March Special [Support Japan]

It’s hard feeling so helpless when something as devastating as the earthquake in Japan happens.  My cousin and friend are doing what they can to raise money, and it inspired me to try to do something as well.  If you’ve been thinking of having portraits taken of your kids or family, I hope this is a way for us to help those in need together.  Every little bit helps, right?

March Special [Support Japan]

Book your spring Family Session or Kids Only Mini Session by the end of March, and I will donate the $100 Family Session Fee or $100 of the Kids Only Mini Session Fee to the Red Cross (specifically for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami). Sessions do not need to be scheduled for the month of March, but the sessions must be officially booked by March 31, 2011.

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Family Portrait Photographer | Port Angeles, WA [The Oldemeyer Family]

Wintertime in the Pacific Northwest can be unpredictable, to say the least, so flexibility is a must for outdoor portrait sessions here.  We had planned on a family session last month, but that’s when we were hit by the big snowstorm!  We managed to time in a dry-ish session with beautiful overcast light.

Family Portrait Photographer | Port Angeles, WA [The Oakes Family]

I’m a little behind with blogging, but it’s so fun to put photos up here on the old blog.  The Oakes are a really fun family, and the kids are a hoot and a half!  So lively and full of great energy!  We lucked out with beautiful light, and I absolutely loved the tall, neutral-colored grasses.  The neutral background really made the family and colors pop.  I love the clothing colors they chose for this session.

Owen is fun, charismatic, and creative little guy.

And little Daphne is as sweet as they come. 

Our Last Supper [with Bruce & Rosemary]

My dear great-grandparents-in-law have sold their house and are moving back to warmer pastures (Las Vegas).  With the current real estate market, we were hoping to have them around for a while longer, but they received an offer they couldn’t refuse and are getting ready to get back to more family and more sunshine. 

As we were finishing up our last supper together, I thought we could try our own version of the infamous painting by Leonardo da Vinci (with a little digital paint job for authenticity).  Why not, right?

This is my family.  We’re going to miss you, Bruce and Rosemary.