A Pocket Full of Memories
Looking back at 2019, I call this image, “the sign of the times.” A simple snap showing how photography has evolved to become a memory book in every pocket. I know that I take lots and lots of pictures, many I do not keep. . . anymore. I’m finding loads and loads of stored images with no names or keywords. Many are from when I first started shooting digital. Back then I didn’t understand the concept that digital devices would be ever increasing file sizes which would eventually consume hard…Read More
The Senior Session Season
This is has been a really great season for high school senior sessions. The weather has been very cooperative and the young men and women are all so very ready to move on to something outside the confines of the same walls of their home school Covid classrooms. The girls are usually the more energetic in front of the camera and they can last through nearly 3 hours with multiple outfit changes. The guys are usually “done” within 90 minutes. Although this year, the enthusiasm of the guys for creating…Read More
Consider the Maternity Session
Those nine months of slow paced anticipation is actually a blink of an eye compared to the next 18 years.Read More
Voter Pamphlet Headshots: What do they say to you?
Online or printed, photos carry a lot of influence over our decision making.Read More
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,…Read More
The 35 in 40 Challenge
I don’t hold back, I bring everything to this event!Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
ISSAQUAH GOES APPLES EVENT is BACK!
These sessions are designed for you be a sample of my studio style of portraiture.Read More
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…Read More