Senior session-Olympic Sculpture Park


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!


High School Senior Portraits


I love photographing high school seniors because they are so vibrant!

A good match for me are Seattle students who want to look like real people, not fake glamour gals. Take Isabel for example, she is so naturally beautiful, she just showed off that beauty at the Ballard Locks and the backyard of her Ballard home (actually, that’s the neighbors house, a shared dock -:). I digress. The point is, be real!

It’s also interesting that often the clients favorites are not my favorites. I loved the expression in the second one, the black and white one, but she preferred the top. This is the wonderful subjectivity of photography and how we see ourselves.

In the end, she used the one with the shell for her yearbook photo and got the rest framed. Thank you Isabel. I had so much fun with you! Meryl

Business photos in Seattle


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.

Seattle welcomes home Olympians

Olympians left to right, Christian Niccum, Luge, Roberto Carcelen, Cross-country skiing, J.R. Celski, Speedskating, Karen Thatcher, Hockey, are welcomed home to Seattle at Westlake Center on March 4, 2010.
King County Executive Dow Constantine, left, helps welcome home Olympians at Westlake Center on March 4, 2010 including Torin Koos, nordic skiing, and Christian Niccum, luge, holding his daughter Hayden Lulu Niccum.
Bobsledder Bree Schaaf
Olympian J.R. Celski holds up his bronze speed skating medal.
Olympic Bobsledder Bree Schaaf hands over a computer that she just signed for a fan at Westlake Center on March 4, 2010.
Mayor of Seattle Mike McGinn and Olympic nordic skier Torin Koos, talk about McGinn's beard while McGinn hands out Proclamations.
Olympic hockey player Karen Thatcher signs a newspaper for Carol Scoggin of Seattle.