Family photoshoot series with Harold, Thanda and cutie-pie Skye

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in .Families. | No Comments

Meet Harald, Thanda and Skye!

Last November, I went to their beautiful home in Marina Del Rey and had so much fun taking photos of them in their backyard. I loved the zen-like elements, from the architecture & bamboo to the furniture Harald made. And, little Skye was such a little personality- so sweet! A few weeks ago, they said it was time for another shoot (they had that nice post-vacation glow from Hawaii!) and I was absolutely thrilled that I was going to get the opportunity to see them again.  This time we hung out on the beach where we splashed in the water, took walks on the beach and played on the ‘KEEP OUT’ Lifeguard Tower. hehe…   Rules are made to be broken, right?

Also, this is my first time using my new watermark logo.  YAY!!! I am so happy with Danielle Amato’s design work. She comes from my favorite design firm in Seattle- GIRVIN

Below are samples from both shoots. (and the music web-galleries)

June 14, 2010 – at the beach

November 8, 2009- Backyard of their house

My sister is getting married in 28 days!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The countdown is on for my wonderful younger sister and her amazing fiance, Ryan! Their big day is 7/11 and they will be tying the knot in downtown Seattle! My family and I are thrilled for them.

Here are some engagement photos I took of them back in November up on picturesque Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands.



Jon & Jen get married from the highest spot in Seattle {1st blog posting!}

Posted by on Jun 11, 2009 in . Weddings . | No Comments

WoooHoooo!  This is my first official blog post on an urban wedding I photographed on April 18, 2009.

Jen & Jon’s wedding was flawless… everything was timed perfectly and we had plenty of time for pre-ceremony photos– a wedding photographer’s dream come true.

I always get giddy while setting up THE FIRST GLANCE during weddings.  I feel so fortunate to get to witness and capture such raw and wonderful emotions of brides & grooms seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day. I think it’s important to arrange this special moment in a private setting where no one is around ooooh’ing and aaaah’ing. This way they can genuinely share a once in a life time moment together and exchange smiles, tears and loving words with each other (with me shooting with a longer lens, of course).  I really get the chills and LOVE , LOVE these moments. During this occasion, while Jen was approaching Jon, tears were gathering in her eyes, so she attemped to dry them with waving her hands over her face to make sure her makeup wouldn’t run. This is one of my favorite, emotional, moments I captured during their fun-filled wedding.


After the first glace and family photos, the wedding party and I had so much fun spending our time exploring the streets and sites of downtown Seattle and stopping at all the sweet spots for photo ops. Both Jon and Jen are really into fitness, so we got them doing pushups, standups and all!  I never imagined taking photos of the groom doing pushups in his suit. AWESOME.



When Jon & Jen look at each other, I see a magical twinkle in their eyes. Their love is so great for each other, that they chose the HIGHEST building in Seattle to tie the knott-  THE COLUMBIA TOWER CLUB.  It was a classy, modern wedding set in a cocktail party theme. I had a fantastic time and even stayed an hour or so later to mingle!

Congratulations, JON AND JEN LYON!


Jen told me that she uses this image as her computer desktop.




I told you we were high. I took this photo from the bathroom window. (Yep, the bathroom!)




Click the play button to view Jen & Jon’s wedding.