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  • Welcome to Michelle’s blog!

    NOW SERVING SEATTLE, SNOQUALMIE, NORTH BEND, FALLS CITY, ISSAQUAH AND KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON!

    Michelle Garthe is an award winning singer and stage actress turned photographer. You can visit her music site here. Originally from Washington DC, she currently resides in Issaquah, Washington. Her works are published in Sno Valley Star, Snoqualmie Valley Record, YMCA Snoqualmie Website, cover pages of American Women's Association of HK magazine, Hong Kong Standard, The List magazine, Sassy Hong Kong website, Glamo-mamas website, Bubble Shack Hawaii product line and the walls of US Consulate HK, Philippine Consulate HK, and YMCA Snoqualmie. Two of her works won the Grand Prize for the Earth Day Photo competition in US Consulate HK.

    This blog showcases her works and serves as a respite from her daily living. She has
    no real objective other than to share not just her experience with her photo sessions, but a little piece of herself and her observation of the world.

    Aside from music (www.michellegarthe.com), she is an avid yoga practitioner, Tae Kwon Do Black Belter, fanatic of extreme fun (she jumped the world's highest bungy jump- Macau Tower at 764 feet, the third highest bungy in Queenstown New Zealand-Nevis Bungy at 440 feet and world's highest swing in Queenstown NZ), lover of all things IPad and Kindle, raw vegan enthusiast and never goes by the day without...chocolates (dark, that is)! She has also travelled and lived in Asia and Europe, so her love of adventure and travelling is inevitable.

    Thank you very much for stopping by!

    (Photo by Ifat Kafry Hindes)

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Hello Spring! / Issaquah Washington Photographer

Wow! I noticed that I haven’t written a blog in months! Motherhood really has been keeping me busy, but thankful to photography, yoga and pumping iron (you heard that right, I love weight training!) for keeping things balanced.

You’re probably wondering why I was under the radar for a while. For one, motherhood is a very challenging and rewarding experience for me. Being a mother of two in a city away from family definitely poses so many challenges. However, I am not wavered by it  and here I am still taking as much photos as I can. I may have missed many months writing this blog but I tell you, I’m loving the break!

Okay, on to the photos! We recently went to the Skagit Valley Tulips Festival in Mount Vernon, WA that runs from April 1-30. I am very delighted to share with you photos of that visit. I am a big lover of tulips and so this blog post promises plenty…and plenty of tulip photos. And of course, you’ll get to see me and the two kiddies!

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YOGA FOR THE PHILIPPINES / Issaquah Washington Photographer

As the temperature dips to the 20s, nothing beats having to spend an hour and a half in a hot room filled with energy from other yogis and yoginis. On October 7, 2013,  Hot Yoga Experience in Issaquah WA held a charity event Yoga for the Philippines. This is a donation- based class taught by fabulous instructors of HYE who volunteered their time and energy. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross, which will then benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda in the Philippines. I do have distant family members in the affected areas and I’m more than happy to participate in this event.

Earlier in the day, I brought my little girl to watch the Disney movie Frozen and indulged on movie food fare a little bit. I have to say I did feel GREAT after an hour of power yoga and half hour of Yin. Then coming home with a home filled with Christmas decors (hubby put up the tree, lights etc while I was in class) was enough to send the warmth and spirit of the Holidays in my soul.

I thank all the yogis, yoginis and HYE instructors for taking part in this event. With that I’m sharing the photos that I’ve captured before the class started. NamasteYOGA FOR THE PHILIPPINES  /  Issaquah Washington Photographer

 

JULIA, 6 MONTHS / Snoqualmie Seattle Washington Baby Photographer

A baby girl… One of the most beautiful miracles in life, one of the greatest joys we can ever know, and one of the reasons why there is a little extra sunshine, laughter and happiness in your world today.
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Thank you Marc and Rita for the opportunity to capture your little sunshine, Julia. It was worth doing the session in a stormy Snoqualmie dayJULIA, 6 MONTHS  /  Snoqualmie Seattle Washington Baby PhotographerEnjoy browsing through the photos.

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