Ahh...school photos. It invokes a funny nostalgia feeling in all of us. As a child of the 80's it brings back memories for me of laser backgrounds, ozone depleting hair spray, and of course fighting over comb colors. It's been awhile since I was in school, but with with Lily in daycare for most of her life she typically would get two sessions a year. Two very canned and 'why am I spending money on this' sessions. For most people it's hard to find time to set up photo sessions for their families so school photos were the nagging reminder that they weren't doing it and 'here's an easy way out'...even if they weren't really good. Lily's photos were never good, and knowing I had a *cough* super photogenic child made it all the worse. That's why Tanya and I started our own Seattle Portrait Studio division, Sugar Cloud.

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So it does actually snow in Seattle! The other day a winter 'megastorm' blew through and dropped a whole lot of the white stuff on everything. This was the second time we've seen snow up here since we moved a year ago and the first time it actually stuck around. Lily was elated and of course the obvious thing to do was to go visit Lily Creek in the back of our house. 'Sliding down the hill, under branch to Lily Creek' [the official Lily Creek song] to get there was a little tricky, but it was absolutely gorgeous and Lily's bright pink jacket and hat popped with all the surrounding monochromatic tones.

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I had some fun meeting up with the Lin family a few weeks ago at one of my favorite spots, O O Denny Park in Kirkland, WA. Being winter it was of course rainy, wet, and cold, but with the parents in town all the way from Taiwan, the show must go on! Cindy also brought along her HUGE pups who were obviously the stars of the show. Everyone was in such a great mood and made this a really fun time to shoot!

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