I had the opportunity to attend a shoot with two gorgeous models, along with several local photographers from our county. We all met behind the Semiahmoo Resort, surrounded by fog. It was beautifully eerie for photographs. Our two models braved the cold for us for a couple of hours. It was a lot of fun meeting some of the incredibly talented photographers that we have in our area.
Aren’t these girls gorgeous?? It makes it really difficult to choose which photos to post!
After chatting with one of the models, I learned that she was a ballet dancer. I asked her if she would be willing to do some of her exercises on the beach. What could be more beautiful than ballet on a beach? She was so graceful and elegant! I could have photographed her for hours…..
Here are some of our photographers doing what they do best!
Here you can see how dense the fog was around the boat in the background…..
Even though it rained during their outdoor ceremony, it didn’t dampen the spirits of this fun couple! All the guests were provided with umbrellas, thanks to the great folks at Lairmont Manor, and the ceremony went on as planned…
Sheena framed by umbrellas….
A little daddy love before walking down the aisle…
You’ll have to ask Sheena about her chickens, lol, but as a 4-H alumni, she is a country girl through and through….
Handmade wedding favors including local honey!
The girls having fun with the bubbles….
Fun on the dance floor in the outdoor reception tent on Lairmont Manor grounds….
And as all of us Washingtonians know, rain can’t stop us from having a good time!
Congrats Sheena & Andrew on your new life together!
The evening of Cinco de Mayo glowed with a brightness not usually seen in our part of the country. Even when there is a full moon overhead, we don’t often see it due to the cloud cover that is generally overhead. So, to be able to see something as spectacular as the Supermoon is a real treat for most of us. I carried my camera on my tripod out behind our house, and armed with my 70 – 200mm 2.8 VR lens, was able to capture the detail on the moon. It was worth standing out in the chilly night, long after my husband and my dog, Abby had deserted me. You have to make sacrifices to follow your passion….
We have the best Mexican restaurant in downtown Ferndale, which we eat at often. Chihuahua’s is family-owned. They have great food and drinks and deliver it to you FAST, which is a bonus if you wait until you are starving to stop there for dinner, as we often do
These are Mexican Flag shooters. They are layered with grenadine on the bottom, white Tequila, and Creme de menthe on top, representing the colors of the Mexican flag. It's topped off with 151 Rum which you then light on fire. Make sure to blow it out before you drink it!
. They are always friendly and willing to go the extra mile for you. For Cinco de Mayo they go all out, including horse-drawn carriage rides. We had a fun evening with our friends, Janet & Gene, as the photos show!
The first photos on my blog definitely have to be of my dog, Abby. She is the perfect model for me, always patient, and never complaining, whenever I want to try out something with my camera. She sticks by me through thick & thin, and loves me even when I make mistakes, or I’m having a bad day. I can only hope to be the kind of person that she thinks I am…… Thanks, Abby, for always being there for me…..
I’m finally adding a blog to my website and I’m really excited to share my photos and ideas in this format! I hope, as I start getting the knack of posting and sharing, that you will enjoy reading this as much as I do writing it. I have been in love with photography since I was a little girl. My father had darkroom equipment in a room at our house, and he gave me his twin-lens reflex Rollei to take photos with. My brother would model for me, usually pretending to be James Bond, and holding a toy gun. I would also photograph our backyard pets, ducks, several species of turtles, and a squirrel that I named Frisky, that would let us hand-feed him. All my life I have carried a camera to document the world around me so that I can remember people and places as time goes on. I have found that I love sharing memories with others even more. So taking photos of special events in people’s lives so that they can forever remember the moment comes naturally to me. Nothing makes me happier than the smile on someone’s face as they relive a moment through my photos.
I believe each one of us is unique, and has something to offer, and I try to capture that part of your personality in your photos. Everyone has an inner star just waiting to shine. So…..