I was thrilled when Michelle & AJ asked me to come up to their hometown of Burlington, WA to take their engagement photos during the world-famous Skagit Valley Tulip Festival! I hadn’t been to visit the tulips since I went with my mom two years ago, so I was excited to go exploring with some locals! Michelle & AJ expertly navigated the back roads avoiding gobs of traffic on the perfectly sunny spring day. We happened upon a more quiet field of tulips and delightedly tip-toed through the rows. This setting will be quite the contrast to their downtown Seattle wedding this fall!

Last week, Kevin & I flew to Florida and got to visit my entire family – it was a stars aligning, although actually carefully planned, wonderful trip. We played shuffleboard, swam in the pool and soaked up lots of vitamin D. One of my favorite things to do every time I get to see my sisters and their sweet families, of course, is to photograph my cute nieces (the three-and-a-half-year old boy didn’t seem like he would be too keen on modeling for me this trip) McKee is a giggly one-and-a-half-year old & Julia is an observant 10-month old (who did not want to be put on the ground for her pictures – she is actually sitting in Kevin’s lap!) The Florida sunshine played its part and shared some glorious golden rays with me. These little ones are growing up far too fast! Gotta catch them while I can : )

I love the mix of urban vibes & woodland backdrops we got during Linsey & Cortlee’s engagement session in Ballard! We started out strolling down Ballard Ave for brick buildings, ivy covered fences & twinkle lights, and then headed over to Golden Gardens to get some shots in the woods! The light was streaming through the trees beautifully & I was thrilled when we happened upon those gorgeous yellow flower bushes. It was a bit chilly & windy, but Linsey and Cortlee sure look stunning together! Can’t wait for their winter wedding in 2016!

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