Posts Tagged ‘family’

beach time | Seattle family photographer

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Last Saturday was a glorious fall day that remind me how much I love the Pacific Northwest. It started out overcast, but not cold. One of those perfect fall mornings. I met this family at one of their favorite local beaches for some photos.

There was tree climbing…

And rock-throwing….

And cuddles with grandma…

And log-jumping…

And in between, I managed to get a few smiles…

Thanks for the great session!!

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!




brothers | Seattle family photographer

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Had another session with another family with two boys! Lots of boys this month! They were so sweet….it’s so nice to see big brothers in action! Here are a few favorites from today!

It’s easy to see where the kids get their good looks!

During the session, a young, injured bird came right up. It wasn’t afraid of us at all, and seemed to want help. It even ate out of Dad’s hand! Hopefully it made it safely.

Thanks, Norah and Frank for letting me photograph your beautiful family! And for the jicama salad recipe! I can’t wait to make it!

boys and dogs | Seattle family photographer

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

This morning park session with 2 boys and their dog was so much fun!
These boys were so sweet and their new dog is clearly thrilled with her new home!

This dog was so well-behaved! She listened, she was awesome with the boys, obeyed commands. And loved to play!

generations | Seattle family photographer

Monday, June 28th, 2010

A friend of mine was nice enough to volunteer her and her grown daughters when I asked for mother/daughter models. They were a lot of fun! Mo, you raised some beautiful daughters!

And while the family was all together we took the opportunity to get some shots of her daughters with their beautiful kids! I loved seeing this family all together, laughing, enjoying each others company…

smiles | Seattle family photographer

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010


I just had to add this one from the other day. My favorite image from the session by far. Mom wasn’t planning on being in any photos, but I’m so glad I caught this sweet shot.

sunset at the beach

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009


Originally uploaded by eakelton

I had a fun session with a great family at the beach at the end of summer. I love these silhouettes. They really caught some air!