Holly and the Sunset

Holly and I had a short little shoot back in early July. We've talked about shooting together for about a year now, so it was fun actually going through with it and finally taking some photos of her. It was awesome.

While driving home from the shoot with Holly I could tell that the sky had something amazing in store for the sunset. So I drove to West Seattle and sat at the edge of the water and just watched. I only snapped these few photos, but spent the entire hour or more just taking it all in. I didn't want to distract myself with my camera. And I'm glad I did. It was the most beautiful sunset I'd ever experienced.

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The iPhone did the best job of capturing the event. It's not always about having the greatest camera gear or materials. 

Beautiful Little Adventures

This weekend my good friend Shannon Miller, came to visit Seattle for a few days. Her and I, along with some new friends went on some small trips around the Pacific Northwest. Summer is kicking in, and I couldn't be happier. It's my favorite season. And we have the very best summers here in Washington. I don't think I've had as much of a wonderful time, like I did with these fantastic people, in a long time. I hate to see some of them leave, but I've also made some new friends, which I'm so excited about.

Here are a few photos from our little adventures.

I hate distance. You meet the best people and they are always far away.

Ocean Shores

There are times where we all need a little escape. This could mean that we need to get away from home, people, work, or just life in general.

A few weeks back I couldn't get my mind at ease. I had barely been home, due to working and doing quite a bit of photo shoots back to back. As much as I love photographing people, and just being able to do this as a job. I needed a break. But I did not want to be home.

I woke up one morning and randomly decided I was going to drive a few hours with my camera to somewhere that I haven't been to, or been to in a long time. Nearly three hours later I ended up in Ocean Shores, Washington. All by myself. I hadn't been there since I was a lot younger. I could barely remember it.

I managed to land there on one of the nicest days they've had all year in terms of weather, it was nearly 70 degrees with barely any wind. And in mid March, which is unheard of. So I took to the beach and started walking. There were no other people around, just signs of footsteps from other wanderers. I only saw one older man walking on his own as well. It was extremely peaceful, and therapeutic. 

I challenged myself to photograph the landscapes and scenery, because I personally don't think that those subjects are my strongest when it comes to my work. I am glad I did.

The sights and small scenes that I came across were incredible, to me at least. And I had it all to myself. 

Here are some of the things I found along the 5 hour walk I had with myself and my camera.

Give me what I want, I want to leave me behind.
Tell me how to free my body, find peace of mind.
This is getting good, I’m feeling like I’m alive.
Show me who I am, I’ll leave my world all behind.

I want to go to a place that I know is real.
I need to find a new place for my mind to heal.
— "Tucan" by Kids of 88

All images edited with VSCO Film Pack 05.