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  • WELCOME!

    I began photographing children in black and white in 2000, shortly before the birth of my second daughter.

    Since that time, I have upgraded my equipment, refined my technique, and picked up some new tricks for working with children – but my style hasn’t changed. I like to take pictures that are natural, unposed, and informal. I focus on faces and tend to shoot close-ups. My goal is to capture the little things that represent who the child is in this moment, to bring back memories of a silly face, a fit of the giggles, a particular facial expression or hand position, or a spontaneous hug between siblings.

    I have lived in the Seattle area most of my life. I currently live in Issaquah with my husband and our three daughters, who keep me on my toes and give me lots of opportunities to try out new photography ideas!

    Thank you for your interest.

Seattle Senior Photographer ~ Time Flies

 

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I remember Kate had a playdate with a good friend when she was three.  These girls were having a great time but Kate leaned to her friend and whispered (loudly) ‘Stop having fun so our playdate can last longer!’  (Because time flies when you are having fun.)

That’s kind of how I feel about the fact that Jill is a senior.  Yup, I said it. Jill is in her last year of school before she heads off to college.  On one hand I want to stop all this fun and savor every last minute of it, but on the other I am looking forward to her new adventures and I really do love embracing each new stage my kids go through.  (Okay, that’s a lie.  I didn’t really embrace the terrible twos or the loss of nap time.)

I am not going to get all sappy with this post because I’m going to save that up for the end of the year.  That’s a better time for reflection.  Right now we are still looking ahead to all the fun that will happen this year and all the fun that is happening right now.

It was great to collaborate with Jill and Colin on these pictures.  They were enthusiastic about the locations and Jill didn’t kick and scream too much about the clothes and accessories.  (Colin, on the other hand, happily took all my clothing and accessory suggestions.  I think we will keep him!)

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Here are my favorites…

Seattle Senior Photographer ~ Very Sneaky

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This is Colin.  He is kind of a fixture in our house now.  He’s been in Jill’s life since 7th grade and he’s kind of sneaky, this boy.  He started out as just a casual lunch friend, moved up to best friend and now he’s slipped into the boyfriend roll.  He was so subtle about it Allen and I never saw it coming.  (I’m not sure Jill did either!)

For the record we are totally great with this development because he is so good for Jill.  He pushes her academically, supports her emotionally, and makes sure she never takes herself too seriously.  This is a recipe for success!  (Seriously, we love this guy!)

When it came to taking senior pictures it was a no brainer to do Colin and Jill together.  They are so comfortable with each other that they were constantly making each other crack up.  That is the perfect way to get real expressions and I took full advantage!

Here are my favorites…

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And one more with his lovely Mama, Lynne.  I normally do a quick family session before I do senior sessions but it just didn’t happen this time.  I so happy I talked her into jumping in a few pictures!

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Seattle Senior Photographer ~ Waffles or Pancakes

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I’ve been a professional photographer for more than 15 years.  I have seen a lot of funny things and heard even more but Riley totally surprised me with a new one.  I met this family for a quick family session before Riley and I continued on for her senior photos.

One of the things I like to do is have people in groups hold hands.  It might feel awkward but it gives everybody in the picture a literal connection.  So, when I said ‘Okay, Riley, hold your Mom’s hand!’ she said ‘Sure.  Waffle or pancakes?’  I was totally stumped.  I had no idea what she was asking me.  Turns out she was asking if I wanted their fingers to be interlocking or closed while holding hands.

Leslie, Riley’s mom, had the best answer.  She said ‘Oh, Michelle wouldn’t know about waffles and pancakes.  She’s gluten free!’  Gotta love clients that know you so well.

Here are my favorites…

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Seattle Senior Photographer ~ One + One is Fun

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Last week I took Jill and her boyfriend Colin out for their senior photo shoot.  They had a great time cracking each other up and it was perfect for me because it helped me capture some great natural expressions.  I’ve done a handful of photo sessions where two seniors come to the same photo session and it always works so well.  They are so more more comfortable!

Book your senior session before July 31st (the session can happen in August or September) and I will photograph two seniors for one session fee.  (Some restrictions apply)  I only have a two spots left in August and two in September so don’t wait!