Kids gone wild

Once again, Ms. Stephanie asked me to photograph her preschool classes for posterity. This time I was gently bombarded by bean bags, chased the kids around the play yard with my camera and finally attempted to take the class photos. I think we did just fine; afterall, kids will be kids.

Meet Sabine!

First comes loves, then comes marriage, then comes Sabine in a baby carriage!  I photographed Kate & Amit’s wedding a couple of years ago. I was so happy when they called to say they had a new member of the family….little Sabine. What a beautiful name…for a beautiful baby.  Here’s our first session together. We’ve already got the next one planned with her and Joey – the family dog! Can’t wait.

West Side Women’s Spring Tea

Remember the days…when little girls couldn’t wait to get into grandma’s closet and try on all those jewels and hats? Well, girls of every age got to do that at the West Side Women’s Spring Tea! Table were decorated with antique and modern day teapots. Cranberry scones, cucumber-mint tea sandwiches, orange-cardamom cupcakes were served up with finesse – YUM! And I donated my time and proceeds to West Side MOPS for the fun photo opportunity.  You can view all the images by clicking here: http://www.gailannphotography.com/WSeaTea2010/

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Anthony’s senior pics

You never know how a senior guy is gonna react to the camera. Anthony was great. His mom is a makeup artist so he had to sit through a little makeover but not so much as to make him look like he’d had a makeover!  He gave me plenty of attitude that came across very “James Dean-like” on camera.  What ya think?!

Seattle Sister City Reception

As a member of the Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association I attended the 14th Annual Sister City Awards Reception. It’s amazing to me what kind of good will the average American citizen can instill by working with these sister city groups. (I encourage you to find one!) This year the Seattle Gdynia group was awarded the 2009 Best Single Project – which was the Business Week program that we sponsored in Gdynia – the first international Business Week program ever! Debra Markert received the award from Mayor Mike McGinn and Council member Sally Clark.

Entertainment was beautiful! Performers included Bokreta – a dance troupe that performs village dances of Hungary and Transylvania;

Huaying Performing Arts Group – Chinese dancing and Taichi;

Bailadores de Bronce – the beautiful folkloric music and dance of Mexico!;

Sukutai Music & Dance Company – performers combine dance, music and storytelling to celebrate the heritage of indigenous peoples of Kenya and Zimbabwe.

To see all the images click here.