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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.

Four Little Monkeys

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Four little monkeys jumping on a bed.  Let’s not think about how the rest of that song goes because there was no falling or doctor calling here!

When my studio mate purchased a bed for the studio I didn’t think I would use it much.  I am not a boudoir photographer and it just didn’t inspire me much.  BUT then inspiration hit, just a few days before these girls were to come for their photo session.  Thank goodness their dad Mark was game because I just KNEW we would get some fun pictures of these girls.

Here are my favorites of these monkeys…

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Isabelle, Eloise, Caroline & Poppy | Family Portraits

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I usually photograph these girlies in the summer so it was a treat to see them all dressed up for fall.  Plus it was fun to have them in my new studio.  We had a good time wandering around Pioneer Square and then played a little bit in my studio.

Mark was the one to bring the girls this year and he did a great job coordinating outfits.  I love that Miss Eloise (pink scarf) was such a big help with her younger sister’s hair.  Actually Eloise’s enthusiasm for the whole photo process was so fun that I’m thinking I may have a new assistant soon enough!

Stay tuned tomorrow for some really fun jammie pictures.  (There are so many I want to share that I am breaking them up!) Here are my favorites…

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Fall Soccer

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This fall soccer season has been pretty crazy between Kate’s games and Ellie’s games often overlapping and then those games overlapping with Husky games and work.  Sheesh!  Saturdays have been serious run around days!

This Mama has been so proud to see her girls playing the same position she did, center fullback.  Both Kate and Ellie have become super aggressive this year and it makes the games so much fun to watch.

Not only has this sport been so good for them physically,but mentally too.  Both girls have teams where the camaraderie does not stop on the field.  I love hearing about the girls hanging out at recess or high fiving in the hall or eating lunch together.  So good to know these girls have eachother’s backs!

Here are a few favorites from the team picture days…

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I’ve been taking the team pictures for years and I can’t believe I’ve never taken a picture of this Mother Daughter team.  Well here you go!

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Sonja & Blake | Family Portraits

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I have photographed Sonja and Blake a few times at their elementary school.  This year, though, Sonja went and grew up too much.   She moved on to middle school so I was no longer photographing her school portraits.  Lucky for me that Erika brought them to see me for a family session!

Middle schoolers are amazing.  These guys change so much in such a short amount of time.  I’m serious!  There have been numerous times where I have photographed a child in 6th or 7th grade and then when they come back one year later I hardly recognize them.  A lot of times parents stop photographing their kids as often when they get older because it seems like they aren’t changing very much anymore but that couldn’t be further from the truth with this age group!

Here are my favorites.  (I even talked Erika into jumping into a few with her kids.  Mom’s NEVER have enough pictures with their kids!)

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Summer Catch Up

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A rainy October day is the perfect time remember our summer activities, right?  I realized recently that I haven’t shared a lot of these pictures on my blog and I definitely want them to make it in my blog book at the end of the year.

So take a walk down memory lane with me and think warm thoughts!

We did lots of hiking this summer.  Some went by choice, some went by bribe.  Whatever!  It’s good exercise and good to be outside!  Hikes with friends and cousins are much more fun than hikes with mom, but I don’t take it personally.  The dog thinks hiking with me is awesome!

IMG_5880_blogIMG_5871_blogIMG_5944_blogIn preparation for her backpacking trip Jill happily accompanied me to the top of Poo Poo point.  That is a HARD hike with an amazing view at the top.  Did we take pictures of that view?  Nah!  We decided to play with silhouettes instead.  THAT was totally worth all the work!

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We also had plenty of fun down at the creek…

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We only made it to Jetty Island once this year and it was super windy, but super fun too!

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Now that my parents have sold their dock (okay, the house was sold too) we had to find a new spot to watch the Blue Angels.  Nailed it!

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The girls had a great time with the Enebo’s for Camp DDD…and Allen and I got two date nights in a row.  Woot!

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A lot of frisbee was played this summer.  Jill picked it up from her friend Colin and was determined to play well so she was often asking for the crew to go to the park with her.  (You can tell Ellie and Ava are really into the game!)

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We went to the State Fair for the first time.  What took us so long to get there?!?

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I finally caved and let Kate color her hair.  Since Kool Aid didn’t show up in her hair we went all out and use Lusty Lavender hair dye.  It’s no longer lavender but a lovely shade of pink at this point.

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The girls ended the summer with a backyard campout that the girls planned and executed on their own.  The only detail they didn’t cover was Mother Nature because she dumped rain on them during the night.  Best laid plans!

IMG_6403_blogOkay…we now bring you back to your regularly scheduled fall activities.