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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.

Fall Sessions

Now that the kids are back at school and our schedules are packed with sporting events and fun it is time to think about holiday cards, right?  How about holiday gifts?  (Photos make an excellent gift!)

I’ve got my fingers crossed for our great weather to continue but my studio is ready to go.  There are nine spots left for the whole year so don’t wait!

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Old Hat, New Shoes

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By now the first day of school has become old hat for us.  In fact, Jill didn’t even decide what she was going to wear until the actual day.  The younger girls, however, have been planning for weeks!

This year was a bit strange for me because I didn’t go to any actual schools to see kids off.  Kate is still in elementary school but this year she wanted to walk and didn’t want me there.  Well, I guess it’s good to get her started now because as a 5th grader she will be walking most days to and from.  She was most looking forward to having her best friend Annie in her class.  This is the first time ever even though they’ve been at the same school for five years.  (Only this girl could make a black and white outfit look so colorful!)

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Ellie was most looking forward to seeing her new locker.  By some divine intervention the school emailed us on Tuesday asking if they could give her a top lock in a better hallway so they could give a 6th grader her old locker.  (She was surrounded by 6th graders which stinks when you are an 8th grader.)  Um….YES PLEASE!  Since they moved her things for her Ellie was looking forward to getting her teachers and seeing this new gem of a locker. (Why yes, Ellie DID pick rubber bands for her braces to match her first day of school outfit.)

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Jill (10th Grade) was most looking forward to eating lunch with her pals and then walking to school together.  On the first day of school at our high school they have orientation for the 9th grade and new students.  Since she wasn’t starting until 12:30 she organized a meet up for lunch.  Jill is also looking forward to learning how to pronounce her teacher’s names.  Ha!

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Looks like it’s going to be a great year for the Enebo girls but might prove to be a long one for the dog…

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BFF’s

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When we were getting ready for Ellie’s school shopping night we went through her closet and realized that she had two of the exact same shirt (don’t ask, I wasn’t happy).  That got us thinking back to a photo shoot I did of Ellie and her BFF Madelyn back in 2009.  They had matching BFF t-shirts and they were so cute and little!

While Ellie was picking out her treat on school shopping night she came across these beautiful infinity bracelets that said ‘best friends’ on them and she knew she had to get them to share.  When I suggested a new photo shoot for the girls I thought they would turn me down flat.  Surprisingly they were into it.  They had consultations about outfits and hair and Madelyn even brought along these cute chalkboards!

These girls have known each other since kindergarten and became best friends almost immediately.  Eight years later and they are still going strong.  If I keep up my streak and take their BFF pictures every five years then the next photos will be taken just before they go off to college.  I can’t bear to think about that so instead I’m going to go back in time and look at how cute they were.

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Here is the rest of the fun we had…

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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…