In sustainably-aware Seattle, where locally-sourced, all natural and organic foodstuffs are practically the rule, it’s no surprise that a sandwich shop like Homegrown is so popular. The friendly Fremont location of this citywide mini-chain works off of the ethos of “sandwich environmentalism,” where ingredients are found nearby and used to the utmost. Sandwich fans order at the front counter, then grab a small butcher-block table inside the small yet airy warehouse-chic room before feasting. Selections change seasonally and range from sophisticated to classic, with French, whole grain or gluten-free bread choices. Winter combos may include sliced ham with Beecher’s jack cheese from the acclaimed Pike Place Market creamery, caramelized onions, and sage aioli; roasted chicken breast with house-made pesto and roasted garlic aioli; cayenne-rubbed roast pork loin with apple butter and pickled red onions; and a marinated Portobello, goat cheese and pesto combo.
Studio location is rustic and one of a kind in the old bell tower of Marycliff Hall. I have daylight and studio lighting areas. I love to shoot outside on the beautiful landscaped grounds or travel. I use a mixture of traditional posed photography as well as candid photojournalism to capture my clients real life self.
Teri and Greg Harris draw on artistic eyes honed in careers as an award-winning former photojournalist and a high-profile web designer, respectively, to capture memories at Ladybug Photography. The couple memorializes blissful weddings, cozy family scenes, and grads-to-be in black-and-white, sepia, or color portraits. Lighthearted shoots may make use of props, pets, and outfit and personality changes as subjects let their inner glow shine in-studio or at lush area parks, gardens, and beachfronts.
Great portraits are about the emotions, moments, and people they portray. That's why the professionals at A. J. Heil Photography give theirs a natural, classic look that doesn't detract with over-editing and retouching. Their images take advantage of soft lighting that gives pictures a nostalgic feeling appropriate to portraits of couples, families, and children. To imbue those portraits with breathtaking backgrounds, they work with natural light in the great outdoors, using clients' homes and the greenery of local parks to craft personalized pictures.
Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates visual heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.
Miranda Burnaz loves to incorporate natural settings into her photographs. She uses natural lighting, be it sun or moon, and composition inspired by the scenery to capture family portraits and other important moments, such as weddings and engagement photos.