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Where else would I get to spend time with gorgeous families and cute children – inside AND out!   Here is a little peak for one of my favorite families!    Thanks Susan!  :)

I LOVE this garden for sessions.  It has quickly become one of my favorite places to hold sessions outdoors.   And these little ones are sooo adorable they fit right in!

So so SOOOO adorable!

And later we met in the studio for more sibling and family portraits… poor mom had a bad fall and broke 3 ribs so if you can imagine having to get yourself and your 3 children ready for a session without being able to move much.  We split the session into two, to make sure we capture her little girl for her birthday photos and then meet in the studio once she felt better for the family portraits.  :)   And hopefully Jennifer is fully recovered now.   I thought this one was a great outtake!


Fall is here, and the recent weather is lending to me getting used to the idea.   :)

And so for what it’s worth,  it’s time for a few things to mention.  First, something I’m not ready to even TALK ABOUT being that it’s still September, LOL (except I did post one thing below, much shame, but I have to get us ready for this and I’d much rather see a blog post than Halloween candy in the supermarket during September) But one must plan ahead! It’s National Costume Swap Day!  I have registered at – my swap to be held at the studio from 10:30 – 1:30pm on October 8th.  It’s coming right up actually, so please come and join us and swap out last years costume for a “new” one this year.    Everyone who participates in my swap AND the one at Orange Blossom Society in Redmond WA, will get a free portrait in his or her new costume!   Yay!   Last year was super fun, and I looooved taking the kids portraits in their costumes. They really enjoyed it.  I’ll be sending out e-cards and a portrait of each child will be available free of charge.   I’ll have some activities planned too!

Take a moment to RSVP by emailing Holli at – or on facebook, I have an invite going –     Costume drop off will be the week prior (Oct 1st-7th)  to the event at Holli Dunn’s studio in Bellevue.

I met the mom of these stunning girls about 7 or 8 years ago, when we first moved here.  Our kids were in playgroup together and it’s been so long since we caught up now that our daughters are in school and so busy.  WOW. I’m so stunned by how beautiful they have become and so big too!   I loved seeing you again, K!  Thanks for bringing them in for a portrait session!


I loved seeing you again, K!  Thanks for bringing them in for a portrait session at the studio!

Kermit was wrong. It is easy being green [on Halloween]!

Just make choices that are people-healthy, animal-friendly and Earth-conscious.

We‘ll show you how with these 10 simple steps:

  1. Plan ahead to avoid last-minute shopping which often limits your choices.
  2. When it comes to costumes and décor—reuse, borrow, swap, purchase used or do-it-yourself.
  3. Treat bags can be anything! For extra fun, match the bag to the costume using something you already own. Here are some ideas: purses, flower pots (cover the hole), cloth sacks, backpacks, lunchboxes.

  4. Choose healthier treats. Take baby steps with organic candy and honey sticks, two child-favored choices. (Honey is not for children under two years of two).
  5. Choose fun treasures instead of conventional sweets. Think of the treasures your child collects in her pockets—pretty rocks, coins, etc.
  6. If you‘re giving a party, avoid disposables including napkins, plates, cups, tablecloths and other décor.
  7. Walk from house to house instead of driving.
  8. Compost pumpkins and any other food, including leftover candy.
  9. Collect candy wrappers and help your kids turn them into gift items like purses, bracelets and picture frames. Find directions on the internet.
  10.  Avoid purchasing any treats made with palm oil.


Check out often for hundreds of fun, fresh ideas!

Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are mother and daughter founders of Green Halloween® and co-authors of Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, available at

Whoo hoo! I’m super excited for this location for fall mini sessions!  These will be held on Sunday October 2nd and Sunday October 23rd.  Right now I have a LIMITED number of time slots available, so if you are interested, please let me know as soon as possible!  :)

The entire reservation fee counts towards package A or B below.   :)



I met these two cuties at Pickering Barn in Issaquah – what a fun place to shoot! I love the red bar to add in a pop of color!   They were SO sweet with each other too.  :)

We had a gooooorgeous day, which is a rare one this spring and early summer.   When we showed up at Bellevue Botanical Gardens, it was like the paparazzi were out, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many photographers in one place.  But luckily most had their sites on the flowers.  But I was sure there were a few that would have preferred to follow us around and get some of these cuties!  I was the lucky one!  :)

check out how freaking adorable Miss R is, AKA Daphne from scooby doo.  She got to wear this cute little outfit at her birthday party!

6 months! What a great age to photograph!   All he needs was a round of Wheel’s on the Bus and his face brightened right up!


This session was so fun with Miss S!!   She kept on giving me the cute smiles and expressions the whole way through!

LOVE this!!!  Perfect for being one!  :)