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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 Family Photographer ~ Go Dawgs!

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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…

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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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Seattle Family Photographer ~ Moving Up

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I have been the photographer for an amazing private school here in Seattle for almost five years.  I can’t believe it has been that long because I have been photographing these guys the whole time.  They have gotten so big and now they are going off to middle school.  It’s kind of funny, but I spend a lot of time working with each child I photograph and then post processing their pictures.  Even though there are 325 kids at this school I remember most of their names on sight and I have a soft spot for all of them.  That’s why it’s hard for me to believe that Will and Carter are moving on.  What?  When I go photograph the school next week they won’t be there?  Nope.  They are off to middle school and bigger adventures.

I’m so glad these guys came to see me with their Moms and furry friend.  It was nice to see how much they’ve grown and wish them well at their new school!

Here are my favorites…

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Seattle Family Photographer ~ Fa La La La Fall

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There are only 16 weeks until the holidays. Wait, what?!? Come for a session this fall and not only will you have some beautiful pictures to give as gifts but you will also receive a set of 25 custom holiday cards. Cards and gifts. Check. Check.

Fall is filling up fast so if you are interested in a session contact me soon!

Here are all the fun cards we are offering this year…

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