Friday, December 10, 2010

Brian & Ashley are Married!

Brian & Ashley are quite possibly the most wonderful couple in the world! They booked their engagement session almost a year and a half before their wedding as Brian was being deployed within a few weeks of the session. You can see their engagement photos here.

We're married, let's PARTY! 

Isn't this venue just G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. They were married at Kensington Gardens in Gig Harbor which is a private residence on the second floor and they rent out the bottom floor for events and weddings.  It is an inspiring location for photography!

The passion is so very obvious between the two of them. They are just infectious to be around.

love the hot pink shoes!!!

While working on the design of their wedding album I caught myself humming love songs and just smiled.  I have forever been impacted by meeting you two. Thank you for sharing your love and your special day with me.  I know you have a love that will stand the test of time.

All my best,


Remember Today ~ Forever

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Against the odds, Shawn's senior session took place on a very dreary September day. There was a break in the rain for almost an hour exactly while we quickly scurried around the Georgetown area of Seattle.

Shawn's mom and I have known each other for many years.  We met through a scrapbooking group that we belong to. I was honored to be asked to photograph Shawn.  They live up in the wild North yonders and I live way down the we agreed to meet in Seattle. 

Shawn shared some of his photography with me on his phone and I was very impressed.  He definitely has a talent!!! I just wish he wasn't so shy and reserved...I couldn't crack this guy! ;)

When we were done with the session, we sat down at a local restaurant to fill out some paperwork... the skies opened and THE nastiest rain storm rolled in. We were so absolutely lucky to catch the break in the weather that we did.

Thanks Shawn, for a great session.  You were so fun to photograph! Good luck to you in your endeavors after high school.  I know you will do great things!

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Click or Treat 2010

Click HERE to go to my facebook fan page and vote for your favorite kiddo in costume!

Place your vote by clicking LIKE on your favorite photo.

Voting will end on November 10th.

The photograph that receives the most votes will win a free Santa Session!

You can see last year's Click or Treat contestants by clicking HERE
Thanks again to all who participated and helped me to raise money to buy giftcards for Foster Care children.  Your donations will help brighten a child's day!
I can't really blog without a photo... it just doesn't feel right... so I'll add one of my favorite flying poses of the day!

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cole & Samantha

Wow, I just realized I never posted this... it's been sitting in my drafts now for months! Enjoy!

Cole and Samantha came in to have their photographs taken as the first to use my new studio! They were an absolute handful and I loved it. I love watching the wonder in little ones eyes as they run around and check out the world. And in the world of the studio, there is a lot to check out! Ü

Poor Cole had croup and was only interested in having his photographs taken for a very short time. But even not feeling well he was still awfully adorable!

Sam and Cole have known each other almost their whole entire long lives! ;) Their parents met due to being pregnant at the same time and being in classes together. After the babies were born Amanda (Sam's momma) got the wonderful opportunity to nanny for Cole and therefore be with her beautiful Samantha everyday!

To add a little more interest to the story, Sam's daddy's name is Cole too (aka known as my brother) ... so it can be rather tricky when listening to a story to decipher who the story is about! Ü I remember one time Amanda was telling a story about Cole throwing a fit and I thought to myself... why is my brother throwing a fit? That’s not very becoming! Ha!

If his eyes were any more blue it would be a crime!

If this doesn't just put childhood into a nutshell, I don't know what does! ;)

Thanks to two cutie kiddos who make me smile over and over... I just love the photographs we captured that day!  And thanks to their parents who provided transportation and great company! Ü

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever

Monday, October 11, 2010

Miranda - Mount Tahoma High School Class of 2011

This is Miranda. She will be graduating at the end of this school year. Miranda found me through Stephanie who is one of my senior reps at Lakes high school.  They know each other through Dance.

When we got together for Miranda’s consultation and were browsing thru my portfolio, Miranda’s mom realized that she knew my family! In my portfolio was a photograph of my cousins Katie and Ryan. Stephanie (aka mom) recognized them as the grandchildren of her best friend. How cool is that. It really is such a small world.

Miranda had two different sessions, one outdoors and one indoors. She brought friends to each session, which is a great way to commemorate a friendship.
Our first session was held at a park in University Place. Miranda wanted to go somewhere unique from her classmates. I love photographing at this park, so I was glad she chose this location.

We had a lot of fun here… all except for the small panic that was created when we almost stepped in a fire ant hill… phew… that was a close call!

The second session was held at the studio and it was H.O.T.!!!! My studio is in downtown Tacoma and is in an older warehouse style building. Of course our appointment was on one of the hottest days we have had this summer and we were feeling the pain! But even while battling brutal temps, Miss Miranda still managed to be amazing!

It was a pleasure to meet you and to photograph you!

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Friday, October 8, 2010

We are family

Kelly, Ed, Kaitlin, and Emily met me out on a beautiful summer morning in downtown T-town for their family portraits.  We actually were ambushed by the sun...what a wonderful surprise... although it was a tad bit frustrating because we planned our session around the fact that it was going to be overcast and did it in the a little later in the morning than we should have since Kelly really wanted to incorporate Tacoma architecture!  The problem is that the sun was so bright it causes squinting and hot spots and dark shadows and all kinds of trickiness for a photographer.  BUT... we dealt with it and I think we got some pretty amazing images.

 I met Kelly just after the new year... she owns Massage at the Ritz in Lakewood and I went in and bought a couple of gift certificates due to a special she was promoting.  (This would be a gentle nudge and reminder miss Kel that if you had a website I would be able to promote it! ;)  Kelly is an amazing massage therapist and I am so thankful that I have met her and her family because now she has also become a friend!

When I had my open house Kelly brought in her family to meet me and to check out my new studio.  It was a great opportunity to meet her girls who pretend to be shy... but now I know it's all just an act!

I just L O V E the way so many of these images came out!

Thanks to you all for being wonderful to be with and to photograph!!!

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Lisa + Scott = Love Birds

I assisted my photographer friend Carla with this beautiful wedding. Carla met Lisa on an airplane YEARS ago. They connected immediately. Lisa had recently been diagnosed with cancer and told her story to Carla. At the time Lisa and Scott had only been dating for a short time and she was worried that cancer would cut their relationship short... as I understand it, she even told Scott that she would understand if he moved on to someone healthy that could spend a whole lifetime with him. 

As I said years passed and Carla receives a phone call from this woman she met on the airplane so many years ago. She had saved Carla's card and she was getting married!!! So very exciting! And the cancer was in remission! How awesome!

What a beautiful couple and wedding. It's too bad the weather was crummy. It held out for a about 15 minutes so we could get out and do a few outdoor pics... but it was too bad it wasn't better because the venue was gorgeous!

Thanks Carla for letting me help you with this one. It was an honor! Ü

Angie D
Remember Today ~ Forever

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stephanie - Lakes High School Class of 2011

This awesome lady is Stephanie… you’ve seen her featured on my blog previously when she and her friends came to my studio for a prom dress divas session. You can see that session here.

Stephanie is extremely photogenic, very outgoing and so much fun to be around. Her bubbly personality is must be at least one of the reasons she is the ASB president.

Thankfully we've got a trooper here because this session was on one of our 90+ days which generally are SO rare here.  We must have had 6 or 7 this year... anyway... so we started the session at a Park in Lakewood near home/school and Stephanie worked this park!  I had such a hard time narrowing down images from her session because so many were fab!

Ater we had started to feel the effects of the sun and thought we might melt at any time... we hopped in the car and headed for the studio.  Well, being in an older building we don't have A/C and it
was already HOT in there... But Stephanie was a trooper and we got some amazing images here too! (Thank goodness for oscillating fans!)

Congratulations on being ASB President and best wishes for a fantastic Senior year.  The year will go by so fast, soak up every minute!

Angie D.
Your Senior Portrait Photographer

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I "Dew"

Meet John & Judy Dew-

Judy called me up inquiring about wedding portraits… but this would be no ordinary wedding session.

You see, the newlyweds had been married recently in Las Vegas, however when the photographer went to upload the photographs there was a power surge and the memory card was wiped clean. So no wedding photos. What an absolutely frustrating experience, I can only imagine how hard it must have been for them... because I was devastated for her!

Judy wanted to recreate their wedding portraits, so we scheduled a session, she got her hair professionally styled and rented a tux for John.

We started the session in the studio and then headed to a nearby park. I love that we did a combination of both indoor and outdoor because the difference between indoor and outdoor is SO completely well...different… and I love them all for different reasons!

It has been great getting to know you two and great photographing you.  And since we are practically neighbors, I look forward to seeing you often, even if it is just in line at the grocery store! Ü


Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Monday, August 23, 2010


This blog post has been a long time coming (AND will be a long post)! Back in April I was contacted by Click! Cable Network to photograph their “upcoming” advertising campaign. I had never photographed for such a large format before, but figured I’d give it a go. Working with Click! was wonderful. They are a great company with many great employees that were a pleasure to work with.

I was tasked with photographing 4 sessions. Two separate couples, one family, and one single man.

It was really interesting photographing these sessions as I am used to using my surroundings and props to finish off the photograph, but in these photos props were not wanted and the background was plain white as they were going to be removed from the background anyway. Talk about changing my creative working grounds!

The first session was with Margo and Sam. They are just the sweetest couple! They were excited to be able to have copies of the photograph to share with their family when they celebrate their upcoming anniversary.

The second session was with Patricia and Thane. These two are local business owners! Patricia at Embellish salon and Thane at Sattelite coffee. So if you thought you recognized them from somewhere, now you know! And if you haven’t already, make sure to go and visit them for a haircut and a tasty beverage!

The third session was with Ty. He was so much fun to photograph. With his great spirit and a lot of attitude, I felt like I had known Ty for years after. After about 5 minutes we were already exchanging jokes and sarcastic banter. It was wonderful! Ü

The final session was with the Gordon Family. When they arrived at the studio the kids were bundles of energy so we let them run around and check out their surroundings. I photographed them wherever they wanted, which involved jumping on the bed and lots of giggling. This got them comfortable with me and the camera… after about 5-10 minutes of playing we moved on to taking family photos. I was so impressed with how great the kids were. Generally with little ones it can be tricky to get them both on a great day. I could just tell what a great family they were in the short time we spent together. I sure hope to be able to photograph them again someday!

All of the billboards are now up. I’ve seen all four, but have only gotten 2 photographs (shown below). Would love to hear if there is a billboard near you!  These were taken with my point and shoot... so don't judge too much on the photography skills! ;)

What a neat experience!  I've definitely met some new and wonderful people! Ü

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever

Friday, August 20, 2010

Kelly, Ryan and Sophie came to visit me at the studio for their second family photo. 

Kelly is a photographer friend of mine and was so cute about asking me to photograph them. I was absolutely happy to take their portraits!

Little miss Sophie is just too cute.  I was so excited to be able to use these wings!!! For two years after I had them made for me, every newborn baby I photographed was a BOY! Ü  Thanks miss Sophie for being an adorable model!

Thank you Kelly for a fun session, a great friendship and that you are always there to give me good advice! I am so glad I have met you and that we always seem to be on the same page! Ü I am a lucky girl!

Congratulations again on your beautiful little girl!  She is definitely worth all of the waiting you two did! Ü

Angie D.
Remember Today ~ Forever