Monday, August 31, 2009

an early morning hello

good morning!

1:37am... yep, it's definitely technically morning. have i been to sleep yet? not for more than a 20 minute nap when i conked out on the couch while trying to watch a movie. darn you, second wind. darn you.

although! let's look the bright side. at least i'm blogging a bit here- yay! i'm continually amazed by you kind folk who tell me you read this space even though i've been absolutely less than consistent in my updates. i keep thinking it's going to be some kind of resolution of mine to updated this on a weekly or bi-weekly basis... maybe i'll start with weekly and work my way up once i master the basic level. :) if ever you come here looking for something new to read or something lovely to look at and i've once again been slacking, maybe you should check out jen loves kev. wonderful entries and pretty things... i'm not even that girly of a girl and this site somehow (magically) makes me want to learn how to shop. :) it's great, check it out.

now for a few random photos. i guess you'd like to see how i've been spending a bit of my time when i haven't been blogging, yes? well, a decent amount of my time has been spent with this guy:

he's ok.

:) :)

a few weekends ago we went camping with some good friends about an hour or so from the portland metro area, close to the clackamas river. the beauty found in the pacific northwest never fails to amaze me! gorgeous views, tall tall trees, and plenty of this:

ahhh, campfire. so delightful. maybe i'm a bit of a pyro? while camping... i just can't get enough fire. safely contained and handled, of course. :)

lastly, a picture of us making breakfast. well, obviously THEY were making breakfast. i was taking pictures. slacker. :)

i'm going to try the sleep thing again... until next time!

Monday, August 17, 2009


hello! it's after 2pm and i'm just now sitting down to work, but let me tell you about my weekend. let's make a list... because lists are wonderful and i'm hoping for some perspective here. :)

- wow! just this morning i got back from a wonderful couple of days up north in tacoma and anderson island, wa. i met and shot this delightful family early on saturday morning:

isn't that little baby girl absolutely beautiful!?

- i feel completely refreshed after a few days away from the normal routine. yes, i was working for a bit of the long weekend. however... it was perfect. i have a lot of editing to come back to and i'm 110% ready to take it on. great people, good food, meaningful conversations, and being with someone i love. all in all, a really great time.

- ferryboats! i've loved them but never ridden on them... until yesterday. super fun.

- mountains and water and sunsets, oh my.

- i had two lovely emails from former wedding clients to come home to. they blessed and encouraged me hugely through their generosity.

CONS: (grrr)
- i've spent a good part of the past few weeks building a website. blood, sweat, tears. okay maybe all three of those would be exaggerations- but i've worked so hard on it, finished and submitted the site last friday.... and it's still not live. :( meh. i feel as though this will be such an amazing tool for my business, as this blog site is great, but it's definitely less formal than an actual website and (coughcough) i'm not great at always keeping it up-to-date. anyhow. i am REALLY excited to show everyone this site and just want it to be up and going already!

patience is a virtue... i guess. :)

website: coming SOON.

Monday, August 3, 2009

my little favorite

so. i have been remiss. (is that the correct way to use that word? it's not often i use "remiss" in a sentence. :))

a few months back, i hired a wonderful artist and friend to create a logo for my business which you see at the top of this page, and if you ask me for a business card at some point in the future, you'd see it there, too. her name is lisa and she too is located out of portland, oregon. her sense of style is whimsical and fun and the designs she came up with for me were all so creative and wonderful, i had a hard time picking just one! however, since, orange is definitely my favorite, i picked the one you see above and called it a night. :)

visit her etsy shop- my little buffalo. buy her things. support creative, amazing-hearted people who wear plaid coats, like the one below.

(lisa and her other half, spring 2008)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

leanne + matt (sneak peek)

any other night owls out there?

it's almost midnight here, and everytime i'm up late i do the math. 12am here means it's 3am on the east coast, where i used to live and where so many people i love still reside. so, technically, in my old life, this would definitely be smack-dab in the middle of the night.

sometimes when i am SO tired (like right now!), i can't sleep. it sounds crazy for sure :) but it's pretty true. instead of being completely non-productive, i thought i'd share a few photos from yesterday's wedding as a little sneak peek.

leanne and matt are a wonderful, beautiful couple- inside and out (as cliche as that sounds- it's true!). i was super blessed by them and yesterday it was a privilege to be present for the start of this amazing join venture they're embarking on together. :) marriage (in the best sense) is a partnership, and i have every confidence that leanne and matt have such a solid foundation for the start of their lives as a single partnership. so exciting.

here are a few photos from their wedding yesterday. a full blog post is on its way very soon!