Thursday, December 18, 2014

Triplet update | Bellevue Portrait Photographer

This makes me incredibly happy to see that the triplets are doing so well! They came by this morning. I haven't seen their mom, which is a bit concerning, since I know that they are still nursing at this age, but they are able to pull and tug at the bushes when foraging and they look healthy.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Photo of the Month - November 2014

I woke up to this beautiful blanket of white this morning. I am reminded of my childhood and the holiday season, such wonderful memories... My favorite time of year.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fall Color has finally arrived on the property!

Fall color has finally arrived on the property!  It's the perfect time to consider a family photo session for your holiday cards.

If you are interested in scheduling a session, please click here to contact me.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Photo of the Month - October 2014

This is Finn's latest preferred method of drinking water.  He drives me bonkers every single morning meowing, trying to get my attention.  And then I have to wait right there with him until he is finished drinking, so I don't forget to turn off the water!

Cat's can be creatures of routine or random and persnickety.  They can and do change one, two or all their routines for months at a time leaving us baffled.

Yes, this boy is spoiled!  (He has his own sink; we don't share.)   One nice thing is that if I can tolerate the incessant meowing most mornings, once he settles in for his nap, I know peace is just around the corner :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Boudoir Holiday Gift | Bellevue Boudoir Photographer

Book a Boudoir session before November 30th to receive this beautiful gift when you purchase the Classic Collection.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

University Prep Senior + Session Favorites

Riley is a 2015 graduating senior attending University Prep and was a lot of fun to photograph.  He will be heading to Denison University in the fall.

Riley and David are best friends and on the same lacrosse team and will be graduating together, so we incorporated a few images of each of the boys in the others session.

University Prep Senior + Session Favorites

David is a 2015 graduating senior and will be heading off to college in the Fall, not sure where yet, but whatever college he attends, he will do just fine, he's smart, funny and an all around personable guy.   He is member the SAAS Lacrosse team that won the D2 championship played at Memorial Stadium this past spring.

David and Riley are best friends, attend the same school and are on the same lacrosse team, so we incorporated a few of each of the boys in their senior portraits.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Photo of the Month | September 2014

I am so late with September's photo...  Although my tardiness worked out perfectly with the blood moon last night.  The cloud cover was in the way much of the time, however I was able to capture only one cloud free shot as they moved by.  This was taken with the camera resting on my steering wheel for support and through the windshield of my truck.

Monday, September 29, 2014

2015 High School Senior + Bellevue Portrait Photographer

David is in his senior year and here is a peek from his session this weekend.  He smart, articulate and kept me smiling throughout his session.

2015 High School Senior + Bellevue Portrait Photographer

Riley is in his senior year and here is a peek from his session this past weekend.  He was wonderful to work with, so kind and polite and a lot of fun to photograph.  More to come soon...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Refractograph + Bellevue Photographer

I worked into the wee hours last night on a couple new refractographs, here's one for now.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Backyard Wildlife + Bulking up for the rut

He's been coming around for a couple weeks, eating berries as high as he can reach.  I've seen him out in the early mornings and very late at night roaming the property or passing though.  Such a majestic creature, however not long ago I was editing late at night, about 1 a.m. and looked up and saw something quite unexpected looking back at me and that did startle me until I realized it was him.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Emma + Session Favorites

Emma was kind enough to be the first to let me photograph her with the floral headpieces I made this summer.

The girl's seem to really enjoy wearing them and tell me, "They make me feel so pretty."  I photographed a sisters session recently and extended my hand to take the headpieces from them after several shots and they both grabbed their heads and said in unison, "No!  We love them" and that just makes my heart all warm and fuzzy.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bellevue Portrait Photographer | Session Favorite

A walk through the forest with her little plush toy and a beautiful floral headpiece.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Spinning Steel Wool | Personal Project + Favorites

Here are the favorites from the personal project I photographed a little over a week ago.  You can read about the safety precautions that were taken for this project here.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Session Favorites + Bellevue High School Senior Photographer

Guys don't always look forward to senior photos, but once we got started with his session, Daniel was open to anything I suggested.  His mom said, "On the way home, Daniel said that the photo shoot was kind of fun."  Good luck with your senior year Daniel!

Monday, September 1, 2014

August 2014 | Photo of the Month

Last night I took on a personal project I've wanted to do for some time.

Safety precautions were taken and in place before I started, including a fire extinguisher, bucket with water, safety glasses, no hair products used (which are often flammable) and flame retardant outerwear.  This was done in an open area with nothing but concrete all around.

I'll post some more images from this project later this week.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

High School Senior | Bellevue Portrait Photographer

Daniel is headed into his senior year in September and here is a peek from his session this past Monday. He was easy to photograph, helpful and has such a great smile!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Session Favorites + Bellevue Portrait Photographer

It was such a pleasure photographing these three beauties...  They have a closeness and love that shines through every frame.  I made the floral headpieces for this session and after a while I told the girl's they could take them off if they wanted, but they both said, "No!  We like them!"  I was thrilled since they looked so pretty, so we kept shooting until the end of the session.  

I photographed the sisters back in March.  Just as they arrived it started to snow!  They were still up for the challenge and you can see those images here.

Thank you Heather, Ryan and Taylor xo

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sisters | Peek from Friday evening session

I had the pleasure of photographing these sisters again. The love they feel for one another and the love their mother has for both of them is palpable.  It's a delight to be in their company and around so much love.  More to come soon!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Triplet update | Bellevue Portrait Photographer

Sadly, the triplets are now twins.  I knew that it would be a rare event if she could manage all three.  They came by yesterday morning and I was only able to see them through a small window with the screen.  So last night I decided to go clean my office windows on the chance I'd see them again, since I saw them at dawn and sure enough, not 45-minutes after cleaning all the windows I saw an ear flapping out of the corner of my eye where they have been known to bed down on my property, suddenly mom gets up and the twins followed and I was able to capture some images of the twins nursing.  Such a joy to see that they are all healthy and doing so well.

You can view previous updates here:

The doe on the first day I noticed she was pregnant: Click here.

After the birth: Click here.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Super Moon | Bellevue Photographer

I was able to catch all three stages of the super moon last night.  Rising over the horizon, almost up and fully in view above the horizon.  It was as always, gorgeous!  If you missed the opportunity to see it last night, there will be another super moon next month.

Friday, June 27, 2014

June 2014 - Photo of the Month

I had a visitor yesterday afternoon.  A black bear who seems to be coming around about every 8 days since mid Spring.  I haven't seen him on his recent visits, but I've seen his paw prints on my window.  He was here for just a couple minutes yesterday, unlike back in September when he was here for about 20 minutes and then came back again at dusk.  I was feeding birds back in the fall, but haven't since he broke my last feeder. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Wall Display Guide | Client Comparison

The image below is to scale and shows the most common sizes from gift prints (any size 8 x 10 and under) to the wall display sizes.  This comparison gives you a very good idea of what you can expect and make sure you are getting the impact you want for each room of your home.

I can take a photo of a room or multiple rooms in your home where you want to display images from your session, all set to scale so you can see exactly what the wall display you order will look like before it arrives. I am happy to work with you and help you choose art for your walls.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

They've arrived... and it's triplets!

Several people have been asking me about the pregnant deer I posted back in late April.  Click here to see that post.  I told everyone then that I should see one or possibly twins by late May or early June, but never did I think I would see triplets!  She was pretty big, but I didn't expect three!

I was thrilled to see three healthy strong fawns this morning.  They were on the move (they don't stop and pose for me.)  They are so cute and I hope to see more of them over the coming months as they pass through the property.

May 2014 | Photo of the Month

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My Property | Relaxed Photo Sessions

Lately I've been photographing clients on my property in Redmond, WA.  It offers the ability to shoot sessions without worrying about the weather on these rainy/sunny combination days, because I can invite clients inside to wait out a quick shower and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate.

What both my clients and I like the most about shooting sessions here is the privacy.  We don't have to worry about people watching, which leads to a more relaxed session with no interruptions.

In the examples below, it was snowing off and on this day and we took several breaks and were able to finish our session without rescheduling.

The images on the left were not taken on the same day as the session images on the right, but they show the beautiful end result.

If you are interested in scheduling a summer session, please contact me here.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Anytime session | Bellevue Portrait Photographer

I recently photographed an Anytime session with my niece Olivia.  She has her own unique style and tastes.  One minute the little girl and silliness comes through and the next, this beautiful young lady.  

Together, we went through her closet and selected wardrobe that suit both skin tone and personality.  We then loaded up the truck and drove over to my property for her session where it's private.  You can let your hair down or as sophisticated as you like.

We had a great afternoon together, catching up, being silly and laughing...  A LOT!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

April 2014 | Photo of the Month

I am looking forward to a fawn (or two) at the end of May, beginning of June!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Personal Project | Refractographs

I've been away the past few weeks working on a personal project.  I came across the work of Australian Photographer and Visual Artist, Rob Turney and the gorgeous refractographs he created.  Rob had also produced the only informative tutorial I could find on the Internet, so I decided to give it a try.

I had to work in a completely dark space with no stray light and in my case, this required working well into the late night hours.  I found this project to be incredibly challenging, since these are shot without a lens on the camera.  My biggest hurdle was positioning the piece I wanted to refract to my liking.  No post production (editing) has been done to these images, they are straight out of camera.

Please feel free to check back, as I will be adding more and trying different techniques.

(Click on image to see gallery)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mother's Day | Special Offer

Please be sure to book your session by April 30th to receive your print products in time for Mother's Day!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 2014 | Photo of the Month

Another favorite from my session with sister's, Ryan and Taylor.  There's so many favorites it's hard to choose just one for photo of the month, but this image tells a story of the closeness they share.  It was evident during their session, the interaction between them is so genuine and loving.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Personal Project | Crystal Ball

I shot these images through a crystal ball, something I've been wanting to try this for some time...  It is a bit tricky to do, but always fun trying something new.