High School Seniors · west seattle

Graduation time for James

 I love it when past clients call me up to capture special times; even if the last time we got together was about 10 years ago! But the first time we met was when Cat brought James home from the hospital in her 2002 Subaru – which he is now driving today-time flies!

James will graduate from Chief Sealth where he is in the full International Baccalaureate program. He is also a member of the National Honor society and serves in a leadership role in the school’s Link Crew, mentoring underclassmen.

He’s looking forward to studying Engineering Mechanical and Materials; he’s received merit scholarships to Western Washington University and Washington State University and is still waiting to hear from UW and Oregon State! 

In his spare time he enjoys photography, modifying his car, paint ball and Golf (2 year letterman).  The future looks bright for this handsome young man.

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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.



Little Monsters invade Lincoln Park!

It was a cold and rainy morning but that didn’t stop these little monsters from having a good run at the annul West Seattle Monster Dash. There was a 5K Race for the parents and children followed by the Kids Dash where two monsters led the way. The kids also got to decorate tiny pumpkins to take home. Special thanks to South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools for coordinating the event.  View all the images here.

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Vanessa moves with grace

Vanessa is a senior at Holy Names. She is a dancer and had a strong vision of what she wanted to accomplish as we moved through Lincoln Park close to sunset. I think you’ll agree she’s a graceful young woman. Here are my favorite images:

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Katherine’s Senior Session

It’s been a great weekend for senior portraits; especially outside here in West Seattle. I had the pleasure of working with Katherine, a senior at Chief Sealth High School. We took a walk through Lincoln Park stopping at some of my favorite spots and ended down by the water. Hey, if you are wondering where the Fauntleroy white swans went – they’ve been relocated to Vashon Island and are doing well!

Here are my favorite images of Katherine:

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Erin’s Senior pics

It’s time for senior photos and I was asked to photograph Erin…a sweet redhead who goes to Vashon High School. Somehow she managed to walk through Lincoln Park and down to the water in her red high heels – I guess it is all about the shoes! And she didn’t trip once! Some of my favorite shots were taken on a big rock at the water – I fashioned it after the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.


It was the “Monster Dash!”

I helped sponsor this year’s “Monster Dash”. It was a great day for a 5K. Over 200 participants came to Lincoln Park, most in costume, to dash through the park.  Those able to run or walk started the 5k about 9am followed by the Little Monsters Dash! What a sight…they ran their little hearts out!

To view all the images click here.

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Hazel and Ruby

It was a beautifully overcast day at the waters edge. Perfect for family photos. Don’t ya just love the cute skirts on the girls!

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Jordan’s Senior Session

Jordan was pretty laid back as we wandered thru the park for his senior session. We swung by the baseball field and got some nice shots there before hitting the trail and seeking out unusual spots. To top off the shoot mom spotted an eagle guarding her nest. It was a great day for a shoot!



Ladies of Boeing

I was tickled when my dear client Jan called and asked if I could give some photography pointers to her group of friends. We met up at Endolyne Joe’s for a nice lunch and then headed over to Lincoln Park. Everyone brought their camera of choice: from iphones to ipads, from point and shoot to DSLR.  We talked about the all the dials on the camera and how they could be used to improve their photos. The beautiful flowers caught everyone’s attention so we experimented with those selecting our close up dials and wow – they got some nice images!  Of course we had to head down to the water as well. Here’a nice little group shot of the ‘ladies of Boeing’….