Seattle Family Photography in the University of Washington Quad

The University of Washington is one of the most beautiful campuses in the world with a view of Mt. Rainier, a quad full of cherry trees, a giant red brick square and architecture up the yin-yang. For the Neel family's Seattle family photo shoot with the Happy Film Company this month, we played in the quad. A couple months ago the quad was sparkling with pink cherry blossoms but now it's summer and the leaves are bright green. Little Jude wanted to stand in the grass beneath these trees and suck on his thumb. That was it. No matter how much we tried to play with soccer balls, run around, fly in the air or cuddle on the bench...he just wanted to sit there and suck suck suck away on delicious little fingers. Lucky for him, his parents are super cool and the quad is such a beautiful location that it wasn't a problem for me. I ran around in circle capturing the pretty sunshine and trying to get him to look at me with even the tiniest of smiles. It's something about those toddlers dude, that makes camera work extra challenging. I'll see you next year buddy and we'll see if you're up for a game of tag or something with a bit more energy. haha Thank you so much Neel family for a beautiful family photo shoot. I look forward to our next shoot together and I hope you have a wonderful summer. :) -- Chamonix & tHFC Ladies

Photographer: Chamonix
Location: The Quad at the University of Washington (Seattle)

Decorate Your Home with Seattle Family Photos - It's Makes Us Happy!

One of the coolest things about taking Seattle family photos in family's actual homes is that I get to see how they decorate their houses with photographs (or not haha). Especially when it's a family that's worked with the Happy Film Company on multiple occasions and they have pictures around their home that I took. It's a slightly strange feeling to see your own "artwork" in other people's houses, but then again, it would be even more weird if I hung their family photos in my home (even though they're my pictures), right? Anyway, I take thousands of photos a month and they all live online and on hard drives but when I walk into a family home and I see photos that I created hanging on their walls, it fills me with surprise and joy. It helps me remember that what I'm doing with my camera is actually important for people and my photos actually become a special part of their lives that they enjoy every day! So #1 - thank you to all the families that print my photos and enjoy my work. It means a lot to me. #2 - if you haven't printed photos before, give it a try because it's so exciting to see them in your hands or your home and #3 - if you do print my photos in your home, pretty please send me a photo or invite me over so I can see it and do a happy dance! Thank you so much Kouzmitch family for inviting me to your home this weekend for your newborn portrait session. It blew me away to see that your house is covered in photos taken by the Happy Film Company. I'm so grateful to have you as regular clients and I look forward to hundreds more photos to come!! ~  Chamonix & tHFC ladies

Photographer: Chamonix
Location: Private Residence

Seattle Family Photography City Locations: Volunteer Park - Capitol Hill

Can you believe it's been a year since we took the Peterson family's maternity and newborn photos? For this special photo shoot we explored Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. We played tag under the trees, climbed inside the giant doughnut statue (that has a cool view of the Space Needle) and sniffed the pretty flowers. My favorite moment was when Gwendolyn learned how to do jumping jacks and then she counted off and led her parents in a jumping jack marathon!

If you're looking for Seattle family photos in the city with a touch of nature, Volunteer Park has got all the charm and greenery you could dream of. There are beautiful flower bushes, giant leafy trees, and huge grass fields you can run across. Plus, there's the glass conservatory full of exotic jungle and desert plants (perfect for rainy days). 

Thank you so much Peterson family for a year full of happy photos! I hope to continue capturing your playful silly moments as the kids grow bigger! Lots of springtime love -- Chamonix & tHFC Ladies

Photographer: Chamonix
Location: Volunteer park