I met Autumn several years ago and I knew then, that I wanted to photograph her as she is stunning!  Since I am on summer break, I finally had some time to play around with my lighting setup and I immediately thought of Autumn to be my model.  Luckily, she was available to help out and I am very glad I had a chance to reconnect with her and photograph her.  Thank you Autumn for coming in on your day off and letting me photograph you!

 

 

 

 

I haven’t seen this family since last year and I can’t believe how much the boys grew (the little one wore his Sassy Pants today!).  Ellie and David where here on their way back from their epic honeymoon trip and decided to schedule a family photo session while they were picking up the kids.  I’m glad I had a chance to squeeze this family in, I always enjoy seeing them and catching up.  Safe travels back to the East Coast!

I truly enjoy photographing this family, they are all so photogenic!  M is now in his 2’s and he has a mouth full of teeth!  I saw him last year in the fall for Christmas pictures and he has grown so much since then.  M is a fast one too, I am sure he keeps mom and dad on their toes.

We had to reschedule this family session a couple of times, as Seattle weather rarely cooperates.  It just so happened, that out schedules aligned and we were able to do something on M’s birthday!  So Happy Birthday!

 

For the past four  years I have been a part of the Shoot and Share community and I have to say its a pretty amazing group of photographers.  They host a contest and this is my second year participating in the contest.   This year, to my surprise, I ended in up in the top 3%!  There were about 120 countries participating and about 220 thousand images submitted.  Below are the two images that made it to the final round . One is from a tween session and the other is of my daughter!!  I think those are my two favorite ages to photograph, Tweens and toddlers!  Anyways . . .Here ya go!

 

Tween PortraitNatural light child photographer

I feel like I could photograph for Carolyn hours!  She is just stunning and I would love to have her hair!  I wanted to do a darker, moodier portrait studio session this time and I really love how these images turned out.  I actually wanted these photographs to submit to a contest I participate in on a yearly basis and I wanted to submit something different this year.  Last year I placed in the top 10% which was amazing, this year I don’t think any of my images placed which is sad but eh…there’s always next year!  Anyways, Thank you Carolyn for being my model again!Tween Studio Portrait SessionGirl Laying on grassStudio Portrait SessionTween Portrait PhotographyTween Studio Portrait Session