Monday, December 31, 2007

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

It's a White Christmas!

I'm not just talking about the Snow that's pouring outside right now. Lea got me the best gift ever! Warm, PJ's with feet from Big Feet Pj' I don't even know how many years I have wanted footed PJ's! I never knew they made them for adults. Warm, fuzzy and nostalgic! The best part is the flap in the back for a bit of AC if they get too hot. That's what I meant about a white christmas, I've been walking around with the flap down horrifying my poor family :)

Santa Claus was good to us all, Savannah got a huge barn and coral for her horses, Sophie got a giant doll house with approximately 1,000,000,000,093 pieces. Lea got some earrings and I got a Fish Eye Lens I had been wanting for a long time! The greatest gift of all however is my incredible family. We are healthy, we are happy and we are filled with love! I hope that you all have the same blessings and wish you the very Merriest of Christmas!


Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

My Uncle John has been relentlessly hounding me about updating my blog. Daily Text Messages, Voice Mails, Emails, Snail Mail, Telegrams, at one point one of those planes flying overhead with the message "UPDATE YOUR BLOG MAT!" trailing behind.

So here it is. I am updating my blog.

Truth is, I've been swamped and just simply haven't had the time to update it lately.

Today is Christmas Eve. I got up at the ugly hour of 4:45 AM so that I could count inventory at the Fish House. I love to count inventory, I love to count inventory, I love to count inventory. I figure if I say that enough times eventually I will start to believe it.

So I got home around 7:30 and I couldn't believe it...everyone was still asleep! Well, I had about 6 cups of Coffee and a Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks in my system so I couldn't allow that to happen. I threw the covers off the girls and made everyone get up. We hit I-5 which had virtually no traffic (the first Christmas miracle for us this year) and drove to Queen Anne Hill in Downtown Seattle for breakfast at the famous 5 Spot restaurant. I first learned about this place when photographing Greg and Lauren's wedding last summer. I ordered the French Toast which is very unique there. It's kind of like a Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll only thicker, hotter and better...I gave Lea a bite and she said it was what she would choose to eat if it were her last meal. That's quite a compliment from a woman that loves breakfast!

5 Spot is just a block away from Seattles Best View at Kerry Park so we headed down the hill to take this family photo.

Afterwards, we hit the Woodland Park Zoo where it was a bit chilly but the sun was shining. We saw a wide variety of animals and I was able to grab a few photo's as well. I'm particularily excited about some Turkey Vulture Shots I got as well as Junior the Jaguar. Watch for future blogs with pics and possibly the Zoo magazine.

Anyway...I'll be sure to blog tomorrow after Santa comes.

I hope all is well with you and your family and thank you very much for checking out the blog!

Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 10, 2007

An early Christmas

Saturday night I arrived home from work to find about 20 of Lea's family members at the house all waiting for me so they could eat a seriously good dinner prepared by my very talented bride. From then until now it has been a whirl wind of activity. We had a great time opening presents, playing spoons...I need to stop there...spoons with Lea's family is a vicious sport. More than one person was bleeding before that game was over...I am not joking. Blood was shed. They do not mess around with spoons....

Anyway, we had a great time visiting with everyone. Lea's Sister asked if I wouldn't mind taking some photo's of her with her children and husband Corey for their Christmas card. We turned it into an afternoon photo shoot and got some good shots. This is the pic that made the card. Pretty good eh?

Aunt Minnie

A great perk to marrying such a beautiful woman is that she also comes equipped with a beautiful family. Her Sister Tiffany does some modeling in addition to her Mortgage company. Lea was in the Mall the other day up here getting her ring cleaned when she looked up and saw 20 posters of Tiffany all around the shop. She is very photogenic and a lot of fun to photograph. This is a very small sampling of the photo's we took yesterday.


Every time I see my Niece Sydney I am amazed at how much she changes. She is becoming quite the supermodel just like her Mom. She's going to use some of the photo's I took for her Myspace page.

Brian and Gabbie

I really had a great time photographing my Nephew Brian and his awesome girlfriend Gabbie. They had a lot of fun in front of the camera.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Honorable Mention

Every year the Association of Zoo's and Aquariums throws out an invitation to all Volunteers and Employees of the Zoo's and Aquariums around the world to submit one photo for their contest. The results were in and the Woodland Park Zoo had four photographers get Honorable Mentions including yours truly! Last year we got skunked (pardon the pun) but this year was much better. My buddy Dennis Dow had a shot in there as well as two others. I love shooting at the Zoo and this is icing on the cake!

The Hippo Pic is mine. They put the credit on the next page which is a bit odd, but hey it's there :)

You can see the hippo pic as well as many others in a gallery on my web page as well as a lot of other great photo's I've shot. I love being a Seattle Wedding Photographer! Please be sure to visit

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Random Photo's of the Day

I don't think I'm going to be able to post the next few days so I thought I'd post a few random pics of the day to make up for it. Sophie and I have been snowed in while Lea and Savannah had a Mother/Daugher day at the Nutcracker. Sophie and I watched the Seahawks beat the Eagles then watched a movie (Firehouse Dog...not bad). Anway, I finally finished the Disneyland pics from our trip in July. I know, I so soon!

Next to get worked on will be the girls birthday parties from April and May.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Extraction!

I really had to yank to get that sucker out!