Here's some fun shots of baby Clementine in Discovery Park.
For brainstorming, especially with a coworker, nothing beats a large whiteboard for collecting a large set of ideas and presenting to multiple people. it's also great to sometimes jotting something down and take a step back to really reflect on the big picture.
This is great in an office but my space is dual-purpose. Most of the time, I'm working at my computer processing images, building albums and generally running the business while blasting Pandora. But, I also invite with potential clients over for meetings as well as reveal photographs on our big screen after a wedding.
In the case of clients visiting my office, I don't want my business ideas and notes to be displayed. Originally, I thought I could simply remove the whiteboard from the wall and stash away but quickly realized that would leave a gap in the wall that would need photography. So, it was easy to see that a photograph that could be flipped over would be the coolest thing ever.
I contacted my go-to high-end printer in Seattle, Eric, owner of The Color Group down by the stadiums, to build me a 60x30" acrylic print of a recent 100 megapixel shot I took at the Teton National Park (you can order one, too! - contact me). Normally, his acrylic print products are backed by thick black sintra but, for this project, I purchased a 60x30" sheet of polypropylene from Tap Plastics in South Lake Union. Polypropylene is very dense and does not let dry erase ink penetrate which makes cleanup very easy, even after leaving notes on the board for 30 days.
I also purchased 1/2" metal standoff posts from Tap Plastics that would serve as the quick-change mounting system. The cap unscrews, the print pivots down via the last post, I disconnect and flip print and reverse assemble. The print weighs about 15lbs and takes about 1 minute to complete the transition.
Anybody visiting my office now would never know my plans for world domination are behind my favorite Teton print!
These two race their cars. One fine day, they met and made their hearts race. So, it wasn't even a question that their passions for cars would be included in their engagement session one fine 6AM morning in Bellevue.
In part 2 of our 4-part seasonal portraits (part 1 here), we met at Seattle's Discovery Park after a 3" snow dump the night before. Most of the shots are close to the South parking lot near the old church, stone wall and path to the bluff. Next up is Spring cherry trees in the University of Washington quad!
We started out the morning at the Arctic Club for preparations and portraits followed by a wonderful ceremony at Seattle University's chapel. The night continued back at the Arctic Club for dinner and dancing.
This past Fall, I couldn't wait to get a few hours with one of my favorite families in West Seattle. Megan and Will had just added a new playmate for their toddler, Nico. It's been quite a bit of fun stopping in to see how they are growing up!
Fall was so quick this year. I felt like I was scrambling to get every last bit of it. For Aileen and Patrick, I did a brief scouting at the Ballard Locks to find several private locations with so much color. The next day, a huge storm blew all of the color away.
This two-part shoot allowed us to get a bit of urban, city feel plus some of Fall colors. I met them at just about sunset at the Pioneer Square Pagoda. We later ventured through the nearby park, alleys and found some fun wall art on 2nd. The rural shots started in Magnolia and we added in the Helix Bridge near Amgen on 15th.