Sunday, October 27, 2013

Photo of the Month - October 2013

You may recall I posted a photograph of Snoqualmie Falls last winter when the walls along side of the falls were frozen.  This is a similar image, only it was taken a couple weeks ago around sunset.  It's interesting to see the same image taken throughout the seasons, you can see the warmth in this image below as compared to this frozen view taken back in January.

Every now and then I enjoy getting out and shooting personal work and one of the things I enjoy are shooting the same location throughout the four seasons.  Shooting personal work in between client's photography sessions gets me out into nature and I'm always location scouting, especially this time of year with the Fall colors.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Backyard wildlife | Bellevue Portrait Photogrpaher

Well, good afternoon!  Look who stopped by to say hi today?  It is a wonderful feeling to watch these beautiful animals from the time they are fawns, yearlings and then a majestic buck.  He still came to the window looking for Finn.  After all this time, he still remembers...

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Backyard Wildlife | Yearlings

I woke up this morning to see these two nursing right where they're standing in these images.  I crept into my office from my bedroom and grabbed my camera, but as I raised it the Doe ran off.  The little ones hung out for a bit, then one ran off and the other stayed a while longer.  I don't know that I'll ever have the opportunity to shoot them nursing again, but at least I was able to see it, which was wonderful.

I have documented this family since the fawns were born.  You may recall the one of the little ones had a crooked leg, but look at her, she's managed so well and can run as fast as her sibling.

I started as a nature and wildlife photographer for 20+ years and in 2007 started my portraiture and boudoir business in the Bellevue, Redmond and the surrounding Eastside areas.  The passion for nature and wildlife photography has never left me and I am so blessed to see such a variety of wildlife right outside my window every week.  I am equally lucky to have wonderful clients to photograph throughout the year.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Location scouting for Fall sessions | Bellevue Portrait Photographer

I've been location scouting this week for upcoming Fall sessions.  These photo sessions are magical, especially for children.  After I've captured a few posed family images, the kids play, toss the leaves, roll around and just have fun while I take several images, many in succession which tell a story and make beautiful canvas wall displays in your home.

Many families choose their holiday photos from their fall sessions, or snow sessions from the previous year.  If you are interested in booking a fall session before the leaves are gone, please contact me here.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Rut | Elk

These two bulls were sparring with each other.  They would stop for a bit, all the cows and calves would come running toward these two bulls and they'd start up again. What I found so interesting is that they both keep their eyes open, even on approach.  I suppose they need to see what they are doing, but gosh, it just seems risky to have their eyes wide open when they join with such fierce momentum.    

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall session | Bellevue Family Photographer

A few more images from this fall session.  Letting people just be who they are and interact with one another often presents story telling images.  I love this aspect of lifestyle photography.  Personalities come out, and the authentic character shines through.  These kind of images along with a few posed photos create a balance that my clients enjoy.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Family Fun | Bellevue Portrait Photographer

Some sibling fun...

Miss M can hold her own with her brothers.  We had a great time taking these images on one of the last days of summer.  I cannot believe how much they've gown!  I've been taking their family pictures since the kids were babies and now the eldest son is driving!

They hold a very special place in my heart.  Love you guys!

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