Track and Field

A few outtakes from this winter’s track & field shoot.  The talent hadn’t met before this day, but one of my favorite things about my job is making people feel comfortable and having a good time on set.  By the time we’d pulled wardrobe and started hair&makeup, everyone was at ease and having a ball.

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Runners

I’ve been working with athletes a lot this year, and it’s been great fun.  Here are a few from our recent story on running.  Wardrobe: Gretchen Bell, HMU: Angalina Sandoval; Talent: SLU Agencyathletes_3565_blogathletes_3298_blogathletes_3871_blog-2athletes_3932_blogathletes_3911_blog

Weight Watchers

Inspiring shoot for Weight Watchers with triathlete Megan Steeber.  This was slated to run in summer, but we actually shot this in winter, on a drizzly 28 degree day.  Thanks to my assistant for helping fake some sunshine, and big props to Megan and the rest of our crew for being such troopers.

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The Oldest Seattle Floating House

I’ve been working on a project with the Floating Homes Association this summer and had the opportunity to photograph the oldest houseboat in Seattle, (along with it’s owner Mr. Kennedy).  Built in 1909, it was originally the host house for the Alaska Yukon Expo.  With a leaky roof and listing front corner, it may not be floating for much longer, but what a cool piece of Seattle history.

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UVA Children’s Hospital

Loved working with Lewis Communications and University of Virginia Children’s Hospital on this ad campaign.  The concept was to photograph several patients, living happy, healthy lives.  Always fun and inspirational to tell the stories of “real” people.  Big thanks to our producer Amy Quick at Arvold Productions for helping put together such a great team for this project.

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Road Trip

It’s hard to beat a good road trip, especially one that includes a petrified forrest gem shop, a dinosaur park, kite surfers, a Stonehenge replica, and camping with our weenie dog.  A few snapshots from our PNW adventure:Blog_7E2A9309Blog_9386_webBlog_9538_webBlog_9624_webBlog_9609_web

 

 

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Permaculture

A few shots from a recent project with Lisa and Chris of Forest Garden Farm on Vashon Island, WA.

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Jazz Band

This winter I worked on a really fun shoot with Washington Middle School’s Jazz Band.  I love this age group – such a fascinating/weird/cool/awkward time of life, when you’re testing your independence and trying on a lot of different hats.

This crew is no joke.  Band director Kelly Barr-Clingan is an award winning, badass teacher who plays trombone with a traditional Mexican Banda on weekends.  She is prepping kids for the highschool program that wins national awards every year, tours in Europe, and claims Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, and Macklemore among it’s alumni.  It’s quite a legacy to live up to, but these kids are doing it with gusto.

We really wanted to highlight the range in style, personality, and quirk that comes with the territory of being a middle school kid.  So, I opted for clean lighting on white seamless – a kind of blank canvas – and we squeezed my gear into a practice room for a full day of shooting.  It was a great project, and very cool to get to know some of these kids.  Thanks Kelly, Beth, and WMS for the opportunity!

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This is 93

Last month I spent a day in Alabama with my husband’s grandparents, Big Daddy and Nana.  They are 93 and 90, respectively, but they don’t let that slow them down.  In between doctors appointments, a trip to the barber shop, a very social lunch in the dining hall, dinner at Big Bob’s BBQ, and meeting nearly all of their friends in the retirement home, I snuck in a few photos.  More to come.

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