Monthly Archives: January 2012

VPP at the Skagit Wedding Show this weekend!

VPP is excited to be at the Skagit Wedding Show this weekend! The show is going to be at the Eaglemont Golf Course Clubhouse in Mount Vernon this Sunday, 01/22/12 from 11am-4pm! We are going to be displaying our fantastic 2011 sample prints and albums! We want to thank our friend Colleen Smiley with Creative Celebrations for inviting VPP to this exciting event! For more info, visit the event website at – see you there!!

    VPP at the NW Bridal Showcase / Tulalip Casino this weekend!

    VPP is excited to have a booth at the upcoming NW Bridal Showcase this weekend (Sat-01/14 & Sun-01/15)!  We have printed stunning new samples prints from our 2011 Wedding Season & published beautiful new sample albums, so come visit us at Booth # 405!  We have a very special give away for all the brides & grooms who book their Weddings with us at the show!  Here’s a link for more information & some samples that we’ll have on display – see you there!

      Camano Island Holiday Portraits!

      Matt & Michelle invited us back to Camano Island for some more Holiday fun at Matt’s parents house just before the New Year Holiday!  Matt’s sister Meghan and her husband Cary & son Korbyn were there (along with Matt’s parents Chris & Sam) & we had a blast!  We used available light outside & then we went inside (when it started raining) & used some of Chris & Sam’s great Christmas decorations as backgrounds for extra shots with that Holiday Flare! 

      We were able to get these great outdoor shots before it started sprinkling!  Chris & Sam’s beuatiful property made for the perfect background!

      Chris & Sam just got a new Golden Retriever puppy named Raider, who definately was not camera shy!

       Korbyn did a great job with these family shots – his great contemplative look was unwaivering despite all my goofy antics!

      Matt, Michelle & Cael looked great in this natural light – love the string of holiday lights in the background!

      Sam’s chair became a great spot for some shots of cousin Korbyn and cousin Cael!

      Loved the Holiday outfits for the boys!  Gave these shots a little extra contrast and pushed up the highlights to give them a more classic, vintage look!

      We wrapped up our day with Chris & Sam, their children and grand children in fromt of the Christmas tree!  Special thanks to Matt and Michelle and your fantastic family for a great final session of 2011 on Camano Island!  Looking forward to see you all again (through the lens & in person) for more great family photography in 2012!


        Suzanne’s Family in La Connor

        VPP did some great work over the holidays with Suzanne’s Family in the town of La Connor!  She and Jon flew up from Texas to stay with her entire immediate family at Katie’s Inn!  We did some great available light work at Katie’s & then we went  to a dock downtown and did the entire family group using fill flash!  The dock was right next to this awesome prime-rib restaurant where everyone was heading for dinner after the shoot!  It was a great couple hours and we were able to capture some photographs that they’ll enjoy for a lifetime!  Here’s some samples!

        Here’s the two people whose union (a few years ago) started this family – Bob & Sally (parents / grandparents).  Coverted this one image into Sepia – just seemed to have that timeless quality…

        Here’s Bob & Sally with their adult children (Mike, Suzanne and Rob) at the end of this beautfiul wrap around porch at Katie’s Inn.

        Katie’s has this really cool side cottage adjacent to the main cottage & we did some great shots of the grandchildren (Lena, Madison, Natalie and Sarah).  They were cracking up talking about Rob’s Green Shirt (I’ll let them tell the tale!)

        Actually, the person who really started all this would be the happy lady in the middle of this grouping – Ruby!  She is surrounded here by her son (Bob), his children and their children (who all look as happy as Ruby – must be a family trait!)

        There was this really cool swing we used for some shots of the girls with their mom, Karmen!  Dad (Rob) was able to hop on the swing so we could do a full family grouping – worked out really well!!

        Great father / daughter shots here with Mike & Sarah on that same swing! 

        Our light was fading, but we were still able to get some great shots of Karmen & Rob and Suzanne & Jon…..

        Love these shots of Rob, Suzanne and Mike – great their expressions – they are definately siblings!

        Using this stairwell for a group shot of the grand children was Rob’s suggestion – great idea!  Thanks Rob!!

        & We wrapped it up with group shots at the pier in downtown La Connor!  Thanks Suzanne for hiring VPP to shoot your family session over the holidays!  It was great meeting everyone and we look forward to working with you again down the road to photograph future family Holiday get-togethors (in Western Washington, that is)!!