PAWS Wagfest 2016 ~ Kingston Pet Charity Event ~ Four Foot Photography ~ Kitsap Photographer

Sunday, August 21st was PAWS Wagfest at Mike Wallace Park by the Kingston/Edmonds ferry terminal. Wagfest is an annual fundraiser walk to support the work of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, and this year featured a 1K/5K Go … Continue reading

Black & White Fur Ball 2016

June 4 was the PAWS of Bainbridge and North Kitsap annual fundraising auction – this year dubbed the Black and White Fur Ball 2016!   With Good Co providing the evening’s music, the gala event at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino … Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2015

While baking my mom’s crescent rolls Thanksgiving morning, gathering the Pumpkin Somethin’ and the supplemental stuffing I had made the night before, I was scrolling through a photography forum I {very much} enjoy, and the thread was about who was being asked to bring their camera to Thanksgiving dinner, with many flat out refusing, some sighing that it was expected, and a few who wouldn’t dream of not bringing the “big” camera and documenting the day. While I am conscious of not being all up in everyone’s face during the day, I am solidly in the camp that packed a bag and did a little insisting. Mainly, I can never have enough photographs, but also – last Thanksgiving I packed the camera and took some group shots, pictures of the kids and some of the food, but did not get pushy enough to do individual family groups as I had intended (Thanksgiving at my dad’s includes in-laws, outlaws, exes, siblings, steps and pretty much anyone we can squish into the tables). Turns out, my stepmother had a mini stroke that day. She is fine, but it was my last Thanksgiving with my mom, and then my dad had a stroke in February. Around the table, we have lost mothers, fathers, aunts, grandmas and grandpas, have other family members that could not come due to illness or distance. I am so grateful for the ones who were there in person and in spirit, but what I wouldn’t give for some from last year, with my mom and her wife, my sister and my niece, me with my mom and sister. So it was fairly dark, the images are not perfect, pretty noisy, “not my best work”, but I am so pleased to have them. The love is there and it is real. Bring your camera, your cell phone, your iPad. Please don’t turn away from a picture because you don’t look your best (note my daughter with a crazy barrette in her messy hair, food on her face and a thrift store dress – perfection), or are too busy stirring the beans or want to lose 10 lbs. Be present in pictures. Grab someone you love, make a goofy face. Just be there.

Thank you so much Dad & Donna for having the whole crew, whole crew for including me and mine, Marianne for all the planning and organizing, ALL the fabulous women who cooked and baked, Gordon for crossing the pond, John for frying the turkeys, Jake for lending your voice, Marianne for getting my picture with my dad and the great turkey hat dessert with the kiddos. STEPHANIE. Love you all. Oh, and the first couple of images are from our Snoopy inspired Thanksgiving breakfast of popcorn, toast and candy. What? It’s TRADITION.












Family, Thanksgiving, Kitsap Photographer, #bepresentinphotos, #familylove, 2015, Amazing Grace


Kitsap Humane Society Animal Krackers Auction ~ 2015 Charity ~ Kitsap County Photographer ~ Four Foot Photography

Saturday evening was clear and beautiful for Kitsap Humane Society‘s 22nd annual Animal Krackers Gala Dinner and Auction fundraiser. For the first time, the venue was the lovely new conference center at Clearwater Resort and Casino in Suquamish. A record … Continue reading

Kitsap Humane Society PetsWalk 2015 ~ Kitsap County Pet Photographer, Four Foot Photography

This is my fifth consecutive year attending PetsWalk as a vendor, and it just keeps getting better! Like last year, PetsWalk was held at the Poulsbo waterfront. There was a wonderful turnout of dogs and their people and a bird! … Continue reading

PAWS The Great Catsby and The Woofing Twenties ~ 2015 auction fundraiser ~ Four Foot Photography, Kitsap Lifestyle Photographer

I seriously love the PAWS of Bainbridge and North Kitsap organization. My first contact was for the PAWS Wagfest in 2011, I brought my samples as a vendor, and met such nice people! The more I know, the more impressed I am! There are so many programs that benefit pets and people on the north end of Kitsap County, placing animals in forever homes, pet food bank, veterinary assistance, spay/neuter, feral cat abatement, Kitsap Lost Pets, placing cats with seniors and pet retention financial assistance, to name a few! I will go into those programs in further detail over the next few months, as I filmed some video of the various programs for PAWS. Saturday, June 6 was the PAWS fundraiser, “The Great Catsby and The Woofing Twenties.” As the name implies, this was a fun party to celebrate 40 years of PAWS programs and volunteers. The decorations were gorgeous, the band Good Co performed and the costumes and desserts were spectacular! There was a photobooth! I would have more to say about it, but I know you really came here for the pictures!