One of my favorite locations to photograph families at during the Summer months is Discovery Park in the Magnolia neighborhood. And it's not a secret that this is also a popular spot for many Seattle photographers. It's a special location for many reasons, but at a certain time of year, beautiful wildflowers begin popping up all over the park and it always feels like so dreamy and beautiful.

Blonde little girl wearing yellow floral dress holding Queen Anne's lace white flower over eye
Blonde little girl wearing yellow floral dress walking in wildflower field at sunset

During golden hour, the fields light up golden yellow and it becomes such a gorgeous time to capture families, kids, and couples alike. I simply can't recommend it enough! This is a wonderful time to hold Mini Sessions, so you'll see photographers walking their clients around trying to capture that beautiful light. Sweet pea flowers begin to show up in late June and last almost through the end of July. As an avid nature lover, I always like to respectfully walk through the fields being careful not to crush or disturb any of the delicate wildflowers. I definitely like to practice leave no trace principles whenever possible, so you'll find me searching for open patches of dry grass which is entirely possible at this time of year.

Mother wearing white eyelet dress with daughter sitting at Discovery Park
Mother wearing white eyelet dress with daughter laughing at Discovery Park

When the sun is this beautiful and high in the sky, I like to find a spot that has some tree cover and have my clients sit with their backs to the sun. This allows that golden, classic halo glow to shine through and well, it's simply magic. Nostalgic, Summer vibes is always the goal for this time of year. 2022 is going to be busy for photographers everywhere and I have a feeling that will be the same for Seattle photographers. It would be wise to reserve your 2022 photo sessions online as soon as possible to ensure you grab an ideal time and date with the right photographer. My Summer dates have just posted online and I will be adding more dates throughout the year. Mini sessions for the wildflower fields at Discovery Park in Seattle are now live. Book online directly! See you close to Sunset...

Mother wearing white eyelet dress with daughter dancing at Discovery Park
Mother wearing white eyelet dress with daughter walking at Discovery Park