May 26, 2009
Dana and Rich’s Little Lady
I spent a lovely afternoon with Dana and Rich in their Seattle home last week. Their 6 week old daughter captivated me from the moment I walked in their door. She is utter perfection with beautiful features and a great disposition. Dana and Rich are so totally comfortable and relaxed with their little lady. I think there is something to be said for babies picking up on their environment. She just cooed and looked around until she was hungry. Then she squawked a minute, mama fed her and with a full tummy she was back to gazing about the room and kicking her little legs in the air.
Clearly this is when she was hungry.
I got my baby fix for the day…thanks for sharing her!
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May 20, 2009
Sabrina and Jared….Chelan Falls Wedding
Sabrina and Jared were a referral from a wedding last September. When they came to me and talked about their wedding in Chelan Falls (10 minutes outside of Lake Chelan) I was super excited. Not only are they a beautiful couple, but the electric energy between them is amazing. These two are so smitten with each other it was beautiful to watch.
The day before the wedding, I went to see the locations I’d be working with the next day. I took the drive and scouted out fun spots for photos. I LOVED the train tracks and trestle. I talked to Sabrina and Jared about using this as one of our backgrounds for photos and they were game….despite the “Unauthorized Personnel Prohibited On Railroad Tracks and Bridge” sign that we passed getting onto the trestle. What is the old saying, “Go for it and then ask for forgiveness”.
At this point, we are all about 100 feet in the air over shallow water below. It was freaky to look down between the rails and see fish swimming about. I could barely look down without feeling sick. While out in the middle of the bridge some crazy driver on the road that runs parallel to the tracks honked his horn right when he blew by me. I about jumped out of my skin thinking it was a train. It made for a good laugh after the fact.
Back on land, I felt much more comfortable. Thank goodness Sabrina was not in heels but rather in sparkly flip flops. I had her trekking around like a mountain goat. She was super adventurous and ready for anything to get a great photo.
Sometimes, the grungiest places make for the most interesting backgrounds. When I was scouting out the sites, I came across an old abandoned warehouse that offered some edgy places to work with rich textures and great lighting.
America’s Next Top Model could take some pointers from Sabrina. She knew how to work the camera and posed like a pro!
Jared couldn’t stand back and watch anymore….he had to come get a squeeze!
The ceremony took place right along the water. The weather was fantastic….a welcome change from the Seattle drizzle we have had all spring long! Notice the little ring barer. He decided to take a nap during the ceremony. He even placed his head on ring-pillow he carried. He laid there for a good 5 minutes before he sat up and played with his shoelaces.
What a celebration. The family and friends that gathered all clearly adored these two. Their dog even came along to celebrate.
Sabrina and Jared, thank you for the privilege of photographing your day. You two are FABULOUS!
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