The holidays are in full swing – we’re going to ignore the fact that it’s almost over because my little heart can’t take it. Like 98% of the world, this time of year is my absolute favorite. Besides it being peak season for ever basic chick (aka me), it’s full of tradition.
I can’t begin to express how much I appreciate my South Asian parents for embracing this holiday that had nothing to do with them or their culture, only so their kids could feel included with their peers as we were growing up. Over the years we have solidified some pretty amazing traditions. We start off with some good ‘ol Black Friday shopping, something we curse every year, yet still find ourselves in the midst of. Then comes the yearly visit to Leavenworth, a peak at Snowflake Lane, and numerous movie marathons accompanied by hot chocolate and cookies we burnt in the oven.
There’s one tradition that my family never got behind – getting a real Christmas tree. We’ve been using our plastic one for 10+ years and there are many more for that bad boy.
While, I don’t hate our tree, I never got to do the whole “skip through the tree farm holding hot cider, while Dad chops down the perfect Fir. I told Eva this and she insisted we get one for our own little apartment. I was ecstatic!
We made our way over to Trinity Tree Farm one Friday afternoon, all while listening to the Kaskade Christmas album – which I can guarantee I will be listening to even after the holidays are over. Tucked away in the backroads of Issaquah, this farm is such a dream! They are a hot wedding venue so you can only imagine how perfectly aesthetic it is, which Eva and I ALWAYS appreciate. We were welcomed by the crisp smell of a fire burning, acres of beautiful trees, and the sound of small train roaming the grounds.
Knowing the two of us, you can imagine we decided to make it a day of shooting. I chose to keep the outfit relatively cozy, throwing on an oversized sweater (similar) with black jeans, a red beanie my friend let me borrow, and my all-time favorite black boots. We ended up finding our perfect tree, which is one of the story highlights on my Instagram (shameless plug). Anyways, I’m going to leave you with a few of the photos Eva graciously took. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out her Instagram page, too. Enjoy & happy holidays! xoxo