Archive for 'Family'

Posting some more recent work from my backlog of to-be-blogged sessions.   Looking at this makes me yearn for spring and getting my garden in order.

I love working with this very special family! They are so much fun,  all the kids are great sports during the photo session,  and best of all – they are my neighbors too!   Their oldest son just recently got engaged too!  Congrats Stephen & Jo!

This little guy is Adorable with a capitol A!   He reminded me so much of my little Hannah when she was an infant.  Love all the hair he was born with too.   He was awake for most of the session but so content.  He rarely cried and as long as he was warm and fed, he was good to go!  :)

Thanks Lisa and Chris!

Well, it seems my blog has been quite neglected, as it usually is after a busy fall before the holidays.  I have been very blessed to meet some amazing new families this year, and to see so many come back for their annual portraits!  I enjoy this very much and after about a week off from working, it seems I’m ready to jump right back in and get back to work.  Hopefully 2011 will bring some more of what I saw in 2010… meeting new little people, and experiencing the beginnings of families forming, seeing children (and families) grow, and capturing that moment in time to help you create the family portrait you have been dreaming of.

I’ll be posting some recent work from Oct, Nov, and December 2010 to catch up on what I’ve been up to.   The new studio has been WONDERFUL!  I just love having a meeting place for you to come and see samples of products, my work, and the studio space for the winter months and the ability to capture the childhood milestones has been great so far!    I couldn’t have done it without you so thank YOU for your business and support!

And a huge thank you for my family, and especially my husband Dave, who is definitely my partner in this business.  He’s the other half doing all the behind the scenes work, and keeping my computer working smoothly.  He’s been known to stay up all night long  to fix a computer problem, or update my computer to Win7, or whatever happens along the way.  He also put in long hours helping me paint, hang hardware, and assemble furniture in my studio.

I rarely post pictures of my own family-  we were able to squeeze this image out in the nick of time to create my own holiday cards this year…. and I LOVE how it turned out.  This is in the studio, taken with the camera’s timer.   A doggy treat sat on the lens – which made everyone look and smile!  Not an easy feat! Haha.

The above was drawn by my little talented artists.  :)

Ah my poor neglected blog!  I need to get going with posting more of my recent work on here.  I tend to update my facebook page a little more often so if you would like to see what I’m up to a little more often be sure to check out my business page Holli Dunn Photography, on Facebook.  :)

Angie and Brad, your kids are ADORABLE!!  I’m so glad to come back and see how Mr. S has grown and meet Little Miss K!   Can’t wait to show you the rest of what we captured!

Recycle and swap those costumes!

Meet me in my studio loft on National Costume Swap day from 9:30am- 12:30pm and be a part of National Costume Swap day!     Those participating will also receive a FREE 5×7 digital portrait!   Early drop – off of your costume will be available where I can compile a list of what is going to be available.

Please email me at for more info and to RSVP!

Doggy Costumes Welcome!  :)

*We will be requesting a signed model release for use with Green Halloween and Holli Dunn Photography from this event in exchange for the free portrait.

Holiday mini sessions are booking now, and there is still space available!  I only do family mini sessions on a very limited basis – this is it for 2010!   :)  All collections include a set of press printed holiday cards too, something everyone raves about!

Choose from 3 collections – all include some of my most popular items!  Sessions take place outdoors at a local Bellevue Park.

A little sneak peek for the T family.   I loved this session and working with this family was so much fun.  They were very laid back and although T decided to be done a little more than half way through (very typical for 3 year olds) we just went with it and got the family portrait on the beach in the end plus a few more of the kids with mom and dad.  :) Yay!    The beach was BEAUTIFUL!  We totally lucked out that the morning was pretty cloudy and cool so it wasn’t crowded at all.   Then the clouds started burning off and we were blessed with some amazing light.

And their little French Bulldog Oliver is SO cute!!

We have had some amazingly beautiful days in August and this was definitely one of them.   I love the garden at this park in Kirkland and was so excited to get the chance to photography the D family again with all the blooms!     Thanks for asking me to capture your family portraits again Barb and Paul!

Meet T – he won the highest bid on my donation to Eastlake High School’s Drama Club auction!   I love working with the kids who are in drama club.  They are so fun and easy to photograph, and all have a great sense of style!

T is very involved in Drama Club and will be the club’s historian!  He is really looking forward to it!  He is also an amazing artist.

We had his session in downtown Kirkland on the waterfront, and wow! What a gorgeous night it turned out to be!  The setting sun made for a gorgeous golden yellow light.  I love how the closeup we captured with yellow black-eyed-susan’s in the background fit in so well with the golden tones.   :)

Thanks T!  It was great meeting you and I wish you all the best with your senior year!

With school starting soon (too soon!) it means that fall portrait season is here.   I’m currently booking sessions for September and October.   Book early for the best weekend availability.   Holiday portrait cut-off dates are in early November (15th) for Christmas turn-around.

Mini Sessions! Every year I offer a day or two of mini sessions for fall portraits.  This is your only chance to get portraits at a great price.   The dates this year are September 25th and October 16th.  I have special collections for these mini sessions too!    The portrait sessions will be held at a local park in Bellevue and Kirkland.  Contact me for more information!

Seniors! I’m offering 50.00 off a full session or 25.00 off mini sessions for those who call now and book before August 31st!    Senior yearbook deadlines are sooner than you think!  Now is the time to have your portraits taken for the best weather, tans, etc.    I have a few dates left before school starts!