It was a night of fancy flappers and dapper men as the West Seattle Food Bank held it’s 4th annual Speakeasy at the Sanctuary; a fundraiser for the local food bank that serves over 11,000 people in our community. There was plenty of gambling, tasty hors d’oeuvres, themed cocktails and an auction of frenzied bidding! A wonderful evening for everyone…
It was a beautiful day to play ‘tourist’ in my own backyard. I zipped on down to the Pike Street Market to join a few friends. We met by Rachel the pig and headed on down to the ‘gum wall‘; even though I have done many engagement portraits there as well as wedding photos it never seemed to be this crowded! As we walked down the steps there was a line of visitors from all over waiting to view this unique attraction. I got my turn, grabbed a few snaps and headed up to the market to find beautiful bouquets and lots of talented artisans… I’ll be back to shop for the holidays! Hope you enjoy my artistic interpretations….
In honor of Earth Day we headed out to LaConner and the tulip fields. First stop was Snow Goose Produce for some refreshment and a look at their wonderful offerings including produce, fish, plants, TULIPS and wonderful ice cream! Next on the agenda was Christisnson’s Nursery, a delightful stop where we found “Art in the Schoolhouse” and ‘found art’ throughout the nursery and gift shop. The adventure would not be complete without a stop at Roozengaarde for a walk thru the tulip fields! We had a little bit of sun, a little bit of rain, and a little bit of mud but it was well worth the trip. Not to mention the Kiwanis Salmon Bake. Yum!
Here’s some favorite pics…enjoy!
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:
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!
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!
It was the perfect day for a fall drive…thru the old neighborhood…and look what I found…ghosts and goblins living it up!
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….
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!
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?
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!