Volunteer Park Conservatory is one of my favorite spots in the heart of Seattle. The first time I really took the time to wander the Conservatory was with my friend Deker. Going anywhere with a photographer means you’ll go at a slower pace. For that, I am grateful. (P.S. Miss you, Deker!) You learn to appreciate all the little details that you may have missed otherwise. Volunteer Park Conservatory is definitely a small space, but if you take the time to look, there is actually a lot to see inside.
I’ve been excited to show Jared the Conservatory since he moved to Seattle a YEAR ago! We happened to be in the neighborhood after brunch and made our way over finally. Luckily the first Thursday/Saturday of each month is free admission into the Conservatory. Miraculously, it was also fairly empty! (A photographer or blogger’s dream, basically.)
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If you can go on a quieter day, this is a fun place to take some photos! I saw a girl getting her graduate school photos taken here and I bet they turned out awesome. Speaking of graduates, congrats to all of my friends who just graduated from my alma mater, University of Washington! It’s mind boggling that I was walking across the graduation stage a year ago. The best piece of advice I can give to any new grad that is reading this: trust that everything will be okay.
Life is not going to be easy all the time and you will learn so many lessons in the next year. Embrace it all though and learn to love your life, even the imperfect parts. Eventually, things start to click or fall into place. I had some really difficult things happen in the year after I graduated so I am absolutely willing to chat with anyone who feels discouraged or whatever. Mostly I’ll give you the honest truth about growing up but I will also reassure you that things will be okay. Because that’s also the truth.
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