I woke up at 4:30 this morning. Loaded Kate and Sara up in the car, and headed towards Skagit County to try to act like a professional photographer. I thought as I lay in bed last night...I want to go to see the Tulips again. I want different pictures than I got last year. The pros say the best light is dawn and dusk. Maybe I should take their word for it. But then I love to sleep. Honestly as I set my alarm to rise before the sun I wasn't sure I would really wake with the commitment. (apparently neither was Dave, who was surprised I was gone when he woke up in the morning) I left at 4:50 and pulled up to tulips just barely being bathed in light at 6:30. It was perfect timing.
So here are my pics from this year. The little ones and I had a great time pretending to be professional photographers. It was obvious that we weren't though. There were a handful of real ones out shooting in the field. They looked way more professional with their tripods, reflectors, spray bottles, shutter release gizmos etc... Many of them smiled at me as I trudged along with a baby on my back and a little hand in mine. I enjoyed my special adventure with my girls. Even if my pictures would have been steadier without their help. They are part of my journey after all.For more pictures visit my photo blog here!