Newborn photos taken in the comfort of your own home are one of the most challenging and rewarding things I do.
They might not be perfect in the way of a studio image with nothing in the background, but they will be real, and, they will be perfectly you.
They will depict your life as it was when your baby (or babies) came home with you. Your very first weeks will be documented and never forgotten in the haze of sleepless nights. You will have timeless family heirloom photos to cherish forever.
It’s that time of year, so I thought I’d post Eva’s high school senior photo session at the Seattle Art Museums’ Olympic Sculpture Park. If you haven’t been, it’s a wonderful place to see some modern sculpture and take in a view of Puget Sound. It was a fairly chilly day in March when we did these, but Eva and her moms were great sports. Thanks for a great session Eva, Jennifer and Laureen!
While people do their senior photos throughout the year, you might keep August in mind for a warmer time to do your photos. You’ll have them ready for the yearbook, and it’s the summer, so you’ll be less stressed and busy!
While you most often see family portraits on this blog, I do lots of different types of photography. This image was produced for a magazine, what we call editorial photography, however I also am commissioned by individuals to do photographs like this for their own websites and/or other promotional materials.
Annika was just fantastic to work with, open to all sorts of ideas, and humored the photographer! And, her brother gave a great assist holding my reflector.
As a result, she was given a large selection (over 100) of images to chose from from our 2 hour session in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill in Seattle. She hasn’t picked her favorites yet, but here are some of mine. As a side note, my choices are often very different than my clients.
Do you know anyone who didn’t get their Senior Portraits done in time for the yearbook, but still want to document this time in their lives? Or perhaps you are thinking ahead for August when you will get your portrait done when school’s out, and things are not so hectic. Either way, I hope you’ll consider me for your portraits.
My style is natural, relaxed and classic. Let’s just go out and have fun! There are no “poses” and number of outfit changes, just me revealing the best you!
Thanks for looking! Meryl
This is part two of my assignment for The New York Times.
The Gates Foundation will be relocating to this double horseshoe set of buildings across the street from the Space Needle.
I rode the elevator of The Needle to get the perspective of the EMP and Gates Foundation Building together to show how Paul Allen and Bill Gates have impacted Seattle, post Microsoft.
A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph the new Amazon.com and Gates Foundation building exteriors for the New York Times. I really enjoyed the assignment! I photographed them in the late afternoon on a beautiful Saturday, between days of rain. This post is the new Amazon.com buildings. The campus is extensive and growing in the South Lake Union area of Seattle.