Meet the Strahans ~ Carkeek Park, Seattle

This family introduced me to this awesome park in North Seattle.  It has a beautiful beach with acres to explore and the trains pass through every hour.  So the kids were mesmerized.  We hiked a little of the trails during our session.  I can’t wait to go back and adventure further up.  We also saw the bubble man getting ready for a show.  So much fun will be had here at Carkeek Park.

What a wonderful family!  I can tell the outdoors are their place of choice.  We found lots of creatures and interesting rocks, moss, leaves, bridges, and watched the mass of sailboats.  My kind of morning!

Here are some of my highlights in the glorious, sunny, Seattle day.

Meet the Hughes~Golden Gardens, Seattle

I haven’t been to this location since I was a little girl.  If you want a great place to people watch.  I recommend checking out Golden Gardens in Seattle.  There are some spots that are private here too because it’s such a huge park.  And you can have a bon fire on the beach here!

I met this lovely trio at the beach.  We started right off throwing rocks in the water and explored the whole park.  One of the highlights were the baby duckies we saw and the caterpillar infestation.  They were literally all over the place.  Which was pretty cool, especially for a two year old.  I’m sure there are a ton of butterflies there now.

I really had a great time with this family.  I even brought my own kids, who were off playing with Daddy while I shot the family.  And then after we were done our kids played together.

Here are my highlights from the session.

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Meet the Bonsers~Denny Park, Kirkland

Another session at the golden hour.  And to have photographed a lovely, beautiful family.  What a lucky lady I am!

We corresponded over a year ago about this session and it was worth the wait.  I had such a fun time with them and the kiddos.  Denny Park has such beautiful scenery!  It was such a clear day and not too crowded.  It’s a great beach to take the kids on a hot summer day. It’s composed of 46 acres. There are four fields along the Lake Washington waterfront between Holmes Point Drive and Lake Washington. On the other side of the road are several trails through the woods. Winding up the Denny Creek Ravine, you are surrounded by tall trees of our native forest.  We used the huge magnolia tree and the bridges along the pathway.  Also there is a playground for the kids to play.

I had a lot of fun playing with the sun in our pics.  So here are my favorites!  Enjoy!♥

 

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Thank you so much Roland and Rebecca!  You have wonderful kiddos.  I could see you are great parents and so in love. 

I couldn’t ask for better people to be around!

Meet the Gerners~Discovery Park, Seattle

Here we are in November with a bunch of sessions coming on the blog.  And to start, I have an adorable family of three.  They picked this awesome location in Seattle, Discovery Park.  I think it’s a must see in our area.  The website says this about it:  The site is one of breathtaking majesty. Situated on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, Discovery Park offers a spectacular view of both the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges. The secluded site includes two miles of protected tidal beaches as well as open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets and streams.  I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get over there.  If you want to get down to the beach you can walk 1.5 miles or grab a permit to park.  But it’s very limited so you may have to plan for the walk.  However, we were lucky and got the last pass left.  PHEW!  Now that I’m 4 and 1/2 months pregnant I’m thankful that happened.

This wonderful family felt like they were old friends of mine.  I’m really not sure how I cross paths with such awesome people.  But I am!!  Lucky me.

I hope you enjoy my favorites from the session!

Thank you so much Carrie and Mickey for choosing me to photograph your family.  You’re little lady is so sweet and happy.  I can tell she is such a joy for you both.  I hope to see you guys back in the summer!