Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Recent Garden photos

The garden has really grown a lot since the front yard renovation last summer, so here's a photo update. We can create your outdoor portraits in any of these wonderful areas, and you are welcome to take a stroll thru the garden during your next visit to the studio.

The front porch, and one of my favorite places to enjoy the garden; the swing.
View of front yard patio.

Pond next to front sidewalk.
View from street, and with afternoon sun lighting the grasses.
Side path with tropical area including hardy bananas.
View of side path towards the front yard.

Entrance to back yard.Right side sitting and shade area under tree.

Left side sitting area with luscious purple clematis on trellis.
Fondly referred to as "The Outback", this is the area on the other side of the English Laurel hedge, which previously was a mess of scrub trees and overgrown blackberries.

View to the left and the arbor Randy recently built for the swing. Split rail fence built from trees we removed.Pathway leading to the back field.

Federal Way Symphony Garden Tour

A garden tour is a wonderful diversion - spending the day outdoors, the treasure hunt of finding the gardens, viewing a variety of horticultural creations, gathering ideas for our own garden, and meeting other garden enthusiasts.

The Federal Way Symphony 10th Annual Garden Tour took place July 18, featuring seven private gardens in the Federal Way and Des Moines area.

My slideshow of garden tour images may be viewed on my website in the Image Gallery, Featured Sessions or via this link: FW Symphony Garden Tour.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Kurnik Family

We photographed the Kurnik family while their daughter was home from college. and we had a nice evening for the session at Brown's Point Lighthouse.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Commercial job

This image was shot for Puget Sound Skills Center for use as their new poster and other marketing pieces. My daughter attends PSSC, Digipen Academy, so I was excited to work on the project and help promote the school. My goal was to create an edgy, dynamic image that would be attractive to potential program applicants. The models are all actual students, representing 14 different programs offered at the school, and they did a great job depicting their chosen fields. Click on the image to see it much bigger.