Here are the family images from The Chic Retreat in Seattle last April. The last one, of them all running in the rain, is my very favorite.
I went to the Chic Retreat in April of 2014 and I just never got around to editing most of the photos I took there. Well, I finally got around to them and I am so glad I did! There were so many shots that I had forgotten about but that I loved. I don’t shoot stylized images much, and I definitely don’t shoot in a big city, like Seattle, so it was a really fun experience.
Megan and her family were a blast to hang out with. I love toddlers. They’re so fun and it’s an adventure trying to get them to listen to you, but they’re just so curious about the world and it’s awesome to see. Little miss was no exception. Anini Beach has the most glorious sunsets this time of year and I am loving the photos we’re getting of it.
I started out the beginning of the year attempting to do a 365, or a photo a day for a year. I haven’t quite met that goal, but I’ve also not stopped at least trying so that’s an accomplishment to me. I feel off the wagon a little bit, and have recently gotten back on. I am taking an amazing class about . It’s really making me take the time to think through more, and use different tools to help tell the story I intend better. It’s hard, but also so inspiring. I feel like the images I have captured during this class are so much better than I was taking at the beginning of the year. I don’t feel like I can take risks and try new things in client work, but this is helping me be inspired to try new things in my personal work and these are some of my favorite recent images. The class will ultimately help me be a better photographer for my clients.
I don’t know if your family is anything like mine, but it often seems like all the “fun” things we plan for the family end up being a lot of drama and very little fun. Today was NOT that day. It was a rare, magical day that I never want to forget. I am so in love with these little people and I thank God for them every single day. Being a mama is the best thing in my life.