Monthly Archives: February 2010

I love to watch them grow. { Seattle Baby Photographer }

Sweet little L is one cute, cute, CUTE baby.  Can’t believe how much she’s grown since her newborn session.

This round of portraits, she made us work for those smiles.  Any random bystander probably assumed I was a mad woman- watching me dance, sing, clap, jump, peek-a-boo, laugh, etc. to pull out those grins.  Ha!

Totally worth it for this little lady.

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Marielle and Damon {Seattle Engagement Session}

I love shooting in Seattle, and I love the market.  The sounds, the smells, and the sights always make such an amazing backdrop for portraits.  I’ve shot down there a hundred times, but each trip I discover little hidden surprises that I hadn’t noticed before.  Meet Marielle and Damon- they’re planning an October wedding (LOVE the fall in Seattle), and Pike Place Market was the perfect spot for their winter engagement session.  I use the term ‘winter’ very loosely- as you can see by the pictures, we had a gorgeous sunny day that could have easily been in May.  Score.

A side note for all the grooms out there:

Damon had a busy day- full of wedding errands and appointments (including their e-session), and like many grooms, he couldn’t quite decide how he felt about engagement pictures.  I think a lot of the men out there have the impression that it’s a painful hour of wearing uncomfortable clothes, putting on a goofy smile, and saying cheese.  (Sounds pretty freakin’ scary to me too)  But also like other grooms, he soon found out that the e-session doesn’t have to be boring/stiff/uncomfortable, and by the end he was laughing and -*gasp*- having fun.  Yes boys- the engagement session can be fun.  I said it.  I totally understand-  it’s a little intimidating when someone puts a big camera in your face.  Most of us haven’t had our picture taken since… senior portraits??!  But I promise, after the first 5 minutes you’ll start to feel the nervousness/awkwardness fade away.  And if it’s not, I’m happy to buy you a beer for a mid-session break.  See?  It’s a win-win.  🙂

Damon, you’re awesome.  Way to grab some air.  And Marielle- you’re gorgeous.

I love the city.

Look for their wedding pictures this fall- SO excited for their wedding!

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Premium Portrait Album. Yum.

I’ve been hunting for the perfect album to offer as an alternative to the more casual coffee table albums, and finally, I’ve found it.  Gorgeous black or dark brown leather, THICK art watercolor pages, beautiful printing, and all the custom text/graphic design you can dream.  They are lay flat albums, so your images continue over the center of each page- never restricted by an album gutter.  Make an appointment to see a sample… but please excuse the drool spots.  I can’t help it.  🙂

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