What happened to the Kalakala?

After a long history of decline the once art deco inspired Kalakala ferry ended up beyond any restoration efforts. Sadly but heroically her bits and pieces were auctioned off to lovers of the world’s first streamlined vessel that was ‘more rounded.’

She created an international sensation and was featured in National Geographic Magazine in 1938. In 1963, the Kalakala was voted the second biggest attraction, after the Space Needle at the World’s Fair.

You can read more about her twisting history at: http://www.kalakala.org/history/history_timeline.html

Owners of Salty’s purchased several pieces of the Kalakala that have found a new home at Salty’s on Alki.
Here’s what I found… 

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Jessica on Alki

Seniors are lots of fun and Jessica was no exception. She’s lived in West Seattle and always wanted photos taken on Alki so this was the perfect way to capture her senior photos.  When given the chance I like to add my artistic slant and create one of a kind pieces of portrait art….here’s my versions for Jessica:

Maddie’s Senior Pics

I photographed her sister Audrey a couple years ago and now it’s Maddie’s turn.  We braved the chill and found sunny skies on Alki. Once w got started Maddie knew just what she wanted to do. I loved her spontaneous laughter and smiles that only mom could get out of her!

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Last look at Alki

The Barnett family decided that since they were moving to Boston it was time to have that family photo taken on Alki. So, after packing all day long they headed to the shores of Alki for one last play date with the kids. I was happy to join them and must say we got some great images that will last a lifetime! We traversed the shoreline with the only mishap being, I got stung by a bee!

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Blonde hair and blue eyes…

I don’t know how anyone can resist these blonde hair & blue eyes.  Say hello to Saoirse Ronan Lawlor. His mom purchased a gift certificate from one of the local auctions so we just had to do some fun outdoor stuff. Saoirse loves the water and was more than delighted to have his photo taken down by the anchor on Alki. It was exceptionally hot that day so when I suggested he take his shoes off and run through the surf he didn’t hesitate!