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  • The Persimmon Images studio is closed.

    As of December, 2015, we are no longer accepting new clients for weddings or portraits except on a limited by-referral basis or for repeat clients. If you are a current client and have any questions or requests for us, please email us at love [at] persimmonimages [dot] com or call/text Kat at 206.354.2212.

    Thank you for your years of business, support, laughter, and love!

    - Kat & Justin

Seattle Family Portrait Photography | Rafael Family

Well! It’s been a few days, hasn’t it? Pardon our absence… Justin and I have some exciting news to share. We’re buying our first house! Our offer was accepted and we have the inspection on Tuesday. If all goes well, we’ll be closing on the 28th of June. And it’s about time we finally took this step. I’ve been wanting to get out of our apartment and into a real piece of property for a while, even though this place is amazingly affordable and rather large. Our new house has a separate-entry office and a dedicated client meeting space. I just can’t wait to move in!

But for now, we’re biding our time, so it’s back to editing and fulfilling orders for me!

I kind of left you hanging with a few family portrait photograph teasers of the lovely Maria and her two boys, Caleb and Liam. If you haven’t seen their last Seattle portrait session from 2009, seriously go check it out and then come back here. That was last September and now look at baby Liam. He’s hugenormous!

Little Liam wants to be a future photographer and take the camera for himself during the family portrait session at the Olympic Sculpture Park

He’s teething (see below, in case you can’t tell from the drool) and I’m pretty sure he wants to use the camera lens to assist.

But seriously, these gorgeous kids make me so glad I’m a photographer. They have the cutest, most expressive faces and these insanely gorgeous eyes! The whole family is very sweet and super photogenic. I was excited to have the chance to photograph them all together: Maria, Caleb, and Liam; Maria’s mom and dad; Maria’s Aunt Donan (her mom’s sister); and the distinguished, 86-year-old matriarch of the family. I could have spent the entire day taking pictures of Maria’s grandmother… She’s as beautiful and warm-spirited as I hope to be when I’m a great-grandma.

While you enjoy the photos, I’d love to ask for some feedback… I added the portrait-oriented photographs at a larger resolution accidentally and decided to keep them biggity for a change. Should I keep them this way in the future or do you like them paired up?


Liam smiles for the photographer as he munches a purple building toy while mom watchesMariaPhotographer Kat Speyer captures three generations: grandmother, mother, and daughter all in a cute kiss

Sisters Donan and Teresa Rafael share a hug and a family resemblance

Maria poses for a photograph with her two sons, Liam and Caleb, in front of a rusted red sculpture in downtown SeattleLiamSurrounded by wavelike scuptures, the Rafael family stands together for a family portrait photograph

Caleb tells his mom a story about the train tracks below the park

Liam takes a spill on the path near the "Cloud Garden" sculpture and looks to mom for comfort

Adorned in a regal fuschia coat, Grandmother smiles for the photographer

Caleb sits in grandma


Jenna - Ohhhh, I like the larger photos! I was of the opinion that one needs to keep portrait and landscape photos the same length on longest side but this has me thinking a change of opinion is in order. They look great! The portrait of the grandmother is particularly fantastic.

Regina Lynn - Yes- insanely gorgeous eyes is RIGHT! Looks like you all had so much fun with this shoot. What a cool family!
And that is so awesome about your house- especially the part about a separate entrance entrance/meeting space for your business. You’re gonna love it!

Angela Carlyle - I LOVE LOVE LOVE the whole shoot, the one of the Grandmother is very touching. Great work!!!

Gina - You’ve really imeesrspd me with that answer!

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