We always encourage our high school seniors to personalize their photo shoots, make it fun and memorable — this time is a BIG deal. So in that spirit…Issaquah High School Senior Courtney took the advice to heart and brought her very best hobby…her boyfriend SamThe pair are Seahawk fans so it was a no-brainer to incorporate the football theme into this series. Added another cute one to our Facebook page too!
I talk a lot about style, and fashion and wardrobe choices for portrait photography but until I met Fashion Guru Adam Moon…I really had know idea where all of the actual trends originated. Guess what?…it’s THIS guy right here! From Tiffany’s, to Nordstrom to Macy — Adam was the fashion director calling the shots for women’s apparel & trends for the past 14 years. He’s featured in this month’s 425 Magazine and I was super excited to get to pick his brain during our photo-shoot.
So I blinked and my baby boy is 8 months today. (snif) Wow…and he really knew how to get me — all charming when he woke up this morning, flashing me his big 1-tooth smile. He does this thing now where he pulls you really close and attempts to kiss your cheek…it really lands more like an open-mouthed zurbit (for all of you Cosby Show watchers from back in the day…you’ll get that reference)…lots of moisture…but oh my goodness…LOVE him. Added one more of my favorites on Facebook here
You’ve probably heard the adage “The classics NEVER go out of style” It’s SO true… and International School Kirkland High School Senior Teodora is the perfect example. Trends are awesome and incorporating a sprinkle or two into your senior pictures outfits is always a “DO” for keeping it fun & fresh but for long term…timeless beauty — you can never go wrong with gorgeous today, gorgeous tomorrow style. I loved her choice of black A-line skirt and cream colored top with the scoop neckline. SO pretty. But of course, it’s the SHOES…look at the fabulous shoe that just seals the deal. We also added another of our outdoor favorites to our Facebook page here.
The September issue of 425 Magazine is hot off the presses and I was so excited to photograph “One Last Hurrah“… Alexandra Hedin’s Summer Clambake. But because it’s me…there is always some type of crazy shenanigan associated with the flawless images. Let me lay the backstory for you here…Ali is the entertainment editor for the mag and when she styles a shoot…every last detail is perfection. The table looks great, the food is amazing and the guests are fabulous…right down to the impeccably well mannered children in attendance. Uh…almost all of the children. The exception? Um…those would be MINE! Since we were shooting in the early evening, I thought it would be awesome to bring my kids to play in the park with Daddy while I did the shoot…then we’d grab dinner…and spare the family having to eat my cooking for yet another night Seems like a great plan right? Of course not. We’re probably 15 minutes into Ali’s Clambake extravaganza when I hear somebody’s child screaming bloody-murder. Oh yeah…wait for it — that would be my middle kid. I look over my shoulder…get the thumbs up from my spouse (daughter in his arms) that I should just keep working…he’s got it “handled”. Turns out she fell on a bee…she took very little solace in the fact that the bee died for stinging her but she did have quite a bit of delight in retelling the story to anyone that would listen to her tale of the killer bee in the local Burgermaster for the next 45 minutes. All’s well that ends well right? Not quite — Cut to my baby boy hurling his entire dinner onto the restaurant table, adjacent booth of people suddenly clearly toward the door and… it’s a wrap on dinner out. Fade to black.