Sunday, December 23, 2007

Skagit River Eagles

I've never seen Seagulls behave so submissive. The pecking order was obvious and the minute the Eagle finished snacking, the Seagull slipped in for leftovers, but when the Eagle was ready for more, he majestically swept in and the Seagull stepped aside.

Surveying the water below.

We counted 10 Eagles on these limbs! It was pouring and at times the visibitlity was poor. I got soaked taking these images, but it was exciting!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy Holiday's...

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead.

Thank you for your support in 2007!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Mr. D. - Part of a winning team!

D. and his teammates played an awesome game today and won the championship!

We managed to miss the rain, but the wind made it bone chilling cold...

Congratulations D. and your team!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Seattle--On a very cold and clear night

The top photo is of the Safeco and Qwest Fields. The bottom photo was taken from the south looking north at the city.

Unfortunately, they was not a safe place to stand where I could omit the branches from the composition, but I still believe they're worthy of sharing for documentary purposes.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

A Fiery sky, Ice and Water

The following images were shot two days apart starting the evening of November 30th, with a gorgeous sunset. On December 2nd we got snow and then on December 4th, the flooding. Snoqualmie Falls was a spectacular sight due to the record rainfall resulting in urban flooding.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The three adorables...

Little Miss E below was a little shy initially, but
it didn't take long for me to win her over.

Miss K was a great help at rounding up her siblings for this photo. It was a pleasure to be in the company of these three cutie pies!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

A windy start...

Today I photographed the F family. We had to move to a second location today, because the wind was getting the best of us--so much so, the bark from the landscape was blowing up in our eyes!

The second location proved to be a better shelter from the wind. I'm lucky to know children that are creative and enjoy having their photos taken, often offering ideas as to how they want to be photographed. Happy kids make great images.

The photo (left) is especially meaningful to D, so this one is for you D, I hope you like it.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Everything came together!

After watching the weather all week, I was hoping this day would go off without a hitch--and it did!

I was looking forward to meeting the kids on this shoot. The boys L and G were terrific (and quite creative) and Miss Baby "M" is ADORABLE!

What a wonderful family.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Miss O and her new princess dress...

This is Miss O. She has a mind of her own and absolutely loves dressing up as a princess!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Stairway to Heaven

"There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold and she's buying a stairway to heaven."

Lyrics from Stairway to Heaven ~ Led Zepplin

Inside the Gates...

This image (shown below in the previous post,) was taken in the early morning fog.

I shot the same photo a few days later, when the fog lifted. There's something about this image that draws me in. I don't know if there's a carnival inside the gates, or something dark, yet I feel beckoned to enter what appears to be a ethereal and peaceful place, but is it?

This is what nature photography is all about for me; being able to tell a story, or convey a "feeling" through my imagery.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Fog and Fall...

It's amazing how fog can change the "feeling" of an image.

My website has been updated!

My website has been updated; a new slideshow and finally... music!

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Little Princess...

This adorable little one lives in her "princess" dress. She was very shy at first, but with a little encouragement, she twirled and played--as long as her little teddy bear could accompany her.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

ONE of my adorable nephew's (I have three!)

I had the pleasure of watching my nephew play soccer for the first time yesterday.

He was quite valiant!

Does your child play a sport that you would like to document? I can create layouts for a book. They make great gifts for the holidays and keepsakes for your child, which they will appreciate years from now.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

From my personal collection...

Recently Paul and I were out scouting new locations for outdoor portraits for the upcoming holiday season.

We found a local park tucked away offering nice light, an uncluttered background and privacy. We decided to test the location by shooting some self portraits.

We had a great time playing in front of the camera and I found another nice backdrop for my on-location portraiture clients.

Monday, September 17, 2007


This past weekend our daughter Jamie and granddaughter Olivia came up from Oregon.

We had a very nice visit and I was able to take lots of photos. It's not easy chasing a 16-month old, but she was a good sport and didn't seem to mind the flash constantly firing.

Olivia showing us her Halloween costume--she's going to be a ladybug.

Olivia with Granny (me.)

Jamie and Olivia

"Taste this tomato I picked Grandpa!"

Thursday, September 6, 2007

ONE of my beautiful niece's (I have three!)

Right before school starts each year, my niece will call and ask if we can have a "girl's night." We had our girl's night last Friday and the plan was to take photos. She's a fantastic model for me to try out new techniques and locations. We had a wonderful time together!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Cadman at night

Cadman, Inc. is a company that sells sand, gravel and concrete and it's located in Redmond, WA.

Paul and I were driving by Cadman last night; it was about 76 degrees at 9:15 p.m., a full moon and with the plant lit up, we decided to stop and take some photos. Below is the same image in color and black and white.

Below is the other side of the street where Cadman's concrete plant is located.

The photo (left) is a concrete and wood wall across the street from Cadman. The tree across the street from the wall is back lit by the asphalt plant and this is the shadow of that tree.