• October 6, 2022

Voter Pamphlet Headshots: What do they say to you?

Online or printed, photos carry a lot of influence over our decision making.

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Reflections of My First Newborn Shoot

It has been my intent from 2005 to be a newborn photographer. Anne Geddes was really at her peak then and a huge influencer to me. But I had no resources to purchase much material nor contacts to work with that could sew. There was a lot of trial and error and that felt like it was creating a hole in our family budget. With no knowledge of what a vision board was, no youtube for creative step by step guidance and Amazon was still known as an online bookstore,…

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The 35 in 40 Challenge

I don’t hold back, I bring everything to this event!

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masquerade ball

Scenes from a Gala

The annual St. Alphonsus Fundraiser Auction and Gala. This year the “fund a dream” was dedicated to updating the science department’s materials for educating students in the areas of air, water, space and all aspects of God’s glorious creations. “Carnival in Venice” was the theme for the party. The color palette they used for their promotional posters inspired me to to create a backdrop to use for my mobile portrait studio. I love the idea of getting a fun and good looking photo at a party, like in a booth,…

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Christmas portrait Event

Nov 30 & Dec 1 Christmas Portrait Event!

The studio will be decked out in holiday trimmings and treats will be on hand to make this a not-to-be-missed stop on your holiday weekend to kick off the season! There is no fee to book a session! There is no session fee for this event and packages start at $50 for your 8×10 and companion high resolution digital file. These sessions are quick and simple sessions designed to make you feel special being photographed while also providing a fun family holiday experience. Appear in pictures! Get a great family…

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Issaquah Goes Apples, a fall portrait event in Issaquah, Washington

ISSAQUAH GOES APPLES EVENT is BACK!

These sessions are designed for you be a sample of my studio style of portraiture.

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Brand marketing

You know you should be building your brand, Right?

Do you listen to all the podcasts? Read all the blogs? Watch your feed with envy while you scroll through all the ways people are promoting their brand? Well, you’re not alone! If you’re a solopreneur, you know that it only you, yourself, that represents and promotes your brand. YOU. There is no one else out there like you. There maybe be a hundred others out there doing what you do, but there is only one you doing it the way you do it. And there is a lot to…

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In the wind and driving rain, determined to get the shot.

A Mighty Light goes Dark

What do you do when a storm comes thrashing at you? When the water pounds the shore like thunder and the waves look like they’re threatening to pull you under? It was getting dark, it was barely 1:00 in the afternoon, but the clouds were gathering off the Oregon Coast and the sea was looking very angry. Ever since visiting that sturdy lighthouse on the Heceta Head bluff a few years ago, it had been my dream to be there for Christmastime. The lighthouse itself is fascinating to me. I…

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NPSAR Installation & Awards Banquet

An incredible night of fun and fellowship, the North Puget Sound Association of Realtors held an unforgettable night of awards inside the  Anacortes Transit Shed that was transformed into a Christmas inspired wonderland! Besides the installation and swearing in of the new board members . . .  The most incredible moment of the evening was to witness Officer Mike McClaughry receive an award honoring his citizenship in the community. (I apologize, I don’t recall the exact name of the award). To see all of the images from this delightful and…

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pearl of ballard, gala auction, st alphonsus parish school

Scenes from a Gala

The 30th Annual Gala Auction for St. Alphonsus Parish School was last night. View more images at this LINK The images from the portrait booth look might look a little more amazing this year than usual because I opted to use a prime lens with a warm, softening filter attached. (A GlimmerGlass Filter actually). I hope you like the look. If you choose to use any of these images in your social media, your are certainly welcome to do so. Keep in mind that photography is intellectual property and is…

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