Yet another beautiful day for outdoor family portraits…we have gotten SO lucky this Summer! The Rayfield Family and I were so spoiled with the golden sunlight streaming through the trees and just the slightest breeze (you know…to give the gals that little bit of extra glam) I also added another favorite on our Facebook here.
Jennifer and John are getting ready to welcome Baby Girl #2 and I am just in love with their choice of colors for their outdoor maternity session! Lilac, lavender, light purple — loving this palette no matter what the name! I thought Mom was so clever in selecting this look because it’s also the color combination that she’s creating in the nursery — clearly someone is a GREAT planner right?
Bellevue High School senior Katy can legitimately claim 6 feet 2 inches tall in her sweet wedges and boyfriend jean ensemble showcased here! A volleyball star in her civilian life, she transformed into the gorgeous glamor girl that you see before you for her fabulous senior pictures session. Oh…and I’ve also got a little something extra special to share — I haven’t come up with a sparkly name for it yet…so I’m just calling it Senior Quick Pic behind the scenes video –a fun raw video footage snippet from Katy’s session that we posted on our Instagram & Facebook. Hope you like it!
I know that I cannot be the only one who feels compelled to start an early New Year’s Resolution/re-dedication to physical fitness program after seeing this Issaquah High School Class of 2015 Senior. ESPN has “The Body Issue” and now we have Rees. I’m sure you’re dying to know…so here is the back story — At the time of Rees’ shoot I had just seen a very high profile NFL player that had done some really amazing portraits reminiscent of master painters and I felt completely inspired to create something “Statue of David-eque” featuring Rees. He was SO kind to indulge me for these amazing black and white images. Just to put your mind to rest…we did let the boy take pictures with his actual shirt on too— posted one of my favorites on our Facebook page here.
This outdoor family portrait session with the Vizquel’s at their pretty Sammamish home is easily my very favorite that we have ever photographed together. I know what you are thinking — it’s because they are all impossibly beautiful, the weather was perfection and the finished portraits look like they should be featured in the pages of some fabulous glossy magazine. — Ummmmm….yeah you could be right (heehee) In addition to my overwhelming sense of hitting the visual lottery — the shoot was also SO fun, relaxed and easy. I have had the privilege of photographing with the family for many years and Mom Nicole is always so patient with my endless enthusiasm to play and pose this fab four. Oh and it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t give a shout out to the wardrobe styling — hot pink and black formal — YES please. And since we all know that the delight is always in the details — do go ahead and give a nod to young Caylee’s ballet-inspired shoe, Mom’s chic black hat and her on-trend midriff cut-away dress. (btw…Mom was wearing the hat in the beginning of our shoot to tame her “big hair” — oh my gosh, in my very best dream that would be an issue for me…I’ve got like four hairs on my head and they are all jealous of any gal who has THIS problem…sorry I digressed )
Feeling inspired? Thinking it might be time for you own family portraits? Awesome. Here’s a quick hit of details on timing. You are in your perfect window for outdoor shoots right now. Late Summer & and Fall Sessions should be top of mind right through the latter part of October. After that — think modern studio and holiday sessions through the end of this year. My only other note is that you should schedule now — the calendar fills fast. Oh and here are quick links to more details on Family Sessions and our most recent family shoots.