Let me introduce you to Maddie Hegg, a senior at Cle Elum Roslyn High School class of 2020. Maddie moved to Cle Elum from Tacoma, at the beginning of her freshman year. Maddie is not only a great student, but an incredibly talented musician. She is in both the band and jazz band at the high school where she plays the flute, the piccolo, the upright bass, and the electric bass.
Maddie also attends CWU Running Start in Ellensburg, which allows her to attend college tuition-free while still in high school. Once she graduates, she plans to continue at CWU. This Cle Elum senior is incredibly driven and talented, but moreover, she’s a sweet, funny, smart and kind young woman.
When I met with Maddie and her mom, Lisa, to discuss her senior portrait experience it became apparent that Tacoma played an influential part in Maddie’s upbringing. Naturally, I wanted to work a trip to Tacoma into her senior portrait sessions. While in Tacoma we photographed at Brown’s Point, a neighborhood where Maddie grew up; and created some of my favorite photos at the Tacoma Glass Museum.
One of the benefits of booking a senior portrait experience with me is that you’re not limited to just one session or one day. When it came to Maddie’s senior photos I wanted to honor her past in Tacoma, as well as her interest in music, in addition to creating traditional senior portraits here in Cle Elum. It would be impossible to give adequate attention to all three had we been limited to a single session. Instead, we broke up the components into a few sessions in order to include all of her interests.
Why Mary Maletzke Photography?
Lisa: “Because I think you are the best in the area. You have an amazing talent and we trusted you to capture her. And we were right because they turned out amazing.
I loved that you took the time to talk with Maddie and figure out what she wanted from the experience. We hadn’t talked about Tacoma but when you brought it up, I could see how touched she was that you would honor her past. I loved how you made her feel comfortable enough in front of the camera that she could relax to capture beautiful moments. I also loved that we started early – the earlier the better so that we weren’t rushed.
Lastly, I love that you are a print photographer. So often we have our photos on our phone or computer – but print photography is a lost art. I especially love the 12×12 heirloom album, because it shows such a range of who Maddie is. It is a work of art, and is a wonderful legacy that we will always have.”
Maddie Hegg’s Senior Portrait Experience