I have been lucky enough to photograph Brandon three times now! Once, with the rest of his family in Fall 2020, then last fall for his senior portraits in downtown Kennewick. A few weeks ago, Brandon received his LDS mission call to Bentonville Arkansas, speaking Marshallese. I definitely had to Google this, but it turns out there is a large Marshallese community in Arkansas, the largest, in fact, of any US State!
We had a beautiful night at the Columbia River Washington Temple, in Richland, WA. It’s always fun to have a magnificent building as a backdrop! Brandon brought an Arkansas state flag, and the Book of Mormon translated into Marshallese, and it was fun to make use of some props. I love when clients bring meaningful, or just-for-fun props to their session! Whether it’s lollipops, or flowers, or a dog, or a flag, it really adds so many fun options to posing, and makes your photos stand out.
Brandon, congratulations on this new adventure! I hope your time in Arkansas is full of learning and self-discovery, and full of good works!
Jeraam̧m̧an n̄an kwe, Brandon!