The DePaolo Family {2013} · VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON {VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER}

Venue: Esther Short Park

Session date: March 26, 2013

This session was a dream come true for me.  I had “met” Michelle in an online pregnancy forum almost 7 years ago when I was pregnant with my son Declan.  Since then quite a few of us have remained close (through board changes and all) and still communicate on a daily basis.  Getting to know these amazing ladies and sharing the ups and downs of every day life, as well as heartbreaks and triumphs, milestones and miracles, has been such a privilege.  Knowing I have 80 “sisters” that always have my back makes my own trials easier to bear.

Needless to say I was beyond thrilled when Michelle asked me to do pictures for her!  I combined the trip to the Portland/Vancouver area with a visit to one of my dearest friends and had an unforgettable time. Meeting Michelle’s family was such a blast! As you can see they are super cute, fun and a joy to be around.  I’m so glad I got this opportunity and am looking forward to meeting more of my online “sisters” in the future.

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Just for fun: French Flea Market

The last two posts have been about my amazing trip to Seattle to visit with my lovely sister-in-law Angela.  While there we attended a photography class at Gas Works Park and had a fun photo shoot.  Next on our agenda:  a fabulous French-inspired Flea Market in Kirkland! But first we headed to Wallingford to an amazing little cafe called Chocolati.  When I say that was the best chocolate drink I have ever had, I am REALLY not exaggerating.  Add a chocolate-covered, truffle-stuffed fig to the mix, and we were both pretty “chocolate buzzed” after that.

Now on to the flea market!  We decided to continue our photo workshop by catching some of the sweet little details in the booths and shops along the way.

 

 

It was a wonderful weekend with an even more wonderful sister!!!  Who knew learning could be so much fun.