Alison - Senior Portraits & Sunlight

March 17, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Happy St. Patrick's Day! May the luck o' the Irish be with thee! For Alison's family, this is one of the biggest celebrations of the year! Her parents hail from Ireland, and their 3 children are as American as can be (with our individual mixes of family heritage and neighborhood culture). Alison does not seem to have an Irish accent at all, but he...
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Perfectly Imperfect - Angie & Jd

October 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Angie was eager for family candids - portraits of family fun in their home and their back yard - candids seem much less intimidating than trying to conjure a real smile while hold-hold-holding a pose - Kitchen moments & mountain biking & basketball & swing sets were our starting point - Then we worked it from there:) And we love the results! I lo...
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Alaska Touring - in a Camper!

September 16, 2018  •  4 Comments
Out of the clear cold blue, Damon & Ferrol ask if we'd like to join them for a family vacation - in Alaska! Damon used to guide fishing excursions between coastlines and the interior each tourist season - he would live there and guide 5 months out of the year, to pay his way through college. He had to leave classes before the end of term in May, an...
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Jon - The Bear Creek School - Class of 2019!

August 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I love meeting friends of friends through photography... I think God made me so that getting to know people lights up my life:): Jon decided who to hire for his senior portraits based on a referral from Javier, whose son, Daniel, went on a Seattle photography adventure a couple years ago, see Daniel's session here. I love hearing how each individua...
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Malia - Senior Class of 2019!!!

August 05, 2018  •  1 Comment
Oh it's so surprising - we just start brainstorming, and - bibbity-bobbity-boo! Each person gets an entirely different senior photoshoot - For Malia's shoot, I will begin our story at the end of our shoot... We both really love the imagination & story behind "Cinder" - a futuristic Cinderella tale by Marissa Meye r, where a cyborg super-mechanic (...
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Johnstone Strait Kayak Vacay!

July 27, 2018  •  1 Comment
WE LIVED ON AN ISLAND. For 4 beautiful days we met more creatures than humans! A few new acquaintances, thru a 200mm lens:) An Orca family: Bear & wolves on the coast eat A LOT of SHELLFISH! The limpets are huge, and creatures with claws can rip them off the rocks and... escargot! Crabs also! crunch crunch crunch Dolphins! Grizzly bear...
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Freshmen! Jack & Emma! Downtown Seattle for a shoot.

July 16, 2018  •  1 Comment
Voila! Just like that, one is now a college freshman, the other is now a high school freshman. Crazy. I'm thankful for this opportunity to spend time with Jack & Emma, children of my friend-from-the-time-we-were-THEIR-AGE, doing one of my favorite things to do!! I also super enjoyed the company & assistance of my longtime-college-friend Beth, and w...
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Goodbye, Seattle! Family Photos at Pike Place Market

July 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Shay is a visionary! I really enjoy the way she decorated her Sammamish home - when I walked in, I felt like I belonged there:) Her family has since packed it all up (or sold it all!) after 11 years, to move back to Boston, her & Brian's hometown. However, to Riley, Aidan & Maeve, Sammamish is home! The entire family has loved their years here, in...
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David - Skyline High School - Class of 2018

May 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I've known David since he was this high! Caarin & Mike were our across-the-fence neighbors when Tony & I were first married:) David's littlest sister, Katie, was born just days apart from the birth of our first daughter, Joy. My biggest memory of being in David's place is the time that I locked myself out of my own house, with baby Joy still inside...
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Alison Joy - Cedarcrest High School Senior Portraits

May 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Ali's Alley! First stop for senior portraits of Cedarcrest senior, Alison Joy! A winding trail through sword ferns & Douglas fir, over a little bridge, lined with mossy logs and river rock. A place of adventure and picnics with Beth when Ali was small, and now a place of winding trails & boulder steps where she & Pauli Girl cover the hill in bounds...
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Gaurav - Class of 2018 - The Overlake School

March 29, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
One of the best parts of being a photographer is getting to know people:) Gaurav has been one of our neighbors for years, but I got to know him better in an afternoon than in all that time. I still thought of Gaurav as the 10 year old who makes robots:) And his little sister, who is like a 4th sister of my 3 girls, has filled me in on his hobbies o...
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Christopher - Class of 2018! Part 2: Downtown

February 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Christopher obliged me with multiple outfits & musical instruments, and he shaved in between so we had lots of different looks. I really enjoyed our portrait photography tour of MoPOP, Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture, in "part 1" which can be viewed by clicking here. Now dressed in his concert attire and with his french horn, our ideal hope was to...
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Christopher - Class of 2018! Part 1: MoPOP Seattle

February 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I. had. so. much. fun!! with Christopher:) And Alyssa, and Joy, and Sasha, and Zoe. So much fun it will take 2 blog posts:) Click here for Part 2. I love texture in photos. And "light is everything" (so true) - so light reflecting off the smooth brass of Christopher's collection of music-makers, along with dull gleams off the weathered studded meta...
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An Afternoon with Heather :)

February 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
This chica is full of surprises:) As we sat in her living room planning her shoot, it was a major train-of-thought, throw-them-all-out-there, everything-sounds-crazy-fun Planning Session - I suppose it would have taken us a week to complete 1/2 the ideas but then we would have just thought of more - I loved it:) My ADD brain was a little overwhelme...
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Sarah's Bat Mitzvah!

October 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Laughing, talking with everyone, introducing children to each other, leaning over the fence to wave and say "hi" - that was Sarah - the first time I met her - it was her first day of kindergarten - yep! She stuck in my memory! I thought, "I'd like my kiddo to get to know HER!" She has remained one of the most friendly, social, kind, and inclusive p...
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