Darrah Parker » Slice of Life Photography

three generations | seattle family photographer

We live in a time when families are spread across the country. Grandparents live in one place and their kids and grandkids live on opposite sides of the country. That’s how it is with my family, so I could totally relate when Liz contacted me to see if I could photograph her family while her parents and sister’s family were in town over the holidays.

We met at their neighborhood playground on a cold, sunny Seattle morning to take some portraits and returned to their home afterward for some candid photos of them hanging out and playing.

It’s so important to document those times when everyone is all together and I was honored I could do that for this lovely family.

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Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

Adorable family photos with grandparents | Seattle family photography by Darrah Parker | http://www.darrahparker.com #seattlefamilyphotography #seattlefamilyphotographer

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the family that plays together | seattle family photographer

There’s nothing more rewarding than photographing the same family year after year. This was the third time photographing Ben and Theresa and their two sons. We met at a playground on an overcast fall day (my favorite kind of day to take photos) and had a blast. I love the way Ben and Theresa play with their kids, how they go with the flow, and most important, how they love their kids.

Here are a few of my favorite moments during our time together…

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

Seattle playground family photo session | Darrah Parker Photography | http://www.darrahparker.com

my friends, the Friends | seattle family photographer

Meet the Friend family. They happen to be actual friends of mine. I think Sara and I became friends after she took my Lens Mama class. A few months later, we ran into each other at the zoo and we recognized each other, but had never met in real life. It felt like we already knew each other because we had seen photos of each other’s families during the class. We happen to have children around the same age and lots in common, so it was a match!

I’ve loved getting to know the Friend family over the past year or so and spending a recent autumn morning photographing them only deepened my admiration for them and the way Sara and Ned parent their girls, Hannah and Naomi. There’s a whole lotta love in this family!

Thanks, Friends! It was an honor documenting a “morning in the life” of your family!

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