There’s no place like home!

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The Fauntleroy Children’s Center held it’s annual auction and I was happy to be part of it yet again. We look forward to working with all the families that signed up for the portrait sessions.

Click here to view this year’s event!

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The Fauntleroy Neighborhood

I live and work in the Fauntleroy neighborhood so it’s only fitting that I am able to donate my services to some noble causes including the Fauntleroy Fall Festival & the Fauntleroy Community Association.

The 2009 FCA Food Fest and Annual Meeting was March 24th. Local businesses and community residents gathered for food and conversation.

To see images of the 2009 Food Fest click here!

To see images from the 2007 Fall Festival click here!

To see images from the 2008 Fauntleroy Community Association Food Fest click here.

Save the date for Heather & Jarett

Heather and Jarett will wed on August 14th so we decided to do a photo session so they could send out Save the Date notices.  Heather kept worrying about closed eyes – only had to delete 1…so she does better than she thinks.  Getting them to just play and have a good time resulted in some very nice images….

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Gatewood School Auction 2009

Gatewood School held their annual fundraiser on March 13th at the Hall at Fauntleroy. I was happy to be on hand to take some candid images during their silent auction. Some guests put on their  “Masquerade” masks so you’ll have to figure out who they were!

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For those of you who didn’t purchase your session with Gail Ann for $35 at the auction, you can still take advantage! When you decide to have your family or child’s portrait taken with Gail Ann, she will donate $35 of that fee to Gatewood Elementary. It’s my way of giving back to a community that supports me and my business!

Please enjoy ALL the images from Gatewood’s Auction by clicking here!
http://www.gailannphotography.com/Gatewood09/ 

Paczki Day in West Seattle

Paczki (punch-key) Day is the feast of plenty before the Lenten fast begins. The traditional deep fried pastries which are similar to  jelly doughnuts, are enjoyed throughout the world’s Polonias.  In Poland, Paczki Day takes place the Thursday before Ash Wednesday, called Tlusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday). In United States Polonia, Paczki Day takes place the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, traditionally called Fat Tuesday in Carnival.

The Metropolitan Market celebrated the art of the Paczki, a traditional Polish treat that surfaces during the Lent/Easter season. They  held their first Paczki eating contest that proved to be an act of stuffing one’s self with the tasty treat to see who could eat the most! Here’s how it went down….

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If you would like to make some yourself I found a recipe here: http://www.polamjournal.com/Library/Holidays/paczki/paczki.html

A session in Pioneer Square

I had the  opportunity to work with Kimbra, a model who is building her portfolio. We decided to head to Pioneer Square to see what hip fashion spots we could find.  We both had fun!  If you would like to work on your modeling portfolio with gail ann, give me a call at 206-371-0585.

Loren Lukens, potter at large!

It’s a great feeling when one artist selects another artist to complete some work for them. I drive by Brace Point Pottery every day on my way to and from my own studio so it was a pleasure to be able to work with Loren. The assignment was to capture him in his studio ‘creating’ his art – pottery! It was fun to watch another artist comfortable at work while creating porcelain pottery pieces that are beautiful and functional. I hope you enjoy these images of him at his studio.  Be sure and visit www.LorenLukensPottery.com

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