Thursday, December 31, 2009

Take a Peek: We are Family ~ B Family

I had the distinct privilege to photograph my long time friend with her son. Her boy is so amazingly adorable, and such a ham! I love that he wore his cowboy hat and boots to their session - they are so him.

Despite how cold it was outside and the rain that eventually made us call it quits, they were real troopers. Their adoration of each other pulls at my heart strings. You are one strong Mama, Ms. K and I love you guys!


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pricing and Package Updates

Just a quick reminder/notice that pricing and packages will be changing next week.

I am accepting session dates for 2010, however and if you book this week you can take advantage of the current pricing and packages.

Contact me for further details.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Take a Peek: B + C Wedding

I love weddings.

I truly, truly enjoy them. I cry at EVERY wedding. Sometimes it's just a little trickle down the cheek, other times it's just wet eyes.

Then there are weddings like the one I was honored to do yesterday. This was a family wedding, and it truly was. Every one was involved, and everyone was happy to be a part of it.

B & C joined their families yesterday in the most intimate ceremony I have been a party to. It was quite moving. (As my Creative Director/Assistant said: "It's like they have little hearts floating over their heads". And it was SO true.)

And talk about beautiful, white and red and silver and deliciousness.

Well, here - judge for yourself.

So lovely.

Thanks B & C for trusting me with your most precious memories.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Take a Peek: We are Family ~ The B Family

Oh, B Family.
Where do I even start???
This family holds a special place in my heart. Little Miss M, is my son's "bef fwend". Her mommy is one of mine. She is also my assistant/creative director. Daddy loathes getting his picture taken, however this time he was VERY cooperative. And last but not least, Little Man L...those cheeks!!!

I did mean the ones on his face. But these ones are pretty darn cute too!

Thank you B Family for trusting me with your photos and for holding such a special place in my heart, and holding me in yours.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Take a Peek: We are Family ~ The L Family

Hello Babies!!!

I photographed the littlest L a few weeks back when she was about a week old. She's wasn't a lot bigger today, but she was accompanied by her sister and brother. These kids hold a special place in my heart...they are my godkids.

Today's session with Daddy was a lesson for all of us. The babies are the boss. In case we weren't sure! :)

Daddy was really laid back and said he just wanted to be sure to have ONE picture of each kid with him, one of the three kids, and one of everybody and he'd be happy. Well, we got more than that, of course so I hope he is pleased (even if he HATES having is own picture taken...what a good sport.)


Take a Peek: We are Family ~ The RG Family

You know, the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of the RG family is LOVE. They truly, truly LOVE each other.

Anytime I asked Miss A to sit with her brother, she LOVED him. She would grab him and hug him or hold his hand. The same thing happened when I asked Lil Man N to pose with his mom, he LOVED her. He just latched himself onto her and kissed her! No prompting needed with that little guy.When I asked either of them to sit with mom or dad, LOVE just oozed out of every smile, kiss and embrace!

And seriously? Mom and Dad?? More LOVE. I didn't even have to ask him to kiss her, he just did.

Ahhh...LOVE. It was most definitely in the air today.

Thanks, RG family, for sharing your LOVE for each other with me.


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Take a Peek: We are Family ~ The P Family

Wow, what a wonderful opportunity.

I was asked to take family portraits for one of the most beautiful families! With mom and dad, Big Brother P, Little Sister M and Baby E you can't go wrong. This family opened their home to me today and I am so glad they made the choice to have their photos there, as the holiday decorations were enviable!

Well, don't take my word for it...take a look:

Thank you, P Family. I hope you are pleased.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Take a Peek: We are Family ~ B Family

We couldn't have requested better weather for today's family session with the B Family! We were all excited to do their session at Country Village in Bothell. This is the second family I have gotten to photograph there (See also: the M Family from this summer, in the archives), and I love how many location options there are all in one place!

I feel so special to be able to photograph them again this year, and to watch little man A grow and grow. He has grown so much since last year's photos!

I hope you enjoy the sneak peek!
Thank you, B Family, for allowing me to be a part of your growth and changes!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Take a Peek ~ Fall Portrait Promo

The first ever Fall Portrait Promo sessions were today. The weather was perfect (a little windy in the morning, but *hurray* for no rain!), the families were gorgeous and the photographer is HAPPY. :)

Now, for your sneak peek!

Let me introduce you to the A Family. This is the first time I have photographed this beautiful couple and their wonderful chocolate spotted baby! It was great to reconnect with a friend as an added bonus. Their baby was SO cooperative. I really need to get one of those squeaky chipmunks that she just loved. :)

I was also pleased to photography the L Family - as a unit, finally. I have been friends with Mama L for almost fifteen years (that makes me feel old), and am Fairy Godmother to the little ones (well, not officially yet for the newest little L). Big Brother L was a very good sport and really enjoyed getting Little Sister L to laugh.

Just two sessions today after all, due to illnesses. I hope all my clients feel better soon so we can get those Christmas photos done in time! Fingers crossed for you.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

REMINDER: Fall Portrait Promo

I am reposting this offer since it has gotten buried under all my recent activity (yay!). I still have 2 spaces available for this promo. Sign up now!

I am offering a one day only session special! Get it while its HOT!

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, November 28th, 2009
Time: 10am to 3pm*
Location: Legion Memorial Park & Arboretum, Everett, WA
Details and Inclusions: this is a 30 minute "mini session", after which I will provide you with an online gallery of images for viewing and print selection*.
This session includes the following professional quality prints:
(1) 8x10
(2) 5x7's
(4) 2x3 wallets

Price: $60
RSVP: Contact me or leave a comment here by Thursday, November 26th to reserve your space. :) First come, first served for spaces so don't delay!

And if all of this weren't enough, I am offering the following additional discounts:
~30% off all ala carte items*
~10% off this session fee if you refer a friend for this special*
And, the best for last!
The first two clients to book this promo get...drum roll please...50% off this session!!! That's $30 for the session listed above!!!!*

As with every session, additional items are available ala carte (including, but not limited to prints, cd's, holiday cards, etc.)

*see me for additional information and details

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Take a Peek: And Baby Makes...~ Baby K


Just wow.
Today marked my first opportunity (and conquering a fear!) to photograph a BRAND NEW baby (outside the hospital anyway). I had the pleasure to have a session with 8-day-old Baby K and her mommy. And seriously, talk about a sweet little baby.

Here's your peek.

Ahhhh, sweet baby smells and sounds and love.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Take a Peek: We are Family ~ K Families

This has been a busy weekend, in all the right ways.
The second family I got to photograph this weekend was the K Family...or I should probably say "Families" since it was a combined session. I had the pleasure of photographing these two sisters and their beautiful children.

And!!! This was a referral session. So, thank you to the Walker Pets' mommy for referring the K family to me. You get a wonderful reward!

So with no further ado...the K families:


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Take a Peek: We are Family ~ The H Family

Rain, Rain, Go Away - Or not.
Our typical Pacific Northwest Fall weather took hold today and rained our session out from it's original location. Never fear, we have some wonderful attractions in the Northwest so we took full advantage of one of them today.

Let me introduce you to the fun loving, wonderful family I had the honor of photographing today. I think little Miss S was one of the most cooperative 11 months old girls I have ever encountered.

Thanks H Family!!! I can't wait for you to see the rest of your photos!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Take a Peek: We are Family ~ S Family

I had the amazing opportunity to photograph this group today! Some of them I knew or have met, others I met for the first time today.

Love this family!

These are really just a few as we had just about every combination possible today!

We were blessed by PERFECT weather today! Fingers crossed for the rest of my November sessions. :)


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Head's Up!!!

A special November Promo is coming your way in the next couple days. Stay tuned for details!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Take a Peek: She's Having a Baby!

I was happy to shoot my friends' expecting photos today.
They are going to be blessed with a baby girl very soon. :)


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Take a {Mini} Peek, Senior Session

UPDATED: My apologies for slacking in adding pictures here of this wonderful senior session. They have been up on my portfolio link for several days, but I completely didn't give my website LOVE! So, I'm adding a few here, but go to the portfolio (or facebook) for some more! {Dana}

Tonight, folks, you only get to see one photo from today's senior session with Miss M. She and her family were so much FUN to be with this morning!

Here is your one little sneak peek...more to come on Monday, I promise!

I mean, those EYES, right??? To die for...(like I said...more tomorrow!)


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Take a Peek, Senior Sessions

I was lucky enough to spend several hours with the Sweet Miss A and the Fabulous Miss B today; and blessed that they chose me to capture their Senior Utopia! We had a great time, on a perfect day, at a wonderful location!

{Miss A}

{Miss B}

Thanks Girls!!!! I had a divine time!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Session Prices and a Thank You!

New pricing is located by clicking on the link to the right: *Pricing*.
For those that got on my calendar before the rate change, congrats and thank you! :) I look forward to your session!

I want to extend a special thank you to all my followers, friends and clients. This business venture felt very daunting at the beginning, but with lots of hard work on everyone's part it is becoming a wonderful success. Thank you so much!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009


The deadline to get in on the lower session pricing is fast approaching...TWO DAYS!
Contact me and book a session on or before October 1st to avoid the higher price!!!
I have a few sessions available for family sessions - or any other kind! - in October and November, so get 'em while they are hot!

I can't wait to hear from you (click "*Contact Me*" on the sidebar for contact options, or leave a comment after this post)!!!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

*Contact Me*

I would love to hear from you!
You have options!
Here they are:

I can't wait to hear from you!


Webster's defines utopia as "a place of ideal perfection".

Photography is my utopia.

My passion is to capture your utopia.

This is the goal I have in mind every time I pick up my camera and aim it at you, your family, your children, your wedding, your event or any other moment you wish to have captured forever.

I am a unique on-location photographer, specializing in hip, urban, outdoor locations (though I am certainly open to any and all locations whether they be indoor or outdoor!). I strive to keep our session fun, relaxed and enjoyable for everyone. I can be silly and fun, yet always remain professional.

I have a difficult time describing my photography style, as I don't feel that I shoot in any one style. I am open minded about every shot and every session brings something unique, diverse and challenging. I love to catch a creative, edgy shot, yet understand that sometimes a more traditional approach is the way to go. I am not afraid to get dirty and have been known to crawl around on the ground to get the perfect shot!