Family portrait in the Arboretum, Seattle, WA

Kyle + Kayela | Arboretum Family Portrait

I’d known Kayela’s family since before their 2nd child, when little Ty was an amazing only child. He’s still amazing, though nowadays he’s a big brother. His zest for experiencing everything is infectious, and he runs everywhere. Across the lawn? Running! Up the stairs? Running! 5 feet to the bathroom? Running!

Baby Shae is a beautiful addition to their family, and Ty couldn’t be more proud of his little sister. With her pale skin and dark hair, she looks like a baby Snow White. While I was taking her picture, it was so hard not to pet her. Not okay, photographer lady!

The Arboretum is one of their favorite parks, and Ty knew exactly where to go. I mostly just followed them around and captured what they did organically. Occasionally I’d remember I was supposed to direct the action; they were naturals. The day was full of smiles and giggles, and I feel so fortunate that spending a lovely day with these folks is what I do for a living.