Capture Your FAMILY Story

Seattle-Tacoma Family Photography

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Creative. Stylish. Award-Winning.

This is your chance to look back at these monumental moments, and tell your family story.

Being a father, I know there is so much hustle and bustle in the day-to-day life of being great parents. Between feeding and changing the kids, grocery shopping, laundry, kissing boo boos, making dinner, giving baths, reading books... it's nearly impossible to get a nice photo of the entire family together.

That's why we're here!  We believe that you have a story to tell with your family. Your pictures should truly capture you and your loved ones, with photographs that are modern, yet timeless. You should be able to remember not just the things you did with your family, but also how you felt.


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About Carl Petersen

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I’m Carl Petersen, an award winning photographer and filmmaker.

Before moving to Washington, I spent 11 years in LA filmmaking and taking pictures. My experience directing and producing has greatly shaped the way I shoot and work with clients. I've trained and worked with some of the top photographers in the nation covering high-profile weddings, private events on Rodeo Drive, and New Year’s Eve parties at MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

I have a talent for capturing people at their best. I see myself as an artist and my number one goal is to create artwork for you.



"Carl was excellent with our new born baby girl. With Ruby being our first child my wife and I were of course very protective and only wanting the best for her new born pictures. Carl came to our home where we were more comfortable and he brought all of his equipment with him. Carl's efficiency made the process go smoothly and I would not recommend anyone but him as your photographer."

Nate + Thea

"I wanted to have a 'cake smash' session for my daughters first birthday, but didn't have a photographer! My friend was adamant about asking Carl at Petersen Pictures. We LOVED him and his work was so beautiful... we knew we had totally scored! I am forever grateful!! The shots were AMAZING!! I've received so many calls and messages saying how beautiful they are!"

Emmanuel + Karla

"We had Carl take our maternity photos. He was so professional, fun to work with and captured all the right moments. We couldn't be happier with the results! We will certainly be calling him to take family photos in the future! Thanks Carl!"

Tyler + Miranda

"Carl was such an amazing photographer! He did my son's bris and our pictures turned out amazing! He captured the moment so well! If your looking for a great photographer then you must book him!! Thank you Carl!"


Capturing the story of your FAMILY, frame by frame.

Setup a Free Consultation and Receive a Free Sample Family Story Portfolio

With a special 2018 Family Photography session fee of $199, we have something for everyone. Use the button below setup a family consultation, and we will send you a free sample family story portfolio.

Plus, if you setup a consultation before June 1st, you will qualify for our current special booking promotion - your chance to get free additional time or a free gift size print.  Schedule your consultation to learn more.