Lifestyle Photography

Family photos for a photographer friend, Seattle, WA

Savanah is an incredible photographer.  Savanah is an incredible mother.  She is an incredible person and a dear friend.  She has two fabulous daughters.  Her daughters took a break from their busy lives and came back home to visit their mother.  I offered to make photos.  We photographed by The Moonbeam, a vintage trailer that has been with the family for many years.  The trailer let them travel in comfort  into many stunning , breathtaking and remote places and remains a family cherished possession and a symbol of good times and togetherness.  And there was Max too.  A relatively new addition to the Moonbeam Team: a gentle mutt with thoughtful eyes and agreeable spirit.

Northwest Family Photography, Seattle, WA

As a Seattle photographer, I have acquired a vast portfolio of children and families photographed on our splendid beaches.   Some day, I will put it all together into a book called: Families of the Northwest.  Some day….  But for now, posting this photo of kids playing at the Golden Gardens beach while an amazing Seattle Summer continues.

Creative Photography

Creative Seattle Family, Seattle, WA

This family is creative to say the least. I met them through Facebook. I have been following their inventive posts and finally got to photograph them in their cardboard robot costumes made for last year’s Halloween. When I asked the father, a graphic designer, how long did it take to make such detailed robot costumes, he said: “at some point the time blended in together and I stopped counting the hours.” His wife just chuckled and looked lovingly back at him. I caught that look before she put on the robot head piece on…. Photos from the Robot Family Session, soon. For now, just a preview of the family that enjoys time together through art that they create. Working with them inspired me. A bonus to me, a family photographer, always in need of a new vision and an inspiration.

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Autumn Family Photography, Seattle, WA

Autumn Family Photography in Seattle equals magic! This season, surrounded by the breathtaking colors of the Northwest, I created a series of photographs with the participation of my remarkable subjects, parents, children and dogs, under Seattle’s extraordinary Autumnal light.

Family Photography

A bit of a Summer sum up. Seattle, WA Family Photography

Summer is on its last leg and this image was made in the beginning of it.
It was a good one for me, with many friendships and wishes made. A few interesting roads were traveled as well. Hope the same goes for you. I look forward to more as I watch shadows get longer while I photograph families this Fall.

National Geographic Expeditions

Assisting for National Geographic Expeditions, Dubois, Wyoming

My assignment for National Geographic Expeditions in Wyoming was an incredible experience working alongside with two talented and accomplished photographers: Jay Dickman (National Geographic and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer who led the workshop) , Jeff Vanuga, who co-instructed and 24 students who came to learn each week. We all experienced  spectacular days, while at the scenic and historic CM Ranch in Dubois, WY.

Participants photographed working wranglers, horse drives, cowboys showing off their skills with lasso, details of western attire and various activities on the ranch .

Words from one student summarize well the time of learning with others in a stunning setting:

“Hello to all –

Thank you again for your time, energy, professionalism, and expertise. I learned more than I thought possible about photography, my camera, my computer, and myself. It was an experience I shall not forget any time soon.

I am looking forward to another workshop in the future.

Enjoy your summer and stay safe in your travels.”

Marilee

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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