Family Portraits - quick & sweet at home

June 23, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Suman & Melanie have a typical issue when it comes to making family portraits - it has been a LONG TIME, in part because life can be so busy! And their son is so crazy busy with sports (hockey) and just finding that time is hard to do - but we made it happen:) One outfit, 30 minutes, at their home, in between work and evening activities:) And it wa...
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Lauren!! Congratulations!! Class of '23 Woot! woot!

June 15, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
This shoot was such a pleasure for me!! After getting to know her very outgoing big brother, Anthony, nearly 3 years ago for his senior portraits, I was so pleased to work with Lauren's Dad, Phillip, to make headshots for the City of Lake Forest Park mayor & city council ~ red, white blue & green! And all this time I have heard about Lauren, and t...
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Chris - EHS Class of '23 - Congratulations :)

June 12, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
I started photographing Chris' family in late 2019 when they came to a family mini session day at Evans Creek Preserve. This is nearly 4 years later, and it was fun for me to ask Chris what he would like to do for himself; for HIS senior portraits. He wasn't too hot on the whole idea of photographs of himself, but he did it! He did it for his Mum:)...
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Ana!! Happy Graduation!

June 08, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Ana!! Thank you for trusting me with your seniors!! Happy Bear Creek Graduation!!! I met Ana when she & Joy were soccer teammates in 1st grade! (see the last portrait of this post!) I had so much fun making senior portraits with her big brother, Daniel:) And I looked forward to making Ana's portraits with her:) Planning this session was a b...
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Ray! Eastlake Class of '23!!

June 04, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Ray took me to a favorite spot for sunset! Wide open spaces with forests in view forever - even though we are looking over multiple towns in the lowlands and foothills, we wouldn't know the extent of that, it looks like a few homes but forest and sky forever - gorgeous:) This was super fun for me, I have been able to meet most of Ray's family in th...
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Kaylee ~ Redmond High School '23 Grad!!

May 30, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Oh, I'm apologizing in advance Kaylee because lower on this page I have to show a baby photo;) and a Little photo;) because they are so cute! & because they are part of my own history too:) Crazy fun for me to make senior portraits with you!! Kaylee is my first person to photograph actually lifting in a weight room:) Love this! Kaylee usually...
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Kjell - Class of '23 High School Grad :)

May 24, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
My good friend Kim connected me with Kjell's family ~ Kim and I have so enjoyed making her daughter's portraits, one session at home on their farm, and the other at the waterfront in Seattle:) I received a phone call from Kim one afternoon - she was in a car with her good friend, Teri, and Teri's son, Kjell - Kim introduced us to each other above t...
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Ashley - Eastlake High School Class of '23

May 21, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
I have known Ashley since she was an itty bitty at Samantha Smith Elementary! I get nostalgic with these young adults ~ especially when I can still picture her as 4 feet tall! Ashley enjoyed Varsity diving for Eastlake High School this year, so even as we had hair and makeup happening earlier in the day, we knew we were going to splash all the work...
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Zach - Class of '23!

May 09, 2023  •  1 Comment
Big Congratulations, Zach! Soon to be a graduate, Class of '23!! This was our SUNRISE Senior Photography Session last summer! I'm so grateful for your willingness to make this happen this early - we had the baseball field all to ourselves - and the sunlight was gorgeous: Zach's Dad, Dan, played catcher & fed me great input for fun baseball...
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Joy Melody - Eastlake High School senior 2023 - and my kid :)

April 18, 2023  •  1 Comment
I'm feeling a bit nostalgic, quite hopeful and content, & a tad overwhelmed - I've photographed so many so fun high school seniors over the years but - this girl is mine!! My Joy will walk at graduation in 2 months!:):):) Joy has assisted my photoshoots over many years, and it was just fun for me that she had been imagining ideas for her own s...
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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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