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Seattle Senior Portrait Photography | My sister, Elly

This summer, I had the honor of creating senior portraits for my littlest sister, Elly, to commemorate her graduation from Newport High School. Her graduation announcement recently came in the mail and I was so happy to see one of these images in wallet size tucked inside. She’s on her way to Western Washington University to study art in just a few weeks, and I couldn’t be more proud. Way to go, sister!

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Island Life with Kitsch & Dog | Orcas Island Lifestyle Photography

The remainder of my days healing and resting on Orcas, I played with the rest of my lenses a day at a time. I didn’t push myself too much– no going into town or crouching for hours waiting for the perfect sunset shot (it mostly rained anyway). Instead, I puttered around the house and photographed the kitsch collected after decades of Island living, much of it antique and some of it belonging to the Moran Brothers, ancestors to Justin’s step-father and once-residents of Rosario. A few of the everyday objects in the Orcas house used to be a part of Rosario, like the Butler Bar door (below) and all the silverware (not pictured), which is stamped with “Rosario” on the back. I laugh because it makes me feel like I’m eating with stolen silver.

Justin was only up on the Island with me for a few days, before he went home to work a shift at the hospital. I stayed on, with Corwin for company. He enjoyed plenty of outdoor time when it wasn’t raining, and our daily trips to the sheltered ocean inlets, where he could swim if the water was calm. My little guy has developed quite the water affinity– if there is fetching involved.

Enjoy this snapshot of life in the San Juan Islands, and don’t forget to visit yesterday’s collection of Orcas Island macro and abstract nature photographs.

Orcas Island Landscape Fine Art Photography. Country lane near White Beach on Orcas Island. Dirt road through Pacific Northwest forestPembroke Welsh Corgi (Corwin) in the brush on Orcas Island. Sable corgi wearing Saint PattyDog fort commander Corwin, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, looks seductively at the camera on Orcas Island while wearing a Saint PatrickWhale watching binoculars in Orcas Island beach home. Orcas Island photojournalism and fine art by Seattle wedding photographer Persimmon Images.Justin Speyer sips his morning coffee on the deck at the Orcas Island house while looking at the Puget SoundCorwin the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Dog Fort Commander, looks over his command post from the Orcas Island house porchOrcas Island beach house lantern with antique gas light casing. Fine art black and white photography by Seattle Photographer Persimmon Images.Orcas Island Kitsch in an island home on White Beach. Copper oil lantern and sailboat steering wheel on stone wall.Corwin the Pembroke Welsh Corgi over a red rug at the Orcas Island houseAntique tools used by the Moran Brothers, owners of Rosario Resort on Orcas Island, in our family home on the Island. Charting tools and hardware in antique chest.Moran Brothers shipyard photographs. Antique photographs of the Sanwan, Rosario, and Moran Brothers shipping posted in a family home on Orcas IslandAntique ship clock in Orcas Island beach house where the Butler Bar door from Rosario resort is repurposed as a bedroom doorAntique metal music box records with working music box on Orcas IslandOrcas Island corgi on White Beach road and Orcas beach house dock. Orcas Island nature photographyPembroke Welsh Corgi photography. Corwin barks to ask for his stick while swimming in the sound on Orcas Island. Orcas Island pet photography by Seattle photographer Persimmon Images.Corgi fetches driftwood stick off Orcas Island beach. Orcas Island pet photographer.

Up Close & Abstract | Orcas Island Fine Art Photography

In early March, I spent a solitary week on Orcas Island healing from a long illness, taking things slow, and searching for inspiration and guidance. Each day, I made it my goal to take out one camera and one lens to make some photographs. I photograph with prime (fixed-length) lenses, because I love the image quality and light each lens lets in. I’m always challenged to choose the right lens for a shot and move my body to the ideal location, rather than just zooming in or out. Choosing just one lens each day and playing with the features and limitations of each taught me a lot about the qualities of each lens and will definitely help me with being mindful about my lens choices in the future. You’ve already seen some of my 85mm Hassleblad and 50mm Leica film photographs (both Zeiss lenses) that include images from the trip. Today, I’ve picked a handful of photographs from my playtime with our Canon 100mm 2.8L macro lens and 135mm 2.0L lens. Enjoy the delicious texture and detail!

Orcas Island beach photography fine art collage of macro images featuring patina on dock chain and rusted boltOrcas Island nature photography. Pacific Northwest moss on the peat forest floor. Macro moss photography.Black and white fine art photography of pine boughs and pine needles on Orcas Island. Orcas Island nature photography by Seattle photographer Persimmon Images.Orcas Island fine art black and white photography of knot in driftwood on White BeachOrcas Island orance and purple sea star. Colorful starfish texture and rough rope in black and white tied to dock post. Fine art photography on Orcas Island.Fine art black and white Orcas Island photography. Chicken wire and vines on a garden treeOrcas Island nature photography. Feathered moss on tree. Fine art macro image.

Film Photography | Randy + Sharon

Meet Randy and Sharon! We’ll be photographing their engagement on Capitol Hill this spring… and we’re really excited for their September wedding at Sleeping Lady in Leavenworth. (The North Cascades in Autumn are unbeatable!)

Here’s a frame I took of them sharing a sweet moment in our backyard. Made with my Hassleblad and some Kodak 400 T/X B&W film:

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