My cousin Eva-Karin is graduating from college this May and her mother (my Aunt Karin) requested that my mom take her senior portrait while she is here. Eva-Karin wanted to go someplace pretty while she was here so we decided Federation Forest up near Mt. Ranier is a beautiful place and at the same time my mom could take her pictures there. What we didn't really think about was the fact that up near Mt. Ranier it would be a lot colder than it is down here by the Sound. We drove through quaint little Buckley and Enumclaw and ate lunch before we headed up to Federation Forest. When we arrived it was most definitely beautiful, but absolutely freezing. And on top of that it was windy which did not make it feel any warmer! We decided this would not be a good place to take EK's pictures! But we did still take a short, half mile, meandering hike through some of the forest. It would have been fun to take a longer hike but none of us, especially EK from Southern California, were dressed for the cold temperature. After our little walk we decided to head back down towards the warmer Sound.
We went to Point Defiance Park instead which was not windy and most definitely warmer than Federation Forest. Mom got into her "zone" and began taking lots of beautiful pictures of EK. (She even took some fun ones of the both of us.) Daisy and I took turns helping out by holding the silver reflector. At one point my brothers-in-law Taraz and Rahmat rolled up on their bikes. They did not know we were there but just happened upon us. Tonight we are having a BBQ and a bonfire at my parent's house! Bring on the sunshine, I hope! :)
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