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Look like they belong in a magazine right???  Swooning!

During Summer and Fall many of our family portraits are photographed on location because let’s face it…everywhere we turn this time of year is just gorgeous – gotta love Summer in Seattle! And speaking of gorgeous… we photographed one my very favorite families – the Momotyuk’s at the Woodmark Hotel and marina in Carillon Point in Kirkland.

Eldest daughter Sophia was celebrating her Sweet 16 and prior to her swanky party festivities, we photographed this glam family of six in their ultra chic hues of blue, blush and cream.

I loved the idea of shooting family portraits on the day of their special event for so many reasons — A. everyone is together (woohoo!..such a feat with busy family schedules these days) B. It’s a party so everyone is looking super pretty and oh so handsome C. The Woodmark Hotel is a stunning venue and perfect from every angle!


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

High School Senior Girl in red lace dress on red background


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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”)


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“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)

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