This was one of the first weekends we've had in quite some time that we didn't have a wedding to shoot- so, naturally, we filled it up with fun adventures. I have been DYING to check out downtown Snohomish and it did not disappoint! What a sweet little area with so many fun shops, restaurants, antiques, live music and fun activities going on. We stopped at the Oxford Saloon for a bite and then wandered the streets before check out the SnoTown Brewery! I highly recommend them both :-D
My new HUSBAND (what!?) and I are just returning from an amazing honeymoon in Charleston, South Carolina. Naturally... I took my camera juuuust about everywhere with us :) We walked probably 20 miles on this trip and saw a TON of stuff in and around Charleston. We toured the Boone Hall Plantation and butterfly garden which was probably one of the biggest highlights of our trip. It was so gorgeous, full of history and original buildings AND this is where some of the scenes from The Notebook were filmed... I mean, c'mon. We went on ghost tours, city tours, carriage rides and oogled all the Spanish moss all over the trees. We toured the old haunted city jail and drank tons of wine on the rooftop terrace of our hotel, shopped on King Street, walked the waterfront and mingled with the barkeeps. We rented a car one day to make it over to Sullivan's Island, Folly Beach, Mt. Pleasant and Isle of Palms. We even got to check out the awesome old Fort Moultrie! This place has so much charm! Enjoy some of my favorite shots ;)
SO, there is this house that lives in Sandpoint, Idaho… I have had my eyes on it for years and years. My family has vacationed in the Sandpoint area my entire life and as I got older and would travel there with friends, I would always find excuses to drive by "My House" and see what was happening. It sat empty for a good number of years, the roof grew a giant hole and water started leaking in, the roof and decks were in shambles and it was obvious that more and more windows were being broken. It was heart wrenching to watch such a beautiful old house dilapidate like that. A few weeks ago over Memorial Day weekend, Charles and I made our annual trip to visit My House.. and I literally jumped out of the moving car in panic and excitement at what we saw. The entire house has been completely restored by this charming and wonderful couple, James and Carol Harvey. They welcomed us inside, showed us around and told us the tales of this beautiful old home. I literally teared up seeing all the work they've put into 4th and Poplar and, as many other people in the Sandpoint area, thanked them for taking the time to restore this piece of history. They had a short article in a local magazine you should definitely check out here!
Unfortunately, I didn't photograph the inside of the home, but the photos below are pictures that I've taken over many years. I love unexpected treats like this and it was a complete delight to meet these two! Thanks for a fun afternoon Carol and James!
Kelsey and Zach came all the way up to Bellingham for their engagement shoot! I have known Kelsey for quite some time and have worked with her and her business for a number of projects- You should definitely check out her lovely personalized stationary business called Noteworthy Ink! We moved all around downtown Fairhaven for this shoot before heading over to Fairhaven park to let their adorable pups out of the car for a few photos, too. The weather had been predicting rain and thunderstorms all weekend, but we totally lucked out! I can't wait to capture these two on their big day!!