Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dancing Queen

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You are the dancing queen, young and sweet ...

I think every time I hear "Dancing Queen" by Abba, I will think of this young flower girl.  This was her dance.  =) 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Best of Western Washington


We have for our 3rd year in a row received an e-mail stating that we have been nominated for the "Best of Western Washington".  While I  have my suspicions on who the person was that nominated us the first year, I'm not sure who had last year or this year ... OR if it's just carried over year to year. 

None the less, we couldn't be more excited to be nominated for our third year in a row.  We truly feel we have been blessed with our business and the many wonderful customers who have come into our lives.

If you have a moment check us out here: Best of Western Washington - Family Affair Photography. And be sure to vote. Your votes are most appreciated! :-D Thank you again!

There are OVER 400 photographers up for nomination this year.  According to the stats we have been in the top 30 so far!  Keep the votes coming!  Thank you to all who made our dreams possible and have allowed us to participate in those important dates of your lives!


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I love when we get to do the engagement sessions!  Why?  Because many times we walk into a wedding not knowing the groom.  We may have met him at the consultation, sometimes not. 

Prior to the wedding most of our communications are with the bride.   With the e-session, we get to spend some time with both the bride and groom.  This  allows us to get to know the personalities and more importantly we find the bride and groom are much more relaxed on their wedding day when it comes photographing them, their families and friends.   It truly is a win-win situation for all. =)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Makayla ~ Senior 2011

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nstead of props Makayla opted to have a few of her portraits to include her dog. =)  Props, friends and animals are always welcome for senior portrait sessions.

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We first met with Makayla at her school and then proceeded to Point Defiance Park for her senior portraits.

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We are looking for seniors in the class of 2011 to become senior reps!  If interested, please contact us to inquire about our program.

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We look forward to working with Makayla as one of our Senior Reps.

Tonya & Daniel ~ Olympia Wedding

It had rained the week before and we had a pretty cool week prior to Tonya & Daniel's wedding.  However, for their wedding the sun was shining brightly and provided some very warm weather.      

                                                             And off they go!


They had a fun group of bridesmaids and groomsmen who were willing to have a little fun for the photographs.


                                   Dancing down the aisle as they leave after their vows.

              It's all a matter of trust at this point!

                And it's a race to the finish line!

Thank you Tonya & Daniel for allowing us to be a part of your fun and beautiful wedding.
Known details:
The Venue:    Huber's Gasthous                                                    DJ:    Point Blank Sound                                                        Cake:    Celebrity Cake Studio                                               Groom's Cake:  Family Member                                           Flowers:   Family Member                                                    Catering:   Family & Friends                                                      Photographer:    Sonny & Monica ~ Family Affair Photography

Friday, August 27, 2010

CGC Gloria

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This tall ship CGC Gloria from Columbia was here in Tacoma for the Latino Festival in 2008.  This is one of my favorite photographs from my personal file.    It thrilled me to no end when someone requested a poster size copy to put on their wall. =) 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Marriage in the Mist

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IF it's a nice day you would have a wonderful view of Mt Rainier in the background and Myrtle Falls in the foreground.  However, for Jaysa & Jason's wedding, it was a cloudy August day with minimal views.  Being cloudy didn't diminish their beautiful vows.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Make it Legal!


  Time to sign the marriage license and make everything legal!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Look This Way

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Off to their side the flower girl was engaged in a cute moment with her dad.  While I caught the flower girl pulling her dad's ear, our assistant, Jennie caught the bride and maid of  honor checking them out. =)  The photo of the flower girl and her dad can be viewed in Michelle & Allen's preview: HERE

Monday, August 23, 2010


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     A close up of the newlyweds, such beautiful joyous smiles!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Baby 'A' is ONE!


We recently met with Baby 'A' and her family for her 1 year portrait session.  It's been fun watching her grow and we are going to miss getting to see her every three months.

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"Hey,  look how strong I am now that I'm one!"

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                         Baby 'A' is soooo BIG!
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This past year has been fun!  We wish baby 'A' a happy, healthy childhood. =)