skagit valley tulip festival

Tulips and puddle jumping | Seattle Lifestyle Photographer

I grew up in the Skagit Valley, and while I don't really miss it or have nostalgic feelings about living there, I do have a hangup about taking pictures in the tulip fields every year. So this weekend we braved the crowds (and the mud) and headed to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival for our annual photos.

My kids are not interested in looking at or smiling for the camera (who is?!) so they ran around while I chased after them, snapping away. Lifestyle/documentary photos are actually my preference since they clearly tell the story of our lives and allow my girls' personalities to shine through much better than posed pictures ever do. 

As you'll soon be able to see; the big girls ran wild, the baby tried to eat everything she got her hands on, and the highlight of our visit was a giant mud puddle. You can probably imagine how we all looked like by the time sloshed home in our rain boots.