I rarely do High School Senior Portraits and I usually only do them for good friends.  One of my girlfriend’s daughter is a High School Senior at Kentwood, so when she asked my to photograph her daughter, I said YES!!  We were hoping for sunny weather when we drove up to the pass, but I am actually very happy it was overcast as it was absolutely perfect!  This high school senior is stunning!!!  We found the perfect location as she loves the outdoors and of course skiing during the winter time.  It was a little tricky getting to some of the spots as we had to navigate rocky grounds and water but it all turned out well in the end.   Only one of us fell in the water, I won’t say who!

I meet this family when Rio was attending Preschool and I had the opportunity to get to know this family over the past couple of years.  Anytime the kids came over, I always photographed them, they have the cutest little faces.  I was so honored when they asked me to do their family photos and they are all so photogenic.  Check out their images and thank you to this family for letting me do this for you!

Family sitting by Hydrangea BushesBlack and White Image of BoyCouple Standing in front of flowersMom and her boysDad and his boys


This little girl is gorgeous!  I photographed her about two years ago and I was super excited when her mom contacted me to do her three year pictures as well as newborn pictures for the newest member of their family.  I really enjoyed these studio sessions as it is fun to have a chance to play with the younger kids again, this age is so precious!  I also was able to use my new backdrops, I am very pleased with how they photographed, both are my new favorites now.  We also used some glitter for a few shots and those were some of my favorite images from this studio session. Anyways, enough talk, let’s get to the images!

So….I received an email last week from Expertise (https://www.expertise.com/) and they mentioned me as one of the best maternity photographers in the Puyallup area!!  How cool is that!  Here is the little blurb they wrote about me:

Rio Jean Photography

Rio Jean Photography delivers high quality, one-of-a-kind maternity, newborn, and family portraiture. The gifted Puyallup-area photographer specializes in capturing the magical moments of growing families in highly customized photo sessions. She knows how fleeting the moments are for expectant moms and artistically freezes time with treasured keepsake images. Rio Jean Photography focuses on creating fine art photographs of moms-to-be as they await the arrival of their babies. The creative photographer has a keen eye for detail and ensures that each image reflects the unique beauty, personality, and essence of every client. She prefers shooting in natural light with the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest as the backdrop for many photo sessions. Families can rely on the talented photographer to employ an artistic approach when photographing a once-in-a-lifetime scene. Rio Jean Photography will provide a breathtaking finished product to be cherished for years to come.

Congrats to the other photographers mentioned, their work is also amazing!  Here is the link if you want to check them out too!!  https://www.expertise.com/wa/puyallup/maternity-photographers

Thank you guys for the mention!!!

Best Maternity Photographers in Puyallup

When the make up artist  I work with, Korrine Claxton (www.korrinecmakeupandskin.com/) said “Glitter makeup”  my head did a little explosion and I knew we had to do something with this!

We decided to have Chinwe be our model and thankfully, she was open to wearing glitter makeup!  It was a fun studio session,  Chinwe was the perfect model and we could not have been happier with the results.

Chinwe will be graduating high school this week and will be headed off to college, she was recruit for her basketball skills by a college in California!  Isn’t that awesome!!!!  Looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this young lady.

Thank you Korrine for the idea and of course the gorgeous makeup!  If you ever need a makeup artist, Korrine is your gal, she is a rising star among makeup artists in the Seattle area and will hook your face up!!  Another thank you to Chinwe for being out model, without you both, none of this would have been possible!