{Body positive portrait session} Ms. M, Lake Wilderness

One of the wonderful things about outdoor portrait sessions in the Pacific Northwest is that you can adapt and use any weather you find. This client (who is also my lovely sister!) was only in town for a short time, so we headed to a local arboretum and used the weather we were given that day.

Ms. M in a body positive portrait session in Lake Wilderness Arboretum outside Seattle, by Lindley Ashline of Sweet Amaranth

Since it was a typical spring morning in Seattle — drizzling — I let the session have a more quiet and contemplative mood. I used a rainbow umbrella (part of my studio collection and available for clients to use at their sessions) and a gazebo to keep her out of the rain for the most part, then for the final part of the session had her get up close and personal with some of the arboretum flora.

Ms. M in a body positive portrait session in Lake Wilderness Arboretum outside Seattle, by Lindley Ashline of Sweet Amaranth

The soft light was perfect for this quiet mood, and we were able to capture everything from very low-key (dark) images all the way to some very bright, high-key shots.

Ms. M in a body positive portrait session in Lake Wilderness Arboretum outside Seattle, by Lindley Ashline of Sweet Amaranth

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