Photographing in my very own neighborhood.... - West Seattle Conceptual Photographer

I am so grateful to live where I live, in the great West Seattle. My “studio” often lies within just 3 miles or less from my place. How lucky am I?

The closest spot- Inside my apartment building.

First we can get ready at my tiny space, and walk outside the door for a few images.

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I love alleys.

These first few images are just a walk across the street from my place and then we just wander through all of the alleyways and use a number of really cool backdrops. They might be surrounded by garbage cans or cars, but you would never know it.

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Schmitz Preserve Park.

This is one of my favorite places on earth. For real. Old growth trees, not a lot of people, slight witchy vibe. It’s about 2 miles away from me.

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Alki Beach.

We all know I love some water. Alki Beach is about a 4 minute drive from my place. I am full of gratitude for these beautiful photo spots right in my backyard.

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More than Human - Seattle Mermaid Photographer

What an honor to watch these beautiful strong females to morph into something more than human. Watch with me…..

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Escape to the Coast - Cannon Beach Oregon Photographer

“Escape to the Coast” was a photography retreat hosted by Teresa Vic, She had some wonderful hosts as well. Julie G Photography and Kristy at My Artistic Journey(obsessed) were great! Thank you ladies!

I had been following Teresa for a few years … and she was the reason why I was there, the rest was a bonus! I got to bring my own model on the trip so that was AMAZING thank you ALEXANDRA you are a DOLL.

AND - I also got to sneak in two photo shoots on my own outside of the retreat time. This first photo was a mini 15 minute session on the beach- that was cut short by a storm - but this is one of my favorite images I have ever made of all time. Cheers to last minute spontaneous shooting.

I feel so lucky to have met a few other amazing inspiring photographers as well. This is what I need. BAD.

Ali Limon empowers woman and is a natural artist and teacher.

Wit and Whimsey Creative takes family photos that speak to my soul.

Flint and Feather Photography - her work is STUNNING and I want to be her new best friend.

I now realize there are too many to list! But this trip was inspiring and somehow changed me. Not sure how yet……

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Steph Pate was my roomie and a total sweetie. Also a talented artist- check it out.

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This beauty has a killer shop for kids clothes! FORD AND WYATT

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April C Photo thank you for being my model for a minute and blessing the world with your beautiful images.

Witchy Maternity Shoot - Seattle Fine Art Photographer

Hollie and Merlin came to me with the idea of doing something different for their Seattle Maternity shoot.

Please don’t take this literally or be afraid - we did not put any witch spells on the baby or sell it to the devil or anything like that. We just wanted to get real artsy and dark for this maternity shoot.

So we braved the cold and powered through what turned out to be one of my all time favorite maternity sessions of all time in the history of my maternity photographing life.

“Lady of the silver moon
Enchantress of the night
Protect me and mine within this circle fairly cast.
Earth Mother, mother of the sleeping earth,
Keep safe all who gather here
Within the protective shelter of your arms”

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Healing in Iceland - Seattle and Iceland Photographer

What can I even say about this trip to Iceland?

Magical. Mystical. I felt more alive and creative there. Many epiphany’s were had during this visit. Too many to list, so I will just bomb you with photos from the trip instead.

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Learning and growing from your old work- Seattle Fine Art Photographer

There is so much to be learned from your old work.

My artwork is like a diary for me. Looking back shows me how far I’ve come and where I want to go. Sometimes it can be totally embarrassing, and that’s ok!

Looking back on my old work helped me learn WHY I do this. I didn’t know 7 years ago. People would ask why I did what I did and I would struggle with the REAL answer although it was inside of me.

Here is some photographs from about 5 or 6 years ago, I will dig deeper for another post!

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L.A actress meets Seattle Photographer for a conceptual shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington

Sheila Houlahan has been seen on stage and screen around the world. Her most notable credits include performing the music of A. R. Rahman with the Seattle Symphony as the headliner female vocal soloist for the Celebrate Asia!  Pretty amazing right? Well I get to work with her from time to time when she is visiting from L.A. to Seattle.

Here is what we did last time…..

This is the story of the Wandering Pagan.

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Lake Tipsoo Washington Photo shoot

On our drive to Lake Tipsoo in the glorious Mt. Rainier national park, we talked of the world coming to an end. Sounds dismal, right?

We believe in climate change, animal rights, the beauty of nature. This shoot was a cry for help. Stop the man from taking you away from us.

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