Here are a few selects from my 75-click step-and-repeat with the Vice President this past Thursday. What an opportunity!
I just wish I'd have snapped a shot of Skerritt with his beautiful wife Julie Tokashiki! They were both so nice and, my goodness, a person can only dream of looking as good as Skerritt at the age of 81.
Assisted by the lovely Jennifer DeLeo, just had the awesome opportunity of working a step-and-repeat with Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Maria Cantwell, and Rep. Jim McDermott at Sen. Cantwell's annual "Women of Valor" luncheon at the Washington State Convention Center. At one point Biden remarked to guests that I was a "demanding photographer". The best part, though, was when -- at the end of a photo session with his official photog David Lienemann following the program -- the Vice President spotted me, walked over and grabbed us to make sure he took one last picture before leaving. We couldn't have been more excited or surprised.
Definitely will be posting more photos, but not tonight -- retiring after a hard day's work for a night out with Svetlana.
P.S. My messed up collar and necktie is bugging me, too, as well as that pesky double chin :/
I'm absolutely in love with so many captures from this shoot, that it was really hard to narrow it down to just a few to share here.
Sing Bing and Jeff had a dinner at their place the night before their wedding, and invited my girlfriend Svetlana and I to join them. First we did a photo shoot in the yard, and then got candids during dinner. Such a wonderful group! You always hear that good photographers put you at ease in front of the camera, but I think this was the most at ease behind the camera I've ever been with a new group of people :)
Seth used to be my neighbor at Seattle's former immigration building in Chinatown. The historical building, now called Inscape, is home to numerous non-profits and artist studios. I love spending my days here. Anyway, late at night Seth was often that only other guy hanging around still. Before he moved in March, we fit in a quick 15-minute portrait session. Just two years in, his Neon Zinn sculptural rope jewelry is receiving more and more attention -- for good reason. Check out his work at www.sethdamm.net !
I promised Sveta I'd get work done this weekend, but after being at it all day had to get to at least some vacation pics from the past week!
It got picked up by a blog! Aaand the client wrote back what every photographer always dreams of hearing: "I have to say - the photos really DID change everything. I really didn't appreciate the difference they made." Hopefully someone snaps it up soon -- it really is a beautiful space and very much reminded me of the homes I grew up around in Indiana, built by my Dutch uncles.