Family photos in the wintertime in Seattle can definitely come with some challenges. It's chilly, often pretty rainy, and keeping a little one upbeat in those circumstances can be...interesting. Omg, not this one. Little Scarlett was a freaking blast to photograph. Last year and this year we managed to be mostly rain-free throughout the session and then the rain drops came a knocking. We went to one of my favorite (sort of secret-sauce) spots in town the Arboretum Waterfront Trail. It's a lovely path that takes you through lily pads and across little footbridges and gives you lovely views of Lake Washington. Scarlett had such a good time exploring, walking her dogs, and hanging with her parents (or rather running every which way).