It’s funny how online social networking sites have changed the world.  We “met” Gerald and Airika last year through Twitter and caught up in person at a photography conference.  They are the leaders of the Seattle Pictage User Group and we had been talking about us coming out to speak to their group since last fall.  We finally made it out on a little personal/business trip last week and thank you so much to the Seattle PUG for having us!  You guys were such a great group!  To Gerald and Airika – thank you so much for inviting us into your home and showing us around Seattle!  We had such a wonderful time and really enjoyed getting to know you guys better!

While were were in town, we did a few images for their new website and branding that will be launching soon.  These guys are as cute, genuine, and warm as they appear in pictures! — probably even more so!  Hope you enjoy them!

Thought this was too funny not to share. :0)  Seven doesn’t normally attend our photo sessions and from the look on his face, I’m thinking he prefers to stay home!


  1. Gabe on July 29, 2010 at 7:26 am

    awesome session with a wonderful couple. and i love the shot of Seven…maybe J.C. could make a shoot sac/baby bjorn combo :)

  2. Katie Torres on July 29, 2010 at 7:39 am

    So great! We love these two. Such beautiful photographs showing their love and life together. Seven’s a trooper! :)

  3. Whitney Carlson on July 29, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Lovely! These look great you guys, such wonderful subjects too!

  4. Sarah on July 29, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Seven does not look pleased! Great shots!

  5. Hannah on July 29, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Love these! Airika & Gerald are great, and you guys did a great job capturing their happy spirits.

  6. Gerald on July 29, 2010 at 11:17 am

    These are awesome! We realty can’t thank you enough. It was a pleasure having you, and you are more than welcome to come back any time! (as long as you bring Seven!)

  7. Airika Pope on July 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love these! It was so much fun getting “shot” by you guys. And of course, sharing our home and days with you was a real treat. You two are beautiful spirits, talented photographers, and we are so blessed to call you friends. Thank you.

  8. OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS on July 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    yay airika & gerald! beautiful photographs of beautiful people!

  9. staci dunn on July 30, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I love how Seven just goes along for the ride. And I really admire you make him fit to your schedule and not be those type of couples who just stop life because they have a good. You guys are awesome.
    Great pictures, by the way.

  10. Jen Creed on August 2, 2010 at 11:41 am

    These are great! The last one is my favorite…dramatic and peaceful at the same time! Now I want to visit the west coast again. And the picture of Seven…too funny!

  11. Emma on August 2, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    These are awesome. You guys are so full of love and these photos capture that

  12. Mindy on August 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    So sweet…love the Popes!

  13. fer juaristi on August 4, 2010 at 6:19 am

    great pics bro, seven looks like he´s having a great time!

  14. Blair Van Bussel on August 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    These are beautiful…and I LOVE that Seven went along with you guys! :) (I keep wondering if I could get away with the same ;) )

  15. Mel McLellan on August 17, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Thanks you guys! They are a great couple for sure and it was certainly interesting having Seven along for the shoot! :0) Blair – I think you could get away with it on small shoots but I think your baby might look just as pleased as Seven does in that picture if you try! ;0)

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