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Down Syndrome Community Valentine’s Sweetheart Dance

Down Syndrome Community Sweetheart Dance This past Saturday I was privileged to photograph the annual Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dance, held at the Highland Center in Bellevue. I have been the photographer at this event for ~20 years now, and it is always a lot of fun. The dance may have been held a week after […]

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2014 Special People’s Cruise

Special People’s Holiday Cruise For those of you who do not know about this event, the Special People’s Cruise is an annual event for Developmentally Delayed teenagers and adults in the Seattle area.  Local yacht club members provide their boats to take this group on an afternoon cruise around Lake Washington. This event almost always is scheduled on […]

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2014 Puget Sound Buddy Walk

Puget Sound Down Syndrome Community Buddy Walk Here are a few photos from the 2014 Puget Sound Buddy Walk, run by the Down Syndrome Community and held on October 5 at the Seattle Center.  To see the entire set of 200+ photos please visit my Picasa page.  The photos there can all be downloaded free of charge, […]

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Marty kneels in front of his new wife Pat at Tipsoo Lake with Mt Rainier in the background

Pat & Marty – Photos at Chinook Pass

Wedding photo session at Chinook Pass A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a woman named Pat about taking some photos of her and her new husband Marty.  They had gotten married just over a month earlier, but Pat was not happy with their original wedding photos (taken by another photographer), and she had […]

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2012 Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound Buddy Walk

Here is a sample of photos taken at the Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk, held October 7 2012 at Seattle Center.  This event was attended by hundreds of people, on an absolutely spectacular fall day. As some of you know, my daughter Kerri has Down Syndrome.  The goal of the Buddy Walk is to promote […]

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Jen and Myles are pregnant!

  Two and a half years ago I was the photographer at Jen and Myle’s wedding at Kiana Lodge.  They have been living in Australia since then, but were back in Seattle last week for a quick visit with Jen’s family, most of whom are locals.  Jen is now 5 months pregnant with their first […]

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Seattle area Maternity Photos – Becky and Cameron

I was the photographer at Becky and Cameron’s wedding 2 years ago, and was delighted when they called to tell me that Becky is pregnant with their first child, and that they wanted me to take some maternity photos.  We met at their home in Monroe, and here is a small sample of the photos […]

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Happy Anniversary Barb and Paul!

Fifteen years ago yesterday (4/21/1997) I was the photographer at my sister Barb’s wedding to Paul Hopper at the the Henry Ford Estate in Dearborn, Michigan.  This is one of my favorite photos from the day.  I had to scan a print so not quite as nice as starting with a true digital file (hard […]

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Tom Ellis Photography wins WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award for fourth straight year!

Here is a press release from WeddingWire.com about their 2012 Bride’s Choice Awards.  I am very happy to say that this is the 4th straight year that I have won this award, which I believe is every year that the award has been given. What I like most about this award is that it is […]

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Cassie & Rob – Couples photos, Downtown Bellevue Park

Cassie and Rob at Bellevue Park Here are some “couples” photos that I shot of Cassie and Rob on New Years Day, 2012 at Downtown Bellevue Park.  I’ve known Rob for 6 years, since he turned out for track as a javelin thrower his sophomore year in high school (I was his coach).  Rob and […]

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