Henry Art Gallery

Seattle, WA

Trevor took me to the Henry Art Gallery on UW campus for a date night last friday. And half our entrance was free since Trevor is officially a graduate student this January! YAY for student discounts again! I love museums, even if I barely understand what is going on or I stand at a piece of art for 30 minutes in awe. But every time, it’s a guarantee to spark curiosity and always inspire me in some fashion.

During this journey, a large section of the pieces were in some ways rip offs. Portraying art or literature pieces that were inspiring and shaped in their own journals. It reminded me of Tumblr. You often use this tool to re-blog others on your own blog. Yet, it’s still unique because it is on your page, how you designed it. So in this, they had really old journals with clippings from news papers or various books that were in peoples “common place” journals, similar to a scrap book. It was still very beautiful how they laid out others words. In some cases made the original authors words come to life in ways that shape that individuals own life. You could even take home and collect quotes, pictures and pieces of stories for your own “common place” journal. And be a part of it with having your portrait taken and added to a collection in the lower gallery. Trevor and I grabbed a few items that inspired us and enjoyed exploring.

What was your favorite museum you have ever ventured to?

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Kelly & Bobby’s Engagement

Seattle, WA

Bobby & Kelly met at a Relay for Life event a few years ago and have never looked back. I love this quote from Ann Landers, I believe it describes Kelly & Bobby’s relationship well.  “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses”. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in August! Congratulations Kelly & Bobby!

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Yamadera

Yamagata City, Japan

Yamadera, literally means “mountain temple” in Japanese. It  is an impressive scenic sight extended high up into a mountainside with steps that carve into the hills with scattered temples throughout the journey UP. We climbed over 1,000 steep steps until we reached the very top! There are great views down onto the valley that make the climb worth it though, plus the unique architecture. We went in October, so the foliage was spectacular. The distant mountains bursting with red, pink, brown, yellow and evergreen just took my breath away.

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Tokyo Lights

Tokyo, Japan

Tonight, I have finally been able to go through our pictures from our honeymoon in Japan! Before the posts start rolling, I wanted to share one of our favorite experiences. When we were in Tokyo, Trevor’s cousin Hironori hooked us up with the most incredible hotels! We were right on the water of Tokyo Bay and our room overlooked the city. It was GORGEOUS. We also went on a dinner boat cruise with his family one of the nights, which was a blast! We had so much fun exploring Tokyo, meeting up with family and friends and unlocking some of Trevor’s heritage. Memories that will forever be tucked away in our hearts.

 

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