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A photography session should produce not just beautiful images, but an enjoyable and stress-free experience as well. Online booking, relaxed sessions, and digital photo downloads make everything easy and simple. Let’s have some fun!
Only mini session date all year open to all! My holiday minis are exclusive to Starlight Clients only. Cherry blossom minis will be held at the Arboretum, and may be used for family, baby milestone, maternity, couple, or personal portraits.
Saturday March 17th
10 digital files
Up to 5 People
While attending college at UW, I apprenticed under a fantastic wedding photographer, learning how to shoot film and run a photography business. Committed to my career “plan” however, I moved into sales and marketing, completed my MBA, then took a director role for a solar startup. Photography was my side hustle for a decade but, after my son was born in 2012, I couldn’t ignore my calling anymore. I quit my job and took photography full time. Next to marrying my husband, it was my best decision ever.
Formal, stiff, posed images are not my thing. I prefer natural light and candid shots instead. I don’t want to distract from the purpose of the photo, which is to capture you exactly as you are, at that beautiful moment, with the people you love, in an image that will stand the test of time. My motto: “What will you remember most? Let’s photograph that”.
Based in Seattle, WA but available for travel worldwide.
Most people dread photos. That’s because other photographers ask you to look at the camera, contort your body and neck, and force an expression. Torture!
I don’t do that. Instead of forcing a shot, I prompt. For example, at a family session I might ask the parents to stick together and kids to hide behind them. When I count to 3, the kids have to jump out and yell “boogers”! Kids have fun, parents laugh, and we get a beautiful shot.
For couples, I might ask one person the most annoying trait of living with the other person. Burn? Maybe. But it always gets a belly laugh, and great shots.
I keep the pace up, and move around the location to keep everything light and fun, and the photos interesting and full of motion. Before you know it, you’re done. So many clients finish, saying “that was really easy…I actually had fun!”. Exactly as photo taking should be.