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The Teddy Bear mini sessions are back!  Last year was  big success in raising 500.00 and sent a box of stuffed animals for Loving Hugs, Inc. and I hope to do it again!

Sessions are 15-20 minute sessions just for children, in the studio.  Perfect amount of time for capturing a milestone or certain age.  If you are considering becoming a new client, it’s the perfect opportunity to stop in and meet me.  :)

If you bring a favorite stuffed animal, we will photograph him or her with their stuffed animal and without so that we capture a little bit of both.   The session fee proceeds all go to Loving Hugs.       I have a sign up form ready to go, with links to sign up and confirm your session!   Please click the following button:
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Email me with questions!  I have special collection pricing just for this event too!

For more information about Loving Hugs and the work they are doing to put smiles on children’s faces – find them on facebook at or visit their website for more info at


Now that it’s November & the election has ended,  it’s that time of year again.   I was at the park yesterday for a photo session and lights were being strung on the trees  and the leaves are nearly gone.

Hopefully you have your photo’s done for the year, as I am starting to see the end nearing for my busy season…. just this last push and we are off!   I will be completing all family sessions for the holidays by Thanksgiving.  After that, I am shooting newborns and milestone sessions on a limited basis.   I have had requests for photosessions that week between Christmas and New Years, however this year I have committed to my family that I will take time to spend with them and rest.   There is a lot of weekend and evening sacrifice my family has to take from mid-summer to the end of November while I work as much as I can.     But after January 5th I’ll be back to working as normal and finishing up odds and ends, things that have been waiting to be completed… I have quite the stockpile of furniture that needs to be painted and all that annoying business stuff that goes on with running a small business that has to be done.  (It’s not really that bad, but it’s not the same as taking photos and meeting great people, ha!)

OK —> So now on to the fun part!  Holiday Cards!   Questions I get:  Do I do mini session for holiday cards?  The answer is YES.   I do.  I have a very limited number of spaces left for my LAST WEEKEND DATE on November 17th.  And during the week up to November 21st.    These mini session packages are posted on my website, be sure to check out the EVENTS page for more info and call me ASAP to book your session.  I have about 2-3 spaces left.  Any full / regular sessions are done in studio on weekday evenings or during the day, I can accommodate outdoor sessions rain or shine.

I often get asked where to print holiday cards.  So here are a few resources that might interest you.


Holli Dunn Photography:  I sell holiday cards, these are top-notch quality and fully customizable with images on both front and back. Folded cards are available.  I have square corners, round corners, various fun shapes, pearl paper, matte, linen, glossy…  and lots of samples in my studio.

TINY PRINTS: I have a tiny prints storefront. Be sure to check it out!   On that page there is a link to any offers/discounts that tiny prints is offering at the moment, which does change quite frequently.  Right now they have a tremendous offer going on!  Which is pretty cool!

 PAPER COTERIE:   They have some great quality products and really unique holiday gifts.  I am definitely buying at least one calendar for someone in my family (shhhhhh!) and I already have two sets of holiday cards that I received in the mail, which are SUPER COOL!   I don’t have a storefront for this one, but I am an affiliate so be sure to follow this link to get the best prices and offers from them…. if you see this later, email me and I’ll let you know what they are offering.

RIGHT NOW for Thanksgiving they are offering 50% off all gratitude products..enter code: THANKFUL2012

Thats it!  :)

Had such pleasure photographing this great family last weekend in honor of Milt’s 80th birthday!   So much fun celebrating and the show of love and support for Milt was generous.

What a great family!  Thanks Val for asking me to help you photograph this special time!

And by the way, Milt’s only birthday wish is that you vote for Mitt Romney!

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Love love the crisp fresh air and it really seems to hit us lately.     We have had some amazing weather this summer and I surely hope it sticks through the rest of fall.  Already seeing some leaves changing!   There is no better time for a fall family portrait and at a great price.  Call or email me to book!

Fall Family Sessions at Bellevue Botanical Gardens

Summer baby Sale - Holli Dunn Photography



This is one of my all time favorite jobs – I looove working with kids this age as they are so bright, funny, smart and plain old loving preschool!   Wish I could fit everyone in here, but here is a sampling of these cuties. :)

If you are looking for a fresh and fun look for your child’s school pictures, contact me and I’ll send the school an info packet on school pricing and samples of my work.  :)

We have added a new date  – Monday March 12th in the late afternoon.

And there are still some spaces left to book.  I’m hoping to get all of these filled!

Sunday March 11th.  Currently 11:30,  2pm, and 2:30
Tuesday March 13th – I still have 4 spaces left!
and on Monday I have 2 spaces left at 4:45 and 6:15.  :)




Come out and help us raise some money for Loving Hugs, Inc with special edition mini sessions in the studio loft, located in Bellevue. Up to two kids, 20 minutes for each session.   Additional children are 10.00 each.    My kids love their stuffed animals – love what they are doing to help the children around the world. (bio posted below).  Money from the session fee will be donated to the organization.  Session fee includes a 5×7 print and 10% off your order too!  Special packages will be available.

Who is Loving Hugs?

We collect your donations of stuffed animals (new or very ‘gently used’)- we call them “hugs”, to send to children in war zones, orphanages, refugee and IDP (internally displaced persons) camps, and medical/hospital facilities around the world. We also send your donations of stuffed animals for emergencies from natural disasters around the world, such as the 2009 flood in Manila, Philippines, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, to bring some comfort and hope to those children.

Contact me to arrange your time!  Hope to see you!

Wow, I can’t believe all the beautiful families and children I see here.  2011 has been a great year for Holli Dunn Photography!  Celebrated a year in the Bellevue studio, expanded it by double towards the end of 2011 and met many new wonderful people which makes my job very rewarding!   I also took some time to work on personal goals which I’m very proud of too.  Here’s to another great year!  See you all soon!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!