Studio Pageant Tacoma Portraits | Amanda Howse Photography

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February 28, 2022

Studio Pageant Tacoma Portraits 

Ella’s studio pageant Tacoma portraits are a special reminder to throw on something you love and have a little fun, especially when life gets hard! This White River High Schooler has been through a lot, from numerous health problems to a mysterious illness that kept her in and out of the hospital. She also had the regular ups and downs that come from being a busy student-athlete. But things began to brighten for Ella when her mother, along with the help of her amazing doctor, found the cause of her illness: MALS. To read more about MALS, and to hear Ella talk about her experience, please check out the links shown. 

Bright Yellow Studio Backdrop | Studio 253, Tacoma | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
B&W Studio session | Outfit Inspo for Portraits | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Miss Pierce County Pageant Photoshoot | PNW Pageant Season 2022 | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography

Never Give Up

Ella is all about never giving up. That motto along with her creative and adventurous spirit lead her to the Miss Washington Teen USA Pageant, and, to me! Before she competes as Miss Pierce County later this fall, she and I got to play around in my Tacoma studio. We got some awesome shots of her in her pageant wear; crown and all! Because who can wait until fall to show off these outfits?? Everything about the shoot was AH-mazing, just like Ella! Scroll through to see her pageant-perfect smile or to get inspired to book a studio shoot of your own! 

B&W Session at Studio 253 | Ideas for Classic Portraits | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Happy Studio Portraits for High School Seniors | Gen Z Inspired Outfits, Pageant Tiara | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Ripped Jeans and White Crop Top | January Photoshoot in Tacoma Studio, Bright Colored Backgrounds | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography

Versatility of Studio Sessions

One of the best parts about having a portrait session done with me in Studio 253 is the versatility of the space. Any look you want, we can achieve. We have so many different walls, backgrounds, and seamless papers. For Ella’s shoot, we had a combination of many styles to match her many looks. We paired the bright yellow background with her more casual jeans and white crop top fit. For a more whimsical look that paired so well with her adorable tulle and plaid skirts, we added the draped curtains and played with the lighting from the windows and built-in studio lights. Can we also talk about how fun our pink collaged walls are?! 

In Studio Portraits with Shadow Work | MALS Awareness, Victory Scars, B&W Design, Cute Black Crop Top | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
B&W Studio Session Using Natural Light | Flowy Star Skirt, White River High School Senior | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Cute Studio Session Ideas | Red Plaid Skirt and Black Crop Top, Natural Studio Lighting, Victory Scars, MALS Awareness | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Miss Pierce County| Miss Washington Teen USA Photoshoot, PNW Pageant Season, Red Pageant Gown, Styled Portrait Session | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography

Commemorating a Journey

While Miss Ella’s AHP session was a fun day to commemorate her amazing journey, studio portraits can be done for a multitude of reasons. They are great for senior sessions, styled shoots, or family portraits (see Daizy or Chloe’s session for some examples). It was an absolute pleasure getting to photograph Ella this January. We wish you the best of luck in your Miss Washington Pageant. Through this organization and her pageant work, Ella continues to have fun all while she spreads awareness and hope to an under-diagnosed community! We cannot wait to see where your journey takes you next! 

PNW Pageant Style Shoot | Miss Pierce County 2022, MALS Awareness, Victory Scars | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Tacoma Studio Session with Pageant Crown | Miss Washington Teen USA 2022, Cute Black Matching Set, MALS Awareness | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Fun Studio Session | B&W Photos, Outfit Ideas with Cute Crop Tops | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Bright Studio Session with Cute Collaged Background Wall | Pink Wall, Fun Photoshoot Ideas for Teen Girls, Studio 253 | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Fun Photoshoot in Tacoma Studio | Gen Z Inspired Outfit, Baby Blue and Pink Magazine Background | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Miss Pierce County 2022 Photoshoot | Soft Pink Tulle Skirt, Looks with Pageant Crown, Ideas for Ballerina Studio Sessions | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Styled Studio Session in Tacoma| Studio 253, PNW Pageant Season, Cute Pink and Tulle Skirt, Pageant Perfect Smile, Skirts and Tiaras | Photographed by the Best Tacoma Photographer Amanda Howse Photography

Let’s Connect!

To commemorate your own journey, or to schedule a senior portrait session, contact me on my website, email me at [email protected], or call/text me at 530-412-0730. And remember, you can always DM me on Instagram to book your own session.

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