Meet Blake R- Maple Valley, Washington

Blake the Superhero

Blake is a happy 6 year old who is obsessed with sharks, superheroes and Star Wars. Upon first meeting him, you would never guess that he has a terminal rare disease. But on a closer look you would see that he has bruises all over his arms and legs, he gets tired quickly and is smaller than the rest of the kids his age. Just before age 2, Blake was diagnosed with a very rare genetic disease called Fanconi anemia, FA. Fanconi anemia is primarily a blood disease that may lead to bone marrow failure (aplastic anemia), leukemia, and/or solid tumors. FA can affect all systems of the body. FA patients are extremely likely to develop a variety of cancers and at a much earlier age than patients in the general population. Earlier this year, Blake was inpatient at Seattle Children’s Hospital for 40+ days for a bone marrow transplant. He endured 7 days of chemo and received new cells from an anonymous donor. This process wasn’t easy and Blake is still recovering, he will be in isolation until next year while his new immune system grows and strengthens. Through this whole process Blake has been so brave. He is a true superhero.

 

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.

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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This wonderful family flew out from New York and included some needed family photographs. We love photographing families and showing their relationships.   

We were also lucky enough to be able to update his professional headshots for his business.