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My Five Favorite Spots for Fall Family Photos!

Every year this time, emails start to pour in from families ready to book their fall sessions.  And in every single email, I’m asked what my favorite spots to shoot in are.  So this year, I thought I’d help you all out, and put together a list!

Here we go… my five favorite spots for Fall family photos!

1: The Ballard Locks!  Gorgeous trees and paved (non-muddy) paths make this my number one favorite spot for fall photos!

2: Golden Gardens.  I’m just a sucker for tall beach grass!  Love it!  

3: The Olympic Sculpture Park. This location has so much variety! A great indoor space if the weather turns bad, cool picturesque art everywhere, and plenty of pretty trees and waters views!

4: Gasworks Park: Want classic Seattle city views?  This is your spot!  And the old Gasworks make for a really cool backdrop as well.  But be warned… it can get super windy!!!
5: Last but not at all least, my studio.  Truth: Seattle weather is unpredictable. Sometimes its nice just to plan on an indoor space, especially when working with children under one!  And honestly… I LOVE a good classic studio portrait… melts my heart!


Okay friends… hope that helps!

What to do now?  Send me an email and get on the books!

And for you planners out there… here are some dates to keep in mind:

Mini Sessions will be held on November 8th and 9th this year.  And our by-appointment Santa photos will be on November 29th!



My adorable niece.




Jaine Kershner - July 25, 2014 - 12:28 am

what a little munchkin!!

Alpana - July 25, 2014 - 1:19 am

Super cute!

wendy laurel - July 25, 2014 - 6:46 am

so super duper cute!

Kelsy McCartney - July 25, 2014 - 1:26 pm

SUCH a little cutie!! She made me smile :)

Lindsay Madden - July 25, 2014 - 2:44 pm

What a cutie with her perfect little curls! She’s adorable!!

Kel Ward - July 28, 2014 - 5:44 pm

Oh my gosh, what a doll! I love that you got so many different expressions.

Newborn Goodness…

I always say, there is just nothing better than a newborn baby.


Contax 645, Fuji 400h

suzyb - March 31, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Ohhhhh my heart melted when I saw that image… how PRECIOUS! I want to see more!!! :)

Trish Barker - March 31, 2014 - 6:22 pm

Honestly, I think that’s the most beautiful newborn portrait I’ve ever seen. So simple and so perfect. Gorgeous!

Jaine Kershner - March 31, 2014 - 7:40 pm

so precious!!

Kristin Sweeting - March 31, 2014 - 8:53 pm

oh my goodness…. precious!! It’s perfect

Lindsay Madden - April 1, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Seriously! So sweet!!

Meghan Boyer - April 1, 2014 - 4:22 pm

The only thing better than a newborn baby is YOUR shots of said newborn baby. So so beautiful!!

victoria o'leary - April 1, 2014 - 5:10 pm

ADORE!! Such a sweet simple portrait!! It’s perfect!

Kelsy McCartney - April 1, 2014 - 6:19 pm

So sweet!!!! I am just melting – adorable!!

kel ward - April 1, 2014 - 6:56 pm

And I always say… you get the most beautiful babies! This is no exception. That baby is perfection!!

christina - April 1, 2014 - 11:18 pm

sweet cuddly baby!! love!!!

wendy laurel - April 2, 2014 - 10:04 pm

so adorable!