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    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.

At A Loss


It’s a good thing a picture is worth a thousand words because I’m having a hard time coming up with any on my own.  My Dad lost his very long battle with cancer last week.  I have so many feelings jumbled up in my heart that I wouldn’t know where to start to share them.  So I will share some of my favorite pictures instead.

Speaking of words, though, some of the favorite ones I received since my father passed are of the four letter variety.  What we have determined is that if people are too nice to us then we might break down crying.  Even just saying ‘I’m so sorry.’ is likely to bring tears to my eyes.  When I told a good friend this she immediately texted back ‘Keep it together Bitch’ with a lovely heart icon after it.  That was the best medicine ever.  It was so unexpected and slightly naughty that it got us laughing instead of crying.  So, if you’d like to tell me you are thinking of me and that you care, feel free to hurl some thoughtful curse words my way and you will bring some much needed levity to my day.  (I’m not kidding!)

Love you Dad!

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She’s Being Promoted

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I can’t believe it, but after 12 awesome years Allen and I are finally graduating from elementary school.  Boy are we slow learners!  But I digress, this blog post is actually about our amazing Kate.  Today she was promoted from 5th grade.  Which I think is another way of saying she is graduating, but I may need to go back to 4th grade to learn that vocabulary word.

Every week at the elementary school the teachers choose a child from their class to be ‘Great Kid’.  Those kids get to have lunch with the principal and they receive a special certificate with kind words from their teacher.  I am going to share Mr. Huttle’s words because they sum up her year in such a lovely way.

My Great Kid this week is Kate Enebo.  Kate has made tremendous growth this year academically and individually.  I have witnessed her taking ownership for herself, and she has stepped up to the plate and made herself proud.  With each passing week she reflects on her learning and progress with honesty, and this has aided in her substantial growth.  She is challenging herself in all that she does, and is making the strides needed to prepare for middle school.  I am continually impressed with Kate and am proud of the person she is.  Her smile has been contagious, and her enthusiasm for learning has broadened all of our minds.  We are grateful for her perspective on life.  Kate, you have great things coming your way.  Keep working hard and don’t stop until you have achieved your dreams.  ~Mr. Huttle

With staff this thoughtful can you see why we will be missing our time at elementary school?  Oh my.

Here is a Kate retrospective for your viewing pleasure.  Look at how much this girlie has changed.  We love you Kate!



Here are some pictures from graduation.  This is Kate’s beloved Mr. Huttle:

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Here is Kate with her bestie Annie.  These two have been together since they were two!

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You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

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When Ellie started middle school she was happy to fly under the radar.  Happy to hug the walls and quietly try not to be noticed.  I thought this would be how her whole middle school experience was going to go but I was wrong.  This girl found her confidence this year.  She has a good posse of friends that she has cultivated from soccer and class and she also really enjoyed getting to know her teachers too.  We are so proud of this kid!

I think she is set up to start her high school career on the right foot…especially if that foot is wearing Converse.  She is ready to go!

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A spitfire

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Miss Nora is turning 5.  Shocking since I just did her newborn pictures yesterday, right?  Sigh.  These guys need to stop growing.  Then again, it is so much fun to see what awesome little people Ronan and Nora are growing up to be.  That picture of them above just says it all to me.  These little guys are crazy and funny and they love each other endlessly!

Miss Spitfire was the best assistant for me during this session.  When I wanted to take their picture inside the dragon (that is the picture below with the circle cutout) I told them we would need to wait a minute while another family finished their playtime behind them.  Little Miss took matters in her own hands and asked them kindly to move so I could take their picture.  They were just as surprised as I was by this girlie taking charge that they happily moved out of the way for us.  Awesome!

Here are my favorites…

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Roots & Wings

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High school graduation is right around the corner. Are you there yet? I’m close and I can’t believe it. My oldest daughter is going to be a junior next year. This unbelievable development has gotten me thinking about senior photo sessions. We need to capture and celebrate these kids as they are right now; finishing one chapter of their lives and getting ready to spread their wings.

It’s not only important to capture your senior, but your complete family as well; documenting the relationships you have and the closeness you share.

Announcing my new Roots and Wings sessions. These sessions start with the family providing updated family pictures for your walls and family and to send along with your child as them embark on their next adventure.

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Then we focus on your senior and document this monumental milestone and their unique qualities. We will spend as long as we need to capture all of the different looks they envision. (If they don’t have a vision then don’t worry, I DO!)

These sessions are limited because they typically take several hours, so if you are interested lets get it on the calendar now!

Click on the Seniors Guide below for more details.