A birthday shoot by the countryside.

September 2, 2009

For Ellya’s 15th birthday we decided on a fun birthday shoot out in the countryside complete with balloons as props since I wanted to do something different than the usual “look-at-the-camera-smile-and-look-pretty” type of poses. I really wanted to get at least 20 balloons since I was inspired by the chic Sofia Coppola Miss Dior ads with the pink and white balloon bundle. But unfortunately my car wasn’t large enough to fit that many balloons so we settled for a few cute blue & yellow ones. Perhaps we’ll have to try this concept again for a future shoot.

We then hopped into our car and took a quick drive out to the beautiful Skagit countryside. I saw this beautiful yellow meadow with blue skies in the background and decided to stop and start our shoot there. We ended up with one of my most favorite shots below:

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And this…

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We then went out closer to the beach and had some jumping in the air action shots. I like how this turned out with the blue skies and all.

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She tried to blow a big bubble but it didn’t quite work as well as we thought it would…but it still looked cute.

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Here’s a happy birthday wish to our sweet,  spunky and beautiful Ellya…who is fast becoming a wonderful, young lady. We wish you would stop growing up too fast 🙂 May you continue to shine and bless many in everything that you do…love mom & dad.


Senior Portrait “Model Card” design. Now available with every booking!

October 8, 2008

Right now with any senior portrait session booked, we are offering out this custom designed “model card” below. It’s basically a cool little card with all your best photos from our session. It’s great for passing out to your friends!

Here’s the card we designed for Lindsey:

And the card designed for Shayla.

senior shoot sneaks: shayla in la conner

October 1, 2008

Meet Shayla, a graduating senior from Stanwood highschool.

Joe & I had so much fun last weekend following her around downtown La Conner for her senior shoot. We found ourselves going in and out of cool alleyways, hanging out by the waterfront and discovering a waterfall and a new restaurant. It was a blast!

Here’s some sneak peaks and a few faves from the day.

Isn’t she gorgeous? She just has this amazingly beautiful baby face. Joe saw this old brick wall..and we HAD to stop and take this shot there.

Thanks again for hanging out with Joe & I Shayla!

senior shoot sneak peek: lindsey in the farm with a 1966 ford chevy

October 1, 2008

Joe & I had a blast with a few seniors shoots this past weekend. A few of our backdrops: a 1966 Ford Chevy, an old bridge by the farm, some cool La Conner boutiques, a Japanese garden…these are just a few of the on location backdrops we used for some of these senior shoots.

Since I will super busy this week and probably won’t be blogging in a few days, here’s a few sneak peaks from our shoot with Lindsey.

Meet Lindsey, a graduating senior from Mt. Vernon Highschool.

We did a hip country/farm shoot with her…and the highlight of the shoot was Lindsey posing with this super amazing aqua blue 1966 old Ford Chevy! Lindsey was an awesome “model”. This girl KNEW what she was doing. Just take a look at these shots below. She’s such a rockstar.

Such a gorgeous girl.

Congratulations Lindsey, you are going to rock this world!