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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.

Palm Springs Take 2

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Doing a night swim is one of the highlights of our trips to Palm Springs.  The term ‘night swim’ is used very loosely as the swimming usually starts around 7 and ends before 9 because many of the kids have early bed times.  (Not mine anymore but they started out that way!)

Ellie and Jill both happened to pick vintage swimsuits this year.  They insisted that we have a little photoshoot and who was I to complain?  They even help with the post processing.  They can be so pushy these days.  Ha!

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This year to up the fun factor Joelle and I both brought (separately, but great minds think alike) glowsticks for fun in the pool.  The kids LOVED it and I had a bit of fun slowing down my shutter and photographing some of the acrobatics in the pool.

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Evenings in Palm Springs are magical.  Or at least the light is.  The golf course my parents’ house is on is in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains.  The kids LOVE to run down the fairway and play in the sand traps when all the golfers are done.  It’s like the best backyard ever!  The nice thing is that by the time the last golfer is done the sun is just going behind the mountains and the light is soft and lovely.

That’s why we like to do our family pictures there every year.  This year was a tougher year than normal because it was SUPER windy for all but the last two days of our stay.  (Only at night though so that was nice.)  Sure we could have gotten a whole bunch of pictures like this one below but we decided to wait it out.

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By waiting we got better weather conditions but much worse skin conditions.  There is something about Palm Springs that makes all of the kids (Joelle’s and mine) break out in eczema…almost instantly.  Poor things!  So, in these portraits, if the kids look scaly or uncomfortable they are.  Their skin is just one more swim away from cracking and peeling off their bodies! (Hence the look on Kate’s face in most of these pictures.)

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And one more that we’ve never tried before.  The sisters and the grandkids!

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Now that the laundry is done and we are back to our regular schedules it seems like Palm Springs was eons ago.  Good thing we still have our playlist so we can turn up the stereo and the heat and pretend we are still there!

Newborn Sweetness

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Last week I met a lovely new family with a sweet new member of their family.  The baby was amazing and let us get all of the shots we wanted.  Because the family wishes to keep those pictures private and off the internet I cannot share any of them with you.  Which is a crying shame because we got so many cute pictures!  Mom is going to have the hardest time picking!

With that in mind I decided to take a walk down memory lane and revisit some of my favorite newborn pictures.  I loved looking through my archives and remembering how some of my favorite clients looked when they were just brand new babes.

Grab a cup of coffee because I had a hard time picking too.  Enjoy!

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PS – I Love You!

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Ahhh Palm Springs.  How we love you and your warm sunshine, cool pools, and refreshing frozen yogurt!  We had an excellent time hanging out with cousins.  My kids got to hang out with THEIR cousins and my sister and I got to hang out with OUR cousins too.  What a treat!  (That’s us above at a lovely adult only dinner.  So good to be able to finish sentences.)

I did not pull out my big camera nearly enough but I did use my phone a fair bit.  I love printing out the little Instagram photos of our adventures so that is often my camera of choice.

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One last picture of the record breaking Pool Olympics crew.  Both groups broke their previous records.  The boys made it to 10 pools and the girls did 55.  That is crazy good!  (And, happily, took a few hours so I got some quiet pool time in for myself too.)

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When I finally unearth myself from our laundry piles I will post the family pictures I got with my big camera.  Here’s hoping the laundry will be done by next week!

Spring Mini Sessions – Only 3 Left

Spring is here and it’s time to have some fun. I’ve got three mini sessions left for the weekend of May 2nd and 3rd. Who wants to come play?

(The mini books make excellent Mother’s and Father’s Day gifts!)

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The Tunes

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We could hardly wait.  Spring break started last Friday for us and yes we were looking forward to time spent with cousins and night swims and sunny evenings on the golf course.  Yes we were looking forward to vacation photo challenges, the pool olympics and at least two trips to frozen yogurt.  Yes we were looking forward to celebrating Easter in the land where you can wear cute little dresses (without long underwear and sweaters too) and you can hide your eggs outside with confidence.

But maybe more than all that we could hardly wait to listen to our annual Palm Springs playlist.  We have these lists going back to 2006 and we look forward to them every year.  We put this playlist together a couple of weeks ago and it took extreme willpower to keep it off our devices and out of our ears.

(Just in case you were heading out to our abode to pick up a few new items for your house you should know that we will have burly work men in and out of the house at all hours of the night.  Plus, we had to move most of our stuff out anyway to get all this done while we were gone, so there’s nothing left.  Unfortunately I’m not kidding.)

Check in next week to see the pictures of our sunny adventures.