Tag Archive: shelby brakken photography


I met Debbie in high school. I have so many memories of her and I: in Seattle, in cars, in guatemalan skirts, in the grass at outdoor concerts. And then we grew up… Continue reading


On the day that I hung out with these four, the sun was out, and in their beautiful garden, the light streamed in through the trees. The coy swam in circles around their… Continue reading


I have known Rebecca since we were little–we met at some point in Elementary School and then spent our days together doing laps at the Queen Anne Pool, in our speedos and light… Continue reading

The Valerio Family. {Korea}

While I was in Korea, I photographed this radiant little family. These four (similar to┬áthe other family┬áthat I photographed while I was in Asia) are also teachers and adventurers, and they have explored… Continue reading

Eva & Maia. {Korea}

Last July, Eva and Maia moved to Seoul with their mom and dad. Now they live in an apartment in the Bokjandong neighborhood and they walk to school together everyday–sometimes with their hair… Continue reading

The Almeter Family. {Portland}

There was light on the morning that I met this little 3 + 1-on-the-way family. There were pink petals on the sidewalk outside their house and their home was filled with sun-rays and… Continue reading

Everett. {Portland}

Everett is a High School senior. He is also a photographer. We met. I shot. He bought balloons. I photographed him in front of a speeding train. We ate popcorn. We looked at… Continue reading

Vanessa+Amil {Married in Portland!}

Vanessa and Amil were married on an autumn afternoon on the second of November, and while they were saying i do, people around the world were celebrating the Day of the Dead: making… Continue reading

Courtney+Jordan||Sodo Park, Seattle

On the day that Courtney and Jordan were married, the sun broke through the thick layer of Seattle clouds and brightness lit up the day. On the day these two were married, crowds… Continue reading

Kelly+Nick. {MARRIED AT THE Art Museum in Portland!}

On the day that Kelly and Nick were married, the sculptures in the garden at the Portland Art Museum stood perfectly still and the sun glittered and flashed through the treetops. The bride… Continue reading