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Monday, April 19, 2010

Semida and Andy - Small Family Wedding at the Cutest Church I've ever seen!

Semida Varvas and Andy Belea
St Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral
Seattle, WA
Canon 7D







This was a last minute shoot that turned out to be a very quaint family wedding ceremony! The miniature cathedral was grand in its own little way with lots of detail, color, and charm.










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Ami Portrait Session in the Soon to be torn down Mcguire Building

Ami Varon
Seattle, WA
McGuire Building Condo
Canon 7D
Speedlights
Beauty Dish
Canon 24-70mm
Canon 50mm



We were blessed with sunshine most of the week until of course Saturday, the day I had a portrait session with Ami, a Chinese decedent raised in Thailand exchange student.

Ami has a great personality and we enjoyed working with her.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lynette and Shawn Engagement Photos at Chateau St Michelle Winery

Lynette and Shawn
Engagement Photos at Chateau St Michelle Winery
Woodinville, WA
Canon 7D
Canon 24-70 F2.8



Prior to every shoot I look at weather reports religiously. As a photographer, we're strange to be begin with, so I frown at the sight of pure blue skies and smile when I leave the house and see nothing but clouds (minus the rain of course).



The affect of the clouds is a like one gigantic softbox! Soft shadows, even light, and free! Of course I smile when we get these types of conditions the day of a shoot.



These were the exact conditions of Lynette and Shawn's engagement shoot.





This is the first time ever shooting at Chateau St, Michelle. Its amazing to have this in our backyard. I regret not visiting sooner. It's an amazing facility. What topped it off for me was to see a pair of beautiful peacocks roaming the grounds.
*Just a note if you decide to shoot there, be sure to get a release form signed.





This has got to be one of my favorite shots so far. I love the lighting and and how bright the image came out. Her head slight tilted conveyed this additional feeling of warmth. What's not in the photo is Mai off to the left holding up a large
diffuser panel.







They were a great couple to work with. Lots of personality and had a great look about them. Especially Shawn, he had a lot of expression in his eyes which was conveyed in his photos.








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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

LuAnn and Steve Engagement Photos

LuAnn and Steve Engagement Shoot at Gas works Park.
Seattle, WA
Canon 7D
85mm f1.2L Mii






This is my first opportunity to shoot at Gasworks Park and it turned out to be great day to do so. Delayed by 1 week due to an unfortunate sports injury to the bride to be we were nearly shutout again by the infamous Seattle Rain.





The natural light could not have been better. Lots of over cast create a beautiful soft box to work with. I brought out my SB80dx and beauty dish but it turned out to be unnecessary for a majority of the shots.









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