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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.

Hugs & Cookies

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How lucky am I?  Not only do I get to see this lovely family on a beautiful summer evening, but they came bearing gifts.  The girls had spent the afternoon making cookies and they brought them to share.  Not only that, but I got the cookies AND a hug from mom, Alice so it was hugs and cookies for me.  (Which is so much better than milk and cookies for this diary free girl!)

I have the best families!  Here are my favorites…

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Eep Op Ork Ah Ah

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This year was the first time in a LONG time that we were all able to help with my nephew, Henry’s, birthday party.  My sister Joelle always does an amazing job of pulling together a theme for a birthday party and this year was no exception.  In fact, it was even more miraculous given that she moved less than two weeks ago!

Aliens was the winning theme this year.  Joelle’s favorite thing to do for any party is the cake.  (I totally agree with this!)  After picking up a silver charger and small glass bowl at Michael’s she had her inspiration!  Sweet tarts, silver sprinkles and a plastic alien from their own personal collection and she had herself a UFO.

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While Joelle and I like to work on the details of a party, the kids really love the activities.  This year they made UFO rockets from film canisters (what are THOSE relics?) and alka seltzer…

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They next decorated flying saucers (or green plates) and had fun trying to land them in the hula hoop planets…

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Since it was 95 degrees outside (not even exaggerating) a water break was in order to rehydrate the earthlings!

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Next they moved on to a game called Martians vs Aliens that was somewhat like capture the flag but the Earthlings (party goers) had to capture the moon rocks from the Martians (the big girls) without getting tagged.  It all seemed quite chaotic and complicated to my feeble brain but the kids all understood and enjoyed it immensely!

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They ended the party with a bit of a cool down by opening presents and eating cake.  As you can see by the bright red faces and sweat pouring off their brows that it was HOT!  But hey, who ever said that Mars was cold, right?!?

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One more thing…this two headed Martian kitty was happy to be confined to a cool safe place while all the crazy was going on outside!

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Totes No Goats

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As happens every year in our neighborhood, there have been a heard of goats directly behind my back fence ‘landscaping’ the green space.  Essentially they are hired to eat back the noxious weeds and trim up the grass.  It’s pretty fun watching these guys so I thought I would totally impress these kids by showing them the goats right behind my fence before we started our session.

Turns out they are hard to impress because their neighborhood down in San Francisco does the same thing!  Darn.  I was hoping these goats would help me get a smile out of Mr. Troy who was totally unimpressed with me.  Good thing his sister and parents are goofy enough to coax a smile.

And good thing we found a nice goat free area so we could get these fun grass pictures!  Here are my favorites…

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Place!

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Meet the newest member of the B family…Shortstop.  He is the funniest, goofiest dog but don’t let that fool you into thinking he isn’t well trained.  This sweet boy did not jump on me (or my bum knee) ONCE and he know the best command.  Place!  These guys can say ‘place’ and point and Shortstop will do his darndest to get into that spot.  I’m not sure what it would really be used for practical purposes, but it’s awesome for photographers.  Too bad it doesn’t work on toddlers!

Here are my favorites…

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Just a couple more on the fun side.  I climbed into the trampoline with these guys to get a few shots but it was way too bouncy and I ended up flying into the air multiple times.  It was way easier to stand on the ladder and shoot up.   Thanks for indulging me boys!

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Only 165 Days Left!

Now that the weather is finally cooling down it’s time to think about the holidays, right?  Whether you want to get a jump on your holiday cards or capture your family while they still have their summer glow, these August Mini Sessions are the perfect way to do that.  There are only a couple of appointments available on each day so don’t wait to book!

August 2015