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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.

Alderbrook – Wedding Edition

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As I promised, here are my pictures from the big day.  If you thought there were a lot of pictures yesterday then you might just want to get TWO cups of coffee for this one!

It’s not often that we get gussied up so the girls and I had a good time this summer finding outfits and shoes and pulling it all together.  A big thanks to by Brother In Law, Stephen, for taking some pictures of us all cleaned up.  Here one right back at ya!

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The boys were the ‘Ringmasters’ at the wedding.  They did such a great job!  It’s a long day in a monkey suit when your preferred outfit is really your birthday suit!  I kept waiting for an old police car to screech around the corner to pick these guys up!

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While we were at it we roped Nana and Grampy into a few pictures too.

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And here’s a few more of girlies and cousins I want to put in my blog book…

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Now on to the wedding.  The boys did their job so well.  I love how Jack suavely had his hands in his pockets.

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Here is my cousin walking down the aisle for the last time as a Jackson.  (Although once a Jackson always a Jackson!)

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Here some proof that I was at the wedding (thanks Kate).  And a few more from the cocktail and dinner hour.

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My Uncle Rob gave a lovely speech as Father of the Bride.  Touching and funny all at the same time.

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Then finally the moment my girls were waiting for.  The dancing!  Here is Jack watching the bride and groom dance for the first time.

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Then there were Father/Daughter dances and Mother/Son dances.

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A big thank you to Rob and Sharon for hosting such a fun event and for Lauren and Jon for providing the excuse to get all these crazies together.  We wish you guys a long lovely marriage!

Alderbrook – Birthday Edition

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This year our big family summer vacation was out to Hood Canal for a long weekend for my cousin Lauren’s wedding.  We had family come in from far and wide.  (Toronto, San Francisco, North Carolina, Kirkland…)  The set up at this resort was perfect.  There were cottages that many of us stayed in and also hotel rooms for others.

Joelle and I had cottages next door to each other which was great because we always love having cousin time and together we hosted a birthday dinner for my Dad that had more than 20 people smushed onto one deck (Hey, we are family.  We can do that!) and served food on the other.

I have so many pictures I’d like to share that I am splitting the posts up so I don’t overwhelm anybody.  You are welcome.

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At the birthday party one of my uncles gave Dad a bag of M&M’s.  Oh how well they know him!

Family Michelle Enebo Photography Seattle Issaquah Wedding4-1Cousin Glen introduced his present with ‘For my cousin who only likes the finer things in life!’  Turns out it was a 49′s T-shirt.  Dems fighting words to diehard Seahawks fans!

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One of the things we gave Dad was a box of bracelets.  They were all navy blue for colon cancer and say ‘No One Fights Alone’.  There were 50 in the box and this was the perfect place to hand them out.  Now we can all show him our support!

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In addition to having the perfect place to host a birthday party (or, ahem, wedding) there is a lot of fun to be had at Alderbrook too.  Walks on the dock, pool time, SUP and paddle thingys.  All good!

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Of course all of this was in anticipation of the big day.  Stay tuned for pictures from the wedding…

Jill’s Night

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Jill has finally gotten to the point where she has stopped growing.  Which means she that a lot of the clothes she got last year still fit.  Weird!  We went from Jill needing the most clothes every year to needing the least.

We started out with a quick dinner at Azteca for our favorite mexican food and then we hit the mall running.  Jill needed jeans so I taught her the age old trick of trying on multiple pairs of jeans all in the same size.  Crazy how different they all fit!  We thought it was interesting that some of the pairs were ‘pre-distressed’ in the heels.  Really?  They want your jeans to look like you’ve been walking on the back of them for months?  That’s a feature?  I’m too old!

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It’s amazing how much you can hear in dressing rooms.  When the girl next to us loudly proclaimed ‘I can’t fit anything over my boobs!’ we both lost it.  Jill was laughing so hard she had tears running down her face!

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Next up in the school shopping hit parade was unmentionables.  Eliminating  words (like Diva or Princess) splashed across the undies and lacy barely there bras limited our choices but we found some cute things and continued on our quest.

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We found some great tops too, contrary to this look on Jill’s face.

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We ended our night with a gluten free dairy free yummy FULL treat.

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Jill said she was most looking forward to learning more American Sign Language this year.  She’s been learning words over the summer online and can’t wait to dig in more.  Jill is least looking forward to the drama that tends to happen in high school.  There was a bit here and there last year and Jill doesn’t do drama!

What did this kid pick as her ‘treat’?  I don’t have a picture of it because she wants a new book for her Kindle.  I am ALWAYS happy to buy books!

Here’s to a good year for all my girls!

Ice Bucket Challenge

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It’s all the rage these days and I was kind of hoping this trend might just pass me by.  Nope.  Susan Wais challenged me to the ice bucket challenge for ALS yesterday and I am not one to back down from a dare!  BUT, since I am a still photographer I decided to do this my way.

Please note that while I got plenty wet in these pictures, Man’s Best Friend did not get a single drop on his shiny coat.  Traitor!

I am  sending out a challenge to Mr. Fun, Joelle Harrison and Robert Stalder.  You now have 24 hours to complete your mission.  (I’m off to donate to ALS on behalf of the Enebos!)

 

Kate’s Night

Next up for school shopping was Kate.  Before we could start our adventure, though, Kate attended a special karate class.  She has been going since the beginning of the summer but this class was taught by a national instructor.  Pretty cool!

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Next we stopped for dinner and to plot out our stops.  We had to be efficient with our time!

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Kate is a super quick shopper and she didn’t need much given that she has a huge box of hand me downs.  (But it’s nice to get a few new things too!)  So Old Navy hooked us up for almost everything on her list.

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Kate knew she wanted to shop at Justice for her treat for the evening so we snuck in there 10 minutes before closing.  That was probably a good move for me because that girl could peruse all those sparkles and feathers for hours!  She picked a cute little clipboard that holds pens and a notebook.  That girl LOVES notebooks!

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We ended our night with a quick stop for PE shoes.  Seems like all my girls need them this year.  Stop growing people!

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Kate is most looking forward to seeing who her teacher is this year and she is most worried that she won’t have her best friend Annie in her class.  (Unfortunately the chances aren’t great that she will get Annie in her class.  There are seven fifth grade classes!)

Oh, and one last purchase that was just for me.  Actually, it is more for my clients in the fall.  I saw this umbrella and I just couldn’t pass it up!

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