Olivia’s Senior Portrait Ssession in Fremont

Meet Olivia, high school senior, actress and self-described nerd. We had a great time photographing her senior portraits in Fremont, WA, one of my favorite places for photography. Olivia is so lovely and easy-going and we had fun walking around Fremont looking for interesting locations.

I love the roses painted on this wall. Coincidentally, this wall was painted over the next week. Glad we were able to photograph lovely Olivia in front of it before it went away.

PhotoMura Images Senior Portraits, Seattle, WA
We had perfect weather, but Olivia and her mom rented a couple of great umbrellas from Bella Umbrella for use as fun props. I love the way umbrellas frame Olivia’s face.

PhotoMura Images Senior Portraits, Seattle, WA
PhotoMura Images Senior Portraits, Seattle, WA
PhotoMura Images Senior Portraits, Seattle, WA
PhotoMura Images Senior Portraits, Seattle, WA








































Congratulations Olivia! I know you will have amazing success no matter what you choose to do and I can’t wait to see what the next chapter in your life holds.

Beth Evans-RamosNovember 2, 2011 - 5:49 pm

I think back to my senior pictures (taken in 1970!), and they had me looking as stiff as a board. Every one of these shots are lovely. I’m especially fond of the umbrella background one.

April’s “Angels” : Commercial Work

It’s great to work with a business owner who doesn’t take herself too seriously. April Lane, of April Lane’s Home Cleaning, and I had some fun recently when working on new website photos of her staff in action. We did a take on the famous Charlie’s Angels pose with four of April’s employees. April’s team are grime fighters indeed! (I am so glad I can’t hear you all groaning…)

Commercial photography

Beth Evans-RamosOctober 27, 2011 - 8:47 am

I love a good pun, so grime fighters is a winner. Terrific picture too!

Julie | PhotoMura ImagesOctober 28, 2011 - 9:53 am

Thanks for appreciating my punny humor!

Creative Connecting

Last month I had the opportunity to attend a powerful networking event called The Creative Connection. Subtitled Women*Passion*Business, it brought together women who, as co-founder Jo Packham described it, “express their heart with their hands.” There were sessions on blogging, developing a business, working with sponsors, to name a few. Ultimately, my takeaway message was, be true to your voice, be true to your heart, and keep believing yourself and your work.

Because it was the Creative Connection, every detail was presently so beautifully. The conference included four meals and each time the table decorations were stunning. I love details, especially creative and pretty ones, so I was in heaven. Christine Hoffman was responsible for all the table decorations, as well as the Barnes and Noble tables.

One table setting featured eye candy from Matthew Mead, along with a lovely necklace from The Vintage Pearl, and another used fabric from Kaari Meng’s French General as a centerpiece.

Photography of art and details
Even the Barnes and Noble tables in the marketplace were dressed for the party.

Barnes and Noble table
I had the pleasure of meeting Holly Becker, writer of the wildly popular decor8 blog (no, that’s not me in the photo with her, just in case you were wondering). She was one of the keynote speakers and her warmth and charm filled an entire ballroom.

Holly Becker at Creative Connection
And of course, the food was fabulous, and beautiful.

Food photography by PhotoMura Images
Cupcake party. The cupcake is sitting on a chocolate chair!

Food photography by PhotoMura Images
Even the ice tea was presented beautifully.

Food photography by PhotoMura Images
The credit for all of this wonderfulness goes to the Dream Team of, from left, Nancy Soriano, Jo Packham, visionary and editor-in-chief of Where Women Create and Where Women Cook, and Brandy Shay (missing: Christine Hoffman).

Jo signed my book, Where Women Cook Celebrate!, and somehow, she knew what was in my heart.

Jo Packham, photo by PhotoMura Images



Beth Evans-RamosOctober 10, 2011 - 5:56 pm

Thanks so much for giving us a glimpse of this wonderful event through your gorgeous photos!

Julie | PhotoMura ImagesOctober 10, 2011 - 6:03 pm

This was only the tip of the iceberg of Creative Connection. Next year you’ll be right there alongside us!

Bonnie’s Birthday Photo Booth

Photo booths are my new favorite thing to do at a party. Take a few silly props, add some enthusiastic friends, shake well and voila! Here’s a recent photo booth from Bonnie’s birthday celebration. There’s music, so turn your speakers up or down, accordingly.

Beth Evans-RamosSeptember 23, 2011 - 7:46 am

What a joyful way to share the memories of a happy event. Everyone looks like they were having a big bunch of fun!

Julie | PhotoMura ImagesSeptember 24, 2011 - 2:53 pm

I wish I’d thought of this for one of our art days. Wouldn’t that be fun with the Art Girls hamming it up?

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