This family booked a full storytelling session in order to catch up on some professional images and capture extended family members in on a rare visit. I love working to creatively design sessions in order to give you plenty of unique images and cherished memories from an entire day spent in the company of those you love. During this session, we were able to capture preschool portraits for the youngest, a 13-member family photo with local and out-of-state relatives (& family dog included!), a break-away grandparent-grandchild photo op, many candids, and a mini couples session! I love providing a variety of images that can truly stand alone - you'll never receive a whole gallery of identical images from me. If you have a great idea for making the most out of your full storytelling session, please get in contact- I'd love to hear from you!!
Late summer through early fall is the PERFECT time for family photography - whether it's an annual tradition for you or a more rare special occasion: it's worth capturing your sweetest memories now because 1) our vegetation is still lush and green, 2) we have some of the BEST weather of the year at this time in the PNW, and 3) as the wheel spins towards winter, the light begins to slant down in new and subtle ways, enhancing your photos with gorgeous natural lighting. Plus you get your photos back in plenty of time to order holiday cards or gifts! Below are highlights from two new families I had the pleasure of photographing - both chose to hold their sessions at beautiful city parks, located near the water. Enjoy!
This is it -- the last hurrah of summer!! I am SO thankful I've gotten the opportunity to reach my personal photography goals for the summer, and grow as a photographer!
First at the beginning of summer I had the opportunity of stretching my limits (my camera's limits!) and creating some fine art images with the lovely Kelsey Dylan. It was a wonderful exercise in creative low-light/night photography, and I'm quite pleased with the results. The images are sweet, spooky, expressive, and ethereal...exactly what I was going for!
My next goal of the summer summer was to explore astrophotography and capture some starry night shots at one of my favorite hidden spots in nature. The results are so beautiful!! I'm thankful to have captured the feel of this special place.
Now though it feels like playtime is over, and it's time to get back to serious business - fall is busy season for family photos, high school senior portraits, and more! Please enjoy a sneak peek of one family's sweet August session with me - and stop by for a round of mini sessions next weekend- my newest fall addition!
Revised minis session dates: SATURDAY ONLY!
Hi there! I wanted to give you an idea of what a full storytelling session looks like when you book with me, so I'm sharing a recent fall family photoshoot. We caught the tail end of an autumn FULL of beautiful colors, and got to make a few new memories in the process! ❤
With up to 2 hours of shoot time, full storytelling sessions allow enough time for everyone to relax and get comfortable in front of the camera - super helpful with young children!! They allow enough time to tell a story utilizing both documentary images (a perspective on your life that you'll miss decades down the road) and lifestyle images (more classically styled photos with gentle guidance from me). What you won't get with me is dozens of photos that all look the same. But you WILL receive a collection of unique, handcrafted images with attention to detail, angle and emotion; images that tell an authentic story of YOU, with the environments and activities of your choosing.
If you are looking for a fun and meaningful experience with a mixture of images capturing both the mundane (those fleeting little moments that make you, you) as well as "something for the wall", please contact me today!!
Chrissy Valluzzi is a professional photographer in the Greater Seattle area, specializing in natural light portrait, commercial & event photography.
Family + Creative Individual Portraits
Family, Maternity & Newborn
High School Seniors
Individual, Couples & Group Portraits
Business Branding + Professional Headshots
Business Stories & Branding
Headshots & Organizational Shots
Lifestyle Product Portraits