Izzy and Tari Renton Portrait Session

Why pets should be in your family portrait!

If you’re anything like us, your pets are part of your family. You count on them for support, you’re there for them when they need you, and you’d do anything for them. Therefore, why wouldn’t you choose to include your pets in your professional family portrait sessions? We know they mean the world to you and so bring them and let us capture their love for you in a perfect portrait session.

Meet Tari and her beautiful German Shepherd Izzy. We did their portrait session at our Renton, Washington studio. Izzy was the perfect model. Kate has known Izzy and Tari for about 6 months. When she found out they were leaving our beautiful Washington state and moving to Miami, Florida.  She insisted to commemorate their beautiful relationship. And we believe the portraits show the true love between these two.

 Portraits for Best Friends

Fairy Portraits in Renton | Washington

Fairy Chloe has been in our studio in Renton, Washington many times.  We love to photograph her.  This time she brought her best friend Avery. Such wonderful fairies.  These special dresses come from Love Baby J and we love all her dresses.  Avery and Chloe had so much fun dressing up and twirling around in the studio.  Watching them as they looked at their images during our ordering session was so much fun.  They could imagine the magic the was going to happen while they munched happily on popcorn with Avery’s older brother.  Preston was such a trooper as the girls didn’t want a “boy” to watch them.  He went upstairs into our viewing room and was quite the gentlman.

We love it when friends come to the studio to be photographed together.  They met at a McDonalds playland!!!  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could meet our friends at a playland too?

Fairy Photography-Sisters

Double The Fun-Sister Images-Covington Childrens Portraits

We have loved watching Sapphire and Azazebelle grow up from tiny fairies to little girl fairies.  Now that big sis Sapphire is getting bigger she is learning to ride horses and maybe, just maybe one day she will find a unicorn to ride!  Azazebelle, quite the dancer, kept us on our toes in the studio because she loved to flutter around like a litte butterfly.  This family is always a joy to photograph and have become such good friends to us!  We are glad to be your “forever photographers and putting your dreams into print.”  And thank you Nickole for these kind words:

“Ruth and Kate both work so very well with my girls. They are patient and loving. They take the time in
finding out exactly what I would like from the session and they are truly creative in the way they set
their scenes/themes. They continue to exceed my expectations with the way the photos turn out. They
are beyond what I could imagine. Their attention to details from their custom dresses, bows to even the
little gifts they give out in correlation to the theme is astonishing.

Fairy Photography

Story Book Portraits – Kent

Fairy Aileigh has been coming to us for a few years and we adore her.  One day she says she is going to go to South Dakota because she wants to see Mt. Rushmore!  But she will have to wait for her fairy wings to get a little stronger.  She asked her mom for another fairy shoot and this year she chose a pink Doll Cake dress to wear.  Portrait sessions do require some advanced planning!  Her mom said “I always have such a hard time selecting photos which is great.”


Family Portraits Matter

Outdoor locations are beautiful

When I tell people I’m a photographer I always hear… “oh do you do family portraits?  We really need family pictures.  We haven’t taken them for years”  I ask why?  The reasons are all the same “Oh we don’t have time”, “I need to lose 10 pounds”, “my kids just won’t sit still long enough” or “my husband……..fill in the blanks”


What ever the reason, we are here to help you navigate all those problems.

Following are 3 reasons family portraits are important.


1. Your life will not look like this next year

Families are never the same; they’re always growing and changing. This is one of the reasons why we truly love being photographers. It is important today to preserve and honor your family.  In today’s digital world, there’s something special about a printed portrait. While cellphone images are often forgotten or easily deleted, quality wall portraits displayed throughout your home shows that your family is a priority.

2. Creating memories through portraiture

Life is hectic and sometimes complicated.  As you travel through the different stages/struggles with your family you can always look at your family portrait and remember that smile, giggle, or how much that child loved that dress that she wore. When it comes to the love of your family, there is certainly nothing more important than being able to look back and remembering the bond and excitement that you share with one another.

3. Family portraits are an investment.

In life, you chose where you invest. Your family is always the best investment. When you invest in quality portraiture you are investing in something that will be valuable for a lifetime.


Let us help you tell your story either in the studio or on location we would love to discuss your ideas.

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Ruth and Kate Portraits Travel

Utah Ice Princess Photography

Every once in awhile the opportunity comes up for us to photograph things just for us.  Kate was able to travel to Utah to photograph in the ice caves near Salt Lake City.  It was selected to be featured in Sureal Beauty Magazine.  While we do love to photographing children, it is so much fun to let our creativity go wild.

Seattle Children’s Photography

Carousal Horse at Clark Lake


Sometimes you have to put a little fun into your photo sessions with Ruth and Kate Portaits.  We’ll do what it takes to make our customers feel comfortable and smile.  Really… it is just our personaility. Portrait sessions should be fun and relaxed and with children you need to be able to relate to them.  We love to use this horse in our photography sessions.

Seattle Children Photography

Portraits in the Park/Clark Lake-Kent, Washington


Poor Sydney!!!  I accidently poked her in the eye while posing them…  She was so good about it!  At least is wasn’t my ring.  My kids call it the ring of death but it is sharp and pointy.  Thanks Sydney for being such a good sport about it.

Seattle Children Fantasy Portraits

Clark Lake Fairies/Kent


These two cousins are amazing!  Our photography session went much longer than even they wanted but they were such troopers and we were having so much fun.  Check out our behind the scenes post in our blog…  more to that story over there.  We trampled around Clarke lake with mom, grandma and brother.  While we were there we got to see a beautiful sunset and soaked it in for a few minutes.  We look forward to seeing you again Jaelyn and Sydney!


On a rainy day?  Why not have a tea party inside? We had fun dressing them up for their tea party in our Victorian inspired clothes.  Magical things happen when they dress up and play.  We enjoyed having you in the studio and can’t wait to photograph you again.