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James W. Young, Professional Photographer

Portrait - Posed

In this specialty, I have tried to use images that were specifically posed
for or by the photographer.  There are images in the 'People' specialty
that were posed, but in here these images were intended for obtaining the
best one out of several shots of the subject(s).

My brother Mike, in 1958, for my first posed set of pictures.

My second posed subject was Margaret Young (no relation),  Her parents
   wanted a color school type photograph of their daughter in the spring of
1959.  This was taken at Margaret's house in Seattle, Washington while
I was in High School.

Margaret's friend, Susan Schreiber, sat for me for a similar set of images
also in the spring of 1959, across the street from my house in Seattle.

Nancy Maddox sat for me toward the end of the 1959 school year, also in Seattle,
Washington.  This was the last time I attempted portraiture photography, until I
got my first digital camera in the winter of 2002.

A young couple, recently married, asked me to take a set of images while they
were on the RMS Queen Mary, in Long Beach, CA on October 25, 2002.

During the wedding reception of a close friend, I took images of family members
showing four generations of ladies in Phelan, California on November 30, 2002.

A Wrightwood family poses here for a family picture in the mountains to the west
of Wrightwood, CA on December 14, 2003.

A daughter and son pose for pictures in Wrightwood, CA on January 17, 2004.

Mom, Dad, and their daughter sit for a family portrait on January 17, 2004.

My Granddaughter Katie poses for an Easter picture on April 11, 2004 in
Wrightwood, CA.

Mother and daughter smile at the photographer in Wrightwood on June 10, 2005.

A family from Utah asks for a 'beach' portrait at Indian Beach, Oregon on
July 30, 2005.

The Graham family poses for a family image on the RMS Queen Mary in Long
Beach, CA at sunset on October 28, 2005.

My next door neighbor's daughter has some friends over for an afternoon, and
here they pose for a group picture on October 29, 2005.

Some church members smile for the photographer in Wrightwood, CA on November 18,

Kristin sits for the best pose in Wrightwood, CA on December 17, 2005.

Kids pose at our annual church Christmas Party on December 17, 2005.

The Allebes family poses for a family portrait on February 26, 2006.

Anthony and Jennifer pose with their daughter in Claremont, CA on April 14, 2006.

Five girls pose for the camera in Wrightwood, CA on April 21, 2006.

A family portrait at a wedding reception taken in Upland, CA on August 5, 2006.

Some of the younger members of the wedding party in Upland, CA on August 5, 2006.

A group photograph of the extended Quinn family taken in Wrightwood, CA on
September 11, 2006.

Dressed in a Halloween costume, a sister holds her sleeping younger brother
on October 31, 2006.

This and the following four pictures were taken at a posed session in
Wrightwood, CA on November 18, 2006.  This young lady was one of
the most photogenic children that has ever sat for me.

Another image of this young lady.

Now we aded her little brother, as their mother looks on.

After nearly an hour, I had this image, and we were all very pleased!

Tracy, and her two children pose for the photographer in a final series of images.
Ironically and tragically, this young mother would die of an brain aneurysm in less
than 18 months.

My granddaughter, Monica, age 6 months, was pretty good for her age at sitting
for grandfather's photography, here in Renton, Washington on December 26, 2006.

Two young crowned 'Queens' help at the annual Wrightwood Valentine's Day
dinner/dance sponsored by the Lion's Club on February 10, 2007.  The author
has been asked to do the photography at this event for the last four years

A family portrait at a 'Court of Honor' for their son when he received his Eagle
Scout Award at our local Wrightwood, CA church on August 19, 2007.

A young lady at our church Cristmas party on December 15, 2007.

Greg and Tracy, with their two children pose for a Christmas portrait in
their Wrightwood, CA home on December 15, 2007.

The two crowned 'Queens' attend the annual Wrightwood Valentine's Day dinner/
dance on February 9, 2008.

Taylor poses for her picture at Jackson Lake (near Wrightwood, CA) on May 19, 2008.

Granddaughter Katie poses with her Little League team and coaches in Leadville,
Colorado on June 21, 2008.  Katie is standing next to her mother (on the left).

A family asks for a family portrait at our church in Wrightwood on August 10, 2008.

Young church girls dressed in Halloween costumes for their party October 31, 2008.

The Wrightwood Disaster Preparedness Team poses after a successful practice
  drill on November 15, 2008. Left to right; Chuck Nelson, John Aziz, Bonnie Ross,
Phil Vondra and Ed Ross are all trained Community Emergency Response Team
(CERT) members.  They are also all licensed amateur radio operators!

Debbie and Dave Holtzendorff pose at our church's Christmas dinner in Wrightwood
on December 12, 2008.  Dave would pass away unexpectedly in January, 2010.

Wendy and Larry Brown sit for a picture at the same Christmas party.  Wendy
passed away from a long battle with cancer in October, 2009.

The Kershaw children pose for the camera in Wrightwood on December 23, 2008.

The C. David Carr family (5 children and 15 grandchildren, with one expecting)
taken in Wrightwood, CA on June 15, 2009.  This picture was taken after the
memorial service for Janice Carr (Dave's wife) who died earlier in the week.

One of Dave Carr's granddaughter's taken in Claremont, CA the same day.  This
and the next image were taken at the Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont, CA, for
the burial of Janice Carr; wife, mother and grandmother.

Some of the other grandchildren of Dave Carr

A Court of Honor for Kaden and Devin Peek with mother, father and two younger
brothers on December 19, 2009 in Wrightwood.  Kaden and Devin received their
Eagle Scout Awards the same night.

The 'Queen's Court' of young ladies at the Wrightwood Valentine's Day dinner/
dance on February 13, 2010

Two couples pose for their picture(s) at the same Valentine's Day event in 2010.


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