April 7, 2014

The assignment was to create a series of images that could be used for an adoption announcement. So now we wait for the arrival of their new daughter, due any day now. I am so looking forward to meeting her and creating their first family portrait. Well, not their first, but their first with their [...]

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The assignment was to create a series of images that could be used for an adoption announcement.
So now we wait for the arrival of their new daughter, due any day now. I am so looking forward to meeting her and creating their first family portrait. Well, not their first, but their first with their newly arrived daughter. All the best to you both. Cheers!

April 7, 2014

Okay, I’m going to say it. There is just nothing like beautiful black and white. I know there are so many things happening here in #Seattle as well as around the country color wise. Lots of cool things are being done now a days in color. But there is just this incredible warm spot in [...]

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Okay, I’m going to say it. There is just nothing like beautiful black and white. I know there are so many things happening here in #Seattle as well as around the country color wise. Lots of cool things are being done now a days in color. But there is just this incredible warm spot in my heart for great #blackandwhitephotography.

It never gets old and it, when done well, is really beautiful. That is the thing though these days with digital cameras. The mistake is that because you can so easily change any color image to black and white, people think nothing of it. But a good black and white image must be conceived and lit from the beginning with the expectation that it’s final out put will in fact be in black and white. Otherwise you run the risk of creating an image that is simply a color image without the color. Not the same thing.

February 3, 2014

Love her free spirit… We had a late morning session in the #arboretumseattle. This little girl had us all wrapped around her finger… in a good way! I think the flying image, one of my favorites from recent times really captures the wind in the hair, devil be damned, I’m soaring through it all attitude [...]

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Love her free spirit… We had a late morning session in the #arboretumseattle. This little girl had us all wrapped around her finger… in a good way! :-) I think the flying image, one of my favorites from recent times really captures the wind in the hair, devil be damned, I’m soaring through it all attitude she has at this young age. Good luck boys, she’s a handful and you will love raising her every minute.

February 3, 2014

I am finding one of my most rewarding and pleasurable commissions is when I get to photograph a couple in their twilight years. They have been through it all, seen it all. This kids are raised and on their own. And their devotion to each other has endured it all.

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I am finding one of my most rewarding and pleasurable commissions is when I get to photograph a couple in their twilight years. They have been through it all, seen it all. This kids are raised and on their own. And their devotion to each other has endured it all.

February 3, 2014

Despite her special needs this little one definitely marches to her own inner drummer. I felt so honored to work with this family. I think I did a pretty good job of capturing their love and devotion to this amazing being. But then when two parents love their child this much, it doesn’t take a [...]

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Despite her special needs this little one definitely marches to her own inner drummer. I felt so honored to work with this family. I think I did a pretty good job of capturing their love and devotion to this amazing being. But then when two parents love their child this much, it doesn’t take a genius to capture the connections here. I was just delighted that I had the opportunity. Enjoy. I sure did.

December 28, 2013

Love the playfulness here. The dog was hilarious. He just wanted to run. Getting him in the picture posed a challenge so why not have him running through the frame. It works!

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Love the playfulness here. The dog was hilarious. He just wanted to run. Getting him in the picture posed a challenge so why not have him running through the frame. It works!

December 28, 2013

Okay, when I arrived on the scene my breath was taken by the beauty of the location. Puget Sound, Mt. Rainer, blue skies, blue water… How can you go wrong with that… Oh yeah…beautiful family… I feel so fortunate to have worked with these guys in such an incredible setting. I love the couch. It [...]

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Okay, when I arrived on the scene my breath was taken by the beauty of the location. Puget Sound, Mt. Rainer, blue skies, blue water… How can you go wrong with that… Oh yeah…beautiful family… I feel so fortunate to have worked with these guys in such an incredible setting. I love the couch. It is always so cool to introduce something unexpected like a couch or a chair in an open, outdoor setting. Something of the unexpected.

December 28, 2013

This is another example of a style of portraiture I am starting to offer. Large scale, black and white images, more full body. I love the psychology inherent in this style of imagry. I am drawn to the traditions of Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Annie Liebowitz and more.

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This is another example of a style of portraiture I am starting to offer. Large scale, black and white images, more full body. I love the psychology inherent in this style of imagry. I am drawn to the traditions of Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Annie Liebowitz and more.

December 28, 2013

Okay, I have to say, this little one was such a trooper. It was like freezing and we were on the water, so yes, even colder than cold. And she just stuck it out and we were able to create these incredible images. Fortunately the warmth of her personality kept us all going.

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Okay, I have to say, this little one was such a trooper. It was like freezing and we were on the water, so yes, even colder than cold. And she just stuck it out and we were able to create these incredible images. Fortunately the warmth of her personality kept us all going.

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December 28, 2013

Okay, these portraits have everything. Personality, energy, a great looking family! But I want to point out something here…I love the clothing choices too. Neutrals can be really beautiful… Black, grey, ivory with hints of red. Add a strip and it is a great mix.

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Okay, these portraits have everything. Personality, energy, a great looking family! But I want to point out something here…I love the clothing choices too. Neutrals can be really beautiful… Black, grey, ivory with hints of red. Add a strip and it is a great mix.

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