I love September in Seattle. The weather is still generally nice and fall colors and foods begin creeping back into our lives. Kids head back to school with new supplies and clothes. But best of all, it is the month of my husband's birthday! Every year we celebrate twice, once with the whole family and once with just the two of us. This year I wanted to start a new tradition - a birthday photoshoot. As a photographer, I spend so much time taking other people's pictures that I can forget about taking ones of my own family. So, begins the tradition. For these pictures we stopped at the Aboretum in Seattle and found a quaint little pond. It was a beautiful day and yet no one was in sight! Derek even tried to show us he is still young with a cart wheel!