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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.

Just for Chuckles

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Kate let me get a little creative after I took her birthday pictures.  I finally got some fun pictures of my two babies together:  Kate and Chuck!

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Stay tuned tomorrow for the rest of Kate’s pictures…

The Bucket List

One more guest blog post before I jump back into regular blogging.  My beloved Mr. Fun had an experience of a lifetime when he went to Arizona to cheer on our Seahawks at the Superbowl.  Here is his story…

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Everyone has a bucket list, right? Well this month, I was able to “check-off” one of the most significant items on mine… The SUPER BOWL! I have never actually made a list and I have been fortunate to do a lot of really fun things. But, I have never come close to something that would arguably be at the top of it.  All my life, I have dreamt of going this Game; talking with friends about what it might be like, regardless of who might be in it…. Well folks, I am happy to say that dreams do come true.

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Everything lined up this year for me to make an epic journey to Phoenix to see my beloved Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. It was not an easy or simple trek but the adventure to get there, the hunt for tickets and then game itself made the trip…. Priceless!

Saturday was a blast, from talking with people about getting tickets (Nobody had them) to the NFL Experience! We spent all day downtown looking for tickets and participating in an interactive area that the NFL puts on for kids, young and old. We were able see tons of historical NFL items, Super Bowl rings, be drafted in the NFL and even a get a Gatorade shower.

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 I must admit one of the most precious things we got was a bag of Skittles! We Seattle fans have been hearing about these limited edition Super Bowl Skittles for 2 years and Dave and I lucked into 2 bags.

Sunday came and we still did not have tickets… a couple of close calls earlier left us doubting that we would actually make it inside the stadium so we began making contingency plans. Since this ended up being the most popular Super Bowl in history we got in line with 500 other people (mostly) Seahawks fans at 9AM to get into a great bar, The Yardhouse.  We did not realize how perfect this was going to be. It gave us a fighting chance for tickets since it was right outside the stadium and provided a place for many of the people we knew to meet us.

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The drama for tickets continued all day, when finally we finally struck gold only 1.5hrs before the game started!!! Dave and I stuck together all weekend as we increased our budgets so we could realize our dream.

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Our seats could not have been better… the goaline in front of all the action, from he opening play, to the Kearse catch and then the fatal pick! Dave and I screamed at the top of our lungs but the Hawks came up short, in possibly the best Super Bowl ever played. I would love to change the final play, but it was phenomenal to be there with Dave, while both of us completed one of the top items on our Bucket Lists.

 

Thanks Dave for sticking with me on the emotional roller coaster. It was Epic!

 

Ellie Takes Manhattan

Since I wasn’t on this awesome trip I asked Ellie to write a blog post about her adventures.  Here are her words and pictures…

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If you could describe The weekend in one word what would it be?

 

Ellie: Cold

Daddio: Amazing

Our Weekend was both amazing and cold all at the same time! It was amazing because of all of the things you had a choice of doing in New York, plus my dad and I got some one on one time that included of goofing off and breaking into hotels, but that is another story for another time. I described my weekend pretty well. It was record breakingly cold outside we were having to constantly go inside random shops. I mean look at this!

Apparently it hadn’t been this cold in New York since 1888. Anyway, the first night we just scouted out the place which included going to a pizza place to make a plan and going to Times Square.

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While walking through Times Square we saw and met someone, who I count as famous. By the way the only reason we actually met him was because I was with my dad (I would have never walked up to him by myself, meaning that I would have been the “Stalker Ellie” and pretended to be on my phone when really I was taking a picture of him…).

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The next day we did New York from visiting the World Trade Center…

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To seeing wax superheroes!

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We also went to see Wicked that night! It was wicked!

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On the final day in New York we visited the today show and I shook Al Roker hand! Like FRENCH THE LLAMA! We did not make it on TV but we did make it onto the Today radio…I didn’t even know there was such a thing!

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(Oh the stories Allen and Ellie had to tell about this trip.  Sounds like a fabulous time and I can hardly wait to go back to New York myself.  Lucky Allen that Kate has already declared that she would like to go someplace warm for her Father/Daughter trip in three years!)

This Girl

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What to say about this quiet funny girl?  She loves math (yeah), superheros, orange (the color), fashion, wombats, twix bars and soccer.  She often disappears into her room after she gets home from school.  I used to worry about this teenagery behavior but have since realized the introvert in her needs decompression time and she is often drawing or has her nose in a book.

She has managed to find a group of friends that are just like her. Sporty, bookish and almost as quiet.  At her birthday party I remarked at how silent the group was during dinner and she said ‘ Just wait.  Even at lunch we are quiet while we are eating.  We will get louder.’  Sure enough the chatter started up as soon as the pizza was finished…and then it didn’t stop for the rest of the night.  (Even during the 2.5 movies they watched!)

We had to squeeze this photoshoot into a lunch date with her cousins but I always appreciate her indulging my crazy ideas. (And yes, this girl is now embracing her curly hair.  Her hair looks great straight AND girl – lucky dog!)

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Happy birthday kid!  We love you!

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Spoiler alert – those amazing Wonder Woman Converse were her favorite purchase of her big birthday present.  This year Allen took her on her special Father/Daughter trip to New York.  Stay tuned for her guest blog post next week.  So fun!

 

Super Party

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This year Ellie has been into all sorts of Super Heros.  She wore a Spider Man shirt for the first day of school and was Batman for Halloween.  We also gave the girls Superman, Ironman3 and Guardians of the Galaxy for Christmas.  (The movies, not the actual people.)  So, yeah, it was pretty easy to pick a theme for her birthday party!

This was a fun one to pull together.  I love the bright primary colors that are normally associated with super heros so it was easy to find different patterns to set the table.  I also love little milk bottles so when they popped up in the Target dollar section I jumped on them.  To help them fit the theme I added a cape.  If only it were that easy to become a super hero!

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Since this is  a popular party theme there are a lot of free printables available online.  We used those to help decorate the cake and some of the candy bowls.  I also searched Google images to find comic book pages.  I printed them on cardstock, rolled them into cones and filled them with popcorn.

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Before the girls fired up the super hero movies (they managed to watch Guardians of the Galaxy and parts of Thor AND Spider Man) we sent them out on the scavenger hunt.  Allen did an excellent job with the clues.  Here are a few:

The green lantern… A super hero or something used for camping. You decide which the enebo’s may have in their house to find your next clue.  (Found in the camping supplies in the garage.)

For your next clue you need to head back to the home base before the dessert thaws. Speaking of thawing, captain america went through a special process which saved his life and prevented aging. Your next clue may be found where humans prevent things from getting warm. (Found in the ice maker.)

Almost done.  Nick Fury and the Avengers are headed to dinner … beef shwarma anyone? Your final clue can be found where this would be prepared. (The girls found their treasure in the BBQ.)

This last clue we all find particularly funny because we text pictures of beef shwarma whenever we see it.

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Ellie has this great group of friends and I love that she has really expanded her group this year.  So good to go into high school with a great network!

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Ellie’s real birthday is next week during winter break so stay tuned for her birthday portraits…