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Santa poses with young woman with Down Syndrome at the 2017 Special People's Holiday Cruise

2017 Special People’s Holiday Cruise

The 2017 Special People’s Holiday Cruise On December 4 I was the “Santa Photographer” at the 2017 Special People’s Holiday Cruise, held at the Meydenbauer Yacht Club.  This is an annual event, and has been going on for many years.  As many of my clients know, my daughter Kerri has Down Syndrome.  I first got […]

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Photo of totality during the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse

Eclipse 2017 in Corvallis, Tom Ellis Photography

Photos of the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Yesterday I was extremely fortunate to be able to view and photograph the total solar eclipse.  When I first heard about the coming eclipse sometime last spring, I thought that it would be a lot of fun to travel to a location where it would be possible […]

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Bride and groom photographed against a background of the sun setting behind the Olympic Mountains during their Seattle area wedding at Ray's Boathouse

Updated wedding videos – Seattle wedding photographer

Updated Wedding Video Slideshows now on my YouTube page For the last couple of days I have been working on updating some of my Wedding Video Slideshows, to take advantage of the improvements to the software that have taken place since I first created many of these shows.  The difference is really remarkable; I thought […]

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Clouds reflected in the water at Chism Park

Sunset reflection photos, Seattle photographer

Late afternoon reflection photos at Chism Park Late this afternoon I was visiting my parents, and their dog needed to take a walk.  So I took him out and we and headed for nearby Chism Park.  It was getting quite close to sunset, and because it was mostly overcast it was already quite dark by […]

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Winner of The Knot Best of Weddings 2017

Knot Best of Weddings 2017 selection

The Knot Best of Weddings 2017 I am very happy to announce that I have been selected by The Knot as one of their Best of Weddings winners for 2017.  This selection is based on customer reviews, and is only awarded to a very small number of wedding vendors nationwide.  Thanks to all of my […]

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Santa and friend pose for a photo at the annual Special People's Cruise

Special People’s Christmas Cruise

Special People’s Cruise at Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club Yesterday I was the “Santa photographer” for the Special Peoples Cruise at Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club, an annual event that I have been helping with for somewhere between 20-25 years.  I really wish I could remember exactly when I started taking photos of all of the participants […]

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Participants at the 2016 Down Syndrome Community Buddy Walk just before starting the walk around Seattle Center

2016 Down Syndrome Buddy Walk

Down Syndrome Community Buddy Walk Yesterday was the Down Syndrome Community Buddy Walk, held annually in early October at the Seattle Center.  I have been a volunteer photographer for this event for ~15 years, and every year it continues to grow.  We have been extremely fortunate with the weather for this event over the years, and […]

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Guys trip to San Juan Islands

“Stag Cruise” to the San Juan Islands Two weeks ago my father, my son Dan and I took a short boat trip together on my father’s boat.  When Dan was younger we did this every year for several years, but as he hit his teens he lost interest in hanging out with Dad and Grandpa and […]

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Cactus flowers blooming in Phoenix AZ

Cactus photos in Phoenix AZ

Desert cactus photos in Phoenix AZ A few weeks ago my wife and I made a rather brief trip to Phoenix to visit with some friends, while on the way to help my parent move move back to Seattle from their winter home in Borrego Springs.  We usually make a journey to Phoenix early in […]

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Two girls dancing at the 2016 Down Syndrome Community Sweetheart Dance

Down Syndrome Community Sweetheart Dance 2016

2016 Down Syndrome Community Sweetheart Dance On February 20 I photographed the annual Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dance, put on by the Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound.  This is always a very fun event, with entire families showing up to eat pizza and dessert, catch up on how everyone is doing, and (of course) dance […]

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