Archive for October, 2008

Meeting a child for the first time is like going on a blind date.  Will they like you?  Will you like them?  Will you bring out the best in each other?  I had met Ella’s mom, and knew she was great, so figured Ella and I would be fine.  Now came the big test.  We were doing a Christmas shoot together.

I saw her from a distance.  Corn silk hair glowing in the sun.  Her height was that of a grasshopper next to her father.  I hesitated for a moment.  Then she walked up to me.  I knelt down and said hello and complimented her outfit.  That was all it took.  Ella, in a grand display of hospitality, pointed to a piece of gravel and said “rock”.  I knew we would be fast friends.

I loved this series of them playing “1,2,3!”

Thank you Jeff, Sarah and Ella for a wonderful day!  I loved working with your family.  Your love for each other was evident in your interaction and it was a joy being with you!

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The air was crisp, carrying the fragrant smell of freshly fallen leaves.  The trees flaunted their last colors of orange and yellow, vainly holding on to their last clothes before winter.  But the trees forgot all of their worries of loosing those last precious leaves at the sound of a giggle.  Looking down from their lofty sanctuary, they spied Sammie, full of joy and smiles, and they all agreed she was the cutest thing they had seen in the little pumpkin patch.

Thanks for such a fun shoot Sammie and family!

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I mentioned before that I had the opportunity to take a picture for Auburn Regional Medical Center’s baby fair billboard. – and here she be!  Tomorrow’s the baby fair from 10-2, and it sounds like it’s going to be a hoppin’ time!  They’ll be giving away free bike helmets to kiddos and adults alike.  Tons of vendors will be there (myself included) and there will be door prizes and much more!  Hope to see you there!

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Bricks long forgotten called out to be remembered in their former glory.  Streets and alley ways once bustling in the center of town, now find themselves occupied with pigeons.  The energy of logging and shipping on the dirt streets of Seattle now haunt the moss covered walls surrounding parking lots in the historic district just south of Pioneer Square.  It’s here, on this city block, that we found some of the brilliant backdrops for our shoot. 

After exploring the historic distric, we walked up to the Market and grabbed a few shots (and doughnuts).  :o)

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A city block

My goal has always been to capture the beauty in life that most people pass by.  What’s amazing to me is when one city block has enough aesthetics to create an entire days worth of shooting!  I may have my eye out for beauty, but I didn’t think I could be taken in by just one city block.  Who knew Seattle’s alley’s would be my most favorite place to hang out with a camera?  

I’ll have more from this shoot in a day or two.  I’ve got a cold that’s been keeping me on the couch instead of at the computer.

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It’s true.  My husband will tell you.  I have a love affair with old churches.  Whenever we’re driving through a new city, my eyes are always scouring the skyline for a timeworn steeple.  I love the grandeur of the ancient European churches, but there is something in the beauty of a simple, old American church steeple pointing towards Heaven that I can’t get enough of.

Combined with my love of history, it shouldn’t take much for you to realize my excitement when I found out one of these churches was apart of MY history.  One of my cousin’s started going to a church up where my mom  grew up.  Strangely enough, it was the same church my mom attended as a child.  Together the three of us went to a lady’s tea put on by the church.  It was here that reality came full circle, for right here, years before, my mom first met God.  That relationship changed to course of my history because it was in a huge part through her that I met God as well.  So maybe this church doesn’t compare to say Notre Dame for most, but to me it does.  Thank God for little country churches.

This is my lovely mother.  Thanks for who you are mom, I love you!

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