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….

Children's Portrait Photography

Autumn and Kid photography. Seattle, WA

Hats off. Hats on. Hat off and on, over and over again. The in-between is what most interested me. This is just a preview of autumnal children’s portraits I have been making this season. When time allows, there will be a blog post and more photos which show off Seattle’s glorious fall colors, children and families.

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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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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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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