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Archive for November, 2008

Yeah, the secret is out.  I know you’re out there Googling “Christmas pictures” and saying “I really need to set something up”, and yet your calendar keeps getting inundated with “stuff”.  Here’s the good news though,  there’s still time!  I don’t have much left, but I do have a few spots left for Christmas pictures. 

Our Christmas special is pretty sweet if I do say so myself.  We’re offering the rights to a jpg (for easy Christmas card printing), a 4×6 and a set of four wallets all for $75!  I’d love to set up a time with you and take some pictures that your family will treasure always.

Here’s some pictures from last week.  Isn’t it crazy how two people can become so many people?!  I took pictures of the big family and then smaller family unit’s and individual shots.  These are a few of my favorites.

One of my favorite things is when Dad’s play with their kiddos.  I was taking a picture of one of the babies when I heard behind me, “Ben’s going down the slide!!”  I turned around to see him more excited than the kids (well, maybe not that much), about to take the “Turns of Death” (or Game Farm’s best slide).  The next picture is Dakota waiting to catch her uncle at the bottom of the slide…

Thank you all for the opportunity to work with you!!

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Omit “Spring” for “Fall” and the song totally had it right.  Fall IS here.   The skies ARE blue.  And yes, the birds all sang, as if they knew.  It was a beautiful day, and it’s only challenger was the beauty of Gina.  And boy did she have her “A” Game on.  You could see it in Chris’ eyes.  He knew she took the cake. 

There was much debate as to who should hold the bouquet…Gina…Chris…Mike…Personally, I think Chris looks pretty good with them!

Chris & Gina, it was such a pleasure to be a part of your wedding!  Mike and I truly enjoyed your lively and fun loving spirits.  We wish you all the best in your new lives together!

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Saturday was the big day for Chris and Gina.  And what a beautiful day it was!  I wanted to get a picture up as a preview, and will be posting more from the wedding later this week.  Check back soon!

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Pouring rain would be an understatement.  If you breathed too deeply, you might have risked drowning.  That’s how bad it was.  I prayed the entire drive up to Pike Place Market, pleading for a break in the weather.  I parked.  Still no change.  I dashed from over hang to over hang trying to make it to the market without looking like I took a swim in my clothes.  Still no change.  I remained hopeful, but was trying to think of a Plan B the whole way.

I pushed through the tourists into Seattle’s first Starbucks (which would be all of your first Starbucks.  Yes, you are welcome), and up to Chelsea and her mom.  They had been praying too, but still no change.  We started the shoot, staying under cover as much as possible.  Then it happened.  The rain was gone!  And Seattle was there in all her glory!  Chelsea at one point said to me that if God could make the blind man see, then she knew he could stop the rain.  She was right.  Thanks God for caring about Senior pictures and a girl’s hairdo (mine and Chelsea’s).

Chelsea, I know I said it before, but I need to say it again…I had so much fun at our shoot.  You looked gorgeous, and were a great companion wandering around Pike Place.  I wish you only the best as you pursue your dreams.

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It’s been a busy weekend, but on Saturday I promised Chelsea I’d have some pictures up from our senior shoot.  Here’s one of my favorites from the day.  Chelsea looks amazing, AND there’s a Vespa in the foreground.  Could anything be more perfect?  (Maybe my obsession with Vespa’s is becoming unhealthy.  But, if you weren’t sure what to get me for Christmas yet, can I make a suggestion?)

Check back in a couple of days and I’ll have more from our shoot at Pike Place Market. 

Chelsea, I had a blast working with you on this shoot!  Thanks for having me photograph such an important event.  It’s an honor! Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

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Christmas pictures.  Yes, it IS already that time.  And this year, you are in luck because we are running an AWESOME Christmas special.  We are booking up quick, but do have a few openings still.  Shoot me an email, or leave a comment and we can start chatting about what can work for you and your family!  Trust me, you’ll be glad you did!

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The phone shouted over the gun fight on Fievel Goes West.  I sprang up with such energy that Emily started.  Anxiously I said “Is the baby here?!” and excitedly my question was confirmed.  I looked over to Emily, just shy of her second birthday, and said “Your baby is here!”.  The sentence did not appear to mean much to her, as the confusion on her face was apparent.  It meant something to Mike though.  He quickly grabbed Em’s coat and we headed for the door. 

The car ride to the hospital was eternally long, lengthened by the fact that we didn’t know if we were bringing Emily to meet her new brother or sister.  Finally released from the trenches of traffic, we entered the hospital. 

The room was quiet.  We knocked.  Ben proudly opened the door and Emily was introduced to her new baby brother, Sean Patrick. 

This is one of my favorite shots, taken right after the one above. Can’t you feel the love?  :o)

She warmed right up though, the moment little Sean was brought to her.

Welcome Sean!  We can’t wait to get to know you!!

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