I'll be out of town for the next couple days photographing Inspire Youth Project's annual summer camp at Lake Wenatchee! And then busy all day with school and an evening engagement on Friday, second-shooting a Vashon Island wedding all day Saturday and taking Sunday off to ride bikes, pick out new glasses at Eyes on Fremont, and try Paseo's for the first time. So if I'm slow to respond to emails or texts, just know that I'll get back to you as soon as I'm able. Just for fun, here are two snaps from last Saturday of Sveta and Titus during our trip to Woodland Park Zoo. I'll post more when I'm back in the studio on Monday. We got to ride the carousel! Life is good.
Thanks to Max Chesnut and FIAT of Kirkland for the opportunity!
Here's a post I'd like to share from Jenn Tai, one of the first local wedding photographers whose work I latched onto a couple years ago and couldn't stop obsessing over. That was before I knew anything at all about wedding photography except that it looked like fun. Welp, I got to second-shoot for Jenn almost a month ago! It was just my second time second-shooting for another photographer - it was so wonderful, and I felt super cool getting to work alongside someone whom I've admired for so long from afar. Can't wait to see her pictures! (And mine, too, edited by her.) Jenn's awesome, and more and more I'm looking forward to meeting more folks in Seattle's wedding photo community. Anyway, will blog my favorite shots from JT and Grace's wedding once she's done the same. Also, I'm looking forward to second-shooting for Jenny Gimenez again in ten days! Totally wouldn't mind second-shooting weddings with my favorite photographers more often!
I started working weeknights as the house photographer at R Place in March 2012. Since then, my associate Jennifer DeLeo and I together have photographed 121 Thursdays and 54 Wednesdays. This past week, R Place's Facebook page surpassed 13,000 "Likes" - up from about 3,000 "Likes" two-and-a-half years ago. I like to think the club's commitment to sharing our images played a large part in that.
Finally got out of town and went for a hike for the first time in years. Didn't take many scenic shots, though - was mostly focused on these two. I can't even say how long it's been since I've had a week like this one has been - not solely devoted to photos, but to having fun, trying new things and getting out and enjoying the weather with friends and family. It was really great. I want more days like this.
Just started an architectural photography course at The Art Institute of Seattle. I'm enjoying branching off in a new direction - snapping photos that don't star people. But I want to feel absolutely confident in the work I'm producing first before I begin taking on gigs photographing real estate. It'll be soon enough. In the meantime, here are two detail shots of the West Tower of Stadium Place, as seen from the north parking lot of CenturyLink Field where the Seahawks play.
Tag-teamed taking photos at R Place with Jen two weeks ago. She did most of the work Wednesday night, but I did get this classic before hanging it up: a stare from Robbie after a very long night. It will cut you!
Seattle Met magazine published my portrait of Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant in its August issue. I'd assumed it would be used as is, perhaps cropped, but never underestimate the graphic designer! The article by Josh Feit, pages 63 to 74, is called: "What Do We Want? $15! When Do We Want It? IN A LITTLE WHILE! - The Secret History of Seattle's Minimum Wage Law". Check it out!