As promised we wanted to bring you more from Courtney’s senior pictures photo shoot (here’s a quick link to our sneak peek from her fabulous session.) Her senior show (above) features behind the scenes video clips that show you just how silly we are willing to get to make a killer senior pictures!!! Oh… and the red lace dress on the red background below is just TOO awesome not to include on our blog…so…you are welcome! heehee
One year baby portraits don’t get any better than unicorns, rainbows, and balloons. So much love for this sweet baby girl’s first year birthday photo shoot! But weren’t we just photographing her newborn portraits yesterday?… Now she is walking, laughing and cake surfing like the big girl that she is!!!
And on a complete side note…how cute is her cake? Almost seemed like we shouldn’t smash it — it was just SO pretty and in the beginning… our birthday girl seemed to agree. Mommy was just outside the camera’s lens prompting her and sampling to get her going. (As you can see… she did come to the “cake is delicious party”)
“It’s Summer, it’s warm… Go ahead and get wet!” (…says your photographer standing on dry land – HaHa!) Not going to lie… I’m pretty sure that actual phrase came out of my mouth and to my utter delight siblings Izzy & Jacob took off their shoes and hopped into the river midway through the Gonzalez Family portrait session. Spontaneous and fun, unexpected and awesome…these are the moments that make family portraits so special.
We first met the Gonzalez Family when we photographed Jacob’s senior pictures; Mom Danelle shared with me that it had been “way too long” since the family had done family pictures so of course I was beyond thrilled that we had such a gorgeous day in Issaquah to shoot!
Quick Link: See More Family Pictures favorites in our Family Gallery
Some people just have that “thing”…that extra special quality that makes you like them from the minute you meet… that’s Class of 2017 Senior Morgan from Issaquah High School. I’m 98% certain that it’s not just because we’re both awesome middle children of our families but I’m leaving that final 2% on the off chance that I cannot see my obvious bias (heehee) In point of fact…I adore her entire family (We introduced you to the Bevell Family when we photographed their long overdue family pictures back in 2014 and also awesome sister Kylie’s Super Bowl inspired senior pictures before that) The cuteness factor was on overload when Morgan brought — yes… wait for it — matching jean overalls for both her and her puppy!!! (You can see more of both of them in her video here)
So excited to share the first look at our Plateau Living Magazine Cover Shoot featuring the Riskin Family! We photographed this awesome family for the August cover on a beautiful sunny day at their Sammamish home and while the magazine had a few of my favorites… it’s so fun to share more images that didn’t make it into the pages.
On many occasions I have described family portraits as controlled chaos but it was taken to the next level when we added the Riskin’s dog, cat, bunny and chickens to the mix! (at one point, Quincy their dog did make a well-timed play for the chicken — swing and a miss though…swing and a miss. On the cover shot here, you can see him contemplating taking another go at it!)
Also loved the impromptu peek-a-book of daughter Ruby getting a photo bomb from her kitty during her portrait — proving once again that anytime is playtime when you are a cat!
On a related note, Plateau Living Magazine spotlights local families, events and businesses here in Issaquah and Sammamish… if you have something that you think would be great for our community to know about, be sure to reach out and connect with them. The publisher is beyond amazing and we’re lucky to have such a great resource.