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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.

Suncadia Family Photographer | Ski Like a Girl

 

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This year, just before Christmas, these awesome shirts came across my feed.  We are all about girl power in this house so I KNEW I needed to get some and put them under the tree for my girls.  Jill is a huge skiing fan and loves to go anytime she can.

Ellie and Kate are a little less enthusiastic.  Kate used to be balls to a balls to the wall skiier.  When she first started we literally had to put a tow rope around her because she would barrel down the mountain, faster than we could go.  Now she is much more cautious so we are trying to appeal to her competitive side and challenge her to make less turns and speed up.  I think that is the effect of two REALLY BAD ski seasons (no snow) right in the middle of her formative ski years.  Bummer!

And Ellie?  As Jill says, you can spot her right away because she is the one who looks bored.  She is a steady Eddy skiing at medium speed but there is something about the way she hold her shoulders and arms that just screams ‘ho hum’.  It’s kind of funny to see but we want to up the enthusiasm.  Come on kid!  Fake it till you make it!

As for me I love being back on the sticks.  I missed two years because of my ACL issues so it’s been fun to hit the slopes again!

Here’s to more family fun and more skiing like a girl!

PS- Mr. Fun is having a good time skiing too.  He is the best at getting us up to the mountain but making it super easy for us.  He literally sets out all of our clothes, loads up the equipment and lowers as many barriers to entry as possible.  He would go every day if he could.  I love that he always keeps us moving!

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Suncadia Family Photographer | Snow Minis

Come join me for a fun day in the snow up in Suncadia!  After your mini session and your snow games you can finish your afternoon with a dip in the pool.  The Suncadia pool has some awesome indoor water slides.  I only have a few spots left so if you are interested don’t wait!

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Seattle Family Photographer | Oh Happy Day!

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In December we celebrated Christmas early with the Enebo side of the family.  Celebrating early is fun because it’s kind of like a release valve for the real day.  Apparently Wade likes to celebrate early too because the day before we had our family celebration he asked Deana to marry him.  Best. Christmas present.  Ever.

We had some fun taking engagement pictures last month too.  We did a few in her hometown and a few in Suncadia.  They were so easy to work with!

Here are my favorites…

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Seattle Family Photographer | Board Stiff

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Jill birthday is the official start of birthday season in our house.  You would think that by the time she reaches the ripe old age of 17 we might be done with parties.  I thought I might get off easy because we are having the girls parties up at Suncadia this year.  Nope, Ellie informed me that we are NOT done with themed parties yet and to get on it.  Oh.

I had been rolling around a theme in my head and slowly planning the party when, just a week before the event, inspiration struck.  It was such an obvious fit that I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner.  A board game party!

For more than a year Jill has been obsessed with board games.  Her best bud Colin introduced her to a ton of games and she has slowly been collecting them herself.  Now THAT is a theme I could really get into!

Ellie and I took a trip to our local thrift store and for $11 we got five board games to use for decorations.  Quiddler, Scrabble, Monopoly, Life and Parcheesi.

Here’s what we did:

Buntings from the cards and playing boards for decorations…

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Signs from Scrabble and drink decorations from Monopoly…

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We used what appeared to be a brand new Parcheesi board for a serving tray for the Domino brownies Ellie decorated.

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We also set up game playing stations with snacks that went with them.  There was Quiddler matched up with gummy letters.

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Ticket to ride set up with Barnum’s animal crackers.  (I couldn’t find the little box train cars that my kids loved when they were little.  Apparently they are collector’s items now.  I had to settle for a bag decorated like a train car.  Drat!)

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We also set up the card game Gub with gummy worms and Apples to Apples set up with…apples of course!

The party was a big hit.  The kids had a great time.  Some games were played, some swimming was done, lots of sweets were eaten and Mr. Fun came through with an awesome scavenger hunt.

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This time it wasn’t clues that needed to be solved but tasks performed.  Like they had to find a piano to play.  (There are lots of musical kids in this group!)  Or they had to interview the front gate attendant and find out their favorite color.  It’s fun that they are at the age where they can and will do things AND enjoy them!

Opening gifts was hilarious. Somehow Jill and Henry have gotten into a habit of shopping for each other at the thrift store.  The goal is to come up with the most outrageous gift.  It’s a pretty funny idea!  This year he got her a winking creamer, a solar suit and a dart board with Colin’s face in the middle.  Laura was also clever because she knows how hard it is for Jill to be the center of attention…especially when opening gifts.  So she gave her an iTunes card but it was packaged up in three beautiful boxes, one inside the other and perfectly wrapped.  It took forever for Jill to open and we all got a good chuckle out of it!

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Thanks for helping celebrate our girl!

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