Tristan and a centipede at Golden Gardens Park. Family Photos – Seattle, WA

There is a saying: “You learn something new every day”. Recently, I photographed a boy who learned about a centipede. While looking at the photos my friend added: “looks like the parents learned something new too”! BTW, the centipede was released into a patch of grass and she walked away fast from the photo session. After all she does have 100 legs!


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Dynamic Family photo session by a Seattle, WA based family photographer – Anita Nowacka

The most dynamic family photo session of mine, ever! On Venice Beach, CA with the wind in our hair, Nikon on continuous high speed mode (for the most part). Jasin Boland is a Hollywood motion picture stills photographer and Nikon Ambassador I had the pleasure and honor to photograph Mr. Boland and his family this summer while on assignment for Black Rapid, Inc., Camera Strap System Company based in Seattle, WA / Things were happening fast while we were rolling through the famous Venice Beach pathways. So fast that in one image taken on the beach, I sunk their brand new skateboard into the sand while setting one image up. I so hope that the wheels have not jammed. Some day I will find out …

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Mother’s Day. Family Portraits – Seattle, WA

On Mother’s Day time, I am posting a few images from recent family photo session with Jo and Rosa. Jo is a stellar Mother. She is kind, loving, patient, devoted, driven, hard working and beautiful. We made portraits on the beach near their home in West Seattle. Wearing leopard print clothes on the beach seemed like an odd idea, but I insisted. Then we moved on to the urban areas with different types of attires on. After receiving the images Jo wrote:

“Anita, I am so blown away. I don’t even know what to say!!! I feel so blessed to have such wonderful photos of Rosa and me. Thank you. Thank you. How do I choose which ones to print when so many are so good???!!!

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