Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gretchen & Todd's Wedding

Just a few days after I returned from Ghana, I had the chance to photograph Gretchen and Todd's wedding. My good photog pal Sandy helped me out--thanks S!
I have never photographed a church wedding and what a church it was. Architecturally it had a sort of mid-century Scandinavian vibe with tons of windows--that said, the light was amazing! And with that Ladies and Gentlemen, I present the Mr. & Mrs.!


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The Back Story, Gretchen & Todd

seemed so long ago.
And Summer is when I did Gretchen and Todd's engagment photos. Their session was really unique, it was on their sailboat! Holding on while focusing and composing required a lot of very careful shifting. Thanks to Todd for showing me the ropes. Pun totally intended :)
I also shot their wedding, which you can here.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kevin, Seattle Senior Portraits by Christina Mallet

A couple of weeks ago Kevin came to my studio to do his Senior Portraits. It is always super fun to work with High School students. The Seniors that come to me are all about doing something very different from the 'standard' Senior Portrait, which means I get be super creative. Yeah Me!
I also love that I can be my flip-goofball-sarcastic self and they get it. :)
Thanks to Kevin's mom for ferrying Kevin, from Sammamish, into the city, no small feet on a weekday.
And with that Ladies and Gents, I present Kevin!

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Ghana Gallery


I've finally done something with my photos from Ghana, take a look.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mazel Tov Jonathan!

Back in August I had the opportunity to photograph Jonathan Sievert's Bar Mitzvah. It was a fab event and I really enjoyed capturing the guests dancing it up at his Museum of Flight celebration. After leaving the party, I couldn't help but wish there could be some sort of official 'rite of passage' celebration for Xander. Mind you, I have years and years to think of something that would be fitting but given we're Goyum, a Bar Mitzvah is sort of out of the question.
Okay, back to the topic and hand--The Sievert's amazing Party. Thanks to Sievert's for choosing me to document the day and a big shout of to The Almeleh's for referring them my way.
Lastly, Mazel Tov!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Sarah and I are friends, have been since Jr. High, where we did lots of questionable things.
She's all grown up now, which I guess means I am too. I digress...
Her new bambina, Alexa, was born at the end of August. So let's give a warm welcome to Alexa! Yeah Alexa!

Interview with a Vampire, A La Katrinka

Copy Cat in The Hood

New blog post byway of Katrinka! Check it :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vote for Me!? Pretty Please...

Now that I'm all big time... ha ha... I've been nominated for King 5's Best in the NW.

If you vote for me you will earn many good karma points :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pre RIP Mooshi

I'm a cat lady and Mooshi has been my cat for 10 years, ever since he was a very unattractive kitten--he had to grow into his eyes if you know what I mean.

Turns out Mooshi (aka Mooper, Super Mooper, MoBerto, Wicker F*cker Upper, MooMoo, MoMan) has cancer. We're leaving for Ghana, for 2 weeks, on Tuesday, and this complicates things. See, his prognosis is not good.
Me to the Vet ,"Like six months, right?"
Vet to Me, "I'd call that a long shot".

So I'm now preparing for our trip, getting ready for Xander's 3rd birthday, finishing up all of my work, and now trying to spend some quality time with Mooshi, which isn't really very easy since he can't walk very well and he appears to be in pain.

We had to put Mooshi's brother, Sushi, to sleep in Boston, before Xander was born. We took him to the vet for what we thought was a slight illness and walked out with an empty cat carrier. That was traumatic, for everyone. I hated the fact that his last hour was one of stress as they poked and prodded him to find out why he couldn't breathe. I wish we had taken him home and had the vet come to us but we were in shock and put him down then. I know we did the right thing but I can't help kicking myself for not making his last few minutes calm and peaceful. I feel like I never really had a chance to say goodbye to him because the process was so sudden.

So, with Mooshi, I've decided to call in a vet who specializes in home visits. I want MoMan to be peaceful and calm with me by his side.
I took these photos of Mooshi on Tuesday, before I got the call from the vet regarding his biopsy.
Oh dear, I'm puddling up.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Nicole & Graig's Wedding

I've done a good job of keeping my photog calendar filled with a variety of photographic genres and gigs so I never get pigeon holed or typecast as a photographer shooting only in one genre. This keeps me fresh and having fun, always. Case in point: I had the opportunity to photograph Nicole and Graig on Thursday, August 6th. Molly, my friend, assistant, and former bride asked me to capture their day and it was quite the unique experience.

First, I had never met either Nicole or Graig and when I did, they looked smashing. Being in black tie and a wedding dress makes a great first impression. ;)
Second, I didn't actually photograph their ceremony. Only Mormons are allowed inside The Temple, so I had to wait outside. I thought this might pose a challenge because the ceremony sets the mood for the event and gets everyone on the same page. Thankfully everything worked out, no doubt in part because Nicole and Graig were so chillax that it made doing a quick read on how to best photograph them a breeze.

Lastly, the temple is an amazing location! The fountains and gardens are spectacular--capturing love birds being love birds in a fab setting is always a pleasure!
And with that very long winded preamble, Ladies and Gentlemen, I present Nicole and Graig!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The Other Side of the Tracks--Seattle Child Photography

I'm a big fan of shooting in SoDo and specifically around the train tracks. This usually works out well, so well in fact that a couple of times I've been invited on the trains--Thanks super cool train engineers!
Well a couple of weeks back, prior to the Drew and Xander at the beach post below, I asked Sarah and Drew to come down to the tracks with me and Xander. The goddess of railroad peace was not watching over me that day. Within two-minutes of playing pretend Hobo, a office kill-joy called me out for trespassing. He told me he didn't care if I got hit but that the kids shouldn't die. Uhm... okay. I guess he thought we were irresponsible nannies or Mothers looking to tie our kidlets to the tracks.

Hey Mr. BNSF Office Man--you'll never be as cool as a train conductor! Nuh nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuhhhhhhh....

Playdate + Photo Documentation

I'm getting older while my child is getting stronger, faster, and sassier. Having Xander home with me on Thursday and Friday means I must cultivate my inner super mom and venture out into the world. This becomes challenging when the sass, scream and tantrum factor is high which is precisely why the I've finally embraced (come to terms?) with the thing mothers all over the world do to keep themselves from drinking at breakfast, The Playdate.

For me, Playdates were the gateway to cul-de-sacs and minivans. An endless series of questions and talk about Jane's poop schedule and the consistency of Johnnies naps and my desire to talk about nothing of the sort, keep me out of the 'dating' scene. This is where my old pal from the 7th grade comes in. Enter, Sarah and her daughter Drew.

Here are some snaps from the day.