Archive for March, 2009
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While I’ve shot a lot of weddings I’d never claim that they all start looking alike, BUT from time to time one of them will really stand out from the rest.  The reasons vary, it could be a couple you really build a bond with, a really cool location or sometimes it is just the day they decide to get married on.

Yesterday, Friday the 13th, I shot a wedding that stood out for all of those reasons.  The couple was very friendly and the bride treated me more like a member of the family than the hired photographer, there was a very interesting cast of characters and NO BRIDESMAIDS! Yes, that’s correct, the bride had 3 guys as bridesmaids, so I guess there were bridesmaids, but no women serving in those rolls.   The bride had some music I’d never heard played at a wedding and walked down the aisle to “Going to the chapel”.   Even after all the weddings we’ve shot it was a day filled with firsts and I’ll never forget it.

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March 12, 2009
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I’m at it again!  Four more days of basketball and we were off to a great start yesterday even with the last game not ending until 11:30pm and I was right back at it again at 8am today! I’d be exhausted, but there is a lot of great basketball being played.  Yes, some games aren’t all that great.  Franklin HS just beat Auburn Mt. View by nearly 20 points, but other games have been nail biters right up to the last second.  Yesterday Lakeside beat Hazen by 3 points, but it was just a 1 point game until the last 30 seconds.  That’s an amazing game!

The only real down side is that there aren’t any coaches that put on a fashion show like Jerome Collins from Federal Way, but you can’t have everything.

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JFK High SchoolFoster vs Seattle PrepJFK CheerleaderSeattle Prep Girls Basketball Coach

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March 11, 2009
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Come on down to Ubiquitous Journey with me on the 25th of March at 7pm.  Why?  Robyn has been featuring some of my photographs in her shop and has asked me to come and give a talk about my work and I’d love it if I weren’t the only one there and I promise to try not to ramble on and on and fly off on mad tangents.

Ubiquitous Journey is a one of a kind shop in Puyallup, selling all manner of products from a wide selection of organic teas, herbs, spices, clothing (organic cotton), bath products and artwork done by local artists.  Stop in and share a cup of tea with Robyn, the owner and have a look around.

Ubiquitous Journey
15011 Meridian Ave.  E. Ste. C
Puyallup, WA  98373
(253) 445-6218


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March 11, 2009
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Yes, I’m a few days late posting this, in fact I’m at the 3A Basketball tournament right now and will be for the next 4 days, but I just had to update my post about Jermoe Collins and Federal Way High Schools boys basketball team, they WON! Not only that but coach Collins was once again rocking a new suit.  Congratulations Coach Collins and Federal Way Basketball!
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March 05, 2009
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I’ve been doing photography in one form or another for over 23 years now.  It’s more than just a little bit scary to think about it, but over the years I have had a chance to do a lot of really cool things, from traveling across the country taking pictures of hospitals, shooting some really cool weddings, taking pictures of celebrities  and a few politicians, but over the last 8 years one of my favorite things I get to shoot every year is the Washington state high school basketball tournaments.

I have been shooting the WIAA State Basketball tournament at the Tacoma Dome for 7, or is it 8, years and there is one thing I look forward to every year.  What is Federal Way High School’s coach, Jerome Collins, going to wear?  My favorite was an electric blue suit with a knee length coat he wore a couple of years ago.

Today he was at it again, coaching his number 1 ranked basketball team to another victory over Redmond High School and looking good doing it!

Jerome CollinsJerome Collins - Check out the shoes!Jerome Collins

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March 04, 2009
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International Girl

I have known Lisa Williams, one of the people responsible for putting on the Washington International Girl Pageant, for a while now, but only recently found out that she was involved in the Pageant.  I’ve know her as a realtor until she asked me to take some photos of her daughter for the pageant.  It was a pleasure, her daughter was great to work with and it was clear she was having fun.

The Washington pageant is coming up on April 17-19 at the Seattle Marriott Hotell If you are interested in knowing more about Washington International Girl, I’m listing some information from their web site and there is a link to the site in the links section.

Natural Pageantry at it’s best….
Our program is open to girls of all ages from 0 months to 24 years. International Girl offers three levels of competition; Preliminary, State, and the National Pageant in July! International Girl features several award categories including Overall, Beauty, Talent, Personality, Photogenic, International Doll, and International Model & Talent.

Age Divisions
Baby Miss (0-18 m) Tiny Miss (19-35 m) Petite Miss (3-6) Little Miss (7-9)
Young Miss (10-12) Junior Teen (13-15) Teen Miss (16-18) International Girl (19-24)

About Our Program
The International Girl Program is one of the fastest growing children’s pageants in the nation! Our focus on natural beauty, talent, and personality allows all participants the opportunity to compete in a “total package” program. With year-round pageants and events, International Girl is designed to help all girls excel and reach their individual goals.
International GirlBrooke - International Girl

Her mother will probably kill me for posting this one, but we were having fun.

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I’ve talked about All That Shimmers in previous posts and I really can’t say enough good things about the shop or Karen, the owner.   I went to visit her on Sunday after meeting with a client in Lakewood and found out that she is having a really big sale on some discontinued wedding dresses. How big of a sale?

MARCH 19th 7-9pm ONLY

HUGE SALE on all discontinued gowns, Many were over $1,000 all are now $299.  Cash and Carry.  You MUST make an appointment for this event.

Call to make an appointment: 253.584.5400


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