Friday, August 30, 2013
We took a little mini vacation recently to Gilchrist, Oregon to visit Brian's brother and his family. They recently relocated to Maryland from Oregon but kept their family cabin. It was so nice to see them and catch up since their big move. Our nephew Nathan will be a senior in high school this year so it was the perfect opportunity to take his senior photos. I can't believe he will be graduating soon. He is such a good kid and I am so excited for his future adventures. I know he is going to do amazing things! Congratulations Nathan!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I took my second trip to San Francisco last week to finish up photos of Etta. I love the opportunity to travel for work especially when it's to a place like San Francisco! Etta is located in Lower Nob Hill and is once again another great Gerding Edlen building. I could definitely see myself living in a place like this. There are so many great textures and lines in this building I found it hard to stop taking photos! Of all the building spaces I have photographed I think Etta's living room and patio are my all time favorites. There are several cozy spots to relax and enjoy the city and of course an amazing fire pit to gather around.
The last couple of months have been busy with photographing some gorgeous buildings along the west coast. In July I went up to Seattle on behalf of Spoke to photograph Pine + Minor. As always I love how these Gerding Edlen buildings can incorporate sustainable living while still providing a living space that is elegant and cozy. These buildings are definitely something to brag about. The rooftop deck and fire pit have to be one of my favorite features of this building along with the lightwell. Such a great building!
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Landon's 1 year old! I did a photo shoot for the Jones family back in October when little Landon was only about 3 months old. Alisa and Jared have totally got this parenthood thing down. Landon is walking now and is always on the go. Jared and Alisa do such a great job of fostering his curiosity and working as a team to keep up with the little man. We did the shoot in Washington Park and they brought a little birthday cake for Landon to dig into. He was cautious at first but once he got that first yummy taste he was all about it. Happy birthday sweet Landon!
Friday, July 26, 2013
The Barnes family was up visiting from California so it was the perfect time for a photo shoot! The last time I did photos for them was back in the Fall of 2011. It was nice to catch up and see how much the kids have grown. Aisling has grown into a curious and energetic toddler. It was fun to watch her constantly on the go with her brothers and parents trying to keep up. Such a lovely family.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
On June 6th Brian and I loaded the kids, dog, and our gear into the car and took off on an adventure to Montana. A 1 year old and almost 4 year old can be pretty unpredictable at times so I was a bit nervous about the the idea of driving the whole way. They did amazing though. I was so happy that we were able to pull it off. Granted we took two days to make it but it was fun stopping along the way to play. Once in Montana we met up with my brother Jeff and his family and my brother Brad and his dog Agi. Jeff was coming from Denver and Brad was coming from Portland. We rented a BEAUTIFUL house on Little Bitterroot Lake. I have never stayed in such an amazing place. We rented kayaks and explored the lake, fished, played games, relaxed and hiked around. One day we ventured up to Glacier National Park. Now when I say ventured...I really do mean we took a daring journey. It was absolutely beautiful up there and besides Braeden getting a bloody knee, all was going great...until the missing binky. When our hike was coming to an end we heard a loud "Uh oh" from Coraline. She had lost her binky. Blarg. Tina, my sister in law, and I decided to back track just a little to see if we could find it while the rest of the crew went on to the cars. We found the binky and were heading back to the cars when we came across some people warning everyone that they had just seen a bear. There he was, up the road running from the Ranger who was driving him out of the area. Phew...that was a bit scary. So we continued on, still trying to figure out where the fricken cars where when out of the brush came the bear. I just about panicked but Tina told me hold still and stay calm. Thankfully he went right past us but Mr. Bear was way too close for comfort. I just about wet myself. The scariest part of it all was not knowing if everyone had made it safely to the cars ahead of us or if the kids were running around about to encounter a bear. The moral of this story...never split up, never think you definitely remember where your car is...and most importantly...NEVER LOSE THE BINKY. It has been an adjustment coming home. I miss Montana, I miss my family, I miss the lake, the house, the quiet, the campfire, and oddly enough I miss the driving adventure with Brian and the kids. I cant wait to get back in the car and do it all again soon.