Marisa & Ben - RECEPTION!

August 12, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Ben & Marisa have just been pronounced Husband & Wife ~ see the previous blog post ~ & the party is just beginning! The newlyweds took a few private minutes to savor the moment and realize how their lives have changed. Then they made their Grand Entrance from the "cabin", beneath the lights... ... to open the beautiful feast catered by CG Public H...
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Marisa & Ben ~ WEDDING in Cascade Mountain Air

July 02, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
This family is a joy to just "be" with ~ I feel so blessed to be welcomed into the midst of them all! Today I am describing July 2, 2022 ~ the wedding celebration of Ben & Marisa:) A bonus of this occasion for me was the presence & assistance of my Adventure Buddy & 2nd Photographer, Jean:) Jean & I had access to Ben's groom's quarters in Rosly...
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Celebrating THIS couple ~ Marisa & Ben

June 24, 2022  •  2 Comments
Today I am contentedly diving into memories of this beautiful engagement session for... Marisa & Ben 8 days from today - we will be celebrating with them as they tie the knot in Cle Elum, WA... The memories shared today are actually from 2 years ago, the Spring of 2020. I'm so looking forward to being with them again next week!! I'm starti...
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Alex - Eagle Scout & Lake Washington HS Graduate!

June 13, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
I am so grateful to my past clients & friends who recommend my little biz online or over coffees with acquaintances ~ this is how I meet such fun people who I may not have opportunity to photograph otherwise, including Alex! My first meeting with Alex was still prime COVID time, so we met in his backyard living area, with the toasty fireplace & co...
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Grace in Seattle - Class of '22

June 06, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
I do enjoy escapades in the city - this time, Grace toured Pike Place Market & the waterfront with me. She had affection for the area because she had recently played the tourist there with her boyfriend:) And we also discovered picturesque corners that neither of us had tried before. We started our afternoon at the small North Seattle studio of...
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Justin Class of '22!

May 30, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Sooooo much fun for me... I met Justin when he was in 4th grade and he was so cute, and it was Veteran's Day & yes, Justin, I'm doing this: click here 🇺🇸 for that Veteran's Day family photo shoot when Justin was 9:) 🇺🇸 Justin is looking forward to a career in the American Military:) But for this photoshoot we started a little bit cowboy:...
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Alexis & Sunshine! ~ Class of '22!

May 29, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Oh such joy for me to photograph Alexis:) Her sparkling dark eyes & her spontaneous mind searching out fun spots & angles with me:) We were fitting in our photography session between dramatic bouts of rain & Lexi's busy high school BASKETBALL season!! Thank you to Blushing by Jen on makeup and Lori's Lovely Beauty on hair, who both came...
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Jillian! & gardens ~ Class of '22!

May 20, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
I think it is impossible to not smile when seeing Jillian's smile ~ let your brain get happy & smile back:):):) I believe I met Jillian when she was... two:) so so so much fun to see you now & remember you then!! The images in our minds' eyes for these portraits (and in our Pinterest picks) were floral ~ disregarding spring showers, we wen...
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James - Gamer! & Eastlake Class of '22!!!

January 16, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Planning / brainstorming sessions are ALWAYS so fun for me ~ when I ask "What do you like to do? Where do you like to go? What makes you smile??" ~ that is when I get to dive into my client's world and hang out there, learning about it all through my clients' personal "lens". Then we get to make up where our photoshoot will happen. James chose FORE...
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Faith ~ Class of ‘22

January 11, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Making our Senior Portraits during Covid is… a little sad for me. Architecturally beautiful public indoor locations are not available for portraits showing noses and mouths ~ so we applied a little imagination & I love our results!! Faith dressed the part ~ elegance and beauty personalized with her own fun & outrageous details!! ~ then she wrapped...
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Daniel at Pioneer Square & Queen Anne

December 11, 2021  •  1 Comment
Field Trip! Daniel took us into Seattle, from Kerry Park to Pioneer Square ~ We started at Gene Juarez in Redmond, for hair touch up with Design Specialist Michael M: Then caravanned to Seattle's Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill: Then the Sinking Ship Parking Garage in Pioneer Square, at the foot of the Smith Tower I enjoyed photog...
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Zoe - let's play !

September 30, 2021  •  1 Comment
Zoe already had a host of FUN straight-face awesome UNEXPECTED images posted on her Instagram, so I could SEE how she likes to play, with images & attitudes & expressions & clothes & IMAGINATION ~ Zoe is all about being playful:) At the beginning of our afternoon... we met with Corey T at the Gene Juarez Salon & Spa in Redmond. From there, Z...
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Vinny - So Long, Sammamish

September 26, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Grad & Gone! Vinny graduated from Skyline High School in June ~ so he is now grad & gone & immersed in his real-life-brick-and-mortar-sunshine-and-classrooms college experience at Claremont McKenna College in SoCal:) But this was our time, just before his high school graduation in June... We began the (very early) morning with expert barber...
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Alaina's Road Trip to Sunflower Fields!

September 19, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Alaina! Senior at Skyline High School, Class of 2022! We came up with a vision... forests, rivers, and sunflower fields... so we took a little road trip:) (Just a note: this portrait session was during a magical time: we were post-vaccinations and pre-D-variant...thus.. we rode together!) Pre-session: Salon 074 in Sammamish for a quick blow-dry f...
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Jon! The Mountains to the Matador...

August 29, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I SO ENJOY repeat clients! Like Jon's family! Jonny had a lot to live up to, I mean, THIS was pressure, I mean, his big brother is my cover model - not just for a sample album showing off portraits I ❤️ but Jon's big brother is THE cover model for my STYLE GUIDE. And he's all over the inside of it too. That's like, having your older sibling score...
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