Featured client: The Shermans (and baby N!)

I was giddy when I learned I was going to be able to work with one of my favorite Seattle families.  One of the reasons I love Betsey is that she was among the first people to welcome us into Seattle with open arms.  We have worked together several times, and it’s always a lovely, rewarding and fun experience.  Betsey has her own small business, Ellie Bluebell Designs.  She crafts sassy and clever cards.  But her talents don’t stop there: she also has a line of “Smells” and a Rosemary Salt that both my husband Ryan (who helped on this session) and I use on a daily basis.  Her cute online shop has all of them!

And there is baby N.  She’s a precious, smart and adorable little girl, whom I have been photographing since she was a newborn.  It’s amazing to see her grown up so fast, and I’m proud to say I’ve documented part of that process.  She is one of my favorite Seattle subjects: just take a look at her beautiful face and her expressions in these photos.  You see what I am talking about?

These are just a few photos of a great series with The Shermans, at Seattle’s beloved Golden Gardens Park.  I am a fortunate photographer because I get to have wonderful people in front of my lense who are dear friends, and we get the most breathtaking—and sometimes quirky—outdoors to make images like these happen.

It’s magic! Enjoy!

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8 Comments

  1. Posted October 12, 2010 at 9:45 am by JULIA | Permalink

    Oh, Valentina…

    This are absolutely wonderful and darling.

    xoxo j

  2. Posted October 12, 2010 at 9:46 am by Alyson | Permalink

    that’s a darn cute bb.

  3. Posted October 12, 2010 at 9:48 am by Betsey | Permalink

    V, these are so gorgeous – you captured this baby’s true essence! We love you. Seattle is lucky to have you here!

  4. Posted October 12, 2010 at 10:29 am by Carolyn B. | Permalink

    They are just the cutest family! You did a really very wonderful job of capturing baby N’s unique personality. :D She was at my house yesterday and dancing to the music. Really such a sweet little lady.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Posted October 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm by carly | Permalink

    so so so cute. Love these pics.

  6. Posted October 16, 2010 at 7:23 pm by Valentina Vitols | Permalink

    Aren’t they adorable? Thank you!

  7. Posted October 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm by Valentina Vitols | Permalink

    I love you guys, and photographing you is always a GREAT experience!

  8. Posted October 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm by Valentina Vitols | Permalink

    Thank you, Julia darling! xoxo

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