Friday, January 27, 2012

Daniel & Bonnie's Kirkland Engagement Session

There are 5 kids in my family and my brother Daniel is smack-dab in the middle of 2 older and 2 younger sisters. I like to think he's lucky because he has so many sisters to give him girl advice, but the truth is we're the lucky ones. Daniel is an amazing brother who is willing to hike mountains with me, meet me for happy hour even though he doesn't drink, go to Ikea with me even if it's on a Saturday afternoon, pay for dinner even though I insist it's my turn, and he's always there to lend a helping hand (or ear).
It's no surprise that Daniel decided to marry Bonnie, a girl who brings out the best in others, has a roll-with-the-punches attitude, and has a heart that is bigger and more generous than most.

They were married in December and before the wedding I had the chance to photograph them together. Here are a couple of my favorite pics from their session:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

the Allen family & their garden :: Seattle Family Photographer

Daryl, Sarah & Max had me come to their home for a photo session and as soon as I saw their backyard garden I knew I wanted to move in...but instead I settled for photographing their family of 3 out there amongst the fresh-picked carrots, giant greens and wandering chicken.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Kneifel Family & a Herald article :: Seattle Family Photographer

Hello everyone and hello 2012!

Apparently the hope to fill my blog this month with lots of posts hasn't been successful thus far, however with the snow that kept me inside last week I was forced able to sit down and a few posts to give this blog the love it deserves!

The holidays were crazy-busy in the best way possible and I was lucky enough to photograph new clients as well as some I've known for years.  

One of my awesome clients is the Kneifel family and they found me through the Big Brothers Big Sisters auction a couple years ago when they won a photo session gift certificate I had donated. I've photographed them a couple times and every time I see them I get such a warm welcome and have more fun than should be allowed while working. :) 

I was interviewed by Juergen Kneifel for an article he wrote detailing effective ways local business owners have used to attract customers. The article was published in last Monday's Everett Herald, but you can also read it online HERE.