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Spontaneous Family Photography, Seattle, WA

Photographing families and children involves both the predictable and the unknown.  My objective in every family 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 I call my style “directed photojournalism”- a balance between the carefree and the guided, with attention to composition and the uniqueness of each subject.  My family photo sessions take place under natural light.  Photos created during a session are a medley of each child’s individual portraits,  the child(ren) with each family member and the family together.  Please, take a look at this family portrait slideshow:

Spontaneous Seattle Family Photography

 

Portrait Photography

Portrait photography vs modern selfies. Open reception at Stacya Silverman Fine Art Photography Gallery, Seattle, WA

Today, Stacya Silverman Fine Art Photography Gallery is hosting an opening reception for “The Portrait Reframed” – an exhibition of photographic portraiture by local Northwest artists – this Sunday, March 8th from 1pm to 4pm.
I am honored to be invited as one of the artist showing my work.
Here is the article about it on Queen Anne View and I hope to see you there!

The Portrait Reframed

 

Family Portrait Photography

Winter family portraits, Seattle, WA

While winter time offers marvelous light for portraits outside, the city however lends its walls for interesting and sometimes even magical backdrops.  With the perfect light, great subjects and fabulous colors of Seattle’s EMP Museum another winter family photo session was made.

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Holiday Family Portraits, Seattle, WA

Throughout the year I photograph families and this is the grand finale… when families send cards to me with photos that we created together.  This was a family that I photographed in New York in the heart of Central Park.  This memorable time was solidified with kind words and holiday wishes from this client delivered via snail mail.

 

Newborn Photography

Newborn photography, Seattle, WA

I am wishing for spring these days, despite the fact that it is still a long way away.   As of today, we are yet a few days from the longest and darkest winter’s night.
As a natural light photographer, I really do live for those perfect non- rainy days when I can photograph families in Seattle’s bountiful nature: in parks, by the water, with colorful Autumn leaves, and even with props that compliment families, and children, in particular.
Recently on a chilly afternoon as the rain was pouring down, I sat down to look at some of my earlier work.  I ran across a photo session done eight years ago with a couple and their newborn inside their home.
Rather than dwelling on gray skies, I got excited about the thought that I could once again photograph babies within their warm homes, while outdoors the rain beats sidelong across the windowpanes.   My next newsletter will be just about that topic, and before I know it Seattle’s dazzling spring with its perfect days will return, and with it, the ideal conditions for photographing families outside.

 

 

 

 

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