Redmond Watershed Preserve

Seattle Family Photographer - Dullum Family with Dog at Redmond Watershed Preserve

ANOTHER family photo shoot with the Dullum Family! I think we’ve done 12 shoots together now over the past five years. I’ve photographed both girls since they were born. This time, the girls were obsessed with slugs and thankfully there were plenty in the woods for them to bend down and touch. :) My favorite thing about photographing the Dullum family is how playful they are. They are always booking shoots in the wilderness, climbing on trees, chasing the kids, having tickle fights (without me having to ask them to) etc… The more energy they bring to the shoot, the more exciting the photos can be. Of course, after an hour of hardcore play in the woods, everybody is pretty tired and excited to get back to the car. Perfect for afternoon naps and for me, an afternoon of drinking tea and editing the photos. I also threw together a short video of my favorite videos clips from the shoot. Just a few giggles to make everybody happy :) These photos were taken at the Redmond Watershed Preserve above Novelty Hill. It a special evergreen forest full of trails to explore, with easy parking and it’s great at all times of the year. x Chamonix

Becker Kids Film - the Happy Film Company - Seattle Family Videos

The star of this video is Annabelle's infectiously happy laugh. Her mom was tickling her and she opened her mouth and giggled full heartedly making all of us feel happy. I'm so happy to have caught this beautiful little girl at this precious and magically time in her life where she can laugh so freely. As for her little brother, he was bobbing along in his mom's arm interested in when his next snack time would be and trying to enjoy the world through his head full of gorgeous brown hair. What a cutie! Thank you so much Becker kids for lighting up the camera with your joy and cute faces. We hope your daddy loves this video forever and ever! And thank you Tera for asking the Happy Film Company to help you celebrate Father's Day! :) — xoxo Chamonix & Rachel

Seattle Family Photographer — Glasser Family's Forest Walk Adventure — the Happy Film Company

The Glasser Family was not intimidated by the rain that greeted us in the forest on the morning of their big Seattle family photo shoot at the Redmond Watershed Preserve. They were all bundled up in raincoats and ready to skip down the forest trail. Their two littlest family members were lookin' rather flashy in a dinosaur raincoat and a pink vegetable raincoat — everyone else was clearly jealous. Rachel and I were climbing through boggy ditches full of fallen leaves to capture the special moments like little fingers peeling moss from the trees and little cowboy boots squishing around in the mud. The best part of the whole shoot was when we were walking back to the parking lot and Max (dinosaur raincoat) asked his dad to look inside a giant tree stump. Everyone stopped to wait for them and low and behold...what did Max find!!??! A Geocache! The boys pulled out the box, left a note and an empty Starbucks card, and took an orange bead necklace. haha I've never seen a Geocache before and I'm so happy that my first one was discovered serendipitously by my curious friend Max. Thank you so much Glasser Family for booking for family photo shoot with the Happy Film Company! We loved spending the morning with you and we can't wait until next time! — xoxo Chamonix (& Rachel)

I'm so excited to start sharing SLIDESHOWS!! I've just started making them for families as a fun way for them to enjoy their photos and share them more easily with friends. Slideshows are also awesome for kids birthday parties — you can just pop them on in the background for your guests to enjoy :D Click on the video below to watch the Glasser Family's slideshow: 

—Credits—
Photographer:
 Chamonix of the Happy Film Company 
Assistant Photographer: Rachel of the Happy Film Company
Location: Redmond Watershed Preserve, Redmond, WA
Time of Day: Morning

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