We had the most perfect evening for spring maternity photos in Edmonton with Preeti and her husband. Most of the cherry trees were finished blooming (although they are actually ornamental crabapple trees), but there was one surprise tree at Hawrelak Park that had just blossomed! And, if I can remember, there were no mosquitoes! It was like a photography jackpot. I love the diversity of Hawrelak Park, so many options and different looks for photographs. Preeti welcomed an adorable little boy in early summer. I will share those photos from his Edmonton newborn session soon! And check the Before & After edit at the end of the post. There was an ugly utility box right where the beautiful tree was. I had to take it out!

Also if you are into Geocaching, or looking to try it, Hawrelak Park is a great spot to start. There are a lot of geocaches hidden on the trails and inside the park boundaries. It’s such a fun activity to do with your kids. We keep a trinket filled ziplock bag in the car in case we are out and decide to do some spontaneous geocaching.