Its a total 2-4-1 today because I am two weeks behind. Last week I was just way too tired. Do you ever get like that? Where your so tired you just can't keep going?! That was me. Exhausted. Done. Finished. Not going down- so Monday came and passed without a care in the world from me- but I am back- and for my few faithful Monday followers- I am catching you up on two weeks of goodness.
Last weekend I had the chance to attend my first ever ITM awards. ITM stands for "Inside the Music" and is a recognition show for local artists and talented here in the PNW. LHP and my good friend Fahren, who is a singer, were nominated for BEST in their prospective catergories. Both Fahren + LHP ended up taking home aways and it was SO cool to celebrate with my friend. Do I really think we are the best photographerss in the PNW??! Hardly, but we are humbled by all of the people who voted for us and the amazing competitors. Its always nice to be recognized and we were so thankful to be a part of the show.
We finished that fun evening with a trip to the IMAX to watch Transformers 3- the midnight showing. Transformers watched me as I slept thru more than half of the movie. FAIL.
if you follow us on Facebook- I am sure you read that we got locked out of our house last week, with camera gear and stool and about $20. It was a fun 20 minutes as we walked around Tacoma looking somewhat lost with bags of gear and nowhere to go and let me just add, it was raining. another major FAIL of the week.
ONE THING that isnt a fail??! We are planning my 30th birthday + our 5 year wedding anniversary + we and a few friends are heading on a cruise next May! We are so excited!!!!
in prep for a wedding that I had to shoot without my other half this week, we purchased a P + S so that I could capture video. I love this Sony Cybershot! Its 16 mp, captures 720 HD video and had amazing settings. I joked about using this thing to take detail shots at weddings because its so phenomenal. I am NO Isaiah Haynes, but I think I did a good job being a fusion photog.
before we left from Montana, two very special packages- 1.) a silly Canon 5DMII for my second shooter- the only time you will see a Canon order come thru this house + popcorn from Garrett's in Chicago. Even if you HATE popcorn, you will love this stuff. Sadly, we got it Thursday and its gone today. I barely got any of it- but I guess that's for the best! Shout out to Borrowed Lenses for their amazing customer care and even better delivery times. Our gear arrived RIGHT on time for the wedding!
In other news... I'm chewing for a cause. Check the pic below!
1 rental car, 7 bags, 4 cameras, 7 lenses, 2 female photographers, 1 video camera point and shoot, 3 5-hour Energy's, 1 red bull, 55 mix CDs, 1100 miles, 7 stops for gas + bathrooms, 12 meals and 1 wedding later- we are back from our road trip to West Glacier National park to shoot the wedding of two amazing people!!
We met Lindsay of L.M. Giberson Photography and her SWEET daughter Claire during our pit stop in Richland, WA
we ate the most amazing food at the most unique places.....
we literally watched for rattlesnakes... and deer and bears, while we spent 9 of our 20 hours of driving, in the dark, between the hours of 8p and 4a.
we got mood rings like 6th graders and made new friends, pictured above, Amanda from Ah! How Sweet Photography and we watched two people who LOVE eachother dearly become husband and wife!
It was an incredibly FULL four days with one of my most beautiful brides- you can check her out here, one of my favorite colleagues, you can check our her work here and one of my dearest friends. Annie and I had a blast and can't wait for our next adventure together!