Tilt shift lens 24mm. That’s where it all started. I got this dreamy lens recently and it’s become my favorite thing to shoot with. In the beginning I had no idea what I was doing. I just attached it to my camera and started shooting. I seem to do this a lot in my life. My determination rather than knowledge eventually leads me to figure it out. I’m not the type of person to read a manual. Prime example is when I got my driver’s license. My dad bought me a car with a stick shift and without having any clue how to drive the car, I just jumped and took off to my boyfriend’s house. I think I killed the car three times, however I did make it there! Just goes to show the saying, “Fake it till you make it” has some merit to it. Ok so back to the lens. My amazingly talented friend Catherine, from FOX IN THE PINE agreed to come explore the logging roads of Shelton with me while practicing with this lens. This shoot made me finally feel like I understand all of the buttons and knobs surrounding it’s circumference. Which made me one happy photographer! I’m so lucky to have a friend who loves dead, gnarly trees as much as I do. Catherine brought awesome props and was nice enough to photograph me as well. I love the images she captured and yes, they are of me. I mean how cool is it to love a photo of yourself?! I hope I provide that same feeling every time I give someone their photos. Thanks Catherine for loving all things woodsy and always inspiring me to be more creative. You have to check out her blog. 2013 is a good year. I can feel it.
Over January 14th and 15th I went on a birthday adventure with my friends to Manzanita, Oregon. I met Ashley and Kellen last March at the Go Outside Workshop in Palm Springs, CA. Since then we’ve become great friends! Also along for the trip were Dominika and Hanna, two of their friends I hadn’t had the pleasure of meeting until I arrived in Portland. I honestly believe people are brought into your life for a reason. I left from this trip a better person. As friends we have the opportunity to share our success and failures, to learn and to grow from one another. As we open up and really listen to one another we increase in our ability to love and understand. I have so much to be thankful for! This includes Ashley, Kellen, Flint, Dominika and Hanna! Thank you for a wonderful two days. So glad I brought my camera!
Jesse and Tiffany were married on January 4th at the Portland, OR LDS Temple. I was at my in-laws house and I saw their wedding announcement on the refrigerator. I didn’t know them personally, but when seeing their invite I couldn’t get over how cute they were together! A couple weeks later I received an email inquiring about my photography and it was for Jesse and Tiffany! I was so excited to photograph the darling couple I saw on the refrigerator! It was such a great day and I’m really glad we had some gorgeous winter light! Thanks Jesse and Tiffany for the joyful photos.