Event Photos: Mona Foundation (+ Rainn Wilson!)

I remembered recently that we never shared the photos from an event we shot in the fall. I think we were wrapped up in finishing wedding season. Believe it or not, we’re already ramping up for another wedding season. Crazy!

The Mona Foundation is a locally based non-profit with a big international impact. They support grassroots educational initiatives and increase opportunities for women and girls worldwide. We had the privilege to help capture their annual fundraising banquet last fall. It was a beautiful event, hosted by the Bellevue Arts Museum, and orchestrated by a talented team of people. And as a fun bonus, Rainn Wilson, a big supporter of the foundation, emceed the evening.

We thought you’d enjoy a snippet of the night through these event photos!

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Q&A: Three Photographers that Inspire Us

most inspiring photographers

This is such a hard question for me to answer. I’ve been procrastinating it, in fact! Here’s why: there are SO many photographers that inspire me. How can I narrow it to three?!? But I’ll come back to that question. First, something else…

It’s taken a long time for me to find my voice as a photographer.

It’s easy to look at the work of others and feel like I need to be making work just like they do. It’s easy for me to tell myself that I need to work harder at this or that: styling, location-scouting, posing, processing, etc. Or that I just need the right product or to learn the right technique in order to be a “good photographer”.