One of the many things I love about living in the Pacific Northwest is how insanely happy the residents get when spring arrives. Those first days of sun after we’ve made it through the wet and cold winter is pure euphoria. To our Southern Californian or East Coast friends we maaaay come across as a little nuts or over the top, but there’s nothing like our first warm days.
As a photographer, and probably just as a general, normal human being, I get stopped in my tracks every time I pass a blossoming tree or garden! I just want to grab someone and get their picture in front of it ASAP! That’s why I was so excited one of my favorite families asked to do spring pictures in the end of March! I scouted around looking for possible locations that just might have some gorgeous trees with early blossoms.
When we arrived at Grand Avenue Park in Everett, WA for their spring family pictures I swooned. Literally had to stabilize myself when I saw all the blooming trees!
Not only were the blossoms out, but the sun was shining and the air was warm enough to take your jacket off. This is kind of what I envision heaven looking like. It was a cloud of the most perfect and fresh pink blossoms. A fluffy halo of spring for family pictures.
And can we comment on what a gem of a photography location this is in Everett?! You probably wont find many websites raving about Everett, WA for tourism, but if you’re looking for a sweet afternoon spring stroll, go to Grand Avenue Park in Everett! The path takes you along a stunning view of the waterway far down the hill below.
The neighborhood around Grand Avenue Park is old-town Everett where you’ll see all sorts of gorgeous old homes. You probably already know of my love for home makeovers, so you can imagine as I walked past all the colonial, tudor, and manor type homes, my mind was running away with all I would do to their interiors!
All that to say, Grand Avenue Park is a bit of a hidden gem that all my Snohomish friends should go explore on the next warm spring day! The food down on the pier is fantastic too. We’ve had great family dining experiences dining at Scuttlebutt Brewing for beer and burgers!
Something I’ve been encouraging parents who want a little more creative and fun pictures with their kids is to bring bubbles or streamer batons for them to dance around with. They’re prettier than the rocks and sticks young kids will inevitably pick up off the ground and they LOVE to show off with them which equals great pictures!
Of course you can always keep a stick out of their hands!
Oh these spring blossoms make for the perfect family pictures backdrop don’t they?! The keep the sun off faces, give a sweet pink glow, and block out everything in the background just right!
Let’s capture your next family photo session under these gorgeous trees! Schedule with me today!