One of my long-time friend's son recently got engaged to his college sweetheart. While Brett and Sabrina were home in Washington for the summer before heading back for their last year of college in California, they asked me to take some engagement pictures at his Granddad's family barn and at Deception Pass. You can see their love for each other in these photos!
I was so happy to do Jacob's senior photos. When asked what was some of his favorite things, he quickly listed his guitar, his church, baseball, sunsets, and ballet. We were able to incorporate many of them into his pictures.
I had a fun time capturing, in pictures, kids of all ages as they got ready to go back to school. The little preschoolers heading to school for the first time were very eager to sit in the school desk as their faces beamed with huge grins. Elementary age children were excited to see their friends and were very willing to share that special moment in photos. The older ones, going to middle school and junior high, posed for the camera to please their parents who wanted to document their children growing up. Seeing each age group preparing for another school year was a joy to capture with my camera.
"A good snapshot keeps the memory from running away." Eudora Welty
Graduation is closing one chapter and starting a new one. I was able to capture a few of those moments in time for Peyton and Sarah. Click Here to see more.
I had the honor to be the winner of "Best in Fields" in the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival/Columbia Bank photo contest. I received my award at the Burlington Columbia Bank Contest reception. Everyone was so warm and friendly. A bonus for me was meeting Dan Lewis, retired KOMO newscaster and avid photographer, whose photo was a finalist in the "Close-up" division.
My photo was taken in April on Best Road during an early morning sunrise.
Photo I took of my grandson playing on the beach graces the cover of 2017 Whidbey Island Almanac
One of my daffodil photos was featured on eSanjoaquin.com/Blogs in an article called "LaConner and Skagit River Valley; waterfront, seafood and spectacular colors of daffodils and tulips!"
Spring equinox is a favorite time of year for photographers from around the area to shoot Deception Pass Bridge on Whidbey Island. One of the most sought after pictures is capturing the sun in the middle of the bridge at sunset. Often the weather does not cooperate but when it does, the photos are breathtaking. Here are some that I have snapped over the years.
Cara and Mike had their wedding at their home in a beautiful, wooded setting with mountains towering over their venue. As Cara always says, "It is like we live in a park". Between the majestic scenery and the fall colors, the location was the prettiest place that I have seen for a wedding. Here are just a few of their photos. Click here for more photos.
I had gotten an old school desk at a local secondhand store for my "Back to School" photo sessions. I was able to photograph children from ages kindergarten to seventh grade. My theme was "Have desk will travel". To see more photos, CLICK HERE.