Summertime is the best time to capture photos with your loved ones. There are so many reasons why this time of year in Seattle is best for family photos, but here's a few of my favorite: the weather is consistent, the kids are out of school, Fall is an extremely busy time for photographers due to people wanting photos for their Holiday cards, and the most popular reason: avoid reschedules when the rain starts.

Family sitting in wildflower field kissing baby Discovery Park

Rescheduling your session due to rainy weather in the Fall can be a bummer. Photographers dislike reschedules just as much as families and couples do. It can be disappointing, and trust me when I say that your family photographer wants to hold your session in the best light and the best weather possible. If you're hesitating or waiting for a Fall spot, I highly encourage you to contact me as soon as possible to reserve your desired time and day before the rush of new clients finds me on Google and social media.

Mother smiling at camera holding baby in wildflower field Discovery Park

Discovery Park is a lovely spot to capture your family photos or to schedule a session with your partners. I can't emphasize enough how much I'm enjoying photographing couples right now, so please reach out to me if you're considering some meaningful photos. I recently ran an education session for Unraveled Academy to discuss how I run a family session, composition, and camera settings for new photographers. It was great fun with this adorable family that brought their baby all the way from Bainbridge Island. These pictures are a lovely preview of what your session could look like. As always, clothing is such an important factor as to what makes beautiful classic photos. The theme for this shoot was casual summer. I requested they wear jeans with pops of soft neutral colors.

Baby walking in field holding sweet pea flowers Discovery Park

Comfortable clothing for kids is crucial for outdoor family sessions. As you can see, this adorable soft romper was the perfect out and about walking outfit for this baby - isn't she the cutest? It kept her comfortable and the material is breathable. Cotton, linen or any other soft blend material is great for kids. Think aesthetically pleasing play clothes that kids can run, jump, and walk in.

Family sitting in wildflower field with baby Discovery Park

I am currently booking spots for August, but if you are reading this now, I am running a sale for Saturday, July 23rd for golden hour minis at Discovery Park. This patch of flowers is one of my favorite spots to photograph at every year. Every year, I get asked where this is, so visit my website online and reserve your spot! Find my Wildflower Minis Sale online under The Mini package.