Children's Photography

Aligned with a Seattle Horizon.

This image was made recently during the family photo session with Sheila, and her son, Jude. Few times, while looking at this photo, Sheila expressed her amazement about the stick alignment with The Seattle Horizon (yes, a Space Needle to the right). I agree, this belongs in the Meant to Be Category. Well, we could have set it up, but we did not have to….

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Detroit Photo Shoot

Detroit Photography trip follow up- did you know that Detroit was once called “The Paris of the Midwest”?

Recently, I traveled to Detroit with Ron Henry, the founder of BlackRapid, a Seattle based company, and a few other Photographers from all over the US (and one from Canada). The trip was about bringing awareness to the Detroit’s stray dog problem (some sources said: 50,000 – 100,000 of them). After a 3 day search for dogs in many neighborhoods we found 1 (one) stray dog. The video below says a bit more about what we encountered in Detroit. To sum it all up: the circumstances required that we transform the original idea into something else. The No Workshop Tour concept was born! The idea of No Workshop Tour is to learn photography by doing it, by exploring with others, by sharing ideas and thoughts while in the process of seeing and photographing rather then being in a classroom. In late October of 2011, chosen photographers will travel to New Orleans for the Halloween time to document The City’s beating heart: it’s magnificent, full-of-history places, and its people! Stay tuned for more information on “No Workshop Tour”, here: Video:


Photographers Go to Detroit




“Seven plane tickets to Detroit– $$$. Hotel, food, drinks– $$$. Meeting a bunch of awesome people, hanging with talented photographers, seeing a city in a whole new way, AND a group shot where Motown began? …… Priceless.” Jeff


“What a time to be able to just indulge in the time it takes to explore , explore, explore and to let one thing flow into the next and staying in the moment! Life in it’s perfect moments.” Mary


“If you have the opportunity to attend one of the No Workshop Tour – GO!!! You will grow, not only as a photographer, but in other ways… you might even be inspired to see a city, or any subject with a fresh set of eyes.
I can honestly guarantee you, it is well worth your time.” Jeanne

Photographers Go to Detroit









Father and Son Portrait Photography

Wyatt with Father (Seattle Family Portraits).

I photographed Norman few days ago, on the quiet Seattle morning of the 4th of July. We were making a business portrait that he could use for marketing his Husser Window Cleaning business in Seattle. Norman’s son, Wyatt, occupied himself with a game. When we finished making the business portrait I suggested that I take a photo of both of them. In this portrait Norman shows a father’s openness and love towards his son, and Wyatt is very kid-like, reserved, and shy.

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Father and Daughter Photography

Margo with Father (Seattle Family Photography).

This image dates back to film days of photography. Seems like not so long ago, however so much has changed since photographers loaded film into cameras. In this image: Margo with her Dad. Their family photo session was captured with 2 rolls of film: one black and white and one color. 70 and some exposures and one love!

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Family photography

As Father’s Day is approaching, I dedicate this to my friend James: In appreciation of The Full Time Father (Seattle Family Portraits).

Women have done it for centuries: full time care giving that is. I see and admire the work of Mothers everyday. With  Father’s Day approaching I would like to express admiration for a friend of mine, James, who is a stay-at-home dad. He takes care of his 2 children: Johannes (5 years old), and Anna (2 years of age). His days are filled with what every Mother’s day is filled with: mundane tasks, loads of laundry, smiles, a few tears, meltdowns, meal making routines, lots of love and more…  Some time ago I met James and children at Shilshole Beach in Seattle. Somehow I had the “perfect prop” in my car: a weightlifting barbell. We took it to the beach and James started lifting weights while Johannes hung from it. James said: “As a parent I feel like the mythical Atlas a lot, holding The Earth on my shoulders. Now, I feel it literally!”  James is a terrific full time father: understanding, thoughtful, positive, patient, forgiving, and loving. Happy Father’s Day James!

This story was run for Father’s Day at the Seattle’s Red Tricycle newsletter. Few editorial changes were made to the published story. For the original story, please go above.

Mention the above Red Tricycle article and receive a discount on a humorous portrait of your toddler! For details, contact Anita Nowacka, the photographer via her main website:

Ron Henry shoots Detroit

A Project: Bringing awareness to the Detroit’s stray dog problem.

It is estimated that there are about 50,000 homeless dogs wandering in certain areas of Detroit. Ron Henry (Seattle photographer and the founder of Black Rapid Company), other Photographers (from all over the United States) and I are going to create a visual story about the tireless efforts of DDR (Detroit Dog Rescue). The trip dates are: June 14th- 17th, 2011. A synopsis of the situation: Detroit Dog Rescue (only 20 or so devoted folks) works tirelessly on the issue and helps find loving homes rather then euthanize the dogs. We are going to Detroit to photograph and bring awareness to the dire situation. I will be writing about this more. My trip starts in few days. I am getting mentally ready…

Heli-Ski Wedding

Heli-Ski wedding video is ready! (Seattle extreme sport wedding Photography).

It is a great, short video story showing a bit what it is to photograph at high altitude (13300 ft), skiing in breathtaking terrain with a helicopter gliding off the mountain and being part of the surreal experience. More words will come. For now, just wanted to post the link to the video created by Mad Pants Productions in Seattle, WA . More photos from the assignment: here.


Heli – Ski Wedding in Telluride, CO.

Children's Photography

Let him eat cake…. Kid party photography (Seattle Child Portrait Photography).

An ode to sugar…….. Photographing children partying is a blast. Here, a triptych while a little guest enjoys his cake. Between each bite he left the table to socialize a bit, then he was back for more treats. His left hand looks like he plays a piano while diving into the cake.

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Children's Portrait Photography

Little Mug Shots- Portraits of children under natural light (Seattle Child Portraits).

A story behind Little Mug Shots: Collected over few years while working with families. I have never asked for a smile or any expression specifically. Whatever I received from the kids was captured and welcomed. Here just a few and a bottom link has many more:

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