29 Portraits Project
Portraits 9 – 11 / 29: Olivia, Greta & Molly

Posted on: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

These are the last portraits from my trip to Seattle. On Sunday afternoon, after grabbing lunch with my cousin Becca, I met up with my cousin Brian, his wife, Chrissy, and their three daughters Olivia, Greta, and Molly. Before I moved to Santa Cruz, I did a lot of babysitting for Brian and Chrissy. The first time I watched Greta, she was only a couple months old (I was in high school). After college, I continued to go over to Brian and Chrissy’s house in the evenings or on weekends to watch all three of their girls. It was always fun. We played board games, did crafts, walked to parks, read books, watched movies and generally goofed around. And I loved being able to see them grow up. Spending time with them on a regular basis is one of the things I really missed when Christian and I relocated to California. When I left, all three of them were in elementary school. Now Olivia is about to start high school, Greta is in middle school, and Molly is in the fifth grade.

Back on that first Sunday in March, we met up towards the northern end of the Arboretum. At the time, the park was  a bit of a zoo so we had to get a little creative with our parking spots (read: I’m not sure they were actually parking spots). None of us knew that area of the park very well, so we just wandered around looking for spots to take portraits. At one point this resulted in us navigating through a very muddy field… But we ended up finding some great places to take photos. And in between the portraits, I got to do a lot of catching up. We talked about cameras, their old houses, our big extended family, dogs, what they all gave up for lent (sweets!), Seattle and running. It was the perfect ending to my weekend in Seattle.

Below are some of my favorites from adventuring around the Arboretum with Olivia, Greta, Molly and their parents:

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For more information about my portrait project go here: 29 Portraits Project. Next up in the project are the portraits I took of my friends Jesse and Lindsy in Santa Cruz. Also, after either being out of town or hosting out of town guests during three of the last four weekends, my current schedule is a little less busy, which means my posts here should be more frequent than they have been. So check back soon!



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