We are husband and wife, Seattle based photographers.

We shoot all kinds of events such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, auctions, and portraits and commercial /real estate.

We recently added Photo Booth – not just a tiny. Not just a tiny, because it is an open booth with portrait lighting.

J11About Joel

I have years of experience working with children as a teacher, counselor, and school psychologist. But I have always been writing and photographing. I think my first photographs were published in East Magazine around 1970. I had traveled to the mountainous hot spring region of Niigata, Japan in snowy winter to visit the Snow Country of Yasunari Kawabata’s novel by that name.

Publications (articles and photos):

  • Newspaper Publications (photos/articles): More than seventy feature photo articles including The Japan Times (national daily English language daily), Seattle Weekly, The Seattle Press, Northwest Asian Weekly, Asia Today, Jewish Transcript (JT), Stars & Stripes (Dept of Defense), The International Educator, Pacifica (DoDDS)
  • Magazine Publications (photos/articles): WAC Magazine (Washington Athletic Club), East Magazine, Islands Magazine, Linking Ring – International Brotherhood of Magicians (award for best series.)

PPA_LOGOI lived in Japan for about twenty-five years. I studied aikido and achieved the rank of black belt.

My goal is to offer clients the highest quality work and to develop great relationships with clients and community.

I am a member of Professional Photographers of America.

About Hitomi

HitomiMy passion for photography began when I discovered the microscopic world of plants. I enjoy capturing tiny universes within nature. Gradually, I also became interested in shooting insects. From that point, I started shooting flying or moving subjects. Surprisingly, this made me less afraid of birds. 😀

My event photography debut happened when my friend, David Lasky,  asked Joel to shoot his comic class at 826 Seattle. I took Joel’s place, because he wasn’t available on that day.  I never used to shoot with flash back then,  so I quickly learned how from him. Everyone seemed to be satisfied with images I shot, so I began to join Joel –first as his assistant, and then as his partner.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 “Inspired by Nature”  Phinney Center Gallery Seattle; Group art shows at Meyers Cafe, Everett; “It’s Not Easy Being Green” Juried Themed Exhibit – Lynnwood Arts Commission
2009  “Botanical Beauty” Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council Gallery ; “Celebrate 50″Annual Juried Themed Exhibit – Lynnwood Arts Commission
2008 “Green: Art & the Environment” Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council Gallery

AWARDS
“New Age”  Honorable Mention – Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show and Kenmore Art Show / “Shooting Stars”  the Third Prize- Mukilteo Lighthouse Juried Art Show / “Halloween”  People’s Choice, The Sharron Berwick Memorial Award and Honorable Mention- Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show; The Third Prize – Mukilteo Lighthouse Juried Art Show; Honorable Mention – Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Show / “Angel’s Tears” The Second Prize -Mukilteo Lighthouse Juried Art Show

 

Hitomi and Joel have been capturing events for City of Shoreline. This is the third year. Assignments included: Parks, Events, Housing Documentary, and Monster Mash Dash Photo Booth.