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Say Their Names Memorial on Alki

Photos and flowers on display along the fence by Seacrest Park Cove on Alki in West Seattle is an extension of Portland’s  #SayTheirNamesMemorial honoring black lives lost to police brutality and spearheaded by several local businesses. (See Westside Seattle)

I didn’t realize it had been setup the end of June. What remains today is still heart-wrenching and thought provoking.  How do we right this wrong? Will it be different this time?

If you have the chance read this article I found in Vanity Fair by Jamie Briggs where he turns the question often asked of him “Are you okay?” right back on society.

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Got a monkey on my back and I don’t care

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After all it is Halloween! I took a little drive to see what was happening in the West Seattle neighborhoods. Found lots of pets and kids (with parents) trick or treating up and down the street. The spooky decor was a little bit wicked. Ghosts hid in the shadows, spiders spun their webs, and skeletons celebrated the Halloween spirit!

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Garage Sale!

Yup, we all need to have one. Unfortunately for me I tend to stop at too many and end up with more than I have room for!  So, the “Two Sisters Sale” continues! Come by and take a look, there’s something for everyone!

Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 9 am to 2 pm. Follow signs near Westside School, 34th and 104th. Walk up the driveway, items in back yard.
Larger items include 3 vintage bar stools, unique wood and glass coffee table, art deco buffet, queen size sleigh bed, shelving units.
Books, costume jewelry, picture frames, home decor…..too much to list! And there’s a “free” box, too! Prices start at $1, everything is marked or make us an offer.
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tis the season for …. Santa!

You are never too old for Santa photos. Homestreet Bank offered complimentary Santa Photos for their patrons. We had tiny babies, grown-ups who still believe, dogs from the ‘hood, and the occasional screaming child. All in all it was a fun evening for the staff and friends of Homestreet Bank in West Seattle!

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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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Katie’s Senior Session

Seems like just yesterday that I photographed Katie’s brother but it was four years ago! Now it’s Katie’s turn. Katie and her friend came over on the Vashon Ferry and then we ventured to Lincoln Park in the late afternoon and created some very nice images. Here are my favorites….

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“Joy is in the Journey”

“Joy is in the Journey” and it definitely showed as 150 people gathered to support the Senior Center of West Seattle at their annual spring fundraiser. Judging from the happy faces The Center is truly a place of joy, friendship and support for our community. The highlight of the breakfast was an introduction to Holly McNeill’s local outreach program. In 2015 over 4,000 seniors were served in one way or another; home visits, warm lunches, bingo, Rainbow Bingo, Trivia Night, Enhance Fitness classes, Dance Time, Meals on Wheels, and the Stop-n-Shop. You can still donate make a donation by calling 932-4044×4 or online at http://www.sc-ws.org; or join us at any of the community events.
To see all the images click here.

Highlights:

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Oh baby, it’s chilly outside!

When it’s time to do a family photo it’s time, no matter what the weather! It was sunny, brite, and chilly but we got the shots! Toward the end the boys started doing their own thing. Of course, those are the best! I photographed mom and dad at one or two school auctions several years ago. I’m glad I finally got the chance to work with all of them!

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Thru the raindrops

It’s that time of year for last minute senior yearbook photos. Yup, I can still make it happen for you. Neve came by this afternoon after shuffling her schedule and mine only to find the rains coming – what to do?! Quick, we can do it…and we did, right in my yard! It was the fastest session yet and yielded some great images perfect for the yearbook. We’ll get together again in April or May for more clothing changes and background options; hopefully with some better weather.