Current · High School Seniors

Ballet Princess

I love it when clients are willing to “play” during their photo shoot no matter how old! Megan is a dancer with PNB so when mom called wanting her senior photos I couldn’t help but suggest she bring her favorite tutu and shoot in unusual places.  With grace and style we strolled along Lincoln Park with a string of little girls giggling behind us.   We all had fun. Here’s a peek at some of her images:

Auctions · Current

Carnival de FCC – Come Celebrate

Carnival de FCC – Come Celebrate

March 24th was the 25th Annual Auction and Dinner for the Fauntleroy Children’s Center that benefits the children, families and staff of FCC.  Many local celebrities were in attendance including Bob Watt, Auctioneer; King TV’s Jim Dever and former mayor Greg Nickels.

The “Carnival” theme was exciting with brightly colored banners and stilt walkers! But I think my favorite part is the Dessert Dash! Lots of money is raised as tables pool their monies to try and get their favorite desserts.  Early on you could find guests studying the table and eyeing their first choice. No one was disappointed.  I think this cake says it best:

To see all the images from Carnival de FCC click here.

Current · Fauntleroy Neighborhood

2012-2013 Miss West Seattle Hi-Yu is Crowned

I was honored to be on hand for the official coronation of Miss West Seattle Hi Yu at the annaul Hi-Yu Tea and Auction this past weekend. I come from a pageant background having been involved with the Miss USA Pageant system but this one is very different. This particular organization is geared toward education and presents scholarship money to young women in our area.

At the event I was surrounded by young ladies in grade school who were polite, articulate and charming. No doubt their eyes are set on one day becoming Miss Seafair!

To view all the photos from this event click here!

Kayli Schulz was officially crowned the 2012 Miss West Seattle Hi-Yu Queen at the annual Spring Tea and Auction held March 18th at the Hall at Fauntleroy. Over 150 guests were on hand to watch as Miss Seafair Veronica Quintero presented her with her tiara, sash and flowers. In addition, the fundraiser will help support the West Seattle community float and the scholarship program for young women.

Kayli Schulz will represent our community this spring and summer at events and parades around the Pacific NW.  She will also represent us at Seafair’s 2013 Scholarship for Women Program for the title of Miss Seafair.

In the photo Kayli is surrounded by the MC of the tea and auction – Seafair Pirate “The Marquis”, also known as Chuck Marcoullier, and her West Seattle Hi-Yu court – Junior Court Princess Elena Kline; Junior Court Queen Thea Pulido; Miss WS Hi-Yu Kayli; Miss Seafair, Veronica Quintero; and Junior Court Princess Amanda Elders.

For more information on West Seattle Hi-Yu click here.



What happens at Spa Day…

stays at Spa Day!

I think this image says it all. What better way to relax than reading a book on your iPhone, munching on a lovely snack and soaking those tired feet!

The West Side MOPS held their annual “Spa Day” for all those deserving moms of West Seattle.  Moms were able to chat among friends, paint their nails, enjoy a foot soak, and get some undivided attention from Dr. Chris Hill and Sherry Cejna, Olive Branch Body Care and Arbonne.  A lovely brunch was enjoyed by all. Cabi Fashions was on hand to inspire the fashion minded mom as well. UrbanSitter and Stroller Strides provided information on unique childcare services.  And I took them all the way to Vegas! (via the magic of greenscreen)

To see more fun click here:

Current · Travel Images

Travelogue features work of Gail Ann


Gail Ann is one of several artists to exhibit work in GYPSY CARAVAN – A Travelogue Art Show. This mixed media group show will be held in the lovely 1904 Ballroom Gallery at the The Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center. Experience travel through the eyes of each individual artist as they have integrated their experience into their work.  You will see the traces of National and International locations varying from United States, Portugal, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Nepal, Pakistan, Ireland, India and Poland.

You are invited to the Opening Night Reception on March 10th from 6pm – 9pm.
Special musical appearance by DJ Bishop spinning eclectic world music!

Georgetown Arts and Cultural center
5511 1/2 airport way south, Seattle wa 98108
Park or walk through the Stellar Pizza parking lot and look for the charming red doors!
Need Directions: for map location

This is also the Georgetown Art Walk so you can visit many venues!
If you can’t make it March 10th the show runs thru April 10th.

Off to New Mexico! – Enjoy the show!
gail ann


Hotel Flamingo circa 1949


I love to collect old postcards. I just found this lovely tinted card of Hotel Flamingo in Las Vegas.  Now I got to Vegas often and I enjoy it.  This postcard was dated 1949 and the message on back goes like this:
“This is where we didn’t stay last nite! Had a time finding a place to sleep. Did the strip after dinner – I was lucky but put it all back in. Everyone is crazy done here – such a waste of money. Love mom.”

My lips are sealed. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas 🙂