Archive for September, 2010

jen & brian | seattle engagement photographer

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Today’s session with Jen and Brian was one of my favorites in a long time!! Everything was just right! We thought we might get rained out, but the rain held off and kept the crowds away from our location!! I had the privilege of shooting their wedding a few weeks ago and was thrilled that they wanted to do some fun shots on Jen’s bike and at the lake where they had their first date (awwwwww!!). It was really hard to pick favorites to show…and there’s so many more to edit! Here are some I just couldn’t wait to show them.

We started at their place for some fun shots on the bike…I love these two!

then we headed over to the lake….

Here’s to many happy years ahead you two! I hope you are always laughing!

Studio coming soon | Seattle family photographer

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

The new studio space is almost ready. It’s a matter of getting organized and fine-tuning at this point. My daughter wanted me to try it out on her the other day, so I snapped a few by my tree wall. I am looking forward to offering some holiday sessions in the new studio! Stay tuned for more information and an opening special!

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What to wear? | Seattle portrait photographer

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

I get asked this SO often! And it makes a big difference if you can follow even a few simple guidelines. First is that simple is best! Cartoon characters, logos, graphics….they all compete with your child’s face (or yours)! That being said, small kids can get away with some fun patterns. Stripes and polka dots are cute. I do think they work best away from the face.

When you are coming in with your family for a family shot, try to pick clothes that are complimentary, but they don’t need to be matching. If they are all the same value, then that will look best. I recommend this trick to see how your outfits will look as a group:

lay out the outfits on the bed next to each other. Turn around and walk away from them, then turn back around and look at the bed. Does one outfit or piece grab your attention a lot? If so, that is what will stand out in the photo. If you see one group, rather than one part first, then you’ve probably chosen well! And you can always bring several things to your session and I can help choose! I love doing that!

Here is one idea of some outfits that work well together. Not everyone has to be “matchy-matchy” to look good in a family portrait!

Jen & Brian | Seattle portrait photographer

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

This past Friday night I had the opportunity to photograph the wedding of this adorable couple! I LOVED the colors they chose, and the vintage look to everything!

They got married at the historic Monte Cristo Ballroom…a beautiful and intimate place for a wedding!

I LOVED the dress she wore!!

Congratulations, Jen & Brian! Here’s to many happy years ahead!

The Peace Project

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

I am very excited to share my good news with you all! I entered a photograph into The Peace Project, an international competition to promote and inspire us all to contribute to global peace efforts. My entry won an Inspiration Award, and will be one of 150 selected entries to be printed and displayed in galleries in Los Angeles, San Fransisco and New York City! What an honor!! They are printing a book that will be available as well as other items. All net proceeds will go to the war victims in Sierra Leone. This is my entry:

You can see the other entries and read more at The Peace Project from The Whole 9.