Lifestyle Photography in Washington
Seattle, Kent, Everett, Renton, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue
Looking to find your Washington lifestyle photographer? Wishing to document your family in portraits that capture memories, emotions, and time? When you bring one of our highly skilled lifestyle photographers in to do your next teen, family, maternity, or couple portrait session, the photographer will capture the true essence of your family in photographs you will hold dear and cherish forever.
The northwestern most state in the contiguous states, Washington state sits along the border of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the north, borders Oregon to the south, Idaho to the west and the massive Pacific Ocean on its western border. As a part of the Pacific Northwest, Washington offers mountainous regions, stunning coastal regions and natural beauties of nature that can make for picturesque sites to shoot family photography.The Cascade Range cuts the state from north to south and includes massive volcanic and non-volcanic mountains, making way for fascinating, yet towering backdrops for your possible family photography shots. Washington also contains dense forests, grasslands and farmlands that can all present diverse lifestyle photography opportunities for your photographer to shoot.The state has varied contrasts from deep forests in the Olympic Peninsula to the dry region east of the Cascades, to Mount Rainier which is the tallest mountain in the state and is covered with glacial ice, a dream backdrop for a family picture. The Puget Sound is the hub of active cities like Seattle, Olympia and Tacoma which contain numerous ports and a bustling city life, yet have numerous views of the ice capped mountains of Washington in the background; making for incredible family photography locations.
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Ron is based out of the Northwest area and is available for lifestyle portrait sessions. Ron Storer has been married to his wonderful friend, Neesie, for nearly the past 29 years and they have two amazing boys; Grant and Torey. 15 years ago, Ron Storer worked on a freelance basis with non-profit Organizations doing relief work around the globe. Now on occasion Ron still assists NPO's when possible and as his schedule allows. Prior to his photography career, Ron Storer raced on the US Cycling Team earning a Gold Medal in the Pan-Am Games and a Silver Medal in the Olympic Trials.
I spend my time in two different ways. Taking pictures and hanging out with my wife Allie Leaf. Sometimes both at the same time when we are shooting together. Before I photographed weddings I worked as a photojournalist for three years. Photographing everything from local news stories, entertainment events like Irish step dancing or Wayne Brady, and any sport imaginable from football to roller derby, even a chicken wing eating competition! This is where I learned everything about telling real stories in every circumstance. Making the transition to weddings and lifestyle really natural.
Ever since I was a teenager, I have always enjoyed taking pictures with the camera my dad passed onto me, capturing the things, people and places around me. In 2007, I decided to turn this passion of mine into my career. Since then I have been shooting weddings, engagements, special events, family, kids and babies. I love telling stories with my camera, and my pictures demonstrated my characteristic style and unique perspective, simple yet elegant. I take great pride to apply my skills and talent to document the important and precious moments of life of my clients into lasting fine art pictures. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to capture these memories for my clients so they can cherish a lifetime.
The power of photography and that tangible element is real and is meaningful. It’s the visual documentation that provides proof we were here. We experience life, love, receive love, accomplish great feats, endure, and are a part of history within our family and communities. After that experience, I immersed myself in photojournalism. I studied, job shadowed, worked my butt off telling the stories of people who I was lucky enough to get an inside look of their lives. I’ve focused the photojournalism experience from all the assignments I’ve covered into telling stories of the people who won’t have their images highlighted inside a newspaper or magazine. This is why I do what I do. It’s also why my home has images hanging from every wall to highlight who my daughters were growing up, and who they are now. I want to always remember the 20th anniversary trip with my wife, and see myself and my girls acting goofy together. These moments are fleeting and the memories quickly fade without the images to remind us. Through portraits and weddings, I’ve devoted a big part of my life to telling stories with my images. And I take that responsibility very seriously. Because I want you to have that tangible element that will tell your story to your children, and grandchildren, and their children. I want a family member to walk down a hallway decades from now and point to a picture and ask about that moment captured in time.
Nathan Welton has been shooting weddings, lifestyle and family portraits full time since 2006. From 2008 to 2012, he was an Our World Photographer for Sigma Photo, one of the world's largest camera and lens companies. His imagery has appeared in The Knot, Brides, Town and Country, Style Me Pretty, Ever After, and many other publications. An avid climber and outdoorsman, his photos have also appeared in numerous adventure magazines in North America and Europe.
Shooting for me is so much more than just working, it's feeling free and full of love, that's when I feel more fulfilled and happy. The photograph came very early in my life, as a child I hoped that my brother would ask me to "hit" a photo on his camera, a compact analogue. I always enjoyed seeing the photos my grandmother kept, they were the ones that were inside a monocle, remember? I liked it when someone arrived with a newly revealed movie so that I could literally take the photos and see which ones were good and which ones "burned". The first opportunity I had I bought my first camera, a compact one, that I loved and photographed everything and everything, was a great companion, as it was stolen, then soon replaced by another one, since I could not stay one day without photographing something, since then I had several cameras, until I got a super zoom of Fuji from my husband (and encouragement). With so much encouragement from my mother-in-law Celia and my sister-in-law Angela, I decided to enroll in a basic photography course where I fell completely in love with the profession and decided there that was what I wanted for my whole life; then came several and several workshops and a while later I graduated from Senac Jundiaí and since then only love has been growing. I spent a season living in the city of Seattle that is in the State of Washington one of the most beautiful of the United States and I also met the city of New York. In Seattle, I was able to experience the day-to-day lives of Americans and how is life there, if I photographed? Of course, I could not go back there without having done beautiful work. Traveling is a love that goes hand in hand for me. The main objective of my work is to photograph children and their families in a natural, relaxed, light climate with a focus on daytime photographs, mainly external essays and birthdays. I like to show spontaneity, a smile, a look, a joke, creating true memories and with a lot of feeling to keep with affection for life.
I am a Southern California storyteller photographer, capturing your everyday life and times in images. For me, it is all about authentic imagery that represents who you are. I’ve always been one to document, but my love of photography really blossomed with the birth of our first child. I inherited my first DSLR camera, which I enjoyed, but it wasn’t until a friend taught me how to use the manual mode that I realized pointing and shooting play a very small role in creating a compelling image. So my quest began: to make images — creatively and expertly — that move the viewer. Soon after, I had life-changing moments to document: our 2nd daughter’s cleft palate surgery and bringing our son home from the hospital for the first time. But I have realized what I enjoy most is capturing the little things: how she cocks her head when she pushes her palms into the play dough, or how he clambers up onto a bike that is way too big for him. For me, the joy of capturing a moment beautifully and memorably is the most exciting part of photography. I would love to share this gift with you, to come together for a time and create a collection of images that bring you just such joy.
As a father of 3, I know how crazy parenthood is. I also know how fast time goes by and how important it is to record those fleeting moments that make up this wild thing we call 'life'. That is why I feel, more strongly then ever, that it is very crucial to be as unobtrusive as I can be when making photographs of families so that I do not interrupt those moments that make this whole thing worthwhile and precious. To document those little moments that you will look back on and make you smile is not just for you, the parent, but more so for your children. For them to have an honest record of how your life and family were in truth. Life is too short not to.