PHOTOGRAPHY | New From My Toolbox

It takes more than a fancy camera to make a photographer; there’s an artistry, a sense of light and shadow and a passion for capturing a moment in time. I’m super excited to introduce you to a new photog in my toolbox: Mary Dee Mateo :

Mary Dee Mateo  |

Mary Dee Mateo |

“I’m obsessed with light and I believe that it is a critical tool that is extremely powerful when used well in any form of photography and that is why I strive to create elegant, timeless portraits with carefully, planned lighting.”


I highly recommend Mary, not just for her absolutely incredible photography, but her consistency and her ability to make her clients feel comfortable and honored.



Ah, photography. It’s the ability to capture a moment that will hold time at bay for a brief moment. I’ve been a second shooter for Sarah Alston Photography for nearly ten years, but I still consider myself a beginner. Last year I finally got my very own Cannon 4D - it’s not the newest, fanciest camera, but it’s all mine.

Now that I have my very own Kodachrome I’ve been learning how to shoot real estate brokers. (yuk, yuk yuk.) Last week I had the pleasure of photographing Seattle RE/MAX agent, Matt Martel. He’s kind of quiet, but honestly one of the most genuinely kind humans that I’ve had the pleasure to meet. We’re working on his new website (coming soon!) and he was in need of some new headshots, so off we went to Alki Beach. And now I get to add his adorableness to my portfolio! My life is truly amazing.

PHOTOGRAPHY | Sheri Putzke

They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day…”

-Paul Simon


There’s something magical that happens when you take someone’s photo, when that person sees - for just a moment - the way that you see them. Not only is Sheri Putzke of Windermere a complete treat to work with in real life, she’s amazing to take photos of. Stunning in her own right, with a sense of style that shows across everything she touches, Sheri’s smile starts in her eyes and she played to the camera flawlessly. And we can talk about pearls and pink? I was swooning before I even turned on my camera.