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With this post, I close out my 2014 wedding season. And what a great couple to end with. Janiene and Christopher were nothing short of wonderful to work with. Their attitude and approach to life, their friends and family, and to each other is bursting to the seams with extreme happiness and appreciation for everything. And the amount of stability they have is just amazing. Also amazing, their love for their dog, Dodger. Dodger played a big part in how their wedding day played out, in a completely unplanned way. Janiene and Chris got married at St. George Church in Beacon Hill and headed to nearby Georgetown for photos with their wedding party and as a couple. Dodger’s dog-sitter was scheduled to meet us in Georgetown at a certain time so that Janiene and Chris could get a few photographs with their main man. As we arrived in Georgetown, they got a frantic call from the dog-sitter saying that she had lost their dog at Marymoor park in Redmond. Long story short, they chose to forego their portrait time and drive their rented party bus, with their wedding party, all the way out to Marymoor (which is at least a 30 minute drive, maybe more) to look for the dog. Talk about true love. (And I wouldn’t be telling this story unless it had a happy ending, so don’t fret dog-lovers.)

A few minutes away from Marymoor, someone called to say they had found Dodger. Minutes from sunset, we pulled into the parking lot at Marymoor. I grabbed my gear and started shooting bride/groom portraits right away. I had nothing of the two of them at this point and wasn’t about to waste a second. The pink sky worked perfectly with the pink tones in Janiene and Chris’s wedding getup and really brought some warmth to the photos on this cold, slightly snowy November day. (I haven’t mentioned this yet, but this was also the only day it snowed in Seattle this whole winter season!). Afterwards we headed to the Seattle Airport Marriott for a lovely evening filled with dinner, drinks and dancing, and Janiene and Chris celebrated with friends and family, toasting to the start of their marriage and the safe return of their beloved pooch.

 

Winter bride and groom portraits at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WashingtonWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWinter Seattle wedding at St. George Church in Beacon HillWedding party portraits in GeorgetownWedding party portraits in GeorgetownWinter bride and groom portraits at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WashingtonWinter bride and groom portraits at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WashingtonWinter bride and groom portraits at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WashingtonWinter bride and groom portraits at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WashingtonWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in NovemberWedding at SeaTac Marriott in November

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Today, on this rainy Seattle winter day, I have another sunny photo session from Arizona to share with you! Hamilton High School senior Nicole and I headed out to The Grove church in Chandler for a quick senior session towards the end of my visit in mid-January. It was a great location, rows of dormant trees allowing just the right amount of sunlight to beam through the branches to get a nice, warm glow. I’ll say it again, the rich color and warm brown tones of the Arizona landscape just look so great in pictures.

 
High school senior photography session at The Grove Church in Chandler Arizona on a sunny winter morningHigh school senior photography session at The Grove Church in Chandler Arizona on a sunny winter morningHigh school senior photography session at The Grove Church in Chandler Arizona on a sunny winter morningHigh school senior photography session at The Grove Church in Chandler Arizona on a sunny winter morningHigh school senior photography session at The Grove Church in Chandler Arizona on a sunny winter morningHigh school senior photography session at The Grove Church in Chandler Arizona on a sunny winter morningHigh school senior photography session at The Grove Church in Chandler Arizona on a sunny winter morningHigh school senior photography session at The Grove Church in Chandler Arizona on a sunny winter morningHigh school senior photography session at The Grove Church in Chandler Arizona on a sunny winter morningHigh school senior photography session at The Grove Church in Chandler Arizona on a sunny winter morningHigh school senior photography session at The Grove Church in Chandler Arizona on a sunny winter morningHigh school senior photography session at The Grove Church in Chandler Arizona on a sunny winter morning

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  • yvette - Jenn you are awesome. My girls is now a young lady. You did an awesome job. You are the best. Thanks again. You will have two more to do for me. Looks great.ReplyCancel

In early January I headed home to the Arizona desert for some family gatherings and a friend’s wedding. While I was there I had the opportunity to take family photos for a college friend. We traveled out to Cibola Vista Resort in Peoria with her husband and daughter, as well as with her parents, sister and brother-in-law, and her grandmother. The resort was a lovely place to take portraits with a lot of Southwestern flavor in the architecture and landscaping. Every time that I get the opportunity to shoot in Arizona, I marvel at the vibrant color and “punch” that is present when shooting in the evening hours in the desert.

 

Multi-generation family photo session in Peoria, Arizona with parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and siblingsMulti-generation family photo session in Peoria, Arizona with parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and siblingsMulti-generation family photo session in Peoria, Arizona with parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and siblingsMulti-generation family photo session in Peoria, Arizona with parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and siblingsMulti-generation family photo session in Peoria, Arizona with parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and siblingsMulti-generation family photo session in Peoria, Arizona with parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and siblingsMulti-generation family photo session in Peoria, Arizona with parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and siblingsMulti-generation family photo session in Peoria, Arizona with parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and siblings

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In early January I had the opportunity to photograph the Koss family, along with their grandmother, cousins, aunts and uncles, at their home in Greenlake. It was a typical winter day in Seattle, dark and cloudy with a bunch of raindrops, so we did most of the shoot indoors using the gorgeous natural light that poured in through the windows of the Koss’s living room. It is a wonderful thing  to be invited into a client’s home to make pictures and to be given the task of documenting them together in their home environment. I only spent a few hours with the extended Koss family, but I saw firsthand that each little family unit was very kind and loving towards each other and that as a big group they truly enjoyed their time together.

 
Photography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north SeattlePhotography session with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother at a  home in the Greenlake neighborhood of north Seattle

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I just love this little girl! Last month I headed out to Issaquah for Emma’s 6-month session (you may remember seeing her on the blog at 3-months and as a newborn). It is amazing to see firsthand how much she has grown and changed in just a short 6 months. Our photo shoot started at the conclusion of nap-time and ended with the start of another nap in the very near future (see the very last image in the set). Being cute is so exhausting! :-)

Photos of a 6-month-old baby girl with her parents Photos of a 6-month-old baby girl with her parents Photos of a 6-month-old baby girl with her parents Photos of a 6-month-old baby girl with her parents Photos of a 6-month-old baby girl with her parents Photos of a 6-month-old baby girl with her parents Photos of a 6-month-old baby girl with her parents Photos of a 6-month-old baby girl with her parents Photos of a 6-month-old baby girl with her parents Photos of a 6-month-old baby girl with her parents

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