A Grand Affair

The West Seattle Food Bank held it’s annual “Grand Affair” Cocktail Benefit at the Sanctuary at Admiral.  Guests arrived in zoot suits and flapper outfits to the Roaring 20’s theme party where they could try their luck in the casino, partake of delicious appetizers, themed cocktails and of course bid on items in silent & live auctions.

Community friends were invited to celebrate the Food Bank’s astounding accomplishments in helping area families. Last year they distributed over 1.8 million pounds of food to local families and individuals.

Thank you, West Seattle Food Bank, for all you do!


Totally awesome prom!

This year’s Holy Rosary auction was “80s Prom.” Guests paraded in front of the camera for their ‘prom’ photo, dined on great food, bid on great items and danced to music from the 80s. All good fun … remember “Pretty in Pink”? Cyndi Lauper? The Bangles?

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Happy Easter!

Hope you all are enjoying the day. We headed to the tulip fields yesterday based on the weather conditions and had a lovely day. First stop was Mt. Vernon for the annual Kiwanis BBQ Salmon Dinner – YUM! Then we headed for the fields. Even tho the daffodils had reached their peak the tulips weren’t ready to bud we did find plenty to see. One of my favorite spots is Christianson’s Nursery. There is always something great to photograph!

The tradition continues…Santa Photos at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse!

The annual Santa Photo can’t be missed, it’s a tradition. Come visit Santa and create a holiday memory! Great for all who are young at heart!!!

Saturday, December 9 from 9am – 4pm
Sunday, December 10 from 9am – 4pm
9131 California Ave SW – 98136 (just up the street for the ferry dock)

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Ten Minute visits with Santa:
1-5×7 $30
2-5×7 & 4 wallets  $40
4-5×7 & 8 wallets  $50
Session download with no prints  $50
Session download with print purchase add $20
Deliver to Schoolhouse No Charge
Please mail add $3.50
All packages INCLUDE Washington State sales tax.
20% will be donated to the Fauntleroy Community Service Agency (FCSA)

The look of Pendleton

Mom called in a panic…do we have time to meet the yearbook deadline? Of course! I met up with Emily at Lincoln Park. Again, shooting in November is always a challenge but we managed to squeak in a great session before the rain began. Emily had gotten all sorts of advice from her model friends on how to pose… yet her natural stance, willing attitude and natural beauty came shining through. She was an easy subject for my philosophy on shooting…simple, honest, real.

And remember, it’s never too late for senior portraits.


Family time

The Anawalts call every year for the annual holiday photo. Capturing images at this time of year is always weather dependent but the crisp early morning air and sun breaks all worked in our favor. Traversing the property we found lots of interesting areas for the pics. We go through our ritual of groupings including mom and dad, mom with the girls, dad with the girls and the family all together.

Remember, it’s always a great time to capture family images….

A weekend of giving in West Seattle

The Power of Community shines thru during the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s 2017 Champagne Gala Brunch. community members came together to raise more than $82,000 at Salty’s on Alki on November 4th.

SWSHS Executive Director, Jeff McCord served as Mast of Ceremonies; Ron Hippe was the auctioneer, and special guest Connie Thompson interviews local icon, Jack Miller. Dave Montoure won the Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me contest.

Their goal: preserving West Seattle heritage.

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