City By the Sea | Seattle Portrait Photographer | Evidence Photography & Design
A little photo session by the sea with City by the Sea DJ Sean Swanky.
Rachael Reis is one of the photographer sisters behind Evidence Photography & Design and focuses her work on musicians, artists and events in the Seattle area. Inspired by what you see here? Send us a session inquiry or check out our Session Planning Guides.
BY RACHAEL REIS | I like to capture happiness. People show their true happiness while making art, being with the ones they love, and while dancing--and I love the vibe from people dancing, because I believe it helps them open up and feel more comfortable--enough so that you’ll find me out on the floor dancing and capturing moments at the same time. I’m not a huge fan of posed photography, because shooting people in action, in those REAL moments, while they’re creating, dancing, making music, that’s what calls to me. READ MORE
As a wedding photographer, one of the things that I find inspiring are the couples who give little personal touches through handmade details. So many couples are looking for ways to stretch their wedding budgets, I decided to start the Creative Couples series to highlight my own experiences as well as inspiration from the couples I have worked with. I didn't have much DIY experience going into this, but after thinking over what I've seen at the beautiful weddings I've photographed and browsing Pinterest for inspiration, I came up with some DIY details for my own wedding. I have to admit, I am a sucker for the feather-trend and wanted badly to incorporate feathers into my wedding. One of the ways I did that was to create peacock feather fans for my bridesmaids to hold instead of floral bouquets. I have been asked frequently about how I did this so I decided this would be the inspiration to kick-off the Creative Couples series. My fans were inspired by this easy to
"He flaps his lips... then bites through my necklace cord, filled with bloodstones, and dives into the water." Working on a creative collaboration with local poet, Janice Robinette. HEATHER REIS FIKE | I got my first camera when I was sevenish, it was this old 1970’s thing that takes 110 film. I think my mom got it for a few cents at a yard sale, or she may have found it in a vacant apartment, I got a LOT of stuff that way. Anyways, the point is I fell in love. Even then, I liked to photograph people--anyone I had access to, pretty much got their picture taken. It evolved into this deep love for capturing life. And when I say life, I mean every aspect of it. From maternity to newborn to children to seniors and weddings--it’s all part of the dynamic of human life. Capturing the essence of each person’s story is absolutely amazing--from the single mom and her child, to the sa
We tried something new this year. Put on our big girl pants and entered some photographs into a contest for professional photographers. The Photo Contest is sponsored by the Shoot &Share photography community and judged by our peers in the industry. For 2017, there were 330,000 photo entries from 159 countries! Even though none of our entries won top spots, we are humbled to have even one of our photos make it to the finalist round! Here are our entries that we're over here celebrating making it to the top 30% or higher in the contest. Come celebrate with us! Category: Passion Portraits; Recognition: Finalist (top 3.5%) Category: Personal Work; Recognition: Top 10% Category: Couples & Engagement; Recognition: Top 20% Category: Maternity; Recognition: Top 20% Category: The Wedding Couple; Recognition: Top 30% (left) Top 20% (right) Category: Wedding Details; Recognition: Top 20% Heather and Rachael are sisters who both grew up falling in