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EnJoy! A Mini Portrait or Special Photography Session. I do few photography commissions; that said, with just a One Person Agreement: keeping needs, desires, & outcomes clear. 

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NANCY, zoom DSC_0001_2huge, web.Olivia b&w DSC_0400_2_2Olivia, web DSC_0400_2_2_2Nancy, color web DSC_0003adia aha DSC_0698_2Adia~frame DSC_0715_2STACY, 3 sweet, web DSC_0143_2Sam and H. Paul, webP1200071_2Lady Archetype $1,000. Bring out the Costumes! Fascinating Fun. Imaginative!! Creative Photography Session Up to 2 Hours. Receive (10)8×10″ prints, plus (3)5×7″ Prints. 5 images utilized as headshots~perfect for your updated Website! View your Choices within 5 Days, via Email. Make Selections within 1-3 weeks. I work in specific time frames. Thanks!Anne Marie webCollageWedding Day web PicMonkey Collage

Individual Portraits…

Engagements~Small Weddings,~Family Portraits Email: with contact information: name, number, email, hometown, calendar date, place, event, type of Photography Session~number of people.

Custom Prints are made~unless promotional material/website images, are desired.

2016 NEW OFFERING Up To One Hour Photography Session: Portrait~Family~Elopement~Small Wedding. You will receive up to 80 Large Size Unedited Email Files, plus 5 Actual Size Edited Emailed Files: “Photographer’s Choice”. These images will be sent within 5 days, directly from my Apple Computer, To Your Computer. Be certain before starting that your Computer can receive images, as sent. Photographer maintains Copyright, with Permission to Client to edit, and print images as Photographs. Always, Photo Credit: Susan Slapin. $1,200.

Love this….Catch The Bouquet!

Testimonial…”Dearest Susan: Our fabulous wedding photographs have safely arrived. They are perfect! We love “The Susan and Tony Book” our Spiral Portfolio Keepsake Booklet, is just what we wanted. Thank you so much for capturing our very special day; all the magic, romance, and beauty, with such a creative and artistic touch. I think the “catch the bouquet” picture should be in a bridal magazine it is so spectacular, romantic, and timeless. Your calming, creative, and professional approach, really helped us relax, and you clearly put your special creative energy into each wonderful photograph. We loved your customer service and great communication. We feel very blessed to have you as our photographer and will enjoy your wonderful pictures forever. I will feel like a special bride and smile, every time I look at them. Thank you so very much, the very happy couple, Susan and Tony.

This lovely bride is a super edited image~an interesting “softening” process with an “in depth” effect.

Washington State Poet Laureate, 2014

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Beautiful Bouquet~Turtleback Farm Inn.


SACRED CEREMONY~ELOPEMENT Up to 10 people. Up to One Hour. Includes (8) wallets, (3) 3.5, (15) 4×6,  (4) 5×7, (2) 8×10″ Prints.  Includes Your Spiral Proof Portfolio for Viewing & Selections~Keepsake.  $800. Additional half hour: $75.

  • WEDDING CELEBRATION Special day, with Mr. & Mrs. Spiral Portfolio & beautiful custom prints…
  • Up to 30 people. Up to 2.5 Hours. Includes (12) wallets. (6) 3.5″, (15) 4×6″, (8)5×7″ prints, (5) 8×10″ print, (1) 11×14″ print. Includes 8×10″ Mr. & Mrs. Spiral Proof Portfolio for viewing/selection~Keepsake Memories. $1900.

Finished Prints are matte surface unless otherwise noted~Metallic pearl prints give a beautiful light & glossy finish, frame without glass or a deep mat. Gallery Wrap Canvas, Metal Prints, or Keepsake Spiral Portfolios are also available Ala Carte.

Add On:  (32) wallets, (8)4×6″, (8) 5×7″, (4) 8×10″ Photographs: $500.

I edit images individually~with care, and attention to detail. Please let me know in advance, if in addition to color, you would like any black & white, or sepia images. Would you like some images with a softening at the edges?

*Images are stored for 1-3 weeks. You will receive your images in the most timely fashion! Keeps things fresh in mind. Photographs are Shipped U.S. Insured.*

Susan Slapin holds Photographers’ Copyright of all images. All Rights Reserved.


This rose patterned bride image is created with a fun layering process!

Just one testimonial quote from Antoinette Botsford, (pictured with the wedding couple by the dresser) Wedding Officiant: “The thing is, your maverick nature combined with your unusual eye make you one exceptional photographer.”

GETTING READY: Be rested, well hydrated, relaxed, and in the moment for best photos. Looking at one another if a couple~deeply into that shared reflection of LOVE, focused in the present moment. Solo~know the feeling you wish to convey in your finished photograph, or website images. Be aware of how you are feeling~take time to check in with your self, in the moment & hence, in the Photograph. Take the time to relax in the moment. Consider, do you have a better side? For group photos, it is often best to “get together” within the picture plane. Bring a small water bottle in case you get thirsty. Wear a medium~darker color shirt if you want to look smaller, or lighter color apparel, if you want to appear larger. What style suits you best? Be true to your own nature…Free Spirit~Artists, included!

We’ll generally have an INTRODUCTORY CONSULTATION, via telephone or in person, to discuss options~formats, awareness of the vision.

Our Photography session begins at agreed time. Approaches are sacred, whimsical~artful, natural~knowing the feel of what you want in this arena can help to center. Truly, the outcomes are based on the energy of the moment. I am in “the zone” , engaging to convey the moment, through the camera lens. I love photographing the love and beauty of the day.

Remember to let me know what you would like in terms of specific family constellations, the boys, the groom’s family, the bride with her family of origin, just siblings, etc. Please appoint someone in your party, to keep track & assist in organizing. If chance of rain…please have canopy set up and bring umbrellas for rainy season photography.

Your Photography Session is a very Special Time, for beautiful photographic memories.

I look forward to participating in your Special Day.

Lovely keepsake photographs~Treasures for years to come.

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