Storybook Santa at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse 2018

Santa is Christmas! Gail Ann Photography and Fauntleroy Schoolhouse are pleased to present Photos with Santa on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 from 9am -4pm

We invite you to stay local and experience the magical joy of Christmas in West Seattle’s iconic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse.

Children of all ages will experience the wonderment of everything Christmas as they are welcome to explore under the tree and most important, share their Christmas wish list with Santa!

Bring the kids dressed in their pj’s or better yet have the whole family come in pjs! Dress up in your holiday best or come as you are! Dogs and cats are no stranger to Santa either!

Ten Minute visits with Santa:
1-5×7 $30
2-5×7 & 4 wallets  $40
4-5×7 & 8 wallets  $50
Digital download of entire Session (no prints)  $50
*Once again 20% will be donated to the Fauntleroy Community Service Agency (FCSA).

Limited sessions available – email today to make an appointment!



History is Happening Now!


That’s the theme for this year’s Champagne Gala Brunch at Salty’s on Alki benefitting the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. This important group promotes local heritage. What could be more important than saving the Old Homestead? Or the Admiral Theater? The Log House Museum is a West Seattle gem!

Great food and enchanting auction items where followed by Connie Thompson’s live interview with Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard authors of “Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred”.

I am honored to capture this event year after year and look forward to the next!

View images by clicking here.

Fall Festival is for family

Over 100 families stopped by to have their annual (or maybe first!) fall photo during the Fauntleroy Fall Festival.  We spent time debating how many years I’ve been doing this and figure it’s been at least 14 years! It’s been a pleasure watching our community grow. I met up with some of my high school seniors, bridal couples and of course so many young families. Here’s a sampling….

To view them all click here.

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!

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!