All tagged Skagit Valley Photographer
“Beauty sets the heart aright, and opens it to God."
Frederica Mathewes Green
For those who don't know, I live in the Pacific Northwest—Washington state, to be exact. I was born and raised here, so I'm used to the rain for which Washington is known.
I've shared before how much I have a passion for keeping memories . . . seems like I have always gravitated to those things, even as a kid.Example: when I was a kid, if one of our pets died, it was traumatizing to me. I was not able to move through my grief until I'd done something to memorialize my beloved furry friend. Sometimes it was in the form of a poem, other times a childlike, makeshift gravestone. Either way, I was compelled to find a way to keep their memory alive.
I have been ‘chomping at the bit' to attend a photography conference for quite some time. Not only am I interested in the technical information I might add to my repertoire, but I also want to get to know some of my fellow photographers in the Skagit/Whatcom county areas. So, a month ago, I paid a very nominal fee to attend a photography conference in March called Photo Lush in Bellingham, Washington.
I am w-a-a-y-y past due in blogging Nichole and Kodie's wedding! I feel bad about that, but when the flu bug takes a big bite out of your life, whaddya gonna do?
On December 29th, 2012, I was honored to take wedding and reception photos for Nichole and Kodie, who (as you will see), are one heckuva gorgeous couple! Their wedding took place at the beautiful Skagit Valley Casino Resort, which was still decorated with twinkling Christmas lights, adding to the festive and gorgeous atmosphere.
It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I'm in the process of getting my photography business off the ground, mostly since last September. Sometimes I get discouraged that it isn't happening fast enough, but then I have to remind myself that, a little over a year ago, I couldn't have imagined doing the photo shoots I've done the last few months. So, onward and upward, I say!
Here's a first: I just created a “Personal" category for this blog (for this entry).
Everyone says that photographers should blog. So, I started this blog. I didn't really commit to it, though, until very recently.
You see, I have another blog, a personal blog, that I started back in 2008 when I was going through breast cancer treatment. Never, in a million years, did I think I would be a blogger, but it turned out that people wanted to follow me and writing was therapeutic for me. Kind of like group therapy, with the biggest group of supporters I've never met. I haven't updated my personal blog for a few months and it's still getting hundreds of hits. Go figure!