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  • I help clients capture their child’s personality. Oh, and I’m really good at acting (I used to be a performer in a former life), terrific at eating dessert (my fat jeans would definitely agree), and my Russian accent is stellar (Russians have confused me for an actual Russian until I give them a blank face when my Russian vocabulary runs out). Clients love my creative whimsical photos and are always commenting on how I’ve captured them in such a unique and beautiful way. Personally, I think my ability to return emails faster than Superman’s flight speed is pretty impressive. My Momma thinks I’m determined and that I have great hair and beautiful eyes. My friends envy my ability to balance everything on my overly full plate (they should be envying my husband because I certainly couldn’t do it without him). My clients love that I effectively capture their family and bottle moments in time for them to savor for years to come; I help them hold on to their memories.

Weeks 2 and 3 | 365

I got busy last week and couldn’t get Week 2 out last Friday so I’m combining them this week.

 

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This was another unplanned image, you big girls just couldn’t help but jump in with your baby sister while we were taking Hero’s 6 month photos… a few days shy of 7 months.  Oops.
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My Juliet (on the right) is obsessed with these stupid looms!  I’m finding rubber bands all over my house.
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First ballet class. <3
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Seahawk fever, y’all!
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A long time ago my friend Shalonda Chaddock took a similar photo of her daughter while they were grocery shopping.  It’s always spoke to the momma in me and I decided to recreate it when we went grocery shopping the other day, which happened to be perfect since Ophelia serendipitously wore her favorite princess dress.
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Ophelia looooooooooves Lambie. Loves loves loves LOVES her Lambie. Hermione is becoming attached to her very own “Raffie.” Ophelia frequently remembers to make sure it is close by for her. I love that she puts this significance on it even though Hero probably doesn’t really care that much at this point. Something about the empathy of “I would be sad if Lambie wasn’t here.”
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We’ve been taking ballet classes at Twirl and yesterday Ophelia and her friend decided to play a cute little 20 questions type game after class.
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Oh, Ophelia.  You try me in ways I never thought possible.  Sometimes it seems you defy gravity with your antics and mischief.  But sometimes you are calm and still and sharing blueberries with your imaginary friend, Ariel.
24-365web-1I love looking back on these and find myself doing it several times a week.  I thought this project was going to be stressful, but instead I quite enjoy it and am finding that it is changing the way I view my days.  It is so easy for me to get lost in the monotony of every day moments and to forget the beauty that is also there.  This project is forcing me to see the photographs in my every day and I am so thankful for this gift.

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Mary - I just love your 365 project posts. They tell such stories of a beautiful family.

The Bookworm: A Library Session | Seattle Child Photographer

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”  -  Jorge Luis Borges

Libraries are a magical place. They are filled with a million different worlds with a million different stories, each one taking you to places unseen to learn things unknown. It’s no secret that my imagination always has me with my head in the clouds, which is a big component of my inspiration when it comes to my photographs. Is it any wonder I love libraries? I really don’t know why I haven’t shot a session in one before, but I may or may not have let out a little squeal when this momma agreed to duck indoors to the Seattle Public Library in Greenwood on a very rainy day. The colors, that glorious book smell, the fun and whimsical compositions. Paradise indeed!

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Seattle lifestyle photography, lifestyle photographer, Seattle family photographer, Seattle children

Seattle lifestyle photography, lifestyle photographer, Seattle family photographer, Seattle children

Seattle lifestyle photography, lifestyle photographer, Seattle family photographer, Seattle children

Have a local landmark you adore or just a favorite every day pastime? Book your session and let’s document you doing what you love most!

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Week 1 | 365

I’m attempting a 365 project (a photo a day for 365 days).  I’ve never done a 365 before but I have tried a few 52 projects (one photo a week for a year). Historically, I tend to fall off the bandwagon right around the 15 week mark.  I’ve noticed so far – granted, I am only 10 days in – that one a day seems easier because it is rapidly becoming habit (yay!) so I don’t just forget about it.

Naturally, I have to share our first week here.

Hoover: the grouch
Juliet: the drama
Ophelia: the mischief
Hero: the muffin
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Are you participating in a 365 project?  I’d love for you to share!

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Twins! | Seattle Child Photographer

I’ve always wanted to photograph twins. They fascinate me and the special bond that twins hold captivates my imagination. And I must say, these two are pretty great (actually, the whole family is pretty spectacular). We had a great time playing around at Gasworks Park in the cold. I had fun playing with the color of this urban session as well. Aren’t they fun!
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Seattle lifestyle photography, lifestyle photographer, Seattle family photographer, Seattle children

Seattle lifestyle photography, lifestyle photographer, Seattle family photographer, Seattle children

Seattle lifestyle photography, lifestyle photographer, Seattle family photographer, Seattle children

Sometimes I know that I am going to love the shot as soon as I hear the shutter snap. As a photographer there is no better feeling than the one you get when you know you’ve gotten the shot you were after. As simple as this photo is, it evoked that wonderful adrenaline rush for me and was hands down my favorite of the session and I would venture to say one of my favorites of the year!
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Ready to book your session? There is no better time than now!

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Coming to a city near you… | 2014 Travel Schedule

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I’ve had a few inquiries in various cities for concept sessions and since I am just aching to travel right now, I decided to head to a couple of these cities as well as throw in a couple that I am already planning to be in.  These are loose dates, so most of these are bit flexible if you absolutely must have a different time of the year.

I am only offering one all inclusive digital collection for portrait sessions set at $1250.  You will receive all of the fully edited high resolution photos from your session.  Not only can you download the high resolution photographs, print on your own, and even create your very own photo app for your smart phone/mobile device!

Ready for dates?

March 2014 – Portland, OR
July 2014 – Houston, TX
September 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT
October 2014 – Nashville, TN
November 2014 – Chapel Hill, NC

All travel sessions will be booked on a “first come, first served” basis so as soon as I receive your $250 retainer, you’re in!


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