My wife Ashley and I drove our family across Washington State to the brink of Idaho to witness the marriage of our dear friend Alicia and her new husband Chris. Alicia has taken care of our three children for over 5 years now. She's a part of our family. Such a meaningful weekend celebrating the two of them with all their friends and family. Excited to show off the images.
We're happy to announce we've set aside time April 25-26 to provide mini family sessions in the Seattle area. This is a chance for you to have some fun photos of your family and it's also a great Mother's Day Gift! The mini session is $200 and includes the 30 minute session, one of our signature print options (choose from either one 11x14, two 8x10, or four 5x7" signature prints) and three retouched high resolution digital files of your favorite images. No pressure to buy more, though we're sure you'll be tempted. This deal is only available April 25 and 26 in Seattle with the slots we have available. Please email Gabe or call me (206.229.2436) to book an available slot. We will keep things fun and have a fast turnaround so that we can get your prints to enjoy on Mother's Day.
This was fun sunny afternoon hanging out with Brother Boone in Ballard, the neighborhood where I live. It's an old Scandinavian fishing village taken over by bigger homes, condos and people that think they're sailors. I don't have a beard this bushy anymore, but I do love this neighborhood.
It's common knowledge but I'm going to say it anyways. Photographs are amazing. They are amazing because they capture a moment. It's an instant reminder of the emotions and events that were taking place at that time. In one glance you remember different hair styles, glasses, and clothes that represent who you were in that moment. And who you were then makes up who you are today.
I love polaroids (instant) photographs for that reason. They are an unfiltered snapshot of life at that moment. As I've been reflecting on photographs from my childhood, there are goofy smiles, bad hair, and hammer pants. And I've never looked at a photograph that my mom took with her point-and-shoot nikon and thought, "Man, Mom, you should've taken me to a spot with better light." No. It's just a rad moment in time with me in hammer pants at my birthday party with all my 4th grade buddies. (Thank Mom for capturing those moments.)
In our modern life, we snap iPhone pics and have apps that remind us daily what happened a year ago and I love it. I'm reminded of when my kids were younger and the funny little mannerisms and quirks that are lost and forgotten as they age and time goes on. It's often the most normal photographs that remind me of these things. Walking my daughter to preschool in the morning. A trip to the hardware store. Make dinner together. That's life. Capture it. Whether it's analog or digital, my message to you is to make photographs often.
Photographed this lovely family at Brasada Ranch in Bend, OR while I was out there for a wedding. So much fun making faces at each other. #WorksEveryTime