April 22, 2014


Whidbey Island Roadtrip

We began the day like any other, but our casual Saturday morning turned into a spontaneous adventure up and around the Washington coast this past weekend.

We were itching to get out of Seattle, but couldn't agree on when or where to go, so we grabbed breakfast, jumped in the car and decided to drive.

We found ourselves headed up north, and along the way, the clouds parted, the sun came out and it turned out to be a beautiful Spring day - so we decided to take advantage of the weather and stopped in La Conner, Washington to view its famous tulip fields.

We were told about how breathtaking the sight of hundreds of acres of tulips would be, but they were even more beautiful close up.

I could have spent the entire day shooting photo there, but luckily, my husband was there to help keep us on schedule to our now planned trip to Whidbey Island.

So, we continued on our way and traveled from the tulip fields over to Fidalgo Island, then to Whidbey, which was full of beautiful evergreens, lakes and a great view of the bay at Deception Pass.

We then traveled onward and took in the sights as we traveled down to Clinton, to catch the 5:30 p.m. ferry back to the mainland.

It was a quick trip, but we loved every minute of it!

Do you have any tips for us about where we should travel next? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

I look forward to hearing from you!

April 1, 2014


Spring in the Northwest

"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost..."

Every spring, I am reminded of this great quote by one of my favorite authors, J.R.R. Tolkien.

This spring, our first in the Northwest, it seems more applicable than usual.

Last winter was full of mostly overcast, wet days, and spring so far has been much of the same. But, the sun is coming out, the temperature is rising (it's already hit 60 degrees!), flowers are blooming, I have a new pair of rain boots, and I'm ready to recommit to getting out and shooting photo in 2014.

Here is what our spring has been filled with so far:

These are a few of my favorite photos that I've shot so far this spring, but if you're looking for more, I also regularly post about my life as a newlywed in the Northwest on Instagram.
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