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Enjoy the silence

When I saw a rather strange formation from the road I found my way into the Russian Orthodox Brotherly Cemetery of Saint Nicholas; just inside Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery. (Washelli is a Makah word meaning west wind)

Further down, the serene road led to the Veterans Memorial Cemetery where Chimes Tower looks over rows and rows of military headstones. We happened upon one woman WWII Army vet 1915-2007.

We also drove through other sections for religious communities and ethnic groups such as Greek Orthodox and Lutheran.

The cemetery was founded in 1884 by David Denny and his wife Louisa who are all buried here. Originally called Oak Lake Cemetery many mergers led to its current status as Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery.

Angels are all around us, all the time, in the very air we breathe. ~ Eileen Elias Freeman

Current · Fauntleroy Neighborhood · Santa Photos

Storybook Santa at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse 2018

Santa is Christmas! Gail Ann Photography and Fauntleroy Schoolhouse are pleased to present Photos with Santa on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 from 9am -4pm

We invite you to stay local and experience the magical joy of Christmas in West Seattle’s iconic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse.

Children of all ages will experience the wonderment of everything Christmas as they are welcome to explore under the tree and most important, share their Christmas wish list with Santa!

Bring the kids dressed in their pj’s or better yet have the whole family come in pjs! Dress up in your holiday best or come as you are! Dogs and cats are no stranger to Santa either!

Ten Minute visits with Santa:
1-5×7 $30
2-5×7 & 4 wallets  $40
4-5×7 & 8 wallets  $50
Digital download of entire Session (no prints)  $50
*Once again 20% will be donated to the Fauntleroy Community Service Agency (FCSA).

Limited sessions available – email today to make an appointment!

 

Auctions · Current · west seattle

History is Happening Now!

 

That’s the theme for this year’s Champagne Gala Brunch at Salty’s on Alki benefitting the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. This important group promotes local heritage. What could be more important than saving the Old Homestead? Or the Admiral Theater? The Log House Museum is a West Seattle gem!

Great food and enchanting auction items where followed by Connie Thompson’s live interview with Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard authors of “Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred”.

I am honored to capture this event year after year and look forward to the next!

View images by clicking here.

Current · Fauntleroy Neighborhood

Fall Festival is for family

Over 100 families stopped by to have their annual (or maybe first!) fall photo during the Fauntleroy Fall Festival.  We spent time debating how many years I’ve been doing this and figure it’s been at least 14 years! It’s been a pleasure watching our community grow. I met up with some of my high school seniors, bridal couples and of course so many young families. Here’s a sampling….

To view them all click here.

Current · Fauntleroy Neighborhood · Kids · Santa Photos

The tradition continues…Santa Photos at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse!

The annual Santa Photo can’t be missed, it’s a tradition. Come visit Santa and create a holiday memory! Great for all who are young at heart!!!

Saturday, December 9 from 9am – 4pm
Sunday, December 10 from 9am – 4pm
9131 California Ave SW – 98136 (just up the street for the ferry dock)

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Avoid the wait when you make an appointment!
Call Today – 206.371.0585 or email: gail@gailannphotography.com

Ten Minute visits with Santa:
1-5×7 $30
2-5×7 & 4 wallets  $40
4-5×7 & 8 wallets  $50
Session download with no prints  $50
Session download with print purchase add $20
Deliver to Schoolhouse No Charge
Please mail add $3.50
All packages INCLUDE Washington State sales tax.
20% will be donated to the Fauntleroy Community Service Agency (FCSA)

Current · High School Seniors · west seattle

The look of Pendleton

Mom called in a panic…do we have time to meet the yearbook deadline? Of course! I met up with Emily at Lincoln Park. Again, shooting in November is always a challenge but we managed to squeak in a great session before the rain began. Emily had gotten all sorts of advice from her model friends on how to pose… yet her natural stance, willing attitude and natural beauty came shining through. She was an easy subject for my philosophy on shooting…simple, honest, real.

And remember, it’s never too late for senior portraits.

 

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Family time

The Anawalts call every year for the annual holiday photo. Capturing images at this time of year is always weather dependent but the crisp early morning air and sun breaks all worked in our favor. Traversing the property we found lots of interesting areas for the pics. We go through our ritual of groupings including mom and dad, mom with the girls, dad with the girls and the family all together.

Remember, it’s always a great time to capture family images….

Auctions · Current

A weekend of giving in West Seattle

The Power of Community shines thru during the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s 2017 Champagne Gala Brunch. community members came together to raise more than $82,000 at Salty’s on Alki on November 4th.

SWSHS Executive Director, Jeff McCord served as Mast of Ceremonies; Ron Hippe was the auctioneer, and special guest Connie Thompson interviews local icon, Jack Miller. Dave Montoure won the Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me contest.

Their goal: preserving West Seattle heritage.

Click here to view and download images.

 

 

Current · High School Seniors

Fall is for seniors!

I love it when high school seniors know what they want. Ci had some definite ideas on location and clothing as we headed to Discovery Park. With interesting trees to climb, fall colors, and beautiful fields we hit the jackpot! Take a look….

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Current · Polish Film Festival · Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association · Seattle Polish Film Festival

Polish Film Festival Anniversary Screening

The Seattle Polish Film Festival is the second longest running film festival in the US; and this year celebrates 25 years!  Attendees walked the red carpet and had their photos taken with directors and actors from Poland.  Zbigniew Banas, from Chicago, emceed the celebration at Pacific Place Theaters giving a short history and introducing our guests from Poland.  View photos by clicking here.

Below: Actor Lukas Simlat with Zbyszek Pietrzyk and wife; Zbigniew Banas with host; and Actor/Director Janusz Chabior chatting it up with film-goers.