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New Year’s Reflections from a Seattle Family Photographer, Seattle, WA

It is interesting how our mind aligns with the Universe or the Universe aligns with our mind.
Yesterday was the first day of the New Year. I have been pondering and reflecting on things, perhaps more then on a “usual” day. While on a walk with my camera I saw literal reflections of people, kids and families. It was quite magical and simple and powerful to see. I took it as a confirmation and affirmation of my path.

Happy New Year! May it be a Grand One!

Children's Photography

Children Photography and The Lights of the Holiday Season, Seattle, WA

I remember being a child and being mesmerized by a Holiday twinkle. My father took a photo of me jaw dropping, while looking at the lit up Xmas tree. Decades later, even though so much has changed in this fast paced world, being mesmerized by a Holiday twinkle remains….

Family Photography

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.

Birthday Party Photography

Birthday Party at Novelty Hill, Januik Winery, Woodinville, WA

This birthday party at Januik Winery in Woodinville, rocked! What a location! What a venue!  At noon, decadent wines were served to guests. While photographing, I lived vicariously watching adults sipping local and acclaimed Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay. Elegant and beautiful food was served as well. After the birthday cake, children delivered the best energy, playfulness and joy. Here, several images show what kids love so much: playing outside.

Wines by Novelty Hill Januik Winery, birthday cakes by Carla Reich of Honey Crumb Studio, venue party details by Elice’s creative parent.

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Toddler Photography

The Order of Things. Toddler photography in Seattle,WA

Upon arriving at a photo session, I was told that kids would be eating black berries as the last thing, so as not to mess up hands, attire and all in site….. We soon found out that eating berries was the first thing on the agenda and it was non-negotiable. Hey! Kids know their priorities….

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Pet and Child Photography

Boy, dog, the river and the end of summer. Kid photography, Seattle, WA

This was about the tail-end of the Northwest Summer. This was about a child’s joie de vivre. This was about a friendship between a dog and a boy. This was about the Stillaguamish River that was still inviting during the first days of September. This was about my own nostalgia for my beloved Baltic Sea and the carefree moments I loved as a child.

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Georgetown, Seattle Family Photography

Location, Location, Location… Family photography session in Georgetown, Seattle, WA

You might have heard people say that location is the most important thing for a business. Then, the next most important is … location. All true in photography as well or speaking from my experience: in family photography. Kids and parents open up in front of a camera more if the location of the photo session takes place in a playful setting, among many props and colors that surprise the eye. Georgetown in Seattle never disappoints. The rough-around-the-edges Seattle district has much to offer for any photographer. To me, a family photographer, Georgetown is an urban goldmine of textures, old buildings, objects, and is never boring where rustic walls or graffiti serve as a perfect backdrop. I often like to start my photography session from a yellow leather couch at the well-known by now All City Coffee (where baristas  know how to smooth out their espresso, where chai is spicy and day’s assortment of motorcycles is parked out front while all kinds of resident artists and free thinkers enjoy their beverage) and then venture from there to find more, and be amazed and amused. Georgetown rocks!

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