I’ve seen a lot of my photog friends doing composites and they look really cool!  So I thought I’d try something creative with an image of Rio I took earlier this year.  I think it turned out pretty cool and will definitely be playing around more with some creative ideas!  

I thought this place was pretty cool and I haven’t blogged in a while so I thought I’d share our adventure today!  I am always scoping out areas for potential sessions and this place would be PERFECT!  I don’t drink coffee, but I do love the smell and of course I love looking at all the sugary goodies. If you are looking for a place to relax this is the spot!  Check it out and if you want to have a session there contact me!  Of course my mini me model thought it would be a good idea to draw on her cute little face with a sharpie…I suppose this inevitably happens . . it’s cute though and I was cracking up with I first saw her!

Starbucks Reserve Tasting and Roastery

One of the things I love to do when I deliver client order is to also deliver something extra, in this case, its Seattle’s Chocolate!  I finally went to Seattle’s Chocolates in December of last year and bought a ton of chocolate for Christmas gifts and since then, I can’t get enough of this place! I’m not sure why it took me so long to go!?  Anyways, I am gearing up for the Taste Washington so I wanted to bring some gifts for my corporate clients and I think they will be happy!  This is just the beginning too! I have more client gifts to put together….stay tuned!

I love it when clients order products, and I know I’ve said this before, but I really enjoy making everything pretty.  The most recent product that arrived was a 5×7 album which my client ordered for their family back home in Hawaii.  I know the grandparents will love this gift!

Want a pretty package of your own?  Email me to book your next session!  Existing clients can always contact me and have me design an album for them!

I love the sparkly ribbon!
These paper flowers add a nice finishing touch and a pop of color

I have been a part of the Shoot and Share community for over a year now and they have a yearly photo competition where photographers from all around the world can submit up to 40 images for the contest. I submitted…probably 30 images and we all voted for a month! Here are the voting stats as of yesterday:  18,717,914 votes – 690,096 every day * 37,827 of your peers have voted – 7.2 years of time spent voting * 110,928 photos started – 66,518 favorites selected

Today is the last day of voting AND I received an email on Saturday saying that some of my images made it to the finals!  I never in a million years thought any of my images were good enough to even make it to a final round of a contest. I am super stoked!  Even if none of my images win, it is still an honor to have made it this far!