Entries Tagged as 'Friends'

29 Portraits Project
Portraits 2 – 4 / 29: Allison, Joey & Baby Jane

Posted on: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I took these photos of Allison, Joey, and six-week-old Jane at their house in Seattle on the last day of February. We spent the morning catching up and the early afternoon wandering through the house and backyard taking portraits. My visit ended with a long walk around the neighborhood and a late lunch of sushi takeout. It felt too short (but visiting old friends always does).

My friendship with Allison goes back almost 15 years. The short version of how I met Allison and Joey is this: we went to high school together. Joey was in my french class. Allison and I played on the freshman soccer team together. Our freshman year, Allison and Joey attended winter Tolo together. They didn’t start dating until well after college but thanks to that fateful jungle themed dance, there exists a photo of Allison and Joey as tiny 14-year-olds, dressed in semi-formal wear, embracing in front of a scene of lush green paper palm trees (and those of us who knew them then have wallet sized copies).

The long version of my friendship with Allison is not suited for a portrait blog post (it’s too long!). Let it suffice to say that she has been one of my best friends since high school. My greatest adventures, funniest stories, and fondest memories from ages 14 to 18 almost all involve Allison. Her home was like a second home to me (and her family felt like a second family). In the last decade, we haven’t lived in the same city for more than a few months but I still feel exceptionally close to her. I’ve always been able to depend on Allison and I feel very grateful to call her my friend.

Allison and Joey as a couple make me happy. They work together. They are both smart, spontaneous, funny, generous, perceptive, caring, fun and a thousand other good things. It was great to see them as parents–the way Jane looks at them melts my heart. Jane napped off and on during my visit and was incredibly easy going and sweet. I am looking forward to watching this little one grow up. And I hope I get to live in the same city as her (and her parents) soon. Fingers crossed!

Here are some of my favorites from my February visit with Allison, Joey and baby Jane:

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For more information about my portrait project go here: 29 Portraits Project.

29 Portraits Project
Seattle Portraits Preview

Posted on: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Two weekends ago, I flew up to Seattle. The primary purpose of my visit was to meet my friends Allison and Joey’s new daughter, sweet baby Jane. While I was there though, I was very fortunate to have many other good friends and family members take time out of their weekends to meet up with me–for portraits, for coffee, for drinks, for dinner and just to catch up. It was a whirlwind of friends, family and Pacific Northwest sunshine (which in my opinion, is some of the best kind of sunshine). Here is a preview of my weekend in Seattle. I couldn’t have asked for a better one.

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Ally

29 Portraits Project
Portrait 1 / 29: Quinn

Posted on: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Back on a Sunday in early November, I met up with Quinn in her current neighborhood of Venice Beach. We started with some photos at the beach and boardwalk, took a break to grab coffee at Intellegentsia and ended with portraits in front of some local murals. It was a good afternoon with someone I feel very lucky to know.

I first met Quinn in the events leading up to my sister Amanda’s wedding. I instantly liked her. She hosted Amanda’s wedding shower, attended both Amanda’s bachelorette and Jed’s bacheolor party and threw the two of them a baby shower when they were expecting their daughter (my niece), Eleanor. The point being: Quinn is a great friend, fun loving, and incredibly generous. She is also hilarious, stylish, goofy, driven, creative, and smart.

For as long as I’ve known Quinn, she has encouraged me in my photography. I don’t know what I did to first garner her attention, but over these past few years her kind words, support, and confidence in me have been invaluable. It feels appropriate then, that she is the first subject in my portrait series.

It’s taken me far too long share these photos but here are my favorites from that November afternoon in Venice (there are a lot of them). Thank you Quinn!

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