Mermaids and Beach Babes Stock Photos at Seattle’s Alki Beach | Body-Positive Portrait Photography in the PNW

These images were captured before March 2020, and were not taken during the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the factors of living in the Pacific Northwest is that the landscape tends to look like the Pacific Northwest — for better or worse. We tried three times (!) to have a sunny, summer beach photo shoot, and finally decided to roll with what Mother Nature gave us: low clouds, seaweed, chill, and occasional drizzle. But I’m really enthused about the results. 

The damp weather didn’t put a damper on the enthusiasm and joy of the folks in the photos! We held our session at Alki Beach, a popular beach within Seattle city limits, and since it was July, the beach was crowded. This was both a fun and very vulnerable experience for people for whom appearing in public in a bathing suit was a new or rare thing. It’s such a privilege to be able to arrange experiences that offer personal growth AND result in such beautiful images.

A selection of images from this session is available as stock photos at

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