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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.

Carson & Amanda | Family Portraits

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Last year we did urban type portraits of Carson and Amanda but I photographed them close to home.  TOO close to home so there was the possibility of having friends drive by and see us.  Oh my.

This year I brought them to my studio in downtown Seattle and it was amazing how much more natural these kids were.  They didn’t mind wandering all around Pioneer Square and they had much easier smiles.  We even got their dad in on a few pictures too!

Here’s a sneak peek of my favorites…

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Max, Cooper & Griffin | Family Portraits

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Having these boys on my calendar is such a treat.  Not only do I wait with bated breath to see how their mom will dress them,  (Seriously, she should be a professional stylist!) but these boys are so charming I love hearing what they are up to.

Since I have been photographing them since Cooper (Mr. Mohawk) was just a wee babe they all know me and know how I work.  Poor Adam (otherwise known as Dad) just knows I will drag them all over shooting here and there.  He also knows I’m a horrible over shooter.  Towards the end of our session I asked these guys to go into yet another alley and it was obvious he was just about done with me.  He said ‘If I didn’t know that you already had a lot of good pictures of us I wouldn’t say a thing.’  That cracked me up.  He was totally right and I am going to make their picture choosing extra hard this year!

Thanks for putting up with me Adam!  Here’s your sneak peek…

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Just in case you were thinking of hating these guys because they were too perfect I am sharing one more.  I thought it was funny and might actually be a little more like real life!

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Carrie & Broh

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Carrie and I have known each other for more than 10 years, and though we have not talked much in the last few years, I was thrilled to receive and email from her in late August.  Not only thrilled, but honored because Carrie was getting remarried and she was hoping I would be able to photograph the wedding.  Oh, did I mention that this request also terrified me?  Not only do I NOT do weddings, but I also don’t use any flash or light modifiers and this was a wedding, at night, in an beautiful venue (The Ruins) with no windows.   I never even hesitated when Carrie asked me, though, because I love her.

In fact, Carrie and Broh found their musicians, cake decorator and officiant the same way.  Talk about a labor of love!

Without further ado, her are my favorite pictures from this special day…

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This last picture requires a little explanation.  During the reception friends and family members would randomly stand up and give a toast to Carrie and Broh.  This picture is of Broh’s four boys toasting the couple.  Before this evening I had never met Broh, but if the way he raised these boys is any measure of the man then Carrie is a very lucky woman!

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Miss Hallie

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Miss Hallie is graduating in the spring.  She and her family came to one of my new combination sessions.  I think it is so important to document these amazing kids as they are in their senior year of high school but I also think that should include pictures of them with the rest of their family.  Hallie and her family had NEVER had formal pictures taken so I’m honored that they picked me to capture them.

Not only did I enjoy watching Hallie with her family but I also enjoyed walking around with her and hearing about their aspirations and passions.  Hallie gave me a great tip about some colleges offering ASL (American Sign Language) courses.  This is something Jill (my daughter) is interested in too so we are excited to check them out too!

This is a sneak peek before they get to see all of the rest of their pictures.  Here are MY favorites.  I can’t wait to see YOURS!

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My Future

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I love it when I can get glimpses into my future.  A few weeks ago I did a photo session for Jody.  We have worked together for our kids at a couple of different schools.  She is an amazing advocate for our kids and I’m awed by her persistence and enthusiasm.

I enjoyed meeting all three of her girls.  (And her hubby Cliff too!)  Madeline, Lydia and Caroline are about six years older than my crew.  They seem like such different personalities, but much like my own girls, they make a great unit.

Here are my favorites…

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