Birthday Party Photography

Birthday Party at Novelty Hill, Januik Winery, Woodinville, WA

This birthday party at Januik Winery in Woodinville, rocked! What a location! What a venue!  At noon, decadent wines were served to guests. While photographing, I lived vicariously watching adults sipping local and acclaimed Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay. Elegant and beautiful food was served as well. After the birthday cake, children delivered the best energy, playfulness and joy. Here, several images show what kids love so much: playing outside.

Wines by Novelty Hill Januik Winery, birthday cakes by Carla Reich of Honey Crumb Studio, venue party details by Elice’s creative parent.

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Maternity Photography

Maternity session by Puget Sound, Seattle, WA

Amanda is a repeat client. I was happy to hear from her after some time. I photographed her son when he was a toddler. That seems so long ago! She announced that she was expecting twins and she wanted more photos. We had a photo session by the cold but gentle waters of Puget Sound while the Vashon Island ferry sailed by a few times. Bellame was part of the session as well, while his mother showered him with affection.

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City Hall Wedding Photography

The laws are different for those who fall in love! Superior Court Wedding, Seattle, WA

You would think that a short wedding at Seattle’s Superior Court downtown would be a mundane affair. But even with all the rules and regulations, that are tightly written and firmly enforced, exceptions are still made for love.

 When I went there to photograph a wedding a couple of weeks ago, the guards loosened up big time. This is what they let through: a bulky carbon fiber tripod, photo gear with all the sundry metal trappings and a  bottle of champagne with two flute glasses.

 What didn’t make it through? The heavy buckle on my belt which set off the alarm. I was obliged to take my belt off, and just as I was  putting it back on, the bride and groom arrived. I don’t usually fidget with my pants while talking to clients –  but the thought did cross my mind that when photographing a wedding at the Superior Court things don’t go by the usual strict rules.  All obstacles had now been overcome, or so we thought, until we discovered a second witness was needed during the signing procedures to make it all air tight and legal. Everyone’s eyes turned toward me, and I realized that sometimes a photographer has to do double duty at a wedding.

 After that photos were made around the courthouse and champagne was consumed in public. I am telling you: the laws are different for those who fall in love!

 

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Children's Photography

Keeping up with the balance…. Family Photography, Seattle, WA

With posting this image depicting the joy of discovery I am leaving Seattle for a bit, to take time off from my demanding schedule as a family photographer. As much as I love what I do, sometimes I need to step away from the photographer’s rigorous work flow.
Here is to seeing new places, meeting new people, reconnecting with friends and planting new seeds of ideas! For now, so long Chief Seattle, halloo Pele!

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Family Portraits

Happy New Year 2013! From Anita Nowacka Photography

Forget sliding The Gate to 2013! Let’s just blow it wide open!

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy New Year! Let it be filled with creativity, tenacity, love and courage!

This photo was made in Georgetown, Seattle, WA, this past summer. Little did I know when we photographed, that this particular photo would be used by my clients for their New Year’s card. How appropriate!

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