Thursday, December 17, 2009

Magical Lights

Hi Everybody!

Well it's December and I was stunned to hear my daughter say "Mom Christmas is in a week!"
Does that surprise you too? Or are you well aware of the date because you are eyeballing it on the calendar each day, hoping to keep everything together, your giving, your recieving, your joyful and grateful too.
I'm glad to get the tree up right after Thanksgiving because Christmas is my favorite day of the year. It's pretty much always been my big SHE-bang since my birthday is the 26th. It lands on a saturday this year--yee haw! I have nothing planned. I don't want to miss out on an opportunity to insist the family all does something I've always wanted to make 'em do (you know how Moms are haha)...but I'm a little distractible so unless I write 'em down, I can never remember what all those epic things are unless I find them in my lil spiral notebook I carry with me whereever I go.
So while I'm pacing myself with my photography errands and items to complete (and I'm right on schedule), I'm going to share the spectacular view of Seattle last week at dusk...

Isn't it something else or what? I will always fawn at pretty lights :)

And just because I'm in the Holiday Mood, I thought I'd post a teaser of one of my weddings that has yet to be completed!! Do I EVER do that? No! Check out a peek of Carly & Erik's Seattle Wedding:

I hope to have it posted before I leave for San Francisco to celebrate with my amazing business coaches, Karen Buckley & Fay Freed at the Wisdom's a quick weekend trip with an evening at our friends' Becca & Patrick's, and some wickedly fun shopping at Union Square downtown...

Do you wanna see what I've been shooting like crazy over the past month or so? Well when I get back I'll show ya! Til then, have some cocoa or eggnog and take it easy and feel the love this season.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Photographer Preview Success!

Hi Everybody!

I am about to leave to go drop off a wedding album(-oooh-which reminds me--I need to grab some quick shots of it before it goes to it's home)and off to a wedding rehearsal, the last wedding of the year...I LOVE winter weddings!

But first I wanted to post a few pics from the first ever Photographer's Preview night at Julie Watts Photo Studio. Check it out!

Okay so this was me before anybody showed up...I've got a sweet mirrored wall that is fun to play with when you are all set up and still have a few minutes to spare before people start showing's safe to say we all had a great time...lots of talking and taking turns shooting Lindsay & Julian! It was a great way to start off my TWO events at the studio held back to back, Photographer's Preview and Client Appreciation Open House! And I could NOT have done it without the help of my secret weapon (and the secret weapon of many brides), Atiya Canley, owner, You Are The Star Wedding & Events!!
You will be hearing more about her soon, as I have been kicking around the idea of having interviews here on the blog. I think that would be fun. I get to meet so many interesting's one of the best parts about being a professional photographer...
Okay gotta run!!