Category Archives: Lily

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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This MLK day Lily had the day off from daycare and mom of course did not, so I decided it was officially father/daughter date day. So we drove over to Richmond Beach in Seattle to throw some rocks and find some sticks- Lily’s favorite things to do in the world.

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To say our Christmas and New Years was a busy one would be an understatement! Somewhere around the end of November we decided to casually look around and see what was going on in the home market- just for kicks, right? We’ve been pretty happy since we moved up to Seattle and our little temporary apartment lease was ending on December 31st. We saw no reason to move far away, our family has really fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest.

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