I’m always on the lookout for new places to shoot. It actually may be a little bit of an obsession. Ask my hubby – as we’re driving to Whatcom Lake a couple of weeks ago, and I’m sitting quietly in the passenger seat watching the scenery go by and thinking oooh, that old barn would be cool to shoot in, and that field behind it?? With that veritable forest of beech trees? Oh, and look at that! It’s an abandoned house with ivy growing all over it! – he pipes up and says “scouting for locations again huh?” no lie. I do it ALL. THE. TIME. Which is kinda funny, because I don’t believe that the success of a photoshoot is determined by the newest, craziest location I can dream up, and i actually tend to love the photos that are simple and clean and the focus is on the people who are in them! But I do love shooting at different places, and i love the challenge of coming up with the right angles and seeing things from different perspectives. So, that’s why I wanted to shoot here. I drive by this property all the time, and it’s rundown and full of junk and calling my name every time it sees my car. So I ran it by Garold & Esther and they were all over it! It was another gorgeous sunny day and ridiculously COLD!! We had a hilarious time running around and finding all sorts of fun places to shoot – notice the boat? In the middle of a field? or the busted up mobile home? fun stuff 🙂 You guys, I had a blast hanging out with you, and I really can’t wait until your wedding. Really. And wait until all those pics are printed into that AMAAAAAAZING album you guys just chose???!! oh my. Recipe for deliciousness. Anyways, here’s to the end of the boat and the “house” and the beginning of this wonderful relationship 🙂 Cheers!