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.

 

Current · Family Photo Sessions

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.

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

By Stanley For Stanley

The Seattle Polish Film Festival presented this compelling documentary that follows the developing friendship of a young boy and an artist both of whom are disabled in the same way. The artist is older, wiser, and lived a life already filled with obstacles for which he has found solutions or simply devised a state of mind to deal with the lack of arms. Only going to prove that if someone is determined, goals can be reached despite disabilities.

Director, Monika Melen was present and spent close to 30 minutes answering questions before a crowd of 40 guests. Click here for photos.

Film festival guests Monika Melen and Maciej Sobieszczanski were both on hand and will continue to be throughout the Seattle Polish Film Festival  which runs thru October 29, 2017.

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Current · Polish Film Festival · Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association

Yiddish Celebration a Success!

About 100 people attended the Seattle Polish Film Festival’s Yiddish celebration complete with Klezmer Music. Sasha Senderovich, assistant professor at University of Washington gave an enlightening presentation on the history of Yiddish films, followed by “Yiddle with a Fiddle” starring Mary Picon. Afterwards Peter Lippman talked about Klezmer music and we were treated to a musical performance by Klezmer Local #206.

You can view all the imaged by clicking here.

Festival continues thru October 29, 2017.

 

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Photo Above: Dr. Jerry Strassman, Carol Strassman, Mrs. Sarah Gortler, Teresa Davis, Joshua Gortler, Holocast Survivor/President Emeritus of Kline Galland

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Photo Below: Zbyszek Pietrzyk, Steven Baral (Past President Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle/ CEO Doncaster Investments), Teresa Davis

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