Family Photography Blog

  • How to Photograph Families Outside with Young Children

    Advice from Seattle Family Photographer, Anita Nowacka When looking back at the early part of my career, I see aspects that have changed, while some things have stayed the same. I’ve come a long way from these early career photos improving on composition, posing (and guiding into posing) capturing the family’s personal expression. But, I…

  • Photography for Elopements: A Superior Court Wedding in Seattle, WA

    Photography for Elopements: A Superior Court Wedding in 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 and elopements. When I went there to photograph a wedding a couple of weeks ago, the guards…

  • Capturing Attractive Outdoor Portraits During Seattle Winters

    Capturing Attractive Outdoor Portraits During Seattle Winters

    Why would you take an outdoor portrait in the middle of the winter? When you need a professional portrait, one of the first things you may imagine is the portrait taken indoors. Maybe you go to a photographer’s studio to have your picture taken, maybe the photographer goes to your office to take the portrait.…

  • 4 Reasons To Hire A Photographer for Your Children’s Birthday Party

    4 Reasons To Hire A Photographer for Your Children’s Birthday Party

    How many times have you had a birthday party, whether for you or your child, and you are not in any of the photos? Or, how much mental energy have you spent on taking photos at your event, afterward to realize you were not being very present at the event? Maybe you missed some key…

  • The Road To Becoming A Family Photographer

    The Road To Becoming A Family Photographer

    Everybody’s path is different. Some photographers become successful overnight. They wake up one day confronted with a life situation where they must earn a living and decide to become a family photographer because they are good with kids, they like photography well enough, or happen to have a camera in a closet that the ex…

  • A Great Portrait Photo Is Essential For Online Dating

    A Great Portrait Photo Is Essential For Online Dating

    Elevate Your online dating prospects with a portrait that brings out the best of you. There is so much more to portrait photography than taking a snapshot of your face. My years of experience as a portrait photographer has taught me when to take the photo—at that key moment that makes you approachable and attractive.…