2018 National Model Competition Finalist

Congratulations Kylee!

2018 National Model Competition Finalist, Kylee Hayes


Congratulations Callie!

2018 National Model Competition Finalist, Callie DeHut

2018 National Model Competition Finalists

I am over the moon excited to announce that 2 of the Tara Giles Photography Senior Models have made it to the next round of judging in the 2018 Seniors Ignite National Model Competition! Kylee Hayes is a senior at Emerald Ridge High School, and Callie DeHut is a senior at Graham Kapowsin High School.

As a FINALIST, they will each receive $500 towards travel expenses for a destination photo shoot with me in sunny Palm Springs this January!

Check out the full list of finalists on the SEEN Magazine website.

And on Friday next week, the winners will be selected from the group of finalists. Cheer them on and wish them luck in the next round.

But most of all, tell them CONGRATULATIONS! in the comments below! Being a finalist is such exciting news!

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Sneak Peek: Jillian at Bradley Lake Park

Sneak Peek:

Jillian at Bradley Lake Park

It was such a joy to photograph Jillian on Saturday! I am so happy that her grandmother found me online, and trusted me to take these beautiful senior photos.

Sneak Peek Jillian at Bradley Lake Park

I met Jillian at Bradley Lake Park for a one hour photo session, which gave her plenty of time for 3 completely different outfits. I think she looks fantastic in each one, but the photo of her spinning just might be my favorite. She was smiling and having so much fun while I took a few action shots. Love!

Sneak Peek Bradley Lake Park Senior Photos with Jillian


Jillian at Bradley Lake Park in Puyallup for senior photos


spinning photo from senior portrait session at Bradley Lake Park

If you love these photos, you may also like these other Fall senior sessions:

Kiana at Wright Park

Madison at Fort Steilacoom Park

Mayflower Dairy Engagement Session : Trevor and Taryn

Mayflower Dairy Engagement Session

Sneak Peek : Trevor and Taryn

In the Puyallup area I am known for high school senior portrait sessions. In fact, it’s what I specialize in. But when my close friends, Trevor and Taryn, asked me to photograph their engagement session, I couldn’t resist!

Their love for each other is easy to see, and not just by those who know them. Strangers on the street have been known to snap a photo and show them how in love they look. And with a proposal in Hawaii surrounded by family, the romantic and spiritual connection between these two could not be more strong. They have truly found their soul mate in each other.

Congratulations Trevor and Taryn!

Mayflower Dairy Engagement Session Sneak Peek, Trevor and Taryn

If you would love a fall photo session with your family or that special someone, let me know!

Fill out my contact form to get started.

Sneak Peek: Kiana at Wright Park

Sneak Peek:

Kiana at Wright Park and the Waterfront in Tacoma

Sneak Peek of Kiana at Wright Park in Tacoma

These photos of Kiana at Wright Park in Tacoma were taken just a couple days ago. The leaves are just now beginning to change into their beautiful autumn colors. It was a perfect time of year to get her senior photos taken!

Kiana at Wright Park in Tacoma for fall senior photos


Kiana under a tree at Wright Park in Tacoma

After several photos at Wright Park, we drove down to the Ruston Way Waterfront. We finished her 3 hour session there, dividing the rest of her time between the Chinese Reconciliation Park and Jack Hyde Park.

Sneak Peek of Kiana at Ruston Way Water Front


Sneak Peek of Kiana at Chinese Reconciliation Park


These are just a few photos as a sneak peek. I’m in the process of editing the rest of her images and loving how they are turning out so far! Learn more about the Senior Portrait Sessions I offer by clicking here!

Sneak Peek: Katie Jo at Fort Steilacoom Park

Sneak Peek:

Katie Jo at Fort Steilacoom Park

Katie Jo is the type of girl who looks just as gorgeous with her glasses on, as she does with them off. The type of girl who’s passion for performing on stage during the high school play, does not outshine her desire to put other people’s needs ahead of her own. The type of girl that everyone would be lucky to have as a friend.

sneak peek of senior photos with Katie Jo at Fort Steilacoom Park

Katie is a TGP Senior Model this year, so I’ve had the opportunity to work with her several times already during group photo shoots. But I absolutely loved getting to know her better during her 2 hour individual senior session!

Katie Jo at Fort Steilacoom Park

She brought 2 of her friends along to her photo shoot. The combination of the 3 of them together proved to be an afternoon filled with crazy amounts of laughter, as we smiled and laughed at just about everything. I hope you had the chance to see the behind the scenes moments on my Instagram stories! If not, you certainly missed out on a LOT of candid funny moments.

Katie Jo laughing by the barns at Fort Steilacoom Park

Katie Jo by a tree wearing her glasses at Fort Steilacoom Park

Katie Jo with a hint of a smile during senior photos at Fort Steilacoom Park

These are just a few sneak peeks of some of my favorite photos of Katie Jo at Fort Steilacoom Park. I will be working today to edit the rest!

If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a TGP Senior Model, where you will get several group photo shoots throughout the year, the chance to join me for destination photo shoots, and the opportunity to enter the National Modeling Competition, be sure to check out my Senior Model Program Information page! There, you can enter your email address to get on the list to be one of the first to hear when applications open this fall!

CLICK HERE:  Senior Model Program Information