The land of history, architecture, rain, coffee, graffiti, gum + flying fish.. welcome to Seattle.
I think Seattle is basically comprised of two ingredients: dirt + amusement. So naturally, kids love it. If you haven’t walked around as a family without an agenda in a while, get it on your calendar.
This city + the pictures we took there posed so many questions:
“What is this place for?”
“Why are they throwing fish?!”
“Where’s the bathroom?”
“Can we go back and watch the fish again?!”
“Is that gum for me?”
Also, why does my spray tan look like a level 3 instead of a level 1? I look like The Rock. I’m surprised our poor photographer, Emily, didn’t have to overexpose all of our pictures just to make me the color of a real human.
When you live near a major city, you’re probably least likely to spend a lot of free time there. At least for us, Seattle is typically a tourist trap we steer clear of. Emily proposed some cool pockets around Seattle and played our tour guide as she took us around to all of them! I guess there’s nothing like quality photography to push a family outside their norm. 😉
Our kids have a combined 11 years on this earth and they finally made it to Pikes Place market. Taking pictures came second to the stars in these babies’ eyes as they watched ice-shocked seafood sail around them. Why didn’t we do this sooner?!
And I’m so glad we ventured out.
Fact: The gum wall is currently the most disgusting collection of worldwide germs concocted by miscellaneous strangers. So, as you can imagine, the kids wanted everything to do with this piece of artwork. “Don’t touch,” was the phrase of the day. Ok, it was pretty cool too. 33 years of life lived in Seattle and (embarrassingly) this was my first trip.
I have a husband who doesn’t love taking pictures + 2 kids who run insanely wild, especially when they’re supposed to stand still and smile, and somehow this whole shoot was fun! If you can’t tell, the kids loved exploring these well-traveled areas that we don’t often make it to.
It’s never a family day out without some crazy. Notable weirdnesses include Breckin having to pee in a planter + an unsuspecting Addison being photographed on a foreigner’s cell phone as he walked by her. Great reminders that 1. boys have it a little easier in life and 2. this is why we don’t talk to strangers. And now we need a new rule: don’t smile for stranger’s phones either.
Here are some more shots from our fun + craziness around town.
<3 Fun shots of a fun day together.
And now let’s talk GIVEAWAY! Guys, this is a good one. After such an awesome experience, I’ve teamed up with Emily Keeney Photography to give one lucky a winner:
✔️a complimentary one hour photo shoot
✔️35 digital images!!
Head over to my Insta for all the details + to enter!! Good luck!