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.

Children's Photography

Keeping up with the balance…. Family Photography, Seattle, WA

With posting this image depicting the joy of discovery I am leaving Seattle for a bit, to take time off from my demanding schedule as a family photographer. As much as I love what I do, sometimes I need to step away from the photographer’s rigorous work flow.
Here is to seeing new places, meeting new people, reconnecting with friends and planting new seeds of ideas! For now, so long Chief Seattle, halloo Pele!

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Family Portraits

Happy New Year 2013! From Anita Nowacka Photography

Forget sliding The Gate to 2013! Let’s just blow it wide open!

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy New Year! Let it be filled with creativity, tenacity, love and courage!

This photo was made in Georgetown, Seattle, WA, this past summer. Little did I know when we photographed, that this particular photo would be used by my clients for their New Year’s card. How appropriate!

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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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Cowboy Photography

White shirt cowboy. Photography of the moment. Anita Nowacka Photography, Seattle, WA

I photographed him on my way home from Wyoming. He worked with grace and confidence. His gestures were soft and he held the rains lightly. He whistled gently to the animals. In thick dust he wore stylish attire. I felt I was watching a dancer on a horse.

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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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Family Photography

“Ode to beautiful light.” Yellow grasses and family photo session at Discovery Park in Seattle, WA

I shared a photo from my recent family photo session with my friend, Martha. She responded: “Great shot! This reminds me of a Rilke poem, she added, translated by Robert Bly called, “A Walk.” Then she quoted the poem:

“My eyes already touch the sunny hill,
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance –
and changes us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave…
but what we feel is the wind in our faces”.

 Thank you Martha and thank you Rainer Maria Rilke.

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