Friday, June 29, 2012

Bellevue High-School Senior Photographer | 2013 Seniors

Two weeks left to schedule your senior portrait session.  Book your session before July 15th, you can save $50.00 and you will have until September 30th to complete your session.  High School Senior Portrait Collections may be viewed here.  Contact me via email, or through my Facebook page to schedule.

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Bellevue Lifestyle Photographer | Beautiful rim light

Light is the core of photography, but beautiful light is what photographer's wish for every session.  I love these Lifestyle Portrait sessions!  You're on track shooting and you turn away for a moment to change a lens only to look up see this gorgeous rim lighting!  That is what happened here.  I quickly changed my camera settings and seized the moment to capture beautiful Miss M.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bellevue Photographer | June 2012 - Photo of the Month


Clients will sometimes ask, "What is lifestyle portraiture?"  A Lifestyle session is a family, or individuals interacting casually with one another capturing candid moments and expressions.  The image above illustrates Lifestyle Portraiture, just living life...

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Bellevue Photographer | Wildlife abounds this week!

This is a great horned owl that was sitting on a limb in my neighbors tree.  My neighbors know that I shot nature and wildlife for years before starting my lifestyle portraiture business in 2007 and that I missed him when he was in my yard and visible a few months back.  They were kind enough to call me this morning and let me know the owl was back.  I promptly grabbed my camera, threw on my rubber boots and headed outside in my jammies to get this shot.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bellevue Photographer | Fawn

I am so blessed....  When I see something like this little one come past my window, I really want for nothing more in life, truly.  It's so exciting and makes my day and I don't ever take it for granted how lucky I am to live in a place where wildlife passes by my office window on a regular basis.  It's a photographers dream...

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Bellevue Photographer | I haven't seen this guy since April 2008!

I haven't seen this guy since April 2008 when his antlers were just tiny little velvety bumps on the top of his head.  He came through yesterday and he sure has grown into a majestic looking buck.  Initially, I missed the shot of him walking past my office window and honestly, I was so struck by seeing him that I just followed him around watching, no camera in hand.  I was just blown away by how big he is and then Finn wanted me to open the bathroom window so he could get a better look and it was then that I thought if I don't grab my camera and document this, I may never see him again!  

The first shot was through the bathroom screen.  Actually, the sound Finn made caused the buck to look right at me.  I then decided to head outside and see if I could get a better picture and the next two are the resulting images, and then I caught Finn watching the whole thing.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bellevue Portrait Photographer | Just for fun...

I attend a photography meetup a couple times a month and one of the recent assignments was "Intentional Camera Movement."  This type of photography is so contrary to the final outcome I try to achieve as a portrait photographer.  I could never have imagined how fun this could be, or how inspired I'd be to see what the other members of the group shared. 

Love it or hate it, it was a fun project that included everything from a camera toss, to zooming the lens while exposing the image, panning, swirling and swooshing the camera. 
It got me thinking that I could really create some fun backgrounds for high school senior portraits.  Of course,  my style of photography would cater to the blended much muted color backgrounds versus  the abstracts.  All in all this was a challenging project that left me with a liberating feeling to break the mold once in a while from the kind of shooting I do for clients.

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