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Fun Family Session in the Botanical Garden

This shoot by Sparkfly Photography proves family portraits don't have to be stiff and posed. They can be fun, free, and full of energy. They can be real. This family of five headed out to Carl S. English, Jr. Botanical Garden in Seattle, WA for the session, which gave them the perfect space to have some fun. Stacia Cumberland of Sparkfly Photography shared:

"This is a family full of adventurous girls who just wanted to run, play, and climb trees during the shoot. There were hugs, giggles, muddy knees, bare feet, cartwheels, and lots of sweet family moments. Dan and I, who were expecting at the time of this shoot (we have a baby now!), left the shoot wiped out, with smiles on our faces, commenting on how we'll never believe anyone who says boys are more physical than girls. We love the energy and vibrancy that comes through in the images."

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