Seattle Family Photographer | Michelle Enebo Photography Blog bio picture

    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 Family Photographer ~ Summer Wrap Up

The last two months have gone by in a blur!  I’ve been meaning to catch up on summer fun that has not made the blog yet and here it is.  I’ve enjoyed reliving all our summer fun!

The Pride Parade – This is the first time we’ve gone to this event.  I have never been to a parade that was so much fun.  Everybody was so happy and carefree.  We will do this again!


Game Time – We spent so much time playing games this summer.  Jill has always been into games but now we are ALL in on the fun.  Our favorites were Five Crowns, Wizard, Catan and Seven Wonders.

Silhouettes – My favorite models helped me try out a new location before I tried it out on Jill and Colin for their senior pictures.  So thankful they are willing to be creative with me!

Suncadia Fun – We managed to make it up to Suncadia at the beginning and end of the summer.  Biking and hiking and hanging out.  Love the family time!  Allen and I even managed to sneak a date day in together by driving up for the day together


Hiking – I didn’t get to hike quite as much as I wanted but I did manage to get a memorable one in with Joelle and her boys at the end of the summer.  Cooper loves hiking because he has two little lakes he loves to swim in.  Unbeknownst to us, the lake love was VERY low.  Can you say mudfest?  Ugh!  Not sure the back of my car will ever be the same.


Blue Lakes – We have not been able to join in on this fun for the past two years but this year we made it!  We joined three other families (all of us adults college friends) for swimming and talking and eating and singing.  It was a great weekend!

Mom’s Birthday – This year for Mom’s birthday we surprised her with the best gift we could think of.  Tim and Joelle and I secretly flew Tim home from southern California for the weekend.  We all made sure we arrived before Mom and had the grandkids bring out her special present.  She was so surprised and so happy.  It felt so good to give that to her!


The Huskies – We forgot to take a picture at the first Husky football game of the season but we managed to get one at the second game.  We brought our football loving Ellie along with us.  It is so great to share this passion with her!

Fun with Mr. Fun- We celebrate our anniversary this month.  (Stating the obvious here since we ALWAYS celebrate our anniversary in September!)  This year I treated myself to a new ring.  A few years ago I started having allergic reactions to my wedding ring.  I even upgraded to try to fix the problem but no dice.  I love Mr. Fun and I love being married to him so I decided to get a tattoo ring so I could have that symbol back.  I love it!  On our actual anniversary we went to a Casino Night fundraiser for our school district.  It’s fun to dress up!


Seattle Family Photographer ~ I’ve got your back!

Was your September as busy as mine? I am just now recovering from all the crazy that comes with the beginning of school and getting into the groove of fall.

If family pictures have fallen off your radar don’t worry! I’ve got you covered. I’ve added more dates to the fall schedule. Contact me soon for the best choices.



Seattle Family Photographer ~ Go Dawgs!


A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing my God son.  (Given my inexperience with such a role and the big guy in general I was a terrible God mother so I use that term loosely!)  I held this kid as a teeny tiny baby and spent many a Christmas and birthday celebration with him. He is huge, super smart, handsome, driven, an awesome golfer, and kind.  And that is just for a start!

Bligh is looking at four schools for next year.  Three in California and our beloved University of Washington.  I asked him ‘So, you have a 75% chance of living in California next year?’  He said ‘I have a 100% chance of saying yes to the UW so I hope I’ll be here!’  That does my little Husky heart so good!  The UW would be lucky to have this guy.  Go Dawgs!

Here are my favorites from his senior session…


Seattle Family Photographer ~ Happy Birthday!

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Last month Chris emailed me about getting a photo session for Becca for her birthday.  Not only did he want to get the session but he wanted to schedule for early September, just a week or so after her birthday.  When I tactfully tried to suggest that she might want to have time to plan for the session he said ‘Oh no, part of the gift is getting this on the schedule because otherwise it just won’t happen!’.   Not only is the gift the photo session but it is also the ‘getting it done’ part too.  That is somebody who knows his family well.  (Turns out it was Chris’ birthday too!)

The last time I photographed this family Miss Rachel was just an itty bitty newborn.  My how they have all changed!  Preschool, kindergarten and third grade.  Oh my!

Happy Birthday Becca and Chris!  Here are my favorites…


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Seattle Family Photographer ~ Why Did they Stop?

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Jackie and Chris make beautiful babies.  Seriously, they all make my job so easy because I almost just have to push the button.  Their beauty, inside and out, just shines through!  It’s almost not fair that they are so nice.  While I was working on these pictures my girls came over to look over my shoulder.  They both agreed that Jaylen has the best smile and I do too!  It takes over his face and goes right to his eyes.  He said that the school has made him retake his pictures numerous times because you couldn’t see his eyes but I think that is the best part.  If a smile doesn’t make it to my subject’s eyes I know I have work to do because it isn’t authentic!

Unfortunately Chris was out of town when I took their pictures but we had to squeeze Jaylen’s senior session in between HIS crazy schedule and the date his sister was leaving for HER sophomore year in college.  (You can see Alaya’s senior pictures here.)  Jaylen was pretty adamant about waiting until the very end of summer for his session because he wants to soak his freedom up as long as possible and, in his eyes, taking senior pictures is just the beginning of his senior year.  I loved driving around with Jalyen from location to location because he is very charming and very chatty.  So easy to hang out with!  He is a super talented bass player (think Orchestra, not rock band) and he also loves running track.  That is narrowing down his college choices and making him think about what is most important to him.  (As he said, ‘One of these things, bass or track, is probably just going to become a hobby.’)  I love his thoughtful approach to his search!

Here are my favorite pictures…

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And a few more of this lovely family…

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