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Engagement Photographs

Engagement Photographs

Share Unexpectedly the weather was fine and the sun looked good so I called Casey and Cletus and we moved making some engagement pictures up by a day. They were getting ready to go to a friends wedding a little later in the evening but it worked out great. We met  at Kerry Park and made some […]

Little Shop of Horrors Audrey 2

Little Shop of Horrors Audrey 2

Share Last week Salmon Bay School put on their annual musical play. The part of the plant in the Little Shop of Horrors was played by Claire. This was her second adventure in theatre. Last year she played the part of the dog Toto in Wizzard of Oz. She was directed by Glyde King and […]

Seattle Design Studio Modern Dog's Graphic Artist and Designer Michael Strassburger

Seattle Design Studio Modern Dog’s Graphic Artist and Designer Michael Strassburger

Share Graphic artist and designer Michael Strassburger co-founder of Seattle Design Studio Modern Dog needed a new head shot and I was tapped for the task. How do you impress a modern dog designer? Not sure but he liked this look made 100% of natural light. It was a little intimidating since Strassburger is one […]


Seattle Children Portraits | Ema

Seattle Children Portraits | Ema

Share It has been a while since I made a portrait of Ema and she looks quite different from the last time. We were out on a boat in Lake Union and I made some like the one below, of Ema with her sister Claire and friend Yasmina visiting from Europe. Then Ema went down […]

Garfield High School Jazz Band Wins  Lincoln Center’s 15th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition

Garfield High School Jazz Band Wins Lincoln Center’s 15th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition

Share Seattle’s Garfield High School, under the direction of Clarence Acox, took top honors on Monday, May 10th in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 15th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. The school, based in Seattle’s historic Central District, made competition history, becoming the first band ever to win the […]

Seattle Portrait Photography | Walter @ 10 Months

Seattle Portrait Photography | Walter @ 10 Months

Share It has been seven months since I last photographed Walter and he has done some real growing. His personality is rapidly developing as well. He is now an engaging portrait subject now. Look at those eyes. Photography by Seattle photographer Daniel Sheehan covering jazz performances, creating portrait photography for publications and a Seattle Wedding […]


Board of Directors | Corporate Portrait Photography

Board of Directors | Corporate Portrait Photography

Share In December I was called in by the Seattle Aquarium to photograph their board of directors for the annual report. After my initial scouting trip I re-discovered how much I like the overhead approach to making a large group photograph. Sometimes the backgrounds do not seem to look good or maybe it is hard […]

Poet Jorn Ake

Poet Jorn Ake

Share Monday night the poet Jorn Ake was in town giving a reading from his latest book at The Elliott Bay Book Company in their new Capital Hill location. it was the first time I had visited Seattle’s legendary independent bookstore new location and was impressed that they very much kept the spirit of the […]


Corporate Executive Portrait

Corporate Executive Portrait

Share Recently I was working on my archive and I stumbled upon this executive portrait of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer which I shot on assignment for Yahoo Business Magazine. Although he did not give me a ton of time Ballmer was very gracious with me despite what I had heard from others. Coincidently Mocrosoft today […]

Robert Shiller | Portrait

Robert Shiller | Portrait

Share Robert Shiller, American economist, academic, and best-selling author was in town a little while ago and I was assigned to make a portrait of him. Shiller is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University and is a Fellow at the Yale International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. But perhaps […]

Cannabis Crusader | Editorial Portrait

Cannabis Crusader | Editorial Portrait

Share For an assignment for The Chronicle of Higher Education last week I photographed Sunil K. Aggarwal, above, who is in his final year of an M.D.-Ph.D. program at the University of Washington. They were running an article on him because of his efforts to convince the American Medical Association to help get marijuana reclassified […]


Duff McKagan - Editorial Portrait

Duff McKagan – Editorial Portrait

Share Recently I photographed the legendary bass player for Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan for Playboy. The Seattle native is writing a column called “Appetite For Investment” financial advice for Playboy.com readers. I made this photograph outside the Seattle climbing outfitters shop, Feathered Friends, where Duff was shopping for some warm clothing and sleeping bag […]

HARPER At Three Months

HARPER At Three Months

Share Molly holds her daughter Harper who is now three months and growing. I have been following Harpers progress since I photographed Molly and her baby belly bump last November. A couple of days later and Harper came and she was a doll baby. Just caught up with her this weekend and she is growing […]

Editorial Portrait | Rafael I. Pardo

Editorial Portrait | Rafael I. Pardo

Share This past week I got another assignment for The Chronicle of Higher Education here in Seattle. This time it was a portrait of Rafael I. Pardo, an Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law. The news article was headlined “Supreme Court Considers Case About Excusing Student Debt Through Bankruptcy” and it was about […]


Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Share Tim Narby and family in the winery of Nota Bene Cellars, Seattle. Tim Narby is the owner and winemaker at Nota Bene Cellars making some of the finest wine to come out of the best vineyards of Eastern Washington. Just a note about this picture. I usually do not go into technical talk but […]

Jurgen Moltmann

Jurgen Moltmann

Share Jürgen Moltmann, a German Protestant theologian, was in Seattle for a talk, not long ago and I was assigned by Seattle Pacific University to photograph him for their alumni publication Response. He was very interesting to photograph and I enjoyed hearing him speak about his book Theology of Hope. His liberation theology is also […]

Portrait of A Photographer - Remembering Eisie | Life Magazine Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt At 90

Portrait of A Photographer – Remembering Eisie | Life Magazine Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt At 90

Share Recently I was reminded of a talk given by photographer Alec Soth at the Seattle Art Museum. He talked about his development as a fine art photographer from his early days up to the present and showed a lot of samples of his work. He answered questions at the end and discussed how he goes […]


Real Estate Agent Portrait

Real Estate Agent Portrait

Share I was assigned to make an environmental portrait of Seattle real estate agent Jan Sewell who also runs a successful staging business for other real estate agents recently for a magazine piece about her beautiful home in Madison Park. Her place is like a museum with incredible art on all the walls and sculpture […]

Baby Picture | Walter at Three Months

Baby Picture | Walter at Three Months

Share A Bella Baby Picture – Walter @ 3 Months – Even though I am not a full time professional baby photographer, I had to make a portrait of Walter, the first born child of good friends Laurie and Jason Dix whose wedding I photographed a couple of years ago. As a professional photographer in […]

Bella Baby Ella | Newborn Baby Pictures

Share Ella Alicia was born It was just about one week after I photographed Shauna and her baby belly that baby Ella came forth at Swedish Hospital weighing in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 18 inches long. Baby Ella getting hungry. Photographs by Seattle Wedding Photographer Daniel Sheehan at A Beautiful Day Photography who […]


On The Beach With The Girls

On The Beach With The Girls

Share Down on the Oregon Coast in the town of Seaside is where my girls like to go for a break away from it all. At low tide the beach is huge and they love the sand and waves. I love going with just a Leica and some black and white film and shooting like […]