Golden Gardens Headshot Session: Jen

Apr 25, 2009 | Portraits

I’ve been promising my friend Jen some headshots for a long, long time …  a year maybe?  So if you think it would be cool to have a photographer as a good friend, think again!  The chances of you actually benefiting from this are mighty slim, and it generally just means that you get to hang out less.

That being said, the stars aligned last week and “ehhh, I might have an hour free Wednesday afternoon” turned into a very fun and highly successful session with one of my favorite Seattle chicks in one of my favorite Seattle hang-outs, beautiful Golden Gardens.  The sun came out and I developed a new love for the 2 o’clock portrait.  Really!

Jen, thank you for your amazing patience these last 12 months, and for letting me have fun messing around with my lenses in that crazy sunshine.  And everyone else: I’ll be back in the land of the living any day soon (I’m out east doing some “shopping” right now …  those who’ve worked with me recently might know what that means …)

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© 2009 Kate McElwee Photography


  1. Great shots! I’ll definitely have to check out Golden Gardens as a new photo shoot location. Your work with the sunshine turned out awesome!

  2. Fantastic!! Love them!!

  3. gorgeous as always kate!!

  4. Wow! You make her look almost as beautiful as she is in person. Great shots!

  5. I had SO much fun that day, Kate! You made me feel so sassy and gorgeous. I absolutely love these photos and I will treasure them as a reminder of a wonderful day spent together 🙂

  6. I freakin’ LOVE the one shooting up into the trees in black and white! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Shopping and I was NOT INVITED?! Shameful Kate, just shameful!

  7. These are so beautiful! We always knew our daughter was gorgeous but someone has finally captured that beauty! Thank you! Jen’s Mom

  8. super beautiful kate – you are rockin’ the tilt shift!!

  9. beautiful!!!! Golden Gardens for sure….love the warm tones.

    I have to say, that black and white tree one….super awesome-o


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