Mama, Papa & 3 Sisters

These 3 young sisters and their lovely parents were a perfect blend into the late summer grasses and trees of Western Washington.  Oh how I love the long grass.  Give me an unmanicured field of grass, and I am a HAPPY CAMPER. 

I also recently had modified the way I post-process my photos, and this family was a beautiful showcase of this change.  Enjoy this little shoot with the Richmon family!



“For there is no friend like a sister

In calm or stormy weather; 

To cheer one on the tedious way, 

To fetch one if one goes astray,

To lift one if one totters down, 

To strengthen whilst one stands” 

-Christina Rossetti


Introducing my new, short and sweet Snapshot Session

This abbreviated session is suited perfectly for headshots or to fill in the gaps
between more in-depth shoots, such as a family seasonal photo or to capture a
growing baby several times within his first year of life. I aim for natural and relaxed
images while providing a bit more posing directives to get the job done efficiently
and effectively.   On April 23, I am hosting a Snapshot day at Magnuson Park in Seattle for $25 off the normal rate.  Book now to get the time that works best for you!  Email me or submit an inquiry form off my contact page.  Can't wait for some spring photos!!

Harsh light… Low light… SCARY?

I recently took a photography class through the Define School called Movement and Light.  It was so good, and I can say that I certainly grew as a photographer.  I began the class with a generally nervous attitude about shooting in low light, especially indoors, and harsh, midday light.  However, I pushed myself to shoot in this light over the past few weeks.  I loved it and can sincerely say that I no longer find these lights scary.  I want to embrace the shadows and find pockets of light.  I will celebrate bright, sunny days and not worry so much about raccoon eyes.  I am looking forward to this journey!  So, here is a little tidbit of images I took and submitted.  Enjoy! XO  

Lovely Hallak Family

What an amazing shoot this was!  It was lovely to see a family enjoy time together just doing what they do… fixing hair, reading books, wrestling, watering their plants, playing on the swing set, looking for bugs, and enjoying an evening walk.  We had lots of laughs, especially when ants invaded their space and made everyone do the boogie!  A couple tips for family clients from this shoot---> clothing matters when you are being photographed!  Be yourself and let your creativity come through.  Take the time to coordinate, but don't be overly matchy matchy.  Mom, go buy a shirt you love that you will enjoy looking at yourself in!  Also, choose an activity.  It doesn't have to be complicated: blow bubbles, have a watermelon picnic, eat ice cream.  Be conscious of the environment: choose locations that you will like to look at for years to come.  And above all, embrace the activity and chaos of children and HAVE FUN!!  

Enjoy!! XOXO

One of my favorite families...

I freaking love these people: Luke and Karen and their two young girls.  They are genuine, refreshing, realistic, and gracious.  And, it is just an additional bonus that every time I am with my red-headed friend, people ask us if we are sisters.  Because if you have the same hair color, you MUST be sisters.  We have even gotten, "Are you twins?"  Silly, but I love it, and I will take it.  I would be honored to be your sister Karen.

Pleased to introduce this family… and this is a Saturday morning with them.