Last summer, I stepped out of my comfort zone. I was working with a videographer to showcase my work as a Seattle family photographer. I felt a bit shy about starring in the eye of the video camera since I am always behind the camera. As I was getting ready for filming, I spontaneously grabbed a photo off a book shelf to take on location. The photo was taken by my father, a talented amateur photographer. The subject is me, then an eight year old Polish schoolgirl returning from school. I’m wearing a mysterious smile, but all I remember of… Read More
As a Seattle Family Photographer I often work with Washington Athletic Club photographing their dynamic, inventive, and colorful events. The fun (usually) begins with family participation and a lot of kids! Recently, WAC families took over the 8th Floor for an evening of pure entertainment! Bounce houses, arts and crafts, a balloon dance party, and more kept participants of all ages happy and hopping: https://www.wac.net/wac-wire/family-fun-night/
Lily Temmer is an author (she has written four novels and four collections of short stories, and her prose was deemed, quote, “flawless” by Kirkus Reviews), copywriter, editor and ghost writer. Lily is a dear friend of mine. Recently we talked about my work as a Seattle Family Photographer and this is what Lily wrote after our conversation.
Every family has a unique personality, and when we work together, I strive to bring out the unexpected, humorous, or touching moments that make your family like no other. I call my style directed photojournalism, which is a balance between the carefree and the guided, with attention paid to composition, and the essence of each subject. My objective in every photo session is to create images that display spontaneity while also expressing the beauty and temperament of the subject. I am not people-shy. I am agile, involved, and active throughout the session. My ultimate goal is to provide you with… Read More
This image of a creative family was taken on the last day of the year 2106 (it was very cold and to play guitars meant to have numb fingers). Bye, bye! I welcome a New Year with new plans and excitement for my work as Seattle Family Photographer. Happy New Year Everyone! I look forward to seeing you in front of my lens!
Portrait of a father and the twins. I created this image during recent family photography session. Seth is a comedian from LA. I don’t know when the lemons arrived during the photo session. I think he brought them and nobody questioned it. I did my work and he did his work, holding children lovingly and handing them lemons to hold and be intrigued with. I think, the avocado was introduced first but it did not take. The bottom line is: Happy Father’s Day! Let it be love and light! Happy Solstice as well. With much love from a Seattle Family… Read More
Mother’s Day is approaching. Three siblings commissioned me for a portrait. They will choose the best out of many proofs presented. We will make a large print of it (perhaps 30×40 in size) and frame it gallery style. The framed portrait will be gifted to their mother on Mother’s Day. Amazing project and very touching to be working with such thoughtful young people.
As a Seattle family photographer I often create visual sketches for my future work with children and families. This sketch recorded on an iPhone video (link below) happened unexpectedly when I had two visitors while enjoying practicing playing my drum on the beach. That moment gave me an idea to create few portraits of children playing the drum: Seattle Family Photographer and creative children
Family photography is what I love to do and it happens to be my work! I am a photographer specializing in spontaneous family portraits. Photographing children and parents involves both the predictable and the unknown. My objective in every photo session is to create images that display spontaneity while also expressing the beauty and temperament of the subject. I am not people-shy. I am agile, involved, and active throughout the session. I focus on the unexpected, humorous, or touching moments that arise during a session. This spontaneity naturally occurs but can also be instigated through direction by me, the photographer. Thus… Read More
This is the image that I closed my busy season to as a Seattle Family Photographer. Now, the New Year 2016 is here. “May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art—write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” ~ Neil Gaiman The words I will live my 2016 by. Wishing you the same wholeheartedly.