rose Garden Seniors

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Point Defiance Engagement Photos

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