For 4 years in a row now I have been bringing my oldest daughter to get her picture taken in front of the famous Cherry Blossom trees at the University of Washington. This brings special meaning to me as I graduated at the University of Washington. It’s also, simply a beautiful place to take gorgeous photos. There are so many beautiful places to take photos here in Washington State and I love exploring them with my girls.
My oldest loves to go on adventures with me and seeing new sites. She knows that wherever we go, that most likely I will have my camera and will be taking lots of photos. I feel like photos are the one way we can capture these special moments and have them last a lifetime. My hope is that long after I am gone that she will look at the photos that we took together and have fond memories of the fun times we spent exploring.
I spend a lot of time taking photos of my kids and lets be honest, that is the real reason I learned how to use my camera and to get better at photography. “V” my oldest, loves to take pictures where my youngest is still to young to realize that mama isn’t going to stop shooting my bests subjects (them) and that things go a lot easier if you just suck it up, let mom get the shot and move on. Okay, so maybe the photo taking process isn’t always part of the “making memories” part because lets face it, sometimes getting photos taken can be stressful. But I try and document that too. Not all photos need to be polished and posed. But when they work out that way, it’s pure magic.
I can’t wait to frame this one of Miss V!