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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.

Flying by the Seat of My Pants

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Sometimes, in business, you have to just fly by the seat of your pants.  Things might not go as planned and you just have to roll with it.

A couple of weeks ago I had our biannual photo session with Kelli all scheduled.  She was excited to see my new studio and I was thrilled to share it with her!  I decided to go early just to make sure the studio was set up exactly how I wanted it.  Good thing I did.

The Rock and Roll Marathon was happening on that day.  Going early gave me plenty of time to try to get to my studio from three different angle.  No go.  There were roads closed all over the place for the runners I could not get within three blocks of my studio.  Even if we had parked on the other side of the closed streets would would have had to play Frogger to get across all the runners to get to my studio.

I quickly called Kelli and we made a new plan.  I have not been to the Arboretum for years (since college maybe?) but we made a plan to meet there.  It’s always a scary prospect to photograph a client at a location you have not seen before, but I have been taking pictures of these kids since before they were born.  (Yes, it is possible!) They were willing to roll with it too and we had a great time.  So much fun, in fact, that I am going back there with my own kids sometime this summer!

Here are my favorites…

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August Mini Sessions

These will be the last mini sessions of 2014.  (It is so strange to say that!)  I only have a couple of spots left so let me know soon if you want to snap one up!

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The Sister Club

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We have a large group of college friends who hang out together.  We have been together for more than 20 years and try to all get together four or five times a year, en masse.  Now that we all have kids this is a very large undertaking!

Speaking of kids, there are quite a few of us who have all girls.  Chris was the last one to join this club.  She had her girls very close together (18 months apart) and it is fun to see them together.  Chris is so funny about picking our brains too and would love to have a pow wow where we can all get together and share what we have learned along the way.  It takes a village to raise your kids so why not pool your resources?   I love this idea. (And, any excuse to get the ladies together for a glass of wine and bite of chocolate is good with me!)

Here are my favorites from our latest photo session…

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We Interrupt this Program with a Commercial Message

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I love photographing kids.  I LOVE the challenge of getting them to giggle or smile or get that sparkle in their eye.  That is why I typically don’t do any commercial work.  It is very hard to get inanimate objects to look happy or give natural expressions.

That’s why, when I was contacted by Booginhead a few years ago I was reluctant to take the job.  Then I met with Sari and Tana (CEO and COO) and heard their vision for the pictures and for their company.  It could not have been a better fit.  Happy, bright, full of energy.  Yes please!

It’s been fun to watch this company grow and design innovative new products.  And I am always thrilled when I see how they are using my pictures in their advertising.  They have a new website that features mostly my images.  They have a beautiful book-like brochure that showcases all of their productsl.  (That is what most of these pictures are.)  They use the images for social media campaigns.  They have even blown them up huge for their booth at a Las Vegas trade show!

One of the best parts of our partnership is the collaboration.  When we have a photo shoot they bring ideas and I bring ideas and we can shoot them all and see what works best.  This has been such a fun ride and the fun will continue this summer with the release of their new Pack ‘Em pouches.

Here is a sample of a few images I’ve captured for them…

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And this one is hot off the presses with one of this season’s patterns for their PaciGrip.  A big thank you to Pierce’s parents (who are big Booginhead fans) for letting photograph him with their new PaciGrip!

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An Oldie But a Goodie

Remember how I said I was bad capturing the magical moments?  Well I decided to remedy that this Father’s Day.  Actually, Joelle and I decided that we needed to have pictures of Dad’s cupcake trick.  I think this was something he did when he was growing up with his three brothers (God Bless my grandmother!).  We have all had this trick pulled on us and he even did it to Jill too.  The only pour souls left who didn’t know this trick were Jack and Henry.  Dad was worried about hurting their feelings but Joelle was confident that she could set the boys up to think this was really funny.  And as you can see below she did a great job!

This was quite the tricky maneuver.  Joelle needed to make some excellent cupcakes with nice fluffly frosting on top.  We had to set the table so the boys had room on either side of my Dad for dessert and Dad had to use his excellent hand eye coordination to get both of the boys at almost the same time before they realized what was going on.  Total success!  (Please note that I realize these aren’t the sharpest pictures but here’s a case where the pictures are priceless regardless of their technical shortcomings.)

1.  The set up.  ’Do these cupcakes smell funny?’

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2.  One Down (Watch out Jack, you are looking the wrong way!)

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3.  Two down (Note the awesome cupcake stuck on Henry’s face!)

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5.  Post cupcake smash faces.  Turns out Henry was a bit upset with our big reaction so there were a few tears.  To help stop those tears Dad smashed his own face in a cupcake.

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6.  Clean Up on aisle 3.

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A big thank you to Jack and Henry for being such good sports.  Public Safety Warning…never smell a cupcake within arms reach of my Dad!