Jaclynn Wilkinson


Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Family Photos



So last Saturday, hu guys?! That was crazy. Almost everyone could reschedule for minis sessions for the following Saturday, thank goodness! Alicia’s family works on a unique schedule that requires them to work most Saturdays. They had taken the day off just for photos and everyone was dressed and ready to go. When I called we decided it would be best to forgo the “Mini Session” set up and just do photos at a park near them since they wouldn’t be able to make it any other Saturday.

I had previously done an extended family session with Alicia’s full family with her sister, brother, and parents. We had done them at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge so we knew it was a great mid-location already! (I no longer offer extended family sessions!) If you’ve been watching the blog a while, you know this is a go-to site for my Olympia couples! I especially love working here in the late fall/winter as the crowd of bird watchers thins out.

Thank you to Alicia and Michael for being so gracious over the last minute shoot location. I was devastated to have to reschedule everyone and am so happy we could meet in the middle when there weren’t many other options. The photos turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I do not pride myself in being a great family photographer as I typically reserve my education for weddings and couples. Working with mainly kiddos and families who have been behind my lens in the past DEFINITELY helps. I hope, as I continue to offer limited slots for these sessions, my previous couples and families will book them up so fast it’s like a reunion every year!

Thank you so much for bringing Delilah and Benson to work with me again. I can’t believe how TALL Benson has grown in just a year! It makes me nervous to watch my own boys grow so fast some day! I hope you all LOVE these images as much as I do and I can’t wait to see all the other families this Saturday! ♥

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