Have I ever mentioned I’m more of a cold weather, mountain type girl? I love the smell of an evergreen forest, the view of the mountains and the cool, crisp air. So, imagine how in love I fell with Washington. It had both water and mountains, not to mention all the evergreens! I could’ve stayed forever!
While I was there, I got the chance to stay with a friend from photo school, Cara. I adore this woman and her family. They are full of huge personality, wildly intelligent, funny as all get out and so generous and sweet. Collin even donated his room to me for a couple days and Josh cooked an amazing dinner the first night I was there. I was so excited to get to do their portraits, even though the original spot at Tacoma Narrows Park was not possible due to the tide. We decided on shooting all around Gig Harbor, where they relocated to. Let me just stop and say, oh my goodness! This place is gorgeous! It’s a photographers dream come true. Old boats, moss covered trees, water, a harbor….it was heaven. Cara and I scoped out our spots prior to the session then Evan assisted us in wardrobing, including finding his awesome new hat that he chose not to remove for the rest of my time there.
It did rain quite a bit while I was there, but not the Florida idea of rain…..it was more like after our torrential downpour has ended and it’s just sprinkling….that’s what rain is like in Washington. By some stroke of miracle though, we managed to get a beautiful, sunny day with only a few puffy white clouds in the sky. Talk about all the stars aligning. We even managed to get a shot with Mount Rainier peeking at us from it’s home….over 90 minutes away by car!
Cara, Josh, Collin, and Evan: Thank you so much for your hospitality! It was an amazing trip filled with lots of laughter, amazing food and beautiful pictures I’m proud to have created. I can’t wait to see you all again, very soon!
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