I ended up going back to Heronswood the week after I went the first time, but this time I went with my lovely roommate, Tina! If you knew her, you’d know that she absolutely loves dressing up and is gardening and plants are one of her true loves in life after music.
The both of us weren’t feeling ourselves much that day, so we weren’t nearly as into the shoot as we should have been. In addition, Tina can be a bit difficult to shoot because she moves so much! However, the shots really do speak for themselves.
One of the best things about my apartment, is my roommate and best friend. We’ve managed to cultivate a gorgeous and serene home between the two of us, and I feel very lucky to be a part of her fabulous life.
Sunday mornings tend to be time the two of us spend together, drinking french press and catching up on our lives. This particular morning, she sat down and wrote a love letter to her boyfriend and I had to snap a couple shots.
I feel very privileged to be “behind the scenes” of her fabulous life, and occasionally, I’m lucky enough to capture these moments.
Awhile back, I picked a weekend to meander about on Bainbridge Island at the Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve. I wasn’t as happy with these photos as I have been with some others I’ve taken, but it was nice to be outside and enjoying nature on my day off.
So on the morning of August 21, 2017, I woke up at 6:00 and got into my car at 6:20 AM to drive down in time to witness the totality of the eclipse in Salem, Oregon.
My goal was to get some stunning pictures of this once in a lifetime event. I ended up congregating with plenty of other people in a Target parking lot that had a great open view of the event.
In the truck next to me, were three guys who had driven up from California – one of them was kind enough to lend me his tripod, saying that I was likely to get better shots of the eclipse than he was. I seriously can’t thank him enough for that!
(After these shots, I then spent 8 hours on the road to make it back home.)