It all started with a gift: A Kodak Pocket Ten from my photo-loving dad.

As a six-year old, it took only a day to discover how often doors will open with a camera at your side. People share their stories. They invite you to join in adventures. Suddenly, the world seems like a bigger place. And I was hooked on opportunities to explore the lives of all who passed before my lens. In just moments, someone formerly a stranger could become a new friend. Amazing!

That same sense of fun and fascination is still as fresh and exciting to me as it was during my childhood. In fact the longer I've lived, the more I've come to value those fleeting instants, and the effect that a photo can have on emotions and memory.

As a photographer, I help others to capture beautiful and important life moments. I do this with great inner satisfaction. Especially as I turn the pages of my own albums and meditate on the faces of people and places that hold meaning in my life: My beautiful daughter Ellie as she runs toward me with her arms outstretched; my husband Tim looking up from the Sunday paper with a smile; my sweet sister Lily and my mother Kit in a happier time before I lost them both to cancer. Knowing how much my personal photos and their connected memories mean to me, it's a pleasure and a privilege to present others with their own collections to enjoy.

Photographing people is my passion, my focus and my life's joyful work.


NBA Players including Seattle Supersonics:

Ray Allen and family

Nick Collison and family

Rashard Lewis and family

Damien Wilkins and family

Kurt Thomas and family

NFL Players:

The family of Matt Hasselbeck

Justin Forsett

Cory Redding and family

Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side

Upjohn Family

Nordstrom Family

Denny Family

World Association for Children and Parents


Rita Milos Brownstein, Author and

Event Expert

Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services


Seattle University

Seattle Art Museum

Art Institute of Chicago Museum

Chicago Architectural Foundation

Books and Publications

Jewish Weddings: A Beautiful Guide to

Creating the Wedding of Your Dreams

he Complete Idiot's Guide to

The Perfect Wedding

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

Seattle Bride

Adoptive Family Magazine

The Knot

Parent Map

Seattle's Child

Janet's timeline

3 years old - Took blurry pictures on dad's 35mm camera.

6 years old - Given my first camera and a drugstore budget for making prints

10 years old - Learned to develop film and print in a darkroom at Camp Martin Johnson, a YMCA camp.

13 years old - Furnished a complete 4x5 darkroom in my family's Chicago basement

14-18 years old - Sold photos 25 cents each to swim team friends

15-18 years old - Interned commercial photographer Ted Lacey

20 years old - Earned AAS in photographic science, Magna Cum Laude, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

20-21 years old - Studied in Europe with renowned Fine Art Photographers including Cindy Sherman,Heinz Cibulka, and Verena von Gagern.

22 years old - Earned BFA in Fine Art Photography from RIT

22 years old -Assisted Commercial photographers while building portrait clientele.

23 years old - Earned a 2.5 year position at the Art Institute of Chicago. My Portrait business growing after hours.

25 years old- Moved permanently to Seattle Washington, assisted commercial photographers and housecleaned while building wedding/pregnancy/portrait business.

27 years old - Rented first photo studio. Income 100% from photography!

29 years old - Moved to Royal Brougham 2500ft studio loft.

30 years old - Adopted F-stop, my trusty pound-puppy, who helped carry gear for 10 years.

35 years old - Met Timothy Rohleder, my future husband.

39 years old - Moved my studio to a Phinney Ridge store front.

41 years old - Ellie Alexandra is born. Portraits take on a whole new importance.

Partial List of Locations Where I Have Photographed

A Country Location

Alderbrook Resort & Spa - Union WA - Hood Canal

Alexis Hotel

Argosy Cruises

Bacon Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Bear Creek Country Club

Bellevue Club

Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Broadmoor Country Club

Campagne Restaurant


Cater Arts/ The Lakeside

Center for Urban Horticulture

Chinese Room at the Smith Tower

Clise Mansion - Marymoor Park

Columbia Tower Club

Columbia Winery

Court in the Square

Daughters of the American Revolution

Echo Falls Country Club

Edenwild - A Country Inn - Lopez Island WA

Edgewater Hotel and Resort

Edmonds Conference Center

Edmonds Yacht Club

Embassy Suites Hotel

Emerald Downs

Experience Music Project- The EMP

Everett Golf & Country Club

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Fauntleroy Church

Fairview Club

First Presbyterian - Seattle, Bellevue

Fort Worden State Park Conference Center

Green Valley Ranch and Spa - Las Vegas NV

Harbor Club - Bellevue

Harbor Club - Seattle

Hilton Seattle

Holy Names Academy Church

Hollywood Schoolhouse

Hotel Monaco

Hotel Vintage Park

The Inn at Langley - Whidbey Island WA

Inn at the Market


Kiana Lodge

Lakewold Garden - Tacoma WA

Lake Quinault Resort

Lake Wilderness Lodge

Overlake Golf and Country Club


Pan Pacific Hotel

Marriott Redmond Town Center

Mayflower Park Hotel

Monte Villa Farmhouse

Mt Zion Baptist Church

Museum of Flight

Newcastle Golf Club

Pravda Studios

Point Defiance Pagoda

The Rainier Club


Resort at Port Ludlow - Port Ludlow WA

robinswood House

Rosario Resort & Spa - Orcas Island WA

Rose Garden - Point Defiance

Rose Garden - Woodland Park Zoo

The Ruins

Sahalee Country Club

Saint Demetrio's Greek Orthodox Church

Saint James Cathedral

Saint Marks Cathedral

Salish Lodge & Spa - Snoqualmie WA

Salty's at Alki

Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Seattle First Baptist Church

Seattle Golf Club

Seattle Tennis Club

Seattle Yacht Club

Sheraton Hotel Seattle

Shilshole Bay Beach Club

Shumway Mansion

Sleeping Lady Resort - Leavenworth WA

Skansonia Ferry

Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club

South Shore Country Club - Chicago IL

Sorrento Hotel

Space Needle - Skyline

Stimson-Green Mansion

Sunset Club

Tibbetts Creek Manor

Tyee Yacht Club

United Church of Christ

University Club of Seattle

Villa Academy

Virginia V

W Hotel

Washington Athletic Club (WAC)

The Westin Seattle

Women's University Club of Seattle

Woodmark Hotel & Spa

World Trade Center of Seattle

And many more


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