I am still trying to catch up from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Here it is, mid-January, and I am about to write a post about shoots from December! But it actually works out because I am going to write about two shoots I did instead of writing about just one. Both shoots were family shoots before Christmas, both families were absolutely beautiful, and both families were of friends I had made during my stint as an NFL cheerleader for the Seattle Seahawks.
First, there was Karin. She is pretty special to me because she was my squad leader during my first year on the team. She helped me find my confidence and taught me the ropes of being a Sea Gal. She was a great leader and I couldn’t have asked for a better role model. 10 years later, she looks exactly the same! How is that possible?! I don’t think she has aged a bit except having that gorgeous motherly glow beaming from her! Her husband, son, daughter, and new baby were so nice as we walked around Pioneer Square of Seattle. It was one of the smoothest photo shoots I have ever had and we were blessed with some great lighting from the overcast sky.
Then there is Jacquetta. I always remember her as not only a beautiful teammate, but also a really great dancer. You see, my interest in being a Sea Gal was not about football (please don’t hate me sports fans!), it was about my passion for dance. So I felt more of a kinship towards my fellow Sea Gals that excelled at dancing and shared that passion with me, like she did. Plus, we both won really amazing awards on our last year together. I was “Sea Gal of the Year” and she was nominated to be our Pro Bowl representative! When I met up with her and her family for this shoot, she was even more beautiful than I remember (if that’s possible)! She, her husband and 5 kids (yes, 5!) were really fun to hang out with. Each one had a different personality and brought something unique to the family and the photos. It was pouring at first and I didn’t think we would be able to do the shoot, but the rain stopped long enough for us to get some great shots in.
I had a great time visiting with my Sea Gal alumni again after so many years and it was really nice to see that they were both happy and successful with a really loving family behind them. I wish I could say “Go Hawks!” but I’ll just have to wait until next season.Click to view slideshow.