Posts in Category: PACIFIC NW

THE MOUNTAINS | ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

I had the pleasure of photographing two very sweet friends of mine for their engagement photos. I have to say the colors in these photos are some of my favorites. She shared these photos on her Facebook page and her write up describes the day perfectly.

The day: We drove up to Mt. Baker for a nice mountain lake shoot, and Devin’s car broke down 2 miles from the lake. Between calling tow trucks, only to find they won’t pick you up on forest service roads, and hitch hiking back down to town before the sun went down, we had about 15 minutes for pictures. We had a plan in mind for the perfect spot, and a perfect day. You can plan all you want, but in the end, life isn’t about the perfectly planned moments. It’s about real love, and real life. It’s about the adventures along the way. It’s about engagement photos in the road.

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OVER LAND AND SEA

I have a couple book idea rolling around in my head these days. One of them would be a coffee table book titled OVER LAND AND SEA. I would say I have the sea photos covered.
Photos from the Ferry ride to Friday Harbor.

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PLAY BALL | FERNDALE, WASHINGTON

Each year Ferndale Washington grows from a slow little town to an all American celebration as they host the Annual Old Settlers Picnic and Grand Parade. With petting zoos, car shows and a barn dance it is 100% America. In addition to all these events, there are several championship softball games played over the weekend starting around 8:00am with back to back games until 11:00pm at night. You can read more about the events of the weekend here, as I am afraid this is the extent of my knowledge of the actual Old Settlers Weekend. For most of the weekend we stayed within a 20 foot radius of our camp simply hanging out with new and old friends, because let’s face it, nothing beats camping by the baseball fields 5 minutes from town. Nothing.

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A VIEW FROM ABOVE | FLYING LESSONS

We have what I like to call “Birthday week” around here. You don’t just get one day, but instead it is just an ongoing celebration the week before leading to your actual birthday. I am a big fan of birthday week, especially when we are able to celebrate with cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I also like to give Justin gifts that are experiences instead of things. Sometimes birthday and anniversary gifts will build on each other and combine into a full on awesome experience. This was one of those gifts. Justin turned 32 on Sunday and he took his very first flying lesson with Command Aviation here in Bellingham, Washington. It was incredible! Even after our travels this summer, the views from our own backyard still floor me. Here is a little glimpse into our day…

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GOD BLESS AMERICA

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SUMMER IN THE SNOW

Taking a quick break from travel related posts. We arrived home just in time to spend the weekend up at Mount Baker and what a day it was!

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HELLO SPRING

I hesitate to call a weekend the ‘best weekend ever.” However, I have indeed referred to this weekend as “the best” several times already.I just. can’t. stop. Good friends, lots of sun, and the holiday-I am sure all had something to do with it.Laurel_Hammond_Stevens-2
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KEEPING IT INBETWEEN THE LINES | ANACORTES, WA

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FALLING IN LOVE | FLYING

There are days that take your breath away. This was one of those days. Up on top of Mount Hood you could see for miles. I am pretty sure this is what it feels like to fly… and I think I am falling in love with that feeling.

SAVORING | WINTER

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
― Marc Riboud