Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Northern Lights | Bellevue Portrait Photographer

It has been a dream of mine to photograph the Aurora Borealis in any capacity; be it the flaming dancing bright lights, or the more muted colors in the night sky.

I was waffling back and forth last night when I made the last minute decision to leave my house about 10:30 and head east far from the noise pollution of any city in search of remote darkness.  On my way up toward Snoqualmie Pass I saw nothing but cloud cover and fog so thick at times it was hard to see.  It left me begging the question, why are you doing this again?

Nature is truly amazing...   Watching how the lights change from moment to moment or how the clouds move in and (fortunately) back out again revealing the stars and color.   It's all very exciting!

My bucket list is a minimal one, but it just got smaller.  I am still chilled to the bone today, but I'd go back and do it again in a heartbeat!


 







Friday, March 13, 2015

Bellevue Senior Photographer + Session Favorites



Some of my favorites from a recent session with Emma.





















Monday, March 2, 2015

Reflections | February 2015 Roundup

Here are some of the random images for February's roundup.  Enjoy :)



So I've been working with this young one, getting him used to the camera's shutter clicks.  He is so tentative, as he should be and also why his expression is so cute.


As I was trying to get him comfortable with me, he did move in closer.  In this image he is 18" away from me and no glass between us.  Take a look at what I saw in the viewfinder coming up in the background.  Now that was exciting!


Look at him sneaking up on the younger male.  They are the same height, but when you really look at their faces, it's like looking at Simba and Mufasa, they are very different--baby to mature adult.


I have photographed so many sunsets over the water and came across this sunset in the agricultural area of Woodinville one evening on my way home. I had to stop and take a few images.


I took this image from West Seattle this past weekend.  It was a beautiful day for the last day of February.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Senior Season kicks off this weekend!

Looking forward to a fun session this weekend!

A few from last year's sessions...


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Friday, January 30, 2015

Reflections | January 2015 Roundup

January is a good time to refresh, so I thought I would share some of what goes on around here in a given month.  The images aren't meant to be pretty or showcase my work.  They're just for documenting a monthly recap.


He turned around because he heard my shutter clicks through the glass.


This is one of the triplets looking for Finn (below.)  The other two just just off to the right pulling and tearing the St. John's Wort as they make their way past my office window.


This is what Finn was doing (napping) when one of the triplets was looking for him.


This little guy was adorable sitting on this tiny birdhouse having a mid morning snack. 


I happened to be on the phone one morning when out of the corner of my eye I saw this shenanigans going on, so I grabbed the camera and took a few images, while giggling watching his antics (to myself, of course!)


I made myself a beauty dish to use for boudoir sessions.  I felt borderline "genius," ha! ha!  It works fabulously!


Here's a new visitor to the property.  I do not know if this is a male or female, but he/she very much loves marking on my property and then coming to see Finn.  I don't mind this visitor (and I do think it's a little lady) because it's very docile, unlike some others that have shredded my screens and tried to fight with Finn through the glass.  Polite visitors are welcome anytime!