Radiant Photography by Selina: Blog https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog en-us (C) Radiant Photography by Selina (Radiant Photography by Selina) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:20:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:20:00 GMT https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/img/s/v-12/u334375395-o214730810-50.jpg Radiant Photography by Selina: Blog https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog 80 120 Melissa & Ava https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog/2018/6/melissa-ava (Radiant Photography by Selina) https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog/2018/6/melissa-ava Sun, 01 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT e-Portfolio https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog/2018/6/e-portfolio It is my hope that I will be creating a new portfolio that can be viewed as one document at least once each year.  Currently, this portfolio contains some work that I have done over the last year that fits into each category that I will be specializing in: family, children, and seniors.  I really enjoy working with each of these groups and can't wait to expand my body of work can capture more amazing stories.  

Love & Life Portraiture (e-portfolio)Love & Life Portraiture (e-portfolio)The Lawson family poses for an updated family photo on the backside of Washington Water Power building in beautiful Spokane, Washington on a sunny spring evening.

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SuperGirl - Redefining Normal https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog/2018/6/supergirl---redefining-normal This sweet, witty, and charming little girl, Calysta, definitely has me wrapped around her little fingers.  I took some time to try and capture her captivating, and heartwarming story in a video as her family struggles to find a diagnosis as to why her body just doesn't work like it's supposed to.  Her mom, April, narrates and shares some of the challenges they have faced with Calysta.  This story could be many more minutes long and still not tell Calysta’s full story. She is finally growing and learning while her parents are learning how to redefine their normal with a toddler who is a “tubie” girl – a GJ tube-fed little one who relies on this tube to provide her sustenance as well as to help maintain a somewhat more stable blood sugar (although it's definitely not normal, even with the GJ tube feedings).  Soon they hope to have answers as to a diagnosis that will hopefully also bring with it the best treatment plans available to her.  Please keep this sweet family in your prayers as they continue to fight for answers.

Fairy CalystaFairy CalystaCalysta pauses mid-session with an adorable smile that is perfectly her.

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Jessica - a Fashion Model Session https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog/2018/5/jessica---a-fashion-model-session Last week a dear friend I hadn’t seen in a year or so messaged me out of the blue just to say “hi”.  It was great hearing from her and I told her I would love the opportunity to photograph her.  She had once been into modeling, but hadn’t really done it in a few years.  She jumped at the chance to come play while I tested out my Godox AD200 lights in the late evening golden hour and just before dark.  She had just been telling her boyfriend that morning, before she even messaged me, that she was thinking about getting back into modeling.  Perfect!  A win-win for both of us.  I’m pretty happy with several of the images we made!  I’m excited to share a couple of my favorites with you all!  (Click on the photo to see more from this session).

Jessica models during the golden hour at Audubon Park in Spokane, Washington on 5/15/18.Jessica models during the golden hour at Audubon Park in Spokane, Washington on 5/15/18.Jessica models during the golden hour at Audubon Park in Spokane, Washington on 5/15/18.  

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Victoria - sunset loveliness https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog/2018/5/victoria---sunset-loveliness I am pretty blessed to have a teenager still at home that willingly allows me to photograph her and I don’t even have to bribe her.  Last week she and I headed out to catch some late evening sun and to play with my new Godox AD200 lights.  I really need to learn now I can use these better with my sessions and the only way I am going to do that is by testing them out, so why not practice on this lovely girl of mine?   Victoria at sunsetVictoria at sunsetVictoria poses during the golden hour overlooking the Spokane River amidst lovely flowers in Spokane, Washington on 5-4-18.   Victoria at sunsetVictoria at sunsetVictoria poses during the golden hour overlooking the Spokane River amidst lovely flowers in Spokane, Washington on 5-4-18. Golden Hour with Toria - May 2018, overlooking the Spokane River, in Spokane WashingtonGolden Hour with Toria - May 2018, overlooking the Spokane River, in Spokane Washington Golden Hour with Toria - May 2018, overlooking the Spokane River, in Spokane WashingtonGolden Hour with Toria - May 2018, overlooking the Spokane River, in Spokane Washington Golden Hour with Toria - May 2018, overlooking the Spokane River, in Spokane WashingtonGolden Hour with Toria - May 2018, overlooking the Spokane River, in Spokane Washington Golden Hour with Toria - May 2018, overlooking the Spokane River, in Spokane WashingtonGolden Hour with Toria - May 2018, overlooking the Spokane River, in Spokane Washington

These are pretty strong lights, even when using the umbrella/softbox and I had to keep moving them back further and further so that they weren’t so harsh on her face. I’ll just have to keep practicing. I may not have the lights completely figured out, but even still take a look at these fun images of Victoria.  

(Radiant Photography by Selina) class of 2019 golden hour portrait photographer senior photographer spokane photographer spokane river spokane senior photographer sunset https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog/2018/5/victoria---sunset-loveliness Thu, 10 May 2018 03:00:00 GMT
Sapna - EWU Graduate 2018 https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog/2018/5/sapna---ewu-graduate-2018 It’s been a busy couple of weeks with photo sessions for me, but I am loving it!  I still have a few dates available, so contact me soon to get your session reserved!

Sapna, an upcoming Eastern Washington University graduate contacted me for some senior photos and also some photos of her on the day of her graduation in June.  With the help of two great assistants, Katie and Heidi, we rocked this first session with Sapna.  

Sapna is a lot of fun and was very friendly, and patient, with all of us moving lights and readjusting things all the time. Her photos are pretty great without any retouching.  Enjoy this sneak peek of her images, the gallery will be replaced with the retouched images as she identifies which she would like to use for her package.  Check out more images in her gallery!

Thank you, Sapna, for a fun evening– I look forward to your session on the day of your graduation!

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Prom 2018 - Kaitlyn & Friends https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog/2018/5/prom-2018---kaitlyn-friends Have I mentioned just how much I love my job? I love working with people and making images for them.  Seriously?  What other job allows you to have fun with people and allows you to make new friends along the way.  I had the opportunity to photograph two couples for their prom last weekend and I had a blast doing so.  These four young people are so sweet and funny. 

Here’s a quick sneak peek of a couple images. These haven’t been edited yet, but thought they were pretty cute as is.  

Thanks, *Kaitlyn, for letting me capture you guys. You’re all so fun!  

More images can be seen in their gallery.  


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Rogers HS Prom 2018 https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog/2018/5/rogers-hs-prom-2018 What a fun, respectful, incredible group of kids!  I loved working with each of these young people for their prom photos.  I have had the pleasure of working with this group for the last several months through drama and choir performances.  They have worked their way into my heart and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with them.  Check out the rest of the photos here.

I hope that each of them had a fantastic time at prom and look fondly back on it in the years to come, especially for the two Italian exchange students.  I had no idea that prom was just an American rite. 

To each and every one of you – you deserve the world.  Go out and reach for the stars!  I can’t wait to see what you all accomplish.  

"Don't change so that people will like you; be yourself and the right people will love you!"  ~Unknown


Roger's Prom 2018Rogers High School Prom 2018A fantastic group of kids who granted me the honor of photographing them before they headed off to prom, the last for many of them as they are mostly seniors.

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Cassidy https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog/2018/5/cassidy I am nearing the end of my photography program and am working to add more images to my portfolio.  I contacted by son’s girlfriend, Cassidy, to see if she would come model for me.  I am so glad she agreed - she's a perfect model and we had a perfectly sunny spring day.  She’s a lovely girl and her session was so fun!  Be sure to check out more photos in her gallery. 

It was a very sunny day so we found some open shade to work with.  I also have the GoDox AD200 flash system that I really wanted to use, we supplemented the fantastic ambient light with these lights. I still need to practice more with these, but they are pretty simple to work with.

Cassidy, thank you so much for modeling, I hope we can do it again!  



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Hi & Welcome https://www.radiantphotographybyselina.com/blog/2018/5/hi-welcome Hi!  Thanks for stopping by.  I’m Selina with Radiant Photography by Selina from Spokane, Washington.  I’m a photography student, finishing the last quarter of a two-year AAS degree in photography.  I’m venturing out to start my own photography business.  I love photography.  I have been taking photographs for many years; my first camera came from my parents on my 12th birthday where I got to first use it at a magic show that same day.  I have been a hobby photographer documenting the lives of my children and loved ones over the years.  I finally decided to pursue photography as a business because I love it so much and my husband and I want to be able to travel; and I can take my business with me wherever I go. 

God has granted me the most valuable gift of all; I am joyfully called mom by two amazing humans.  They are the light in my world and are who/what keeping me going every day.  My son, Morgan, graduated from high school in 2017.  He is preparing to move out on his own in the next couple of months with his girlfriend of nearly three years, Cassidy (whom we adore), while working full-time so that he can go to college when he’s ready.  My daughter, Victoria, is currently a junior in high school; she loves to sing and is finding her voice in acting as well.  I’m also a wife to Tony; we have been married for nearly five years.  He keeps me hopping with spur of the moment changes in life – we have a lot of fun together as we travel this road called life.

My biggest passion, next to photography, would be scrapbooking and card-making, really any kind of craft appeals to me.  I don’t have much time for my hobbies at the moment, but I will hopefully be able to restart that again.  

This photography journey has definitely proven that I am a mom in everything I do.  I find that I am most passionate about portrait photography.  I love all aspects of it, especially making connections with people and building relationships.  My specialties will be family, children, and senior photography with a smattering of weddings along the way. I especially enjoy working with teenagers – I had the privilege of photographing my daughter’s drama group this past winter during their winter production of Fiddler on the Roof, and have been having a wonderful time.  These young people are fantastic, I find that being with them and building relationships with them is what fills my bucket.  It’s where I feel most at home.  I’m definitely a mom. 

It is my goal for this blog to be the storytelling piece of my business.  I hope to include bits and pieces of my life as well as the work that I am doing in our community; to share visual stories with you along the way. I welcome your feedback and am excited to get to know you along the way.  

It is my hope that I can become the lifetime visual storyteller capturing all the love and life moments in your life.  Thanks for joining me on this journey! 


Mission Statement:

Radiant Photography by Selina specializes in love and life portraiture: family, couples, children, and seniors.  Don’t blink, time passes us by far too quickly and it is my goal to preserve all of your life’s priceless, unscripted, fleeting emotions, and experiences leaving a legacy for you and your loved ones; to make keepsakes of your visual story.


Vision Statement:

I envision making people’s lives better as a desirable visual storyteller in the inland northwest by creating photographs that have a lasting impact through all of your priceless life milestones.  Flickering moments, emotions, and experiences will be captured for you to joyfully recall in that one still moment captured.

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