I am happy to share a recent family portrait session I did at the University of Washington. Several years ago I photographed the Panwar family when their dog Psyco was just a puppy and their oldest daughter was barely school age. It was a lovely early summer day and Marymoore Park was a perfect location. To add to their portrait collection this year we decided to visit the University of Washington in March when their cherry blossoms are in full bloom. We have tried to shoot there every year since the Panwar’s first contacted me but weather and timing have never quite worked in our favor until now.
For those who are familiar with the campus of the University of Washington their is a lovely courtyard there with cherry trees that are over 50 years old. These massive trees put on a beautiful show each spring to welcome the sunshine and signal the end of a long wet Seattle winter.
Those of you who are familiar know that it’s a big deal and tourists from all over come to see the trees, photograph their blossoms, and enjoy the spring air. The day of our session was no exception. Luckily we photographed early in the day because the weather report for the afternoon was rain and thunderstorms. (It actually started pouring shortly after we ended- but you would never know from the photos because the sun was out the whole time we were there!)
I have to say it was so fun catching up with the Panwar’s. Their dog (who I thought was appropriately named on our first meeting) was so well behaved among the crowds of people and other dogs. The shade of the historic buildings that surround the grassy lawn made for lovely even light and helped to bring out the slight pink tint of the flower blossoms. Best of all was the chance to spend time with their sweet and adorable daughters. They were well mannered, and great in front of the camera. I am really happy with how our session came out and glad that I was able to share another lovely day with such a beautiful family.