Yoga Studio Shoot

Posted by on Oct 21, 2009 in Lifestyle | No Comments

In 2006, I took these shots of Michel, in hopes to familiarize myself with a digital camera since I had been shooting film up until then (actually, until 2008).  Now, I am 100% digital. I do get the occasitonal film request. I’ll never turn down a film shoot! A few days ago, Michel asked to use some of these images for her new yoga studio opening up in Eastlake– Seattle. These photos will soon be featured on her new website. It’s yet to be launched, but when it does, I am going to be thrilled to see my images on it. Michel and her business partner, Scott, were 2 of my yoga inspirations when I used to practice yoga in Seattle. Congrats you two, I am so excited to practice yoga in your new studio next time I am in town! Namaste. Here are some of my favorite shots from that session: 3_100306_nicolegoddardnnfp100306470_yoga 1_100306_nicolegoddardnnfp100306458_yoga_hands 7_100306_nicolegoddardnnfp100306499_yoga_pose 8_100306_nicolegoddardnnfp100306505_yoga_namaste 6_100306_nicolegoddardnnfp100306488_yoga_pose 2_100306_nicolegoddardnnfp100306464_back_yoga 5_100306_nicolegoddardnnfp100306478_yoga_armtwist 4_100306_nicolegoddardnnfp100306477_yogaPose 9_100306_nicolegoddardnnfp100306516_chataranga_pose_yoga

Yoga Studio Shoot

Posted by on Oct 20, 2009 in Lifestyle | One Comment

In 2006, I took these shots of Michel, in hopes to familiarize myself with a digital camera since I had been shooting film up until then (actually, until 2008).  Now, I am 100% digital. I do get the occasitonal film request. I’ll never turn down a film shoot!

A few days ago, Michel asked to use some of these images for her new yoga studio opening up in Eastlake– Seattle. These photos will soon be featured on her new website. It’s yet to be launched, but when it does, I am going to be thrilled to see my images on it. Michel and her business partner, Scott, were 2 of my yoga inspirations when I used to practice yoga in Seattle.

Congrats you two, I am so excited to practice yoga in your new studio next time I am in town! Namaste.

Here are some of my favorite shots from that session:

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Engagement Session at The Getty in Los Angeles

Posted by on Oct 20, 2009 in .Engagements. | One Comment

The Getty Center in Los Angeles is stunning, especially when I have very cool couple to photograph. The Getty is where Maxfield proposed to Danit, so it was very fitting for me to photograph their engagement session. It was a stunning day, full of sunshine and lots of people to dodge while shooting. I am excited to photograph their wedding on May 29th in Marina Del Rey!

Congrats on your engagement, Danit & Max!  See you in a few months.

Here are some sneak peaks of the session:

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High School Senior Headshots with Max

Posted by on Oct 20, 2009 in Headshots, High School Seniors | One Comment

Max has been a very popular name in my photography world. In the last 6  months, I have photographed a Maximillian, Maximus, Maxfield and Maxwell all ranging from 14 days old to 30 years old!

Below are photos during my latest senior highschool portrait session, with Max[well]. We had a great time. I loved playing with colors, light and textures. This photoshoot was in Max’s backyard in Seattle. The fall leaves were pretty much perfect.

As you’ll see, Max is an avid golfer.  He’s on the varsity team at Shorewood High School in Seattle, WA. His plan is play golf in college. Good luck!

Have a great rest of your senior year!


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Pigott Family

Posted by on Oct 16, 2009 in .Families., .Little ones. | No Comments

I have had the privilege to get to know the Pigott family over the last several years. I have actually lost count of how many times I have photographed them. When I do, it’s always a treat.  Seeing Avery, Reilly and Blake grow-up is amazing.  This particular session, we went to the beautiful Arboretum Japanese Garden in Seattle and Brooke’s parents joined. It was so nice to meet them.

The kids loved feeding the huge, brightly-colored, Koi fish!

Here are some of my favorite images from this photoshoot:
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Meet 14 day old newborn: Max

Posted by on Oct 15, 2009 in .Families., .Little ones. | No Comments

I photographed Rebecca & Zack’s wedding December 20, 2008. NINE months later…. their precious newborn son, Max, arrives into this world. I LOVE newborn photoshoots. Our favorite shots were the photos from the bed. Which is your favorite image?

This is the first photoshoot session out of the series, “Year in a Life of a Baby” they are doing with me. I’ll be photographing Max when he’s 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. It’s amazing to see how quickly baby’s grow and to document this important year of their life is simply timeless– well, at least I think so.

CONGRATS to the Blunt Family. Can’t wait to see you again in 3 months!

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6 months old Brett giggles, "Happy October!"

Posted by on Oct 15, 2009 in .Families., .Little ones. | No Comments

The Wilson family, with Brett being the rising star, was my first out of 6 photoshoots during my recent 7 day visit to my home city of Seattle.  It was a perfect, autumn day with sweet light and vivid colors. I love this time of year in the great NW when the leaves change colors. So pretty and the air is so crisp. I was lucky all week to have sunny days, especially for being in Seattle during October.

I’ve known Brett’s mom, Casey, for nearly 15 years! It is so special to me to see her with a sweet, little boy and a loving husband. I had a great time capturing them, and especially loved the pumpkin hat in honor of Halloween!  I just can’t get over how cute Brett is.

Here are some of my favorite images from our session:

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Twins: Isabella & Cristiano

Posted by on Oct 15, 2009 in .Families., .Little ones. | No Comments

Getting the chance to photograph twins is always a special treat to me. The Trias-Ruiz family are so sweet. Isabella and Cristiano, 6 month old twins, are already letting the world know how different they really are. Cristiano seems to love attention and is more prone to show is smile, whereas Isabella is a little more camera shy with her darling personality. I also managed to grab some shots of Bruno, their awesome looking Bulldog.

I had a great time capturing everyone…

Congrats to Manny & Marissa for their new and amazing family!

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Congrats Renee & Josh {4 Sweet Locations in Orange County}

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009 in . Weddings . | One Comment

Renee and Josh got married!  It was a lovely, hot, sunny day on August 29, 2009.  It all started at the Inn at Laguna where Renee slipped her gown on. Everyone was laid back and ear to ear with smiles all day long.  Josh, one of the nicest guys ever, saw his bride for the first time on an ocean beach bluff where they were serenaded with love songs by a talented, local, street singer/guitarist. We really couldn’t have timed this more perfectly with him being right there. The background melodies were the perfect addition of the big reveal. It was so sweet!

The Catholic mass ceremony was held a few miles away in Laguna Beach at St. Catherine de Siena. During the ceremony, Renee got so excited that she jumped the gun and kissed Josh before the priest announced, “You may kiss your bride.” It was so endearing and all the guests, including myself, definitely enjoyed this moment.

After the cermony, we took the Limo Hummer to Heisler Park for family formals and wedding party photos. It was a bit of a challenge because it was the most popular weekend of the summer and it was packed with people.  We had limited shade to work with, and a ton of direct (hot)  sun. Not really a photographer’s ideal situation, but with the help of my rockin’ photographer assistant, Chyna Chaun-Farrell, we were able to create our own shade with my translucent reflector.

We then drove to the the reception venue in Rancho Santa Margarita at the Tijeras Creek Golf Course. This beutiful spot is located in rolling terrain surrounded by rugged hillsides. I was able to spend extra time capturing more photos of the bride & groom before the party got started.  The hill top pics are some of my favorites. Here, we had fantastic light; a photographer’s dream.

The party was so much fun. From rock songs of Journey to saucy, booty shakin’ Latin songs, everyone danced the night away……

Congrats Renee and Josh!  Your love for each other amazes me. It’s been a such a sweet delight getting to know you over the year.

Congrats Renee & Josh {4 Sweet Locations in Orange County}

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Renee and Josh got married!  It was a lovely, hot, sunny day on August 29, 2009.  It all started at the Inn at Laguna where Renee slipped her gown on. Everyone was laid back and ear to ear with smiles all day long.  Josh, one of the nicest guys ever, saw his bride for the first time on an ocean beach bluff where they were serenaded with love songs by a talented, local, street singer/guitarist. We really couldn’t have timed this more perfectly with him being right there. The background melodies were the perfect addition of the big reveal. It was so sweet! The Catholic mass ceremony was held a few miles away in Laguna Beach at St. Catherine de Siena. During the ceremony, Renee got so excited that she jumped the gun and kissed Josh before the priest announced, “You may kiss your bride.” It was so endearing and all the guests, including myself, definitely enjoyed this moment. After the cermony, we took the Limo Hummer to Heisler Park for family formals and wedding party photos. It was a bit of a challenge because it was the most popular weekend of the summer and it was packed with people.  We had limited shade to work with, and a ton of direct (hot)  sun. Not really a photographer’s ideal situation, but with the help of my rockin’ photographer assistant, Chyna Chaun-Farrell, we were able to create our own shade with my translucent reflector. We then drove to the the reception venue in Rancho Santa Margarita at the Tijeras Creek Golf Course. This beutiful spot is located in rolling terrain surrounded by rugged hillsides. I was able to spend extra time capturing more photos of the bride & groom before the party got started.  The hill top pics are some of my favorites. Here, we had fantastic light; a photographer’s dream. The party was so much fun. From rock songs of Journey to saucy, booty shakin’ Latin songs, everyone danced the night away…… Congrats Renee and Josh!  Your love for each other amazes me. It’s been a such a sweet delight getting to know you over the year.