Grace at Seventeen

May 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
This Spring, I had the immense pleasure of photographing the daughter of a long-ago friend of mine. My friend is Kim, and this is Grace. Kim highly values photographs, as I do. I remember that 20+ years ago, she had an eye:) And Grace has taken two years of Photography electives in high school, so we were 3 of a kind. We had our Planning Session...
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Elly ~ Eastlake Class of 2021 !

April 11, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Zip zip! That was Elly! I honestly have never had a client who wanted to be finished with photos as quickly as Elly wanted to be finished with photos ~ I used to say that every client has fun, even the guys ~ but now I may have an exception! Maybe she had fun... oh I dunno, maybe not! But... SHE DID IT:) She did it for her Mum:) She did it for her...
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Zach's Rock Climbing (senior) Portraits :)

March 28, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
DO YOU SEE HIM? ... look at about the halfway point of the cliff, on the right side of the waterfall ~ ~ In Zach's free time, you'll find him in the mountains ~ :D woot woot! This was near the completion of our time together ~ we built UP TO the waterfall ~ we started (relatively) smaller:) First: completion of preparations: Zach scheduled...
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Phoebe! Sun, Lake & Bamboo !

March 19, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Phoebe is my kind of girl:) That is to say, we love the same types of photographs:) She lives in a semi-minimalist, tall & slender house (how picturesque!) on the lake. Her home doesn't have a lot of "stuff" and each chosen furnishing or piece of decór is ~ unique ~ fun ~ different ~ interesting! I think, it is, quite an interesting allegory for P...
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Daniel, Senior Portraits in Seattle's International District

February 19, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
This was fun for me, as we went places I'd never been before:) Exploring Seattle is one of Daniel's favorite pastimes, and of the options for exploration, the Chinatown - International District is THE favorite! The food, the sights, the International Model Toys shop, the grocery store, the murals & graffiti; everything about it. I was interested ~...
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Zach ~ Skyline High School Senior Photos ~ Class of 2020

November 17, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I mean it about having fun:) Might as well! I mean, you'll get used to acting like your smile is quite real, but getting those honestly-I-can't-help-it-smiles are a lot easier when you're doing something you enjoy! Like for Zach when he dribbles around me, or makes lay-ups while I'm shooting down from above the neighborhood hoop:) I like those smil...
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Cameron - Bellevue Christian Senior Photos

November 10, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Happy Senior Sunday!! The idea was simply to get one good yearbook portrait for Cameron:) In the past, Bellevue Christian High School has always hired a pro studio to take all the senior portraits, and they are always very good portraits. But the excitement that shines when portraits are based on a person's own unique ideas, I suspect that would be...
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Dancing in Old Seattle - Lauren's Senior Portraits!

October 11, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
This portrait session was filled with more fun firsts for me. I love that about my work!! Each person is so unique. Lauren's family recently inflated. Her Dad married Nancy, our enthusiastic spark-plug cracker-jack Children's Pastor at Pine Lake Covenant Church:) And that is how I got to meet Miss Lauren, at our "Encore" after-service all-church-...
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Taylor & Sunflower Fields

September 20, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
A very very favorite time of year for our family is "Farmcation":) We travel 90 minutes to a DIFFERENT WORLD!!! A fantabulous and picturesque world! A world where childrens' stories come to LIFE! "The Big Red Barn in the Great Green Field had a weather vane, and a pig that squealed..." I laugh that city kids (& suburban kids!) grow up with sooo man...
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For the Love of Pet Portraits

August 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Our kids are avid dog-sitters and dog-walkers. Earlier this month, we were able to keep "Millie" for a bit, while her humans vacationed in Europe. We considered our home to be Millie's summer vacation home:) When Ronnie brought Millie to us, he carried all of her puppy paraphernalia into our home, with 12 pink roses for me:) Millie turned out to be...
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Happy 100th birthday to Sam :)

August 12, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I love Sam:) I love his love for Edith:) Please meet Sam's Edith, by clicking HERE And his stories about working his way to financial success in the USA, and THEN going about finding "the right one" to marry. His own family were still in Austria, which had been taken by Hitler. They had seen the Nazi advance and had found a way to send their 19-y...
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My Family - Mum's Birthday :)

July 02, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
My Mom, Janice, just turned 74! Not a typo! We celebrated with a photoshoot - I've wanted my Mum to have the experience that our clients enjoy:):):) I also wanted to try a studio-style of photography... attempting Sue Bryce style... Annie Leibovitz style... so this was an experiment with our family, fun fun! Mumaaa taught my girls to read when t...
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Mihir - the Graduate!!

June 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Into the great wide open... This summer, Mihir plans to pack his calendar with all the most beautiful vistas of Washington. This is his last grand opportunity for travel adventures here in his Pacific Northwest - his lifelong homeland. He graduates from Redmond High School this week, and then has a short 2 months to savor our wild spaces before le...
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It's Time for Family Portraits 2019!

May 31, 2019  •  3 Comments
Aunt Carolyn's birthday gift from her daughter this year: Family photos! with grandsons!! And with beloved daughter & son-in-law! And with hubby! I LOVE photographing one family over and over through the years, this is such a kick to me! Last time, we used Carolyn's home-grown flowers, as a gift from her grandson, and we kept that tradition goi...
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Erin - Drummer for the Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs - Senior Photoshoot

May 03, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Wow! I love making portraits!!! Erin has been growing like a weed! (Or time flies?) I loved having fun together on this shoot!! I love a people who aren't afraid to be unique, and Erin is that! from her cropped curly hair to her choice to do Running Start and spend more time with her band... the Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs. They are playing Satu...
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