The Whiting Family!

I can’t say enough how much I love this profession, but I REALLY LOVE WHAT I DO!  This was by far the most fun session I’ve had in a very long time.  The handsome young man you see in these photos just might have something to do with that.  😉

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I spent this last Sunday evening with The Perkins Family.  Talk about some Swoon-Worthy family moments!  CMShare2 CMShare5

Sneak Peak for Katie C.

I’m starting to fall in love with Senior Sessions.  Katie is a senior at Redmond High school, and does wonderful things for her community.  Check back for more sneak peeks as the days go by!

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Spent My Evening….

…with this lovely family!  Their oldest is starting her senior year of high school, and the family couldn’t be more proud.  What a gorgeous bunch!  The youngest daughter is quite the character and loves all things creepy, crawly, and furry, and happens to be my own daughter’s best friend.  🙂

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Location Scouting in Seattle

One of the best parts of being a family photographer in the Seattle area, is exploring the natural scenery around this marvelous city.  When it comes to photography, the background can make or break an image.  This is when location scouting comes in to play.  Every now and then, I drag a kid or two (of mine) out to a new spot and explore the light and surroundings.  It’s lots of fun, and gives me an excuse to take pictures of my babies.

Recently, I discovered a gem of a park in Seattle.  Tall trees, old historic buildings, fields of wild flowers, and access to a sandy beach area with glorious sunsets.  Take a look at some of my favorite images from this park.  Some of you may even recognize this location.  😉

 

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Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer

 

Sometimes, Bribery Is Worth It.

Last night, the sky was simply beautiful.  My “spidey” sense was tingling, so I grabbed my camera and my daughter and drove around the corner to one of our favorite spots.  Most photographers with children will know about PCS, but in case you don’t, it’s called “Photographer’s Child Syndrome.”  It’s when your children turn into blank stared zombies, or crying banshees, at the mere mention of your camera.  My daughter, being nearly 9 years old (how did that happen!?!?), is typically the staring zombie type.  Last night, I bribed her with Starbucks and a movie date this weekend.  Yep.  That’s what I have to do to get quality photos of my child.  These photos were well worth the bribe.

 

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Bubbles.

A couple weeks ago, I had the idea to take pictures of bubbles.   They’re really quite beautiful, when the light shines on them just right.  The blues and purples, golds and greens.  My daughter had fun, I captured some great images, and we even saw a bunny.  I think I’ll keep bubbles in my photography bag from now on.

These particular bubbles seemed to be stronger than most.  They rested lightly on the grass all around us.

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All in all, we had a fun day.

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At the very end of our impromptu session, a tiny little bunny burst out through the trees!  I was so surprised at how close I was able to get to this little guy.  It was such a treat.

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I’ve noticed that my best images tend to be unplanned.  Spur of the moment, “Hey, let’s go outside and blow some bubbles!” happen to result in fabulous memories, and wonderful images.

 

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