Sydney - TCM Models - Seattle

Sydney is such a sweetheart and a fantastic model + human. This was our second time working together. Her good energy, warmth and beautiful smile make her a pleasure to work with. I had this idea to accentuate Sydney’s super cool afro with some flowers and incorporate my love of plants in the session as well :)

Sydney just started streaming on Twitch and we chatted about that and her nursing schooling and more while sipping our delicious bubble tea at Atulea, a lovely new tea shop near my apartment.

The owners of Atulea are SOOO sweet and really care about their customers and the quality of beverages they offer. They remember my boyfriend and I by name which to me is a big deal! Their interior design skills are on point. I was silly and didn’t get enough good photos to include, but trust me, the drinks and environment are so great :)

It was so nice to do some new creative work, can’t wait to do some more!


Rose Garden Styled Senior Fashion Shoot

I had SUCH a great time creating and capturing this styled senior / fashion shoot with a fantastic team of ladies!

Marellen was our amazing wardrobe stylist, Alisha worked her magic with hair styling, Vina did the beautiful makeup artistry and our gorgeous model was Natalie Z. with TCM Models.

When we arrived at the Woodland Park Rose Garden in the first look (the white and floral print cold shoulder ruffle maxi dress), I jokingly said out loud to the team "It's just like Alice in Wonderland here! Maybe we'll even see a rabbit!". Not even a minute later, we see a mom and 2 kids with what I thought was a little puppy nearby. Upon closer inspection, we find out it's actually their pet white rabbit, Walter on a leash! OMG. WHAAAAT. We all freaked out over his cuteness and after asking the owners if we could use him for a couple shots, we proceeded to squeal with delight over our luck while Natalie held him as her co-model. Too good.

The rose garden is SO gorgeous. It feels like you're in the English countryside and the white fountain area is Italian ffeeling. One of my favorite places in Seattle for sure. After shooting near the topiaries and pond and the main patch of roses, we did the second look was very red centric and involved a great romper from Revolve. I love the patch of roses we found that perfectly matched the lip color and romper.

Planning a large styled shoot is something I tend to shy away from, but I'm so glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone in order to do this! Everything turned out so amazing and better than we all anticipated. I love the serendipitous quality of it all. It really challenged me & helped me be more confident in planning and orchestrating a big shoot with a team. I look forward to doing more shoots like this after the busy Senior portrait season is over!

Isabel- Seattle Model Portraits

OMG, last week was crazy! My website was down for 4 days, I lost some client messages on my Instagram and my hard drive kept crashing. I was MEGA stressed. I am proud of myself for getting my website back online and transferring it between hosts (so long Namecheap, hello Google Domains!). I probably chatted with 8 different customer service reps in the 4 days. So glad I'm back up and running! Cheers to Isabel for being patient and waiting an extra week for me to get this session out during all that craziness!

Isabel is an awesome young model from TCM Models here in Seattle (where I'm also signed). We met at a casting call last year and I remember how bubbly and kind she was (which is starting to become exceedingly rare in the model industry it seems). She has a fantastic attitude and is she basically reminds me of a mermaid, fairy + princess combined as far as her looks go.

We wandered around my neighborhood around 15th Ave and found a cool community garden and garage with a view. I realized I locked my keys in my apartment (ARGHHH) and among all that chaos, her great attitude never wavered. We went and got ice cream and waited until my neighbor got home. Thanks for being such a fun subject, Isabel!

I like the different summer-y/boho/fairy vibes we created with the different looks and locations. The ear cuff portraits are something I wanted to photograph for YEARS! Glad I finally got to use that eBay find for a session.

PS- I saw "Wonder Woman" this weekend and it was GREAT. Girl POWAHHH! Gal Gadot is such a fox and is a great actress (and WHAT she's had two children with that bod?)