Seattle Sister Cities Reception 2009

The 13th Annual Seattle Sister Cities Reception was held at City Hall on April 23rd.  Hosting cites included Gdynia, Poland, Nantes, France, Surabaya, Indonesia and Sihanoukville, Cambodia.  City officials including Mayor Nickels, Richard Conlin and Tay Yoshitani were on hand to welcome members of the Indonesian Consul General plus members of local area Sister City groups.  To view all images click here.

Highlights include: Robam Jun Por, Blessing Dance from Cambodia

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Philippe Savre performing music from Brittany
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2008 Best Single Project Award went to the Reykjavik Sister City group
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Vivat Musica of Seattle performed Polish folk songs
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GEMAS Dance group performed an Indonesian traditional dance
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Madeline at Alki

It’s never too late for senior portraits! Madeline’s mom found me through her hairdresser, Taylor, whose wedding I did about 7(?) years ago!  Thank you Taylor! 

Madeline and I met on Alki and did some creative work on the pier close to Salty’s and then moved down to the ‘anchor’ where the sun came out and we did some fun stuff close to the water.

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Marley & Me

Who knew Marley would turn into a killer photographer when he got a pet cam for Christmas! I’ve been ‘processing’ his work and I must say, he takes after me.  Luna not so much but, she has gotten a great shot of Marley himself coming up the stairs. Their first book will be ‘published’ soon!  Click here to view their images!

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17th Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival highlights

Once again the Seattle Gdynia Sister City presented the 17th Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival. I was on hand for the opening night screening of “Warsaw Dark” with special guest Leslaw Zurek, a young stage and cinema actor from Wroclaw, Poland.  His biggest wish was to visit Roslyn!

Next up was the Festival Gala. Supporters of the festival were invited to a red carpet affair and meet Szymon Bobrowski, another young television and film actor. He was special guest for the screening of “Hania” and “The Reliable System”.

You can view all the images here: http://www.gailannphotography.com/SPFF09/

My sister Barb hams it up with Leslaw Zurek.
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Leslaw says hello to our guests all the way from Racine, Wisconsin!

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Szymon Bobrowski walks the red carpet and autographs our poster…

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Szymon receives gifts from SGSCA President Debra Markert and Film Director Greg Plichta.

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Girls just wanna have fun on the red carpet…

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Blake’s Graduation Video

It’s always fun to watch my clients grow up…I met Blake just a couple years ago when we did a surprise group photo of all the brothers and sisters for their dad for Father’s Day.  Mom loved ’em too and wouldn’t let Blake go anywhere else when it was time for graduation photos. Guys usually don’t care one way or the other if they have photos taken or not so I try to make it quick and painless with a little fun thrown in…here’s what we got!