We’ve lived in the area for 11 years and in the last year, I have been discovering and finally seeing all kinds of places that have been right under my nose. What a gorgeous area of the world we live in!  One of the places that I was determined to visit this year was the UW campus when the cherry blossoms were out.  I know people swarm to see the quad when these 80 year old trees burst into bloom.  For that reason, I wanted to go early in the morning so my amazing sister in law packed up the kids with me before sunrise so we could go exploring.

We met up with our gorgeous friend, Asha, who is a student at the UW  just after sunrise.  I did Asha’s senior pictures a few years ago and now she kindly modeled for me so I could satisfy my need to photograph someone beautiful in such a lovely place.  She is terribly smart, and as sweet as she looks.  Her gorgeous smile and big shiny eyes are a dream and she was laughing at my crazy kids who were chasing birds and tackling each other behind me (which is why I NEVER bring them for any sort of regular photo shoot!). The trees weren’t quite in full bloom but they were already gorgeous.  The stately buildings and lush camellias and magnolias made my heart happy too.

Thank you, Asha, for meeting us so early!   Thank you, Meghan, for keeping the crazies out of the pictures and getting waffles and coffee with us afterwards!

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