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{Apples in Autumn} Seattle/Eastside Lifestyle Photographer

October 20th, 2016

We’re very lucky to have quite a few apple trees in our backyard. Every year when we have a harvest, I take a few dozen apples and do a mini-photo session with my boys. It’s been fun looking back on past pictures, seeing how little they once were (we started when my youngest was a […]

 

We’re very lucky to have quite a few apple trees in our backyard. Every year when we have a harvest, I take a few dozen apples and do a mini-photo session with my boys. It’s been fun looking back on past pictures, seeing how little they once were (we started when my youngest was a wee baby at a month old!), and also, how far I’ve come in my photography. As my boys have grown older, it’s also made me get much more creative in capturing their true personalities on the camera. My oldest was born to be in front of an audience, and shines for any sort of spotlight. My youngest son is much trickier to try to coax a real smile, and not a cheesy, stiff smile, out of his little face. And then, there is the age old struggle of getting them to not to team up in brother solidarity and give me the two brother smirk of death. ūüôā I think every parent knows the struggle of trying to get a good sibling photo, without any tears from mom or children, at the end of the day. Overall, it’s a pretty fun time, and I know that we’ll all appreciate these memories. I hope that I have a lot more apples in autumn pictures in the upcoming years.

 

Apples, boys, and this year, our dog!

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They can be pretty cute, and they know it.

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Such handsome fellows, but goodness, STOP GROWING UP BOYS!

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Most of my photos of them look like this. I admit, I enjoy the laughter photos the best.

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Not exactly what I had in mind when I asked them to pose together…

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Double smirk mode, on!
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My youngest son is definitely a character. I could fill an entire album with all his fun, facial expressions.

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Why yes mom? You said to look at you. You didn’t say anything about smiling.

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An apple a day keeps the mom photographer at bay.

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Love these two. <3

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{The A. Family} Eastside Lifestyle Photographer

November 12th, 2014

It’s fall in the Pacific Northwest, and we’re incredibly lucky to be able to have access to beautiful trees, changing leaves, and water views of Lake Washington. All of which adds up to make for some gorgeous scenery. I met up with this fun family who had two high energy boys of their own for […]

 

It’s fall in the Pacific Northwest, and we’re incredibly lucky to be able to have access to beautiful trees, changing leaves, and water views of Lake Washington. All of which adds up to make for some gorgeous scenery. I met up with this fun family who had two high energy boys of their own for a photoshoot this past weekend. I was lucky enough to capture some shots of their lovely family, big brother hi jinks, little brother smiles, and some very sweet moments between mom, dad, and their sons. I hope you enjoy the sneak peek, as much as I enjoyed capturing these moments!

 

Little brother was all smiles. He gave me a workout, chasing him around for all those smiles!

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Big brother giving me his best Blue Steel. Eat your heart out, Zoolander!

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They got to burn some energy off at the playground.

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Beautiful family, and a beautiful backdrop.

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It was a gorgeous afternoon with just a dad, a little boy, and a big wide lake to themselves.

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I loved this moment between dad and littlest son. It’s like he’s asking, where’d it go?

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I love these candids with mom and her little boys as well. I especially love the way her oldest is looking at her. <3

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Little brother had a grand time swinging and smiling.

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I promise, I did not pose him. He came up with these all on his own. Aren’t they great? SO full of personality! I could have followed this kid around all day!

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Thank you for letting me hang out and capture some sweet memories of your life!

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{Wordless Wednesday} Seattle Area Child Photographer

July 24th, 2013

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{Wordless Wednesday} Seattle/Eastside Children Photographer

July 17th, 2013

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{Wordless Wednesday} Seattle/Eastside Child Photographer

July 10th, 2013

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{Sandpaper Art T-Shirts} Seattle Area Childrens Photographer

May 29th, 2013

Father’s Day is coming up soon here in the States, and my boys really wanted to create something to give their dad. I found this tutorial for transferring a crayon drawing on sandpaper onto a plain white T-shirt, and the instructions looked really, really simple. We first tried it out with some shirts for the […]

 

Father’s Day is coming up soon here in the States, and my boys really wanted to create something to give their dad. I found this tutorial for transferring a crayon drawing on sandpaper onto a plain white T-shirt, and the instructions looked really, really simple. We first tried it out with some shirts for the boys, and the results were great! Not only was it incredibly easy to do, it took very little supervision from me, and the final result was ¬†beautiful. Now the boys are super excited to design one for dad for Father’s Day! PLEASE NOTE: since you will be transferring the picture upside down from your sandpaper, the image on the T-shirt will be a mirror image of what your child drew. So, I would stay away from any words (which will get transferred on backwards), and stick to simple images.

What You’ll Need

  • sandpaper (I used both coarse 60 grit, and a finer 220 grit. coarser will get you more texture, finer will let you get more details in your drawing)
  • crayons
  • white t shirts
  • iron
  • paper towel or regular towel
  • ***IMPORTANT*** since the drawing will be placed backwards to be ironed onto the t shirt, whatever you draw will be mirrored on the t shirt. So it is best NOT to draw any words.

 

This is all you’ll need for this craft (minus the iron). The two different sandpaper is a bonus – you can get away with one type!

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 First, draw your picture onto the sandpaper. I let my youngest use the coarser grit sandpaper.

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My oldest wanted more details in his drawing, so I let him have the finer grit sandpaper.

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My youngest and his finished sandpaper drawing. He wanted to fill up his whole piece of sandpaper.

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He didn’t really believe me that it would print onto the t shirt.

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Second, place your sandpaper upside down on your t shirt, and iron on the COTTON setting (with no steam). I also placed a paper towel in between the t shirt to make sure there was no bleed through. I ironed for about 2 minutes, the coarser sandpaper took longer than the finer grit one. Just keep lifting up to check to make sure the crayon has melted onto the shirt.

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Voila! That is it, two easy steps! That is how you make a sandpaper art t shirt. To “set” your design, take a paper towel (or a cotton towel), and iron for about 20 seconds on top of your crayon design.

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A close up of my older son’s design. I love the surf boards.

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Happy, happy kids! They loved that they were able to make their own shirts, and tell people they designed it themselves. Next, we are working on a design for dad’s shirt for Father’s Day (SHHHHHH don’t tell him). Happy Crafting!

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{Wordless Wednesday} Seattle Area Child Photographer

May 21st, 2013

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{Snips and snails and sweet stripey suckers} Seattle Area Childrens Photographer

March 4th, 2012

Sometimes I love just taking the boys out and doing our own photoshoot. Of course, having a giant lollipop bribe, er, “prop”, just sweetened the deal for the kids. You know what else I love? That while I love matchy shirts and buy them for my kids, my boys actually love to dress up like […]

 

Sometimes I love just taking the boys out and doing our own photoshoot. Of course, having a giant lollipop bribe, er, “prop”, just sweetened the deal for the kids. You know what else I love? That while I love matchy shirts and buy them for my kids, my boys actually love to dress up like each other. I love these kids!

 

What? I’m not suppose to eat the prop, mom?

MMmmmmmMmmmmm how many licks does it take to get a little boy hypered up?

Show mommy the lollipop! heh

My littlest one was more interested in doing anything but show me his lollipop

I love how little brother is like, mom, can I go back to eating my lolly now?

He posed himself. Honest.

Those eyes kill me. I am going to be in trouble when he hits the teenage years.

My boys, love these kids.

 

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{My Heart} – Seattle Area Lifestyle Photographer

February 14th, 2012

This week’s challenge at I Heart Faces is, appropriately enough, Hearts. I think this is one of my favorite shots of the boys ever. The background is just an old red fleece blanket I ¬†had them lie down on. I love how their hands and toes just touch. Click on the link, or the camera […]

 

This week’s challenge at I Heart Faces is, appropriately enough, Hearts. I think this is one of my favorite shots of the boys ever. The background is just an old red fleece blanket I ¬†had them lie down on. I love how their hands and toes just touch. Click on the link, or the camera button below to check out more fun heart entries!

 

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