Sunday, November 30, 2008

love this!

I know this has nothing to do with photography, but I came across the Creature Comforts blog and fell in love with this D.I.Y. Eco-Happy Pom Pom Gift Topper!

Here's a pic from the Creature Comforts post showing what the pom pom topper would look like if you used a plastic bag from Target:


I don't know about you, but wrapping gifts has always been something I've enjoyed doing and I can't wait to try out this idea!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

turkey makes Paco sleepy

Paco loves food and although he can't say it, I know Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday. Like the rest of the family, he decided to take a nap after eating way too much turkey...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so many things to be thankful for and my wonderful friends are at the top of the list. The ones that are on my mind right now are Gianba, Deborah, and their two adorable boys Oliver and Teddy. They're visiting from Venice, Italy and it's been great spending time with them. I love hearing them talk back and forth to each other in a mix of Italian and English! I was so excited when they told me they wanted family pics and I jumped at the chance to photograph their beautiful family.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Natasha & Abbie

Meet Natasha and her puppy Abbie:

I had so much fun photographing them at Redondo Beach last weekend!

Check out Abbie's wonderfully expressive ears...

Yep, just about the cutest puppy ever!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

a pup haven in Kirkland, WA

One of my clients recently told me about Barkz, a dog boutique in Kirkland. Never one to pass up "research" shopping, I decided to check it out.

Located on Lake Street in downtown Kirkland,
Barkz is a pup haven to say the least. The first thing I noticed were the toys--vibrant toys that filled the shelves and would make anyone excited for play time. Then there were the dog beds that were so fashionable you'd want to display one in your living room (instead of stashing it in your laundry room the minute guests arrive). There was a whole section of dog leashes that featured just about every color you'd find in a box of Crayons. And then there were the doggy treats that looked so good I wanted to eat them.

I roamed their store for about 20 minutes, taking the time to look at every car accessory (protective seat cover for your wet pooch? Genius!), every shampoo (green tea scented? Yes please!), and every doggy outfit (kind of like a
Bluefly for canines). This is definitely a place that will keep you coming back for more, but don't trust me--check it out for yourself.

115 Lake Street South
Kirkland, WA 98033

Open Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

new backgrounds!

I've been inspired by the retro patterns in recent magazine ads and decided I should offer some retro backgrounds to my clients.

So here are the 4 new backgrounds I bought (I'm REALLY excited about them!):

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's the little things in life...

...that make me smile.

A hot vanilla latte in the morning,
a letter from a friend in the mail,

my favorite song on the radio,
a compliment from a stranger,
new red shoes.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

school days, school days...

I taught a class on lighting this week. Nothing big, pretty much the photo equivalent of watercolor still life, but I had lots of fun and hopefully my class learned a thing or two.

What a strange feeling to be teaching after spending so many years being taught...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The results are in...

...and we are THRILLED!

Charity and I are excited to announce that PaddyWag made Evening Magazine's Top 5 for Pet Photography!

Congrats are in order to Erin Vey who took 1st place. Her work is amazing and it's such an honor to be listed in the Top 5 with her!

Charity and I want to say THANK YOU!!! to everyone who voted for us. Your support is what keeps us going every day! :)