Where’ve You Been?

It’s been a crazy season for me. But, like, crazy good.

I could ramble off excuses for not updating here lately, but we both know you don’t really care, and I don’t like excuses, so let’s get to the good stuff.

So. Where’ve I been?

Travelling to Texas

Texas | The Northwest Woman

Matt and I flew to Austin, Texas to spend some time with family toward the beginning of summer. We ate copious amounts of tacos, BBQ, and pie, and saw some fantastic live music at the ABGB by Warren Hood. We drove out to the Land ranch to visit Matt’s grandmother and grandfather, Charlotte and Everett, where we played a lot of cards, walked the woods and property, helped out with some projects, and just had an all-around good time.

“I Do” in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic | The Northwest Woman

Visiting the Dominican Republic was so wild. I’ve never traveled to this part of the world before, and going there to shoot a wedding with Matt was definitely a highlight of my year (if, my life??) The bride and groom, Casey and Justin, were incredibly generous with us—we stayed on site with the wedding party at a giant estate on the ocean, where we documented the fun leading up to their wedding, their big day, and even did a mini fashion shoot. Matt just got through all the photos from this trip, and I’ll definitely be putting together a blog post about our experience as soon as I can!

Working with Flowers (And Weddings)

Floral Design | The Northwest Woman

Back in April I booked a few floral design jobs for this summer around the Seattle area and they’ve finally arrived. Along with attending weddings this summer, my spare time has been occupied with ordering flowers, working with budgets, Macgyver-ing a cooler for flowers, washing buckets, prepping stems, washing more buckets, and making some arrangements I’m really proud of. It’s hard work, but so worth it.

Seeing New York for the First Time

New York | The Northwest Woman

Matt and I flew to New York for an engagement shoot (he’s headed back for their wedding, too) and to see the sights that the city had to offer us. As per usual, food led us around the city—bagels in Brooklyn and Manhattan, drinks at Dear Irving, dinner at Gramercy Tavern, treats at Ladurée, pizza comparison in DUMBO (Juliana’s vs. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria)…just to name a few. This trip might also get it’s own dedicated post from the sheer amount we ate (but hey, we walked it off, trust me!)

Summer ’16 has been a blur, but a fun one! As autumn approaches, I can’t wait to fall back into a rhythm of writing here more regularly.


  1. Molly says

    Sounds like such a fun summer traveling so much! But I know what you mean, enjoying the approach of fall and things slowing down. I have felt the same way too!

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