I had the pleasure of photographing the HeartRocks perform at this years NW Folklife. As I was around I caught this moment of families splashing around in a beautiful water feature outside McCaw Hall.
The kids and I attended the baby shower of our niece on Sunday. It was a yucky, rainy, day but it all got better when we arrived at the party house. My other niece, is a talented party planner, baker, cook etc. She spent 16-18 hours preparing food for this party and it looked fabulous. My photo does not even come close to how beautiful the presentation was and how yummy the food was. The shower girl was glowing and was surrounded by so many friends and family. It was a great day.
I was hired by PALS to photograph medical providers that support the work they, doulas, do. Rebecca Sheperd was my guide, today, taking me to (3) offices; Swedish Ballard, 1st Hill and a midwifery clinic in Columbia City. I was pleasantly surprised at how welcomed we were in every location. I know how busy medical professionals can be and yet when we walked in they warmly greeted Rebecca and were excited to participate, giving her their undivided attention. It was wonderful. This is the work I want to do and yet find it challenging. The workspaces in these environments are chaotic so finding areas that I found appealing while working within a limited time frame had its challenges. I am excited at the number of midwifery practices we have in Seattle and also the number of doctors that, too, are very supportive. My favorite shoot of the day was my last at Seattle Home Maternity Service. These amazing women supported me during the pregnancy of my (2) children and their birth center is where both my children were born. It was an interesting experience to be back in their office as a photographer instead of a patient. I still felt at home.
I was asked to photograph the 25th wedding anniversary party of two friends. It was a beautiful evening full of love and laughter. Twenty five years together is not easy but this couple sure make it look that way. Happy Anniversary Anne & Ganga!