February 26, 2017

Sun, Smiles, Spring

I went out for a walk the other afternoon with my roommate, Tess, and a floor mate, Sam. We found spring! It was beautiful out, sun was shining and smiles were on. It always feels SO great and refreshing to get outside into the city to find new places off campus which are only just a short walk away. The hardest part is walking out the door! You don't need a plan, you just need your two feet and a little gratitude. I have some posts in the works to share with you all soon that I think you will enjoy! :) Lately I have felt unmotivated to share anything because I haven't felt like I have been creative... enough. No more self doubting and questioning self-worth talk. I am excited to get back to the making of ART! All this creativity comes and goes in waves.

xo, Hallie

February 22, 2017

Bella's Sweet 16th!

One of my roommates, Alissa, wanted to give something really special to her sister for her 16th Birthday. She absolutely adores Bella and we all know how this time in a girl's life can be confusing, scary, but also full of surprises, lessons, and downright awesomeness. I mean don't we all have moments we want to be 16 again?!
I had such a special and celebratory time running around Seattle with these two on such a sunny day! I almost forgot how to shoot in backlight because I'm so used to the creamy, overcast skies here in Seattle... haha ;)

For all you out there, turning ANY age, I want to celebrate with you! It doesn't have to be on the day, but let's get together and mark this special time of the year that you will be able to look back on, FOREVER. Shoot me an email to hallie@halliekathryn.com and let's start talking and book a date!

Bella NAILED that first shot. It is exactly what I had envisioned. After I quickly reviewed the images following me directing Bella to skip across the street, my jaw dropped.

Obviously, some people are easier to coach than others, but ultimately if you just let your subject be, and express who they are, is there anything better that you could ask for? No! At least I see my job as capturing the person, in this moment, through the dreamy way I see it.

xo, Hallie


February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Donut Date

Remember when I photographed Sarah for the first time at the Volunteer Park Conservatory among all the succulents (here)? (Woah, I can already see a shift in my style and Sarah now looks a little older ;) What 3 months can do... haha just kidding.) But anyways, we met up on Valentine's Day to shoot and we had a blast! We stopped in at General Porpoise for an afternoon pick-me-up and our conversation just flowed. I really enjoy hanging with Sarah because she is inspiring, encouraging, creative, and I just feel like we're on the same page. Here's to more good eats and long drop offs because we just keep sharing stories that relate to the one we just said. 

Happy Valentine's Day! (If you're into it)... 
I believe we should be celebrating love (and chocolate) every minute of every day. 

XOXO, Hallie


February 12, 2017

Adventure with Alissa

Alissa and I are finally starting to check off some things we said we wanted to do together when we became roommates! A couple weekends ago we went snowshoeing, and on the 2nd, we walked to Volunteer Park. Admission to the park and conservatory are free the first Thursday and Saturday of each month so like good college students, we took advantage of the deal! She's been one to teach me to take places up on the deals they run and save a little here and there. Alissa is very resourceful in that way and creative when she has to make do with what she has. After grocery shopping (from even the little convenience store we have in the basement of our dorm), Alissa uses the paper bags to make birthday, Valentine, or thank you cards! They're all so unique because she gets to create each one in a totally different way. Maybe I will snap a few pictures next time she makes them to share with and inspire you...
I hope everyone is having a great week and treating themselves to some chocolate! ;)
And yes- you saw those photos correctly, that is NATURAL light in the back, we have had some beautiful, sunny days here in Seattle. Because there are few, I find myself taking full advantage of them... and it keeps us humble.

xo, Hallie
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