Meet Amber~Bellevue Headshots

Before the smoke rolled in from the forest fires in Canada, I met up with this ambitious mama of three to take her headshots and photograph her studio and a live massage.  I have had a few massages from her at her studio in Bellevue now and she is amazing.  I highly recommend her.  I’ve also had a few clients of mine who have taken barre classes from her and say she’s the best.  So one day I will have to go myself.  I have so many friends raving about this type of workout.  I have to see what it’s all about!  I will probably die. 😉

Studio: Spa Amber or visit at the Woodmark Hotel

Model: Ari Knight

Here are my favorites from our shoot~

 

 

Bartolettis ~ Tolt McDonald River Park, Carnation

Hello sunshine!  We have been missing you so much!

It’s quite helpful for me when we have great weather.  So sessions are in full force right now.  I’ve opened up a time slot on Sunday mornings to help free up some time on Saturdays.   This may work well for some of you.

I met this adorable family last weekend at one of my favorite parks to shoot at.  It was an overcast day, which I personally love. I have more freedom to stand wherever I want and use up all the pretty backgrounds.  And I thought I loved fall the most.  Spring is just as beautiful.

These two boys sure have grown.  Such polite little ones.  They will be breaking hearts with those blue eyes!

Here’s a sneak peek of their session.

Jack + Heidi~ Elopement

This is a fabulous, Hollywood-glam, intimate elopement that I was honored to capture this month.  All the details were lit by candlelight in this couple’s home with their closest family and friends.  I shed tears, as I do at all my weddings, and even when I attend them those little moments are what get me.  The way her father looked at her while they waited for the cue to walk down the stairs.  The way her mom was overwhelmed at the first sight of her daughter in her dress.  I remember her saying, “Why do you have to take a picture of me crying?”  I chuckled under my breath and mentally gave myself a high-five.

I saw all the details perfectly placed throughout the home.  The garage was replaced with an elegant dining area.  I loved the smell of the food and laughter of the guests.  It all consumes me while I tip toe around and snoop.  The toasts were very touching too.  I won’t forget the sons speech to his dad or the personal vows they wrote to each other.

And then there is the dancing that I love.  I heard singing along with twirls and little girls doing flips as the couple had their first dance.  It was also the night of the Super Moon that lit up the dark sky.  I’d say the day was perfect.  But who am I.  I’m just the person that saw everything with the help of my amazing assistant, my Dad.

Here are some of the highlights from our view.

Meet the Williams~Tolt McDonald Campground

Can you even stand how adorable this family is!  I am so happy they came to me for there portraits.  They are some more out-of-towners visiting family and scheduled a shoot.  I photographed the mom some years back before marriage and her adorable baby girl came along.

They brought along the adorable props.  The childhood heirloom chair, the giant pink balloon~I’m obsessed.  I think the 8-12 months age is just heaven.  They can’t run from me yet!  Everything that comes in their path is amazement and wonder.  I wish I could share the entire session!

*But here are my absolute favorites*

Meet Emma~2 weeks

I was able to photograph this sweetheart thanks to an online referral on a Facebook  discussion board for Bellevue.  I have no idea who that was, but I am so thankful.  I really want to thank all my clients for all their referrals.  You guys are so appreciated!! I feel like it’s the absolute best way to find the best clients.

I adore these three.  Emma was such a sleepy dream.  I love those wrinkled elbows and shoulders.  LOVE them!  I am really able to get my baby fix with these little tiny humans.  The little cries and facial expressions are so sweet.  I miss that.  So I hope this gives you guys that little “baby fix” as well.

ENJOY

Meet the Strahans ~ Carkeek Park, Seattle

This family introduced me to this awesome park in North Seattle.  It has a beautiful beach with acres to explore and the trains pass through every hour.  So the kids were mesmerized.  We hiked a little of the trails during our session.  I can’t wait to go back and adventure further up.  We also saw the bubble man getting ready for a show.  So much fun will be had here at Carkeek Park.

What a wonderful family!  I can tell the outdoors are their place of choice.  We found lots of creatures and interesting rocks, moss, leaves, bridges, and watched the mass of sailboats.  My kind of morning!

Here are some of my highlights in the glorious, sunny, Seattle day.

Lincoln//2 weeks

Welcome to the world this sweet beautiful baby boy.  He’s a dream.  He smiled, he snuggled, he slept so soundly, and he was just too precious.  It was a glorious sunny day in the pacific northwest.  We went outside for some family photos and decided to do some of his portraits outside in the sun.  He loved it and the doggies were digging’ in also.

This was our second session.  In case any expecting mamas are wondering about sessions,  I highly recommend the nesting package so you can have me capture your maternity and the newborn images.  Ask me about it!

What a pleasure to work with this adorable family!  Here are some of my highlights from the session.  ❤

Jack + Heidi~University of Washington Campus

Happy Spring everyone!  This is the second time I’ve been able to plan a shoot at the exquisite cherry blossoms in full bloom at the university.  Although, it felt like a million people around it was worth the commotion for the beautiful surroundings.

The day didn’t quite start off that great.  My husband had sprained his ankle and had to go to an urgent care clinic.  Thank goodness I can call my mom to save the day.  She watched the kids and my crippled hubby on crutches while I headed out.  Mom….I owe you one!!

Driving to Seattle I was able to refocus and relax while walking to meet my clients.  This session was a combination of an engagement, family, and head shots.  I look forward now to the wedding in the fall at the Hollywood Schoolhouse.  I know they will be making each other laugh and enjoying every minute that day.  Their love radiates around them.  I was no match with my one liners.  I think I’ll be learning some new ones.  I was cracking up.

Here’s my highlights of some wonderful people!

Class of 2016~Lake Marcel, WA

My first client of 2016 is such a beauty and sweetheart.  Her mom found me on a google search (thank you google search)!  Here is her senior session for the class of 2016.

We share a love of musical instruments and art. It was a crisp, chilly day with lots of sun flooding in through the trees.  We were able to use a private beach park at Lake Marcel.  Half of the park looked like spring and the other a little like Narnia.  It was fun to use both sides for the session. I admit to freezing, but I get to wear hats and a coat when I shoot.  She braved the weather without one.  I had a great time getting to know her. I like the spunk and sass!

Here’s a sneak peek of how I captured her.

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Meet the musician ~ Alki Beach, Seattle

 

 

 

Welcome to the busiest time of the year for my little business.  So that’s why I’m just now posting this session and the following.

This guy is a friend of mine that I have photographed in the past as he played with his band.  He is a very talented musician, singer, & song writer.  I really enjoy his music.  Hit him up for guitar lessons.  He can teach beginner to advanced students.  If you want more information contact me and I’ll pass it along.

I do have a funny little story about our session too.  Somehow along the way a cell phone went missing and since I was the last call the fuzz started calling me.  I was pretty oblivious saying, “What do you mean Josh….what…what are you talking about??”  My blonde roots were taking over so I didn’t realize what they were saying to me.  I composed myself to meet the officers on bikes and retrieved the missing phone.  So when my friend walked up and saw the cell phone waving in the hand it was pretty funny.  I now can add magician to my resume.   I guess I need to keep the secrets of my ways a secret for that to work.

So here are my favorites of the lot. 

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