Monday, August 23, 2010

Olivia and Seattle Children's Hospital

This is Olivia.
Or wait... This is Olivia.
No, no, no... wait.... THIS is Olivia!
This young girl has so much personality, I love it!

When I was asked to take photos of Olivia so that she would be honored at a charity auction for Seattle Children's Hospital, I was thrilled. What I did not expect was such a resilient, charming, and brilliant eight year old!  She is simply amazing!  She is a very regular guest at Children's, but you would never guess it.  She is definitely NOT defined by her health condition!  I went along on one of Olivia's visits to the hospital to document some of the experiences she has at the hospital.
In this situation, you or I would have a squirmy stomach and sweaty palms, but this laid back little cutie just charmed her way through the entire afternoon!

She was so lucky to have amazing physicians who took the time to explain every thing that was going on around her.  Again... you or I would have maybe heard one word they were saying, but Olivia... she soaked it all up. What a smart cookie!!!
After all of the real business was over, we were able to head outside with the family and really let loose!
Olivia's family is wonderful, but I have to say, my favorite thing during this shoot was watching Olivia and her sister interact.  Her little sister is six and spuuunkyyy! It was so much fun to be around the two of them.  They were not shy... not reserved in the least... and really could make each other laugh... which made me laugh too!
These girls just fed off each other with their silliness and laughter.  Years from now, these two sisters and their parents will cherish these images!

What a pleasure it was to meet Olivia and her family, and what it honor it was to be involved with Seattle Children's Hospital.  The auction is coming up this fall and if you would like more information on the hospital or auction, you can email me at

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Spetmeber Portrait Special: The Mini Session

For the month of September, Sara Montgomery Photography is offering a new special, a Mini Session.  If you are interested in a shorter session to capture a few shots, or maybe you are planning really early for Christmas and need a family shot, well this may be the session for you! 
 Mini Session
30 minute session
One location within Tacoma
15-30 images will be available to choose from
On Line viewing...sharing... and purchasing of prints and products
Price for mini session: $100

This special is only available for sessions during the month of September 2010 and must be held within the city of Tacoma.  October will bring on a new special... the 2010 Holiday Portrait Special.  Information on the holiday portrait session will be available in September.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mr. Blue Eyes is One!

Do you remember Mr. Blue Eyes? Click** Here **if you would like to see some of the images from our first session. What am I saying... of course you remember him!  What a handsome little guy.  I took images of him when he was 7 months old, and now... he is one year old!  Already?? How does that happen?!  We had a mini-session at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium here in Tacoma last weekend and I can not begin to tell you how much fun it was!  This was my first mini-session, and now it is something that I am going to offer up to anyone interested through the end of September 2010.  There will be another post coming soon to tell you more about what is included in a "Mini Session."  However, right now I have more important things to tell you about... MR. BLUE EYES!!!!!!!!!!!
I am strongly considering re-naming him "Mr. Amazing Lashes"... What do you think?
We had a blast exploring the park, and I was amazed to see how much he has changed over the past few months.
From crawling... to aaaallmost walking.
 Watch out, with his toy, there is no stopping him!
I love this family, and we had a great time at the park.
I was so honored to be there for Mr. Blue Eye's first walk in the sand, just look at those adorable sandy toes!
 He even had his first feel of the Puget Sound, that water is chilly!!! 
I will end this post with one of my all time favorite family photos.  Mom, Dad and Mr. Blue Eyes just can not get enough of each other.  What a wonderful family.  Thank you for a great afternoon.