Monday, December 20, 2010

Maternity Photos

After photographing their wedding two summers ago, I was honored that Sarah and Will asked me to take maternity photos for them. Sarah is 8 months pregnant and looks beautiful. Here are my favs:

Portrait of Liz

I've been wanting to take more portraits so I asked my friend Liz to sit for me. Here are my favorite shots!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Winter Adventures

So the latest adventure was driving around the state of Washington over Thanksgiving weekend in an '83 Vanagon. The weather was dicey, but we got lucky for most of the 900 miles. The freezing rain on I-84 along the Columbia River Gorge was the hairiest. Ice built up on the windshield as we puttered along at 30 mph. The van was cozy and fun though and here are my favorite shots:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Food Cart Fun

In an attempt to find inspiration and give myself an assignment, I decided to head down to one of Seattle's food carts and snap some shots off. It was a freezing cold day and the sun was right overhead making it difficult, but I'm happy with these shots. Plus my shrimp Po Boy was delicious! I'll have to go back for more. My favorites from visiting Where Ya At Matt food cart:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Event Shoot

Here are some shots I took for the Children's Alliance's 2010 Powerful Partners Summit. After a panel of speakers, groups gathered to discuss ways to end childhood hunger in Washington. I wanted to shoot in a way to show the collaboration and discussion structure of the event.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Victoria, British Columbia

An easy and wonderful weekend trip from Seattle is Victoria, BC. Just three hours up the Puget Sound via the Victoria Clipper will get you to this historic British Columbia capitol city. We even lucked out and arrived on a beautiful sunny October day. The harbor, historic buildings and friendly people make this little city a great place to explore.

The grande Fairmont Empress Hotel acts as a beautiful landmark in the heart of town. Fall colored ivy covers her front and will take you back in time.

The old towne is full of little restaurants and shops lining the streets. The cutest of which line the Fan Tan alley. As you pass through the alley you leave old England and enter Chinatown.
Tea, whether it's English or Oriental is very popular here.
After visiting the impressive Maritime Museum, we wondered along the harbor and were surprised to see one of the old steamer boats from museum pictures docked in front of us. Nestled in the corner of the dock, the boat and a salmon colored European building make for a great backdrop as people eat fish and chips from the Red Fish Blue Fish stand.

Around 5pm as our feet were tired from wondering through museums, we passed a sunny oyster bar offering 'a buck a shuck' happy hour that we couldn't resist. A local brew and a couple oysters were perfect for this cool, sunny evening.

Another must-see spot in Victoria is the fisherman's wharf. You can take a little harbor ferry from many docks in town and go explore the wharf. Fish & chips and lemonade stands line the dock as well as adorable floating houses. Home to these waters (at least during tourist season) are a few harbor seals who are quite well fed. Buy $5 worth of fish and you can hand feed these cuties.

It's a great little trip that could definitely be extended. So close to home, yet a country- and in some ways a century- away.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kelsey & Dann's Wedding

Kelsey and Dan's wedding had the beautiful backdrop of her father's farm outside The Dalles, Oregon. They both looked amazing and despite the rain, we got some great shots. You could really see the love and joy on their faces. Here are my favorites: