Exploring Gold Creek Pond | Snoqualmie Family Photographer

Trying to narrow down photos for Conchita + Ethan’s adventure blog is INCREDIBLY difficult. This pretty mama is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside and I have been dying to photograph her since the day we met! Her smile is contagious and my wish for her is to always feel as beautiful as her soul truly is. We decided to have a Gold Creek Pond Adventure session so that the photos would in part show their love for the outdoors. These two love to adventure and spend time bonding over hikes and exploring new places. The wild flowers were in bloom and Washington blessed us with a beautiful overcast day (for the most part) I don’t know if maybe Florida OD’d me on sunshine but I am a complete lover of overcast and rainy days. Maybe I’ve been turned into a PNW girl.

Anyways, Conchita’s son Ethan is such a joy to be around with all his expressive “voices” and adorable faces. My favorite was his robot one. 😉 While we were at Gold Creek Pond, Ethan inspired me to discover a new way to get kids to laugh during sessions and even though it makes me seem like a total loon BUT it worked perfectly. His adorable laugh really showed in the photos and I’ve completely come to the conclusion that crazy loon works for me. Want to know my trick? I re-enacted my cat’s “I’m about to cough up a hairball” meow and they both starting dying. From the moment I first “meowed” Ethan and I became friends and the shy version of his personality dissipated and revealed the real Ethan. We collected rocks, flowers and just took in the fresh air and just laughed the day away together. 🙂

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  1. I love love LOVE these photos! You did an amazing job of capturing that special bond between a son and his momma. Gold Creek Pond seemed the perfect place for these 2 to adventure and you to capture their sweet family session.

  2. Sindea Kirk says:

    Where do I begin? These are stunning! Beautiful people, beautiful setting, and I love the connections you captured.

  3. These photos make my heart so happy and make me think of my son! Gold creek pond looks amazing and definitely a location I need to look up now. Great work!

  4. Chelsey says:

    You’ve perfectly captured such sweet moments. Gold Creek Pond is the best location choice for an adventurous little guy and his beautiful momma!

  5. Megan, you again have brought tears to my eyes with your sweet words and beautiful work. I will FOREVER cherish these family portraits of me and my son. Thank you so much for taking the time to trek out to Gold Creek Pond for our adventure session! The mountains are definitely a sanctuary for Ethan and I. You definitely captured our love for the outdoors and each other. I cannot thank you enough for these special portraits!!

  6. Corey says:

    These Mommy and Me photos are just perfect! I know Mom must be over the moon with these. What special memories! ♥

  7. Christine D says:

    You are right…this mom is gorgeous! And her little boy is just darling! That Gold Creek Pond location is pretty incredible too. What a very special thing these two have to have these beautiful portraits of their bond!

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Welcome to the blog! I’m a small-town Florida girl and Army wife relocated to the Seattle Suburbs, documenting love from one coast to the other. I live for a good PNW mountain breeze, sweat pants, and local eats. Let's be friends!

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