Studio Portrait: Klara

She's a natural, obvi. 

Klara's grandma, Mary, reached out to me about shooting a headshot session for Klara so that she could audition for musicals. As I'm typing this, I'm realizing I probably missed an opportunity not singing a killer duet from Fiddler on the Roof with Klara - I've always felt I was a Tevye. Or maybe it's just the facial hair. I feel like the first image [below] is her theoretical reaction to my use of the phrase, "L'chaim!".

I recently realized that my studio is a foot longer on one side (thanks math!), so I rearranged everything to give myself a bit more room. Now I have a really great exposed white wall to shoot on as a backdrop! For this shoot I also decided to try a new technique and shot Klara as she stood in front of my softbox (light) which is why in a couple shots - like the first one - it's that stark, crisp, white background. I love it. 

Mini Sessions are Definitely a Thing

Last month I decided to give mini-sessions a whirl for the first time...and they were a huge success! For a trial run, it surprised me how many people were interested and reached out. A lot of photographers in the area offer mini-sessions only a couple times a year (once in the spring, once in the fall). Since I've never been the lemming type, I've decided to run from the cliff and offer mini-sessions ONCE A MONTH! *confetti*

How exciting! This will be an awesome opportunity for me to go outside my comfort zone and try out a new location each month. I'm thinking about maybe having my followers vote on what the next mini-session location should be. Is that something you'd be interested in or do you have a kick-ass location that you'd like to suggest? Let me know about it in the comments! 

Dawnielle (in her infinite wisdom, just ask her) suggested that I check out Volunteer Park in Seattle; I did and I think it's perfect for the February mini-session. Here's some photos I snapped while there in order to whet your appetite. 


I've decided I'm going to do the February mini session on Valentine's Day. It's weird, right? Maybe. Follow my train of thought: It'll be in the late morning/early afternoon for those of you who traditionally go out for dinner to celebrate. You'll already be gussied up and ready to hit the town and be all in love. For those of you who's idea of Valentine's day involves binge-watching the first three seasons of The Walking Dead on Netflix while curled up next to your honey, then you can start a new tradition this year - with me! I know. Just the thought of it sets your heart aflutter.

You on board? Cool! Each 30 minute mini-session is only $75! Remember that returning client's get a discount! Email me and let's reserve you a spot to the most romantic, way-better-than-Netflix mini-session ever.