Our very favorite thing since moving to Washington is finding new hikes and beautiful spots for photoshoots. A few weeks ago Michael and I (and Maverick of course) scouted out this gorgeous little hike to Hanging Gardens in Black Diamond, WA. It was such a peaceful, rainy afternoon spent together in our beloved PNW.
Being self-employed, it can be really hard to force yourself to take a break, respect your work hours, and unplug. Last weekend, we left technology and social media behind, drove an hour up Mt. Charleston, and stayed in a cozy, log cabin at the top. We played cards, watched movies, hiked around, hot tubbed, took pictures, read books, and just relaxed. And it was AWESOME.
Last month, Michael and I went with my Aunt Christine, Uncle Duane, and cousin Jake, to California for Copa America Centenario. Friday we saw the US play Colombia and Monday we saw Argentina vs. Chile. We stayed four days in San Jose and took the train everywhere, including a day in San Francisco and a tour of Alcatraz. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the Golden Gate Bridge because by the time we got back from Alcatraz and ate dinner, we had to start making our way back to San Jose while the public transportation was still available. So we will definitely have to go back soon and stay in San Francisco so we can be sure to see everything! As usual, my go-to travel camera is my Canon AE-1 35 mm film camera because I don't have to worry about breaking or losing it, but this time, we had an accidental light leak, which you will be able to see in some of the photos, and completely ruined a couple of my favorite shots from Alcatraz. Oops! I guess that's why I do all of my client work in with digital. Enjoy! :)
Last month, Michael and I took a little weekend trip to Sedona. It was so nice to just get away for a few days and enjoy nature and each other's company. My husband doesn't count it as "hiking" if you stay on a path so our weekend was a little more adventurous than I expected, but it was a blast (sunburns and all)! I told him I would follow him off the path ONLY if he didn't complain when I stopped to take pictures ;)