Newborn portraits are where my heart lies but there are times when I need a little variety. Occasionally, I take on special projects throughout the year, like my son and his football team or an inspirational mama making a difference but this summer I wanted to do something different. My friend, Julie who is also a photographer, thought a new project would be fun.
A New Project
Living in the Pacific Northwest is pretty amazing. It rains a lot but I love it. I would have to say that I’m definitely a cold weather person. Lol I decided that this is going to be the focus of my “something different” and I couldn’t wait to start. I have no idea if this is the right word or not but I am going to start a sort of photo diary. Capturing Seattle and northwest Washington should be super fun. There is a book I just bought listing great places to photograph in this area and I may have made a huge list.
April is a great time of year here. Springtime brings so much new life. From wildlife babies to bits of sunshine and fresh new leaves. The air just smells clean and the breeze is refreshing if that makes sense. Every year in April is the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The actual dates vary each year depending on when the tulips bloom. But it’s a pretty spectacular sight.
All week long the forecast kept saying rain. Luckily I’m used to the weather and have a “raincoat” for my camera and use it quite a bit. I packed that along with umbrella and a couple of lenses head out. Mt Vernon is a couple of hours from my house so we started out early to try and beat the crowds. And I’m glad we did. The crowds were insane. I could not believe how many people were there. Well I guess I could…the weather turned out to be perfect. It ended up being sunny with a cool breeze.
Flowers Flowers Flowers
I’ve only been to Roozengard twice and it never disappoints. The massive fields of flowers are pretty amazing. Almost beyond words. And the smell was just as wonderful. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers and the red ones are just so rich in color I don’t think a picture could ever do it justice.
We walked around taking pictures for a couple of hours. There was so much variety in size and color. Seeing all these amazing flowers makes me want to plant my own garden. But I’m not that great of a gardener so that probably won’t happen. Didn’t stop me from buying some potted tulips to take home. Fingers crossed I don’t kill them. Haha
A Perfect Start
Needless to say walking around the tulip festival was pretty awesome. Besides the gorgeous flowers and being able to capture that, the day was just so pleasant and relaxing. I walked away refreshed and only a little bit sunburned. It was the perfect starting location for my photo diary. Take a peek at some of my pictures below. Now I only need to decide where to go next……
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Your photo diary is going to make me want to travel up to the PNW! These fields are so beautiful.