Friday, July 31, 2009

Spokane, WA where the love abounds.

These past few days have been so untamed and beautiful.

The weather has been breezy and the sun is flaring everywhere I look. We have been on back porches, hot tubs, floating miles in the river, sleeping in giant beds, going out for big breakfasts, and cooking dinner together. Ah! every day has been my favourite.


Cody &crying eyes,



Bee&CoCo playing at Zola's,

Bee, you HAVE to hear her to believe how incredible she is,

Michael Scott Mahler,

Matthew Ryan Omdal,

Cecilia Kim Robles,

Yesterday was a celebration of the day I was born. I've never really been into celebrating birthdays; they make me uncomfortable because people tend to get pretty ridiculous and selfish on their birthdays...but yesterday was BY FAR the best birthday I have had in my life.
We floated down the river on rafts from WA to ID. We BBQed while listening to the Avett Brothers. We laughed. We hot tubbed. It was awesome.

my birthday cake, complete with fake candles and a pistol in the background...

my view from standing up in the sunroof,

they floated down the river on turtles and crocodiles,

this dog is bigger than i am,

Ah. What a good trip!
& it's not over yet!

Tomorrow is the wedding and I am way excited for that!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Spokane, WA is where I am located.

After sleeping five out of forty-eight hours, I finagled my way to the airport and flew on over to Spokane, WA. I was asleep before take off on all three of my flights and I think I might be all caught up.

Now I'm in Spokane and hanging out with both old friends and new friends, and all good friends. And I'm having copious amounts of time to read, simmer down my boiling mind, and journal. (I love my moleskine).

Yesterday we floated down the Spokane River and just straight up chilled. It was so relaxing. I kept pressing my cheek against the warmth of my shoulder and I was so content to just lay in the raft, with no phone, camera, computer, or to-do list. Ah. So nice!

I lived in Germany my last 2 years of high school and my best friends from school live on the West Coast now, which makes for a great reason to come out here.
Most of them arrive tomorrow, but Papa Folden lives right in Spokane.
I used to walk to school with him every morning junior year of high school, and hang out in his drum room while he practiced (he is a pretty good drummer....)

&this is a new friend, Matt Scoop

Almost exactly one year, to the day, I found this kitten down by the pier where we were swimming. I brought it home and my room-mate kept it. The room-mate now lives in Spokane and still has Fletcher, the cat. It is so good to see her in a loving home!

Art in people's houses that I liiiiike

Portraits are going to get taken like crazy pretty soon.
Just you wait.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

McHenry-Arruda Wedding. Portsmouth, RI

On my way to moving from MA to TN, I had the immense honour of stopping in one of my favourite states, Rhode Island, and photographing the unique and beautiful wedding of Jocelyn and Kevin in Portsmouth, RI.
It was awesome! Her family is extremely nice and the ceremony was beauuutiful!

This is my kind of bride!

and here i am...!

taken in the ceiling reflection of the limo

this is one of my all-time favourites,

going wild with the cowbell! she had a fever and there was only one cure...

This wedding was incredible and light-hearted. Jocelyn was a stunning bride and being able to capture the expressions on her face was awesome to do! I love this wedding!!