It’s that time of the year, family photo time! I met the Wolff family out at Beaver Lake Park in Sammamish for a quick photography session in late October. (You might remember Stephanie from her senior session that I featured on the blog last month). Little did we know that there would be an elaborate, creepy, haunted-house set up right in the middle of the park. We worked around it, but I’m not promising that you won’t find something creepy hanging from a tree in the back of one of these images…
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing a fundraiser luncheon for Bellevue based nonprofit organization, HERO House. HERO House provides vocational and social recovery services and assistance for adults recovering from mental illness through education, advocacy and job placement. The annual ‘Harvest Luncheon’ took place at Lake Sammamish Four Square Church in Bellevue and featured King 5′s Dennis Bounds and State Rep. Roger Goodman as speakers. The event also featured a raffle and a display of artwork by members of HERO House.
So. Many. Cute. Kids. During our family photography session at the Seattle Center in early October, the Davis kids spent some time swinging back and forth between love for the camera, and definitely not wanting their photo taken. I thought they were great though, perfect subjects for my ‘chase-the-kids-around-and-get-a-decent-workout-while-working’ style of shooting. They were so full of energy that we turned the photo shoot into a racing, dancing, giggling event, with a few posed shots here and there. Seattle Center was so beautiful. The leaves were all sorts of reds and yellows, the fountain was putting on a show and the Space Needle was keeping a watchful eye on the whole scene. Thank you Davis family, you are beautiful!
Cuteness alert. Seriously, Emma was such a doll during her photo session. Her parents and I met at Carkeek Park in Seattle last month, on the beach during sunset, for a quick mini session with 3-month-old Emma. She gave up some great smiles for her mom and dad, and had a few stare-downs with the camera, which she was definitely quite skeptical of.
I don’t think anything I write will describe how wonderful this summer wedding was. Liza was so gorgeous and SO happy to be marrying her groom, Matthew, who looked quite dashing himself. (Side note, I wish I had her amazing, amazing hair.) The setting was stellar, a friend’s property in Kingston, just a short ferry’s ride across the water from Edmonds. The ceremony was heartfelt, inspirational and full of unique moments including a ‘washing of the feet.’ The parents of both the bride and groom were so kind, and still so in love with their partner. And Liza’s dad and his band played some great music and created an epic dance party in the middle of a field on this warm August evening. After the newlyweds had said goodbye to their guests, they headed down to the beach near the Washington State Ferries dock to grab some twilight portraits. I just love everything about what you are about to see….