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Free portrait sessions Nov 9th to benefit Seattle Childrens Hospital and cherished friendship!

I value my best friend beyond belief and I treasure the photos we have together. Let me capture you with your most important friend (spouse or baby count!) and begin a collection of the two of you that can span decades. Your session benefits more than the two of you. Secure a Friends Mini Session with Janet Klinger by November 6th then bring a new toy, book or other treasure (see suggested list) to your November 9th, 2011 session date and your donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital will count as payment in full for a 30 minute mini session. (see details below) If you prefer to donate cash, please make checks payable to Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation (designate “Child Life Department Toy Fund”).

Choose your best friend carefully as you are limited to one companion during this special charity session benefiting Children’s Hospital.

Janet Klinger Photography

Janet Klinger Photography Family

Janet Klinger Photography

Here are a few of our favorite local toy stores

Top Ten Toys


Curious Kidstuff

Planet Happy Kids

A few details.
What: Mini Photo Sessions 30 minutes each, one per person.
Why: Benefit children in need while raising awareness for Seattle Children’s Hospital toys program and their generous community support.
When: November 9th, 2011.
Where: Janet Klinger Photography Studio.
Who: You and your closest friend or companion
Cost: Free with donation of a new toy. A $50 deposit is required to secure your time, to be used towards print order.
Beyond traditional prints our studio specializes in wall art and table pieces including
metal etched print clusters
canvas wrapped gallery prints
museum grade photographs printed on artist papers
To see cluster examples visit here.
Contact us to find out more details.

Local Photographer starts the new school year off right!

Bitter sweet is the month of September. Summer is over, school is starting. Parents and children often have mixed emotions; good-bye summer adventures, hello alarm clocks, school buses and homework.

For most kids looking forward to new back to school supplies is the tradition that jump starts their school spirit. Anticipating sports, music, dance and clubs stirs the imagination. Yet there are many kids in foster care who may not experience these joys. But your donation to Treehouse brightens their day. You can help these kids and your own jumpstart the school year off with a smile!

Bring in your donation receipt by October 1st to receive Janet Klinger Photography’s Back to School Savings package and Janet will help you support Treehouse by matching your donation! Email us to find out more about this limited time offer that gives up to $200 per Back to School package to Treehouse, an amazing resource for those in foster care!


Parents Guide to Summer in Seattle

Looking for some fun Seattle summer things to do!? Janet Klinger Photography has come up with some local ideas!

Kids eat free?! Check out this link for local restaurants that offer up some free food for kids!

Read the summer away! Join the Seattle Public Library reading programs

Get Out! Summer at SAM

Outdoor movies! Head to Marymoor Park, Magnuson Park, West Seattle or Fremont to watch an outdoor movie this summer.

Looking to join a fun summer camp?

Pick your own berries and other yummy food! Check out one of the many local farms, Remlinger Farms

And be sure to catch up on Martha Stewart‘s 60 days of summer

But don’t forget to have the award winning portrait photographer, Janet Klinger capture your 2011 summer memories (and tan)! Book a session with Janet before the end of September and receive her Spectacular Seattle Summer Special! Contact us to find out more.

Janet Klinger Photography Family Portraits

Janet Klinger Photography Family Portraits

Issaquah Parks Playful Pictures

Large families know how to have Big Fun.







Woodland Park Rose Garden Hosts One Gorgeous Seattle Family

Family photography shows the love between
Long time clients, and now friends, the true personalities of this precious brother-sister relationship shine.


Angel Faces






Woodland Park Zoo has Northwest natural landscaping.


Cherry Blossom Photo Special at UW

Photography session special – CHERRY BLOSSOMS at the University of Washington! One hour sessions at the UW April 4-8 from 9am-3pm.
Each hour is $199 plus a $400 minimum order. (save $250)
Family defined: You and your significant other, kids, pets, grandparents, or siblings. How do you define family?

Why a special? I realized yesterday the trees are already blooming- two weeks earlier than I pre-scheduled for annual cherry blossom sessions.
Click here to book a session or to inquire.

Janet Klinger is Seattle’s fine art family photographer, creating one of a kind display pieces including photographic wall collections, wax painted photographs, cubism clusters, luxury albums, classic photographs, canvas prints, personalized stationary and gifts that showcase photography at its finest.
Phone: 206-622-7478


Military Stolen Moments in Olympic Sculpture Park

When your love is far from home moments together can be intense. Andrew surprised Shannon with a romantic photo session in Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park. And on a sunny New Years Eve afternoon. Andrew is charming, that’s for sure. No one has ever thought to arrange a secret photo session for me- at least not yet.
Shannon and Andrew certainly made the most of their short visit.

Two lovers kiss good-bye

Contemporary Military Photography

Now that's a kiss- Good-bye military man

Now that's a kiss

Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park photography

In Seattle's sculpture park he glows more than the art

Holding on to her man

Seattle urban couple portraiture

Community Focus Starts at School

Our family uses the we word often. As in “We are in first grade”. As many parents do, we spend time at Meridian School, volunteering, arranging classmate play-dates and best of all, socializing with parents. Here are a few photos from our hors d’oeuvres and wine gathering at my studio just prior to the Meridian School Auction.

JanetKlingerPhoto_Sarah Sandford Meridian School Mom


JanetKlingerPhoto_Erane Myint, Meridian School Mom


JanetKlingerPhoto_Adrian Cunard Meridian School Mom


JanetKlingerPhoto_Tenley Prince Meridian Mom


JanetKlingerPhoto_Emily Bennett Meridian School Mom

First time Mom’s network in Seattle. What is your Favorite?

Seattle hosts numerous new-parent support networks. See my favorites listed below. How do you connect with other new parents? Share your favorites with others beginning a new adventure– parenting.

Little piggys in the house -- help is on the way. Explore parenting networks

Little piggys in the house -- help is on the way. Join a parenting network!

I might occasionally feel overwhelmed with motherhood, but today is no comparison to when I struggled with those first months of motherhood. On Ellie’s first day of life Tim and I each learned to change a diaper. That’s how ignorant we were.

After my smooth pregnancy, I was taken off guard by how little I could achieve and how my schedule and autonomy disappeared overnight. Even completing simple, mindless tasks like washing dishes seemed a momentous feat. Our first self supportive move was the installation of a dishwasher. Remaining was the problem of emptying it.

Balancing a professional life with being a mom has it’s own special challenges. I found camaraderie and tips from numerous resources listed below.

To the rescue…
PEPS (Program for Parenting Support)
Directly from the website is this description: Since 1983, PEPS has helped new parents to connect and grow. Parents come together each week to share the joys and challenges of parenthood and develop confidence in their own parenting abilities. For many parents, their PEPS Group becomes part of their extended family, a supportive community that lasts a lifetime.
Tim and I still swap babysitting and enjoy an annual camping adventure with our PEPS group. We’ve done this for 6 years and counting. The babies were all born within 2.5 months of each other.

Janet Klinger_ Sisters snuggle a newborn baby brother

A happy parent creates a happy family. Take care of yourself for your kids sake.

First Weeks with Ann Keppler, RN, MN and co-author of Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Newborn.
Ann is fabulous beyond words. A gentle, generous, intuitive soul, Ann clearly cares for each and every new parent who enters the door. No problem was too small, weird or embarrassing. Ann is brilliantly insightful. She recognizes the worth of one parent sharing with or keenly listening to the experience of another new parent. The class was invaluable for showing me I wasn’t alone. Many of us felt overwhelmed. We shared in discussions regarding reflux, yeast infections, setting limits with grandparents, pet attacks, lack of sleep, soothing a colic baby, sharing resources regarding every medical condition, temperament, and sharing referrals for every service known to parent-kind. At the time I didn’t think I needed any help, just community. I found both. Having a glimpse of the outside world would be reason enough to commit myself to the weekly gatherings. First Weeks was THE most supportive of all my resources.

Neighborhood mother groups are invaluable for parenting discussions from where to find certain supplies or toys to home maintenance referrals. I personally use and love Greenlake Moms and Ballard Moms. I have also listed several other area moms and parents groups. Note some require an email first which selecting the link will indicate.

Seattle Neighborhood Communities for Mothers
Greenlake Moms
Ballard Moms
Belltown Babies
Madrona Moms
Lake Forest Moms
NE Seattle Moms : for Laurelhurst, Bryant, View Ridge, Windermere, Wedgewood, Sandpoint, Ravenna and UDistrict.
Montlake Moms
Mount Baker Parents
Queen Anne Moms
City-wide Communities for Mothers
Seattle Single Moms
Moxie Moms, a fitness and support group.

Janet Klinger _ father and son show love playing piggyback

The joy of daddy and son being silly

Seattle parenting groups to support both Moms and Dads
Capital Hill Parenting
Magnolia Moms and Dads
Seattle Families of Multiples Families with twins and all multiples.
Seattle Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders

Seattle Single Parents Meet-up Group

Eastside Communities for Mothers
Mothers and More
Eastside Mothers of Multiples
Kirkland Moms
Eastside Attachment Parenting

Adorable Phinney Ridge House for Rent.

Home for rent on top of popular Phinney Ridge, by Greenlake - avail Feb 1

Come rent our sweet Seattle bungalow