Melissa and Larry

Melissa and Larry

Here’s a few from Melissa and Larry’s engagement session on Queen Anne hill. We shot a few at Kerry Park and then went over to Parson’s garden down the street. They brought along their pups, who were a little shy, but great models! Dogs are funny because they tend to either love the camera, or be scared of it. These two were a little nervous whenever I pointed it at them so I had to be sneaky in order to get their picture.

Engagement Portraits in Queen Anne

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone. Sorry for the few blog posts lately, but I’ve been doing a lot of work on the site behind the scenes, and of course shooting a bunch.

Here’s a few from the last Seahawk’s game of the season. I still can’t believe we had such a bad year. But the great thing about the NFL is you can turn things around quickly, so cross your fingers this off season.

Seattle Seahawk receiver Nate Burleson signs autographs at Qwest Field.

Nate Burleson signed autographs before the game. He signed for everyone who asked, which is pretty rare. It's great to see when players really give back to the fans.

Colin Cole is introduced for the Seattle Seahawks.

Favorite player into of the day: Colin Cole. He has a great look for a Defensive Tackle.

Action photos from the Seattle Seahawks vs Tennessee Titans.

Nick Reed broke through with a great tackle on the opening kickoff.

The offensive and defensive line of the Seahawks and Titans.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh catches a pass vs. the Titans

Chris Johnson is tackled by Seahawk defenders.

The Hawks spend most of the day chasing Chris Johnson. It really felt like they did a good job of containing him, but unfortunately containing him means he still gets 130 yards. He's definitely a player to watch the next couple years.

Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans runs the ball.

Julius Jones runs the ball for the Seattle Seahawks against the Titans.

Julius Jones runs the ball down the field.

The Seattle Sea Gals perform during game agains the Titans.

Patrick Kerney chases Chris Johnson to the sideline at Qwest Field.

John Carlson celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Titans.

John Carlson dunks the ball over the goal post after scoring a touchdown.

A picture of Qwest Field from the press box during a Seahawks game.

I had to run up to the press box during the game and snapped a quick one from the elevator.

Heather + Ben

Here’s a few from Heather and Ben’s winter engagement session.  We shot a few at the Willow’s Lodge where they got engaged, and then also a few across the street at Chateau St. Michelle.

I love the challenge of shooting during the winter, because the cold, wet, and dark weather forces you to think a little more creatively and shoot differently than during the warmer times of year. We’ve developed a great way to make sure we have “sun” even when the real one isn’t available.

Engagement Portraits in Woodinville

Engagement Portraits in Woodinville

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Sara + Larry

Sara + Larry

Sorry it’s been so long between posts. My poor blog has been neglected during the past few weeks. It’s been quite the busy time since I was contracted to shoot for the MLS during MLS Cup week (stay tuned for some pictures), and then have been working like crazy on album designs, portraits sessions, and then all the holiday stuff. It’s one of those times of year where I always think I won’t be busy, but when it arrives I somehow have a ton of projects come my way. Luckily I love what I do, so that makes it a lot easier 🙂

Here’s a few pictures from Sara and Larry’s wedding ceremony and reception at the Edgewater Hotel in Downtown Seattle. The Edgewater is such a cool location, we always get great pictures there. Carna from Very Important Events coordinating the event, and as usual everything looked great and the day went really smoothly.

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Back to the winning ways

Here’s a few shots from the Lions game on Sunday. I have to admit I was a bit nervous the first quarter. It was way too reminiscent of the Cardinals game getting down so fast so early in the game. But thankfully the Hawks came together and pulled out a nice win. The secondary had a great game with 5 picks!

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The Seattle Sea Gals in top form.

In celebration of Veterans Day there was a fly-over right after the National Anthem

In celebration of Veterans Day there was a fly-over right after the National Anthem

Marcus Trufant got to wave the 12th man flag during intros

Marcus Trufant got to wave the 12th man flag during intros

I love this shot of Aaron Curry. The look on his face reminds me of seeing a nature shot where a hungry lion circles a wounded animal. You feel bad for the young quarterback, but have to realize it's just the circle of life :)

I love this shot of Aaron Curry. The look on his face reminds me of seeing a nature shot where a hungry lion circles a wounded animal. You feel bad for the young quarterback, but have to realize it's just the circle of life 🙂

Justin Forsett returns a kickoff

Justin Forsett breaks free for a nice run.

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Deon Grant intercepting a pass.

Deon Grant intercepting a pass.

Newly signed Louis Rankin returning a punt. Rumor has it, he is quite fast, and should be an exciting one to watch when the ball is kicked his way.

Newly signed Louis Rankin returning a punt. Rumor has it, he is quite fast, and should be an exciting one to watch when the ball is kicked his way.

Nate Burleson runs down the field after a big catch.

Nate Burleson runs down the field after a big catch.

T.J. nearly caught this ball, but the Lion defender did a perfect job of knocking it out of his hands.

T.J. nearly caught this ball, but the Lion defender did a perfect job of knocking it out of his hands.

David Hawthorne makes a nice tackle. He's done an amazing job filling in for Lofa Tatupu. Big shoes to fill.

David Hawthorne makes a nice tackle. He's done an amazing job filling in for Lofa Tatupu. Big shoes to fill.

I always love big crowd shots where you can see a lot of peoples faces and their various reactions. The lady in the lower right cracks me up. Not super excited to be at a football game I guess.

I always love big crowd shots where you can see a lot of peoples faces and their various reactions.

Josh Wilson runs back an interception for the game clinching touchdown. I love the grin starting to appear on his face.

Josh Wilson runs back an interception for the game clinching touchdown. I love the grin starting to appear on his face.

Favorite shot of the day. He ran right by us before being tackled by happy teammates.

Favorite shot of the day. He ran right by us before being tackled by happy teammates.