Sunday, June 19, 2011

colorado is so awesome

We've been in Denver, Colorado for the past week (and Grand Junction the week before), and have had some pretty awesome experiences and hung out with tons of people that we love (not to mention, we've had 7 shoots so far!). Joel flies back to Olympia on Tuesday, and I'm driving back to Grand Junction to hang out with family for the next two weeks before making the epic drive back around July 2nd. Anyone want to drive back with me?

I want to focus on two really exciting things though. The first being that tonight, we saw a bear! It was about ten feet in front of us on the porch of the house that we are staying at in Perry Park. I was so surprised/scared/excited that I took video with a low ISO and out of focus. It's a good thing I'm not a real photographer, right? ;)

The second awesome thing is that the first night we arrived in Denver, our friend, Bree, texted us to tell us about a secret show happening at our friend Leighton's house. Can you guess who it was?

JENS LEKMAN. I about died!

Bree wrote about the show here
, and her awesome little sister, Zoe, recorded it and took pictures (above)!

SO AWESOME. Off to bed!


Saturday, June 4, 2011

christmas and bare wires

At the end of April, Christmas and Bare Wires (who I'd never heard before but instantly loved) played at Northern, and it was packed and loud and sweaty and awesome. I was too lazy to bring my camera, but the sweet and talented Elizabeth Gomez gave me the go-ahead last month, when I asked if I could post her videos on the blog. Yay! Thanks, Lizzy!




Thursday, June 2, 2011

northern turned two!

Northern turned TWO a few weekends ago, and Mariella texted to remind us to come down to the birthday party! We missed the pinata, but made it just in time to put on some sweet kitten, puppy, and heart temporary tattoos, share a vegan, gluten-free cupcake, see INCREDIBLE artwork from Jean Nagai, and have Mike and Judy screen print a cute Northern logo on our t-shirt and hoodie. There were babies, balloons, and cake. It was a parrrrtayy! Can't wait for next year! :)


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

a billion photos in olympia

Sometimes I feel bad when I post a lot (and then I don't post for months, so I have to make up for it! Ha!), and I'm pretty sure that this is going to be one of those times. I've been taking so many pictures throughout the last year, trying to document literally every little thing that I've been doing (which means a lot of cat and Joel pictures), but now I've got literally terabytes of images that are just sitting there and not doing anything on my hard drives, and I totally worry about something happening to them. What if they stop working, or there's a fire, or I just plain lose them somehow? Even though I've got back-ups in other places (what kind of photographer would I be if I didn't?), I really want to make this space more about documenting the things that I love, and the fun times that I've had. I want to be able to look back at what an amazing place I love in, how great my life feels some days, the friends that I've made, and the adventures that I've had. The Pacific Northwest is a really special part of the world, and even though there are days that I would rather be anywhere but here, Olympia is my home right now, and I'm embracing it with open arms. I want this space (my personal blog) to be my (photo) journal, and I want to share it with whoever wants to see it.

What I'm going to be posting over the next couple of weeks (that will extend into hopefully years!) are random photos from bbqs, photos and videos from the rare shows that I've attended, pictures from our weekend adventures, other photos from the last year (um . . . our trip home to Colorado at Christmas?? A little late, right?), and currently in the next couple of blog posts, the past MOST AMAZING trip along the Washington and Oregon coast last July -- Washington with my mom, and Oregon with both her and my husband. I'm only now getting through the photos, and looking at them again makes me feel the magic. You'll see soon!

My apologies in advance for a billion photo posts coming up soon
. . . but only a few apologies, since this is totally my blog and I'm totally going to post what I want! ;)