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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The crisp day and blue skies made the snow covered scene sparkle.
The crisp day and blue skies made the snow-covered scene sparkle.

 

Just like in the song, we encountered a snowman and snowwoman as we snoiwshoed through the woods.
Just like in the song, we encountered a snowman and snowwoman as we snowshoed through the woods.

 

 On the road to the mountain, we saw this tree was full of bald branches, perched in its bare branches, watching for a chance to dive for fish in the river below.
On the road to the mountain, we saw this tree was full of bald eagles, perched in its bare branches, watching for a chance to dive for fish in the river below.

 

Couldn't help but think how much that tree across the field looked like a Christmas tree.
Couldn’t help but think how much that little tree across the field looked like a Christmas tree.

 

 

FACES OF GLOBAL CLIMATE MARCHERS

Climate Marchers gathered in Bellingham's Maritime Heritage Park and paused for a moment of silence for victims of terror in Paris before setting out.
Climate Marchers gathered in Bellingham’s Maritime Heritage Park and paused for a moment of silence for victims of terror in Paris before setting out.

 

The speaker from 350.org thanked marchers for coming and rallied them.
Jill McIntyre-Witt, the speaker from 350.org thanked marchers for coming and rallied them.

 

Banners hosited at the Climate March called for Renewal Energy Sources.
Banners hoisted at the Climate March called for Renewal Energy Sources.
Marchers made their way through downtown Bellingham to the plaintive sounds of the flute.
Marchers made their way through downtown Bellingham to the plaintive sounds of the flute.

 

Drummers greeted the marchers as they entered the Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary space for the screening of the Lummi video.
Drummers greeted the marchers as they entered the Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary space for the screening of the Lummi video.
One of the speakers at Bellingham's Climate March sang for the marchers a song he had composed for the event.
One of the speakers at Bellingham’s Climate March sang for the marchers a song he had composed for the event.

 

Lummi Elder Darrell Hillaire was among those at the Global Climate March.
Lummi Elder Darrell Hillaire was among those at the Global Climate March.

 

Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Parade Goes to the Dogs

This spaniel was decked out in full Mardi Gras regalia!
This spaniel was decked out in full Mardi Gras regalia!
The fancy collar didn't seem to bother this bulldog much who paraded with the Krewe of Barkus on a golden horse!
The fancy collar didn’t seem to bother this bulldog much who paraded with the Krewe of Barkus on a golden horse!
This little cutie flaunted a soft collar in Mardi Gras colors. Looked to me like a little ballerina bow-wow.
This little cutie flaunted a soft collar in Mardi Gras colors. Looked to me like a little ballerina bow-wow.
This funny looking little dog rode along the parade route on one of the royalty's floats.
This funny looking little dog rode along the parade route on one of the royalty’s floats.
Even the dogs watching the parade came in costume. To Go sported a superman cape and sat right next to me throughout the Barkus parade. Very well-behaved boy!
Even the dogs watching the parade came in costume. To Go sported a superman cape and sat right next to me throughout the Barkus parade. Very well-behaved boy!

2010 Winter Olympics,  Vancouver, Canada

The Art of Speed Skating

Changing my shutter speed helped capture the incredible, treacherous speed of the sport.
Changing my shutter speed helped capture the incredible, treacherous speed of the sport.

Olympic Village Goes Gold

Vancouver's Olympic Village for the athletes shimmers in the sun. Since the Games, the Village has given new life to the city's False Creek waterfont.
Vancouver’s Olympic Village for the athletes shimmers in the sun. Since the Games, the Village has given new life to the city’s False Creek waterfront.

Gold Medal Rush

The fight for the puck during the gold medal game between the American and Canadian women's hockey teams was constant and competitive.
The fight for the puck during the gold medal game between the American and Canadian women’s hockey teams was constant and competitive.

Photos of Fall

Autumn’s such a wonderful time to get out and make photographs!  Here are a few from my portfolio.

Autumn in the Woods

The golden colors of autumn create a rich palette in the woods.
The golden colors of autumn create a rich palette in the woods.

Golden Maples

The patterns of the maples' golden leaves are almost too much for the eyes to behold this time of year.
The patterns of the maples’ golden leaves are almost too much for the eyes to behold this time of year.

Path to Old Main

The brick walkway leading to the WWU Administration building, affectionately known as 'Old Main' was strewn with leaves on a recent autumn morning.
The brick walkway leading to the WWU Administration building, affectionately known as ‘Old Main’ was strewn with leaves on a recent autumn morning.

Crossing the CommonsStudents on their way to class were treated to colorful trees on the campus commons.

Students on their way to class were treated to colorful trees on the campus commons.

Western’s Light

The slogan "Let Western's Light Shine Through' is embedded into the brick walkway leading from Old Main.
The slogan “Let Western’s Light Shine Through’ is embedded into the brick walkway leading from Old Main.

Old Main Framed

Giant fir trees are found all over campus and make a perfect frame for the university buildings.
Giant fir trees are found all over campus and make a perfect frame for the university buildings.

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Fair Enough

Nothing like the colored lights of the carousel and ferris wheel to bright an evening at the fair!
Nothing like the colored lights of the carousel and ferris wheel to bright an evening at the fair!
Don't you just love the nostalgic feeling of the ferris wheel?
Don’t you just love the nostalgic feeling of the ferris wheel?

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Special Sign Vanishes Brick by Brick

The old Rainier 'Special' wall advertisement on Fairhaven's old Morgan Block building provided a funky backdrop for many senior portraits.
The old Rainier ‘Special’ wall advertisement on Fairhaven’s old Morgan Block building provided a funky backdrop for many senior portraits.
Margaret and Mark, clients and friends, were out for a walk one evening when I was making some test images of the Rainier wall. I asked if they would model for me.
Margaret and Mark, clients and friends, were out for a walk one evening when I was making some test images of the Rainier wall. I asked if they would model for me.

 

On the  Baseball Trail in Historic Hot Springs

The Buckstaff Bathhouse

The historic Buckstaff Bathhouse serves up a traditional mineral bath experience.
The historic Buckstaff Bathhouse serves up a traditional mineral bath experience.

Rate Card

The price of a soak in the baths at Hot Springs in days gone by. Today the rate for a single bath is $18.
The price of a soak in the baths at Hot Springs in days gone by. Today the rate for a single bath is $18.

Sculpted Scallop

Architectural details like this sculpted scallop shell decorate the rooftops of bathhouses of Hot Springs.

Massage Tickets

A display of old massage tickets are on exhibit at the National Park's Visitor Center.
A display of old massage tickets are on exhibit at the National Park’s Visitor Center.

A Lounge in the Lobby

The Arlington Hotel's lobby has a center lounge where drinks can be ordered.
The Arlington Hotel’s lobby has a center lounge where drinks can be ordered.

Water Bottles

Bottles can be purchased at the Nationa Park's Visitor's Center and filled with the water from the mineral springs.
Bottles can be purchased at the Nationa Park’s Visitor’s Center and filled with the water from the mineral springs.

A Fill Up at the Fountain

A free fill-up from the fountains placed in the city's center flow with water is popular with both visitors and locals.
A free fill-up from the fountains placed in the city’s center flow with water is popular with both visitors and locals.

Happy Mother’s Day

To all the wonderful Moms that walk this earth and to those that live with us in spirit!  Here are just a few of those wonderful women I’ve had the pleasure of photographing.

Wendy and Baby Lyle

Only three weeks old, Lyle was Wendy's first grandchild. You can tell how extremely proud she is in this loving, tender portrait of the two of them. A newborn portrait instantly becomes a family heirloom because they grow and change so very quickly.
Only three weeks old, Lyle was Wendy’s first grandchild. You can tell how extremely proud she is in this loving, tender portrait of the two of them. A newborn portrait instantly becomes a family heirloom because they grow and change so very quickly.

Becky and Brian

This mother-son portrait was made during Brian's senior photo session.
This mother-son portrait was made during Brian’s senior photo session.


 

Taken in the studio, this beautiful portrait was created as a Christmas gift.
Taken in the studio, this beautiful portrait was created as a Christmas gift.

 

Monica and Granddaughter, Ivy

 

The stunning sunset was a perfect setting for my portrait of LaVera and her son, photographed after his senior portrait session.

The stunning sunset was a perfect setting for my portrait of LaVera and her son, photographed after his senior portrait session.

LaVera and Son, Peyton

 Margaret and Daughter, Alexandra

A priceless portrait for Margaret taken in the studio before Alexandra left for college.
A priceless portrait for Margaret taken in the studio before Alexandra left for college.

Lynnette and Daughter, Anna

I love this portrait of mother and daughter. See how their embrace is even a heart shape?
I love this portrait of mother and daughter. See how their embrace is even a heart shape?

Barbara, Sarah and Tabetha

Sometimes a mother-daughter portrait must include the canine kind!
Sometimes a mother-daughter portrait must include the canine kind!

Night Lights on Bellingham Bay

A real ring of fire sends sparks shooting in all directions as my camera caught it.
A real ring of fire sends sparks shooting in all directions as my camera caught it.
A fellow photographer strikes a noble pose that brought to mind the early explorers from Spain and England who once landed on these shores.
A fellow photographer strikes a noble pose that brought to mind the early explorers from Spain and England who once landed on these shores.
Another kind of beach ball. This one only bounces light!
Another kind of beach ball. This one only bounces light!
The giant freighter of Horizon Lines sits quitely anchored at Bellingham's port .
The giant freighter of Horizon Lines sits quitely anchored at Bellingham’s port .

Canine Clients and Their Families

Over the years, I have photographed many families and senior portrait clients with their family dog. I encourage them to include their canine family member because they play an important role in our lives. Here are a just of my canine clients with their family members.

Buster was thrilled about the photo session; Gage, well, less so.
Buster was thrilled about the photo session; Gage, well, less so.
When MacKenzie couldn't be present for the family portrait, I photographed her separately during a visit to England, where her family was living temporarily and later digitally added her to complete the family.
When MacKenzie couldn’t be present for the family portrait, I photographer her separately during a visit to England, where her family is living temporarily, then later added her digitally.
The autumn leaves made a great place for a portrait of Tuppie with her mistress, Anne.
The autumn leaves made a great place for a portrait of Tuppie with her mistress, Anne.
The McShane's dog, felt right at home for this family portrait.
The McShane’s dog, felt right at home for this family portrait.
Samantha included her Golden Lab for her senior portrait set at the lake.
Samantha included her Golden Lab for her senior portrait set at the lake.
Jared's Golden Retriever couldn't wait for the end of the session to get in the water so I photographed his senior portrait as she took a swim nearby.
Jared’s Golden Retriever couldn’t wait for the end of the session to get in the water so I photographed his senior portrait as she took a swim nearby.

SENIORS

A couple new images recently delivered to some very happy clients, in this case both were high school senior portrait clients. You can see more of my senior portraits on my website gallery at: http://bit.ly/YaXRSp.
And don’t forget, graduation is around the corner. I can create custom grad announcements with your senior portrait! Ask me about it.

Mac wanted his senior portrait to have a very Northwest setting so I suggested a spot. Very Northwest!
Mac wanted his senior portrait to have a very Northwest setting so I suggested a spot. Very Northwest!
Katie came in and asked for 'something with bricks' as a setting for her senior portrait.. No problem there.
Katie came in and asked for ‘something with bricks’ as a setting for her senior portrait.. No problem there.
Hannah wanted something a little different for her graduation announcement so we created this one for her using her senior portrait.
Hannah wanted something a little different for her graduation announcement last year so we created this one for her using her senior portrait.

 

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