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We started at the Mukilteo waterfront for the senior session. It was a foggy morning with an occasional drizzle. My senior was such a great sport, given the weather, she actually loved the fact that it was a foggy day for her senior photos. We walked around the Mukilteo  beach area and then into a local park where this girl has some of her favorite hangouts. How cool to photograph in a location that has so much meaning and nostalgia for this talented senior.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Senior Photographer Mukilteo

 

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On a beautiful, sunny Fall afternoon we walked, talked and took plenty of photos of this beautiful senior.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Senior Photographer Kirkland

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I love the arboretum. I photograph here a lot as it’s one of my most requested locations. It looks beautiful any time of the year. The only issue is that it can be busy. But for some reason this morning it was not and we felt like we had the park to yourselves. Such a rare treat!  I had a blast photographing this sweet senior and we even ventured out into the city to get some urban shots.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Senior Photographer Woodinville

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Hot, hot, hot summer days are back! Love the sunshine but not so much the heat! This senior rocked her shoot. We even went for a little hike in the woods looking for cool trees, played with a spider and did some super casual hair tied up shots too.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Senior-Photographer-Redmond

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This is one of my favorite maternity sessions. My friend C and her daughter were so thrilled to be taking pictures together and also because they are welcoming a newborn surprise into their world soon. We started out in the studio and then ventured outdoors for this session.  We also danced, jumped, ran in the rain and hugged a lot..

This is a full maternity session. We also offer minis that are shorter if you book a newborn session with us.

If you are thinking about newborn or maternity photography please do call and book as early as the second trimester.

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newborn Photographer Redmond

 

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What’s best port of photographing high school seniors? Getting to know each one of them is super fun for me. I love hearing different stories, hobbies and also talking about where they like to shop. I mean of course we have to talk style! At T-elle Photography we start talking style when booking your senior shoot, then before we start your photo session and during.  I like to know what style my seniors prefer for clothes, photography and school. Shoes, accessories..we encourage you to bring a variety.

Styling your hair/makeup is the one area I do not recommend experimenting too much at your senior session. Hair and makeup can change the way you look and you do not want to deviate from your own style too much.

In this shoot we started out on the beach and then moved on to the streets around this seniors house in West Seattle. Such a pretty and demure senior!

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Seattle Senior photographer

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It turned out to be a perfect morning for a winter senior shoot. The rain held out until we were done and the wind seemed to be holding back to. I had the opportunity to get to know this lovely and sweet senior from West Seattle High School. My client had asked for photos with some views of Seattle so we stayed around the water and went up to a park for a few variations in our shots. The photos have fall color, the Seattle skyline and then some down on the beach too. I loved being able to photograph around the West Seattle waterfront. My senior client was a great sport and I had such a fun time getting to know and photograph her.

If you are thinking about senior pictures please do call and book at least four weeks prior to when your yearbook photos are due.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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West Seattle Senior photographer

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When a spa in Bothell asked me to take photos for their website I knew this was going to be a fun one!

When I arrived the cupcakes were delivered, snacks spread out and the spa called Tickled Pink was ready to rock out to a girly girl’s ultimate dream party. As the girls came traipsing in, the place was filled with squeals, giggles and lotsa pink!

The party started off with a bling with the girls getting their feet soaked in sparkly water and having their toes painted all kinds of colors. It was play-off season so the Seahawks colors were high in demand. There were greens, blues, pinks, purples, glitter and all different variations of nail color you can imagine little girls asking for.

After the nails were done the girls got to play with American girl dolls and a few even had facials with cucumber slices on their eyes. SO very relaxing for these active spirits!

Once the pampering was over, well, the party really truly began. The girls were able to dress up in tutus, wings, boas and adorn hair accessories. The music was turned up and the girls lined up to catwalk and show off their looks! How fun!! Each of them had to pose at the end of the runway, of course. And just when you thought the kiddos were getting a bit low on energy from all the partying it was cake time. Over to the pretty, and obviously, pink dining table they went and boy were those cupcakes devoured. I think the birthday girl along with her friends had a blast and all the girls got to go home pretty n very much tickled pink!

Here’s a link to Tickled Pink, Bothell.

Bothell photographer commercial kids

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This was a fun newborn session because the client had so many ideas about their session. They wanted to have a birth announcement that would also be their holiday card. Their baby arrived late November so it was the perfect timing to do that. What a beautiful holiday gift!

When I photograph a newborn baby I try to maintain a flow as much as possible. Make sure I get the baby with their eyes open right away if they’re awake and then once they are asleep start with some poses  that don’t require them to be in a deep sleet yet. Once I am confident they are sleeping well we move on to the more complicated poses like hands on elbow, stork’s pose etc. If they happen to wake during those we stop, feed, soothe and then resume that flow again, this time starting with parents and baby in arms and then finish off again with the more complicated poses.

At this session we had the client’s little Pomeranian with them for their newborn and family photos. She was so cute in her little outfit too.  For the holiday photos I had the lights set up as we had talked about some of these set-ups earlier. If you are thinking of anything themed like this it’s always a good idea to have everything ready before your baby is here because after the birth you won’t have much energy to do all that.

If you are thinking about newborn photography please do call and book as early as the second trimester.

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Newborn photography Bothell Holiday themed A holiday themed newborn session

 

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This sweet little baby girl slept and made this session a breeze. When I started she was already so fast asleep that we got started right away. I had to wait to get her awake photos until later.

I also like to ask parents to send me some of their favorite photos ahead of time. That way I get a good sense of what style clients are leaning towards E.g. black and white images, just baby  or more family photos. I rarely get a client that does not want photos with themselves and their baby. Usually I like to make sure the client gets at least one of those even thought the primary focus is on baby. Having yourself photographed after a sleepless night, and for women, right after giving birth is not something people want to go through. I get that and try and make it as easy and relaxing as possible.

When I photograph a newborn baby I try to maintain a flow as much as possible. Make sure I get the baby with their eyes open right away if they’re awake and then once they are asleep start with some poses  that don’t require them to be in a deep sleet yet. Once I am confident they are sleeping well we move on to the more complicated poses like hands on elbow, stork’s pose etc. If they happen to wake during those we stop, feed, soothe and then resume that flow again, this time starting with parents and baby in arms and then finish off again with the more complicated poses.

If you are thinking about newborn photography please do call and book as early as the second trimester.

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Newborn photography Redmond

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When we first talked about doing a swimming kind of shot for this senior boy, we were all on the same page on what look we were going for. I just needed to find the perfect location, which I did on Lake Washington and the evening light was perfect. My client was such a great sport. Trust me that water was cold. And he stayed in there and adjusted for me for a few minutes and we were able to get some with his hair still dry and then a few action shots of him swimming. I’m going to have to have my assistant start taking pullbacks of these scenarios because they are pretty cool to see the set-up. Me sprawled out on the dock, client in the water hanging onto the dock at the perfect level, my assistant holding onto my light…Such a fun and adventurous senior session!

If you are thinking about senior pictures please do call and book at least four weeks prior to when your yearbook photos are due.

Our high school senior portrait sessions are totally one of a kind! You will receive beautiful, timeless pictures of this once in a lifetime experience. Getting your senior pictures will be fun, exciting and make you feel special. Our sessions can include hair and make-up, help with outfits, and any props of your choosing! If you have any favorite hobbies or sports we will include that too.

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Redmond Senior Photographer

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I have been wanting to do a children’s editorial photography style photo shoot for quite some time. When I saw these fabulous costumes I knew that was going to be the outfits and then obviously being the month of October it was all about Halloween. Halloween also happens to be one of my favorite holidays. So much drama, mood, costumes, accessories and of course candy! What a fun time of the year. After I had kids Halloween has been even more exciting with figuring out costumes, kids parties, trick or treating with them is always the best!

Creating the set involved a fun and successful shopping trip to the party store. I back-combed and texturized the  girls’ hair and then spray painted on the hair to add more pops of color. The lighting was very moody but yet soft, and I posed them to highlight the costumes. A fog machine lit with a gelled red light added more mood to the background. Let me tell you working with a fog machine is gonna take some practice to get it to work just right. Mine quit part of the way and then we had to let it sit for a few minutes to cool off and then get the fog going again. The kids were amazing. Of course it helped that they thought they look fabulous and extremely fancy! A lollipop at the end works as a a great reward too!

Children

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