Commercial Photoshoot : Solar Panels Tearsheet

I am definitely a proud WEDDING & PORTRAIT photographer. However, during my off-season throughout 2009, I have traveled all over California to capture huge solar panel structures for a world-wide company called Sunpower. The global, photography production company, OnRequest Images has hired me for 8 shoots so far and I couldn’t be happier with all the results. I have climbed 55 ft ladders, operated 60′ cherry pickers, climbed on uneven rooftops and drove many, many miles to document these amazing solar panels. Slowly but surely, my fear of heights are dissipating. I’ve come to love photographing Solar Panels. I feel like I am part of the clean energy movement and that, I tell ya, is very satisfying. Plus, there’s something so calm about being 60 feet high surrounded by the nature. Here are some scans of  tearsheets and a few shots of me in action!

Scans of Tear Sheets:

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Below are the behind-the-scenes of me in action! Who would have guessed a wedding photographer is now also shooting Solar Panels. I really love the diversity!

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KIDS!!! Eli, Bailey & Owen

Posted by on Oct 26, 2009 in .Families., .Little ones. | 3 Comments

Photographing family is always so great! During my last visit to Seattle, I went to Carkeek Park to capture my cousin’s little ones. Her youngest, Owen, was recovering from a cold, yet somehow we managed to get adorable shots of him with his older brother and sister. I think that these photos really showcase each of their cute, individual, fun personalities! I loved the different colored hoodies too. Nice job, Jenny, on selecting great clothing for this playful photoshoot.

Here are my favorite shots from the day:

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Tracie & Bill | A Maui Wedding Celebration

Posted by on Oct 24, 2009 in . Weddings . | 5 Comments

MAUI! One of my most favorite places on earth. There’s something so magical about Maui. It’s so hard to peel myself away from there.  Maybe one day I’ll relocate to this island?

Aaaah….. I’ll quit with my day dreaming now.  Ok…….. Here’s Tracie and Bill. They have known each other since they were about 8 years old! Their ‘save-the-date’ was an adorable black & white photo of the them together when they knew each other as children. They have come a LONG ways. They got married on September 3, 2009 at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Kaanapali. This trip was Bill & Tracie’s first time ever in Maui. We even snuck in a 5 minute ‘trash the dress’ shoot of them jumping of Black Cliff. To see those photos click here. It was a spectacle, really.

We did deal with lots of gusty winds and very bright sun.. but overall… the day was beautiful and the timeline was seamless.

During the toasts, a colorful rainbow appeared and so, during dinner we had a small amount of rain. But, no-one seemed to flinch.  You know what that means… GOOD LUCK! From everyone (80 guests) singing “Sweet Caroline” to having an AMAZING sunset, their wedding was a dream come true. To see their web-gallery to a sweet song, please click here.

Congratulation Tracie & Bill. Cheers to a long, beautiful life together. Aloha.

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McKinley Family | Autumn Colors in Seattle

Posted by on Oct 21, 2009 in .Families. | One Comment

I recently photographed the darling McKinley Family in their backyard during my latest trip to Seattle. What an amazing family and loved, loved all the stunning fall colors to play with. They enjoy playing croquet together, so it was a must to incorporate it in their photo shoot session. So fun! After the family shoot, I just focused on Max, for his High School Senior headshots. You can see his photos by clicking here!

Here are some of my fav’s from our session:

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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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