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If you need me I'll just be over here editing/reliving Daniel + Issa's fun and colorful wedding day!! I mean I might not have the best job EVER, but really I probably do.⠀
What are you up to today? It's Taco Tuesday, which also means it's Tequila Tuesday. Just in case you needed some dinner ideas. at Ainsworth House & Gardens
Real true fact: I most definitely am not a morning person. That's not to say I hate mornings, I just tend to feel my best + get the most shit done in the evening and at night. So they've always been a little bit of a struggle for me (especially Monday mornings), but one thing that has made them 1000% better is allowing myself to wake up slowly. Taking 15 or 20 minutes after I wake up to stretch, drink coffee on the patio, read, journal, or listen to music before I open myself up to the rest of the world. ⠀
When do you tend to feel your best? Morning? Noon? Night? Right between nap time and snack time? at Olympia, Washington
Happy Dad's Day! This one's my favorite dad. He taught me stuff like how to play foosball, to always cut away from myself when using a sharp knife, that jazz is overall the most best genre of music, to boldly try new things when given the opportunity, and that life is WAY too funny to be taken seriously. at Wrangell, Alaska
Are you doing at least one thing every day that gets you closer to your big dream? Taking action is often the hardest part about dream chasing, especially when real life and adult responsibilities get in the way.⠀
But if you do just one thing (big or small) every single day that gets you closer to that dream, your action will spark more action, and soon we'll all be drinking beer next to waterfalls, because I think we can all agree that's the real dream. at Spirit Falls, Washington
I don't offer pre-made print packages because you have your own unique style, needs, and vision. AND I LOVE THAT ABOUT YOU. My print products are offered à la carte and priced individually so you have the freedom to make your own choices. That being said, I'm always happy to offer recommendations to make the process as easy as possible because life is hard enough without having to decide what would look best above the couch, am I right? at Olympia, Washington
You + Me for Eternitea ☕️ at Olympia, Washington
A few months ago I received an email from Jessica at @bessiejocreative about a new series she's working on called The Place Project. This is how she defines it:⠀
"I'm passionate about old walls... character, places that are well used and well loved. I believe that these places hold stories and histories - some that we’ll never even know. I love reminiscing about precious memories I’ve made with loved ones in the places I’ve lived. Now, I want to spread that feeling by capturing YOUR place and those memories that YOU hold so dear.⠀
That's why I'm beyond excited to introduce my new project to you. This project was inspired by my love for place. All the places I've inhabited, grown up in, and been lucky enough to travel to. And I designed this project just for YOU because I know I can't be the only one who wants to commemorate my experience in this way."⠀
She invited me to be a part of the project and told me if I sent her a photo of a place she'd send me an illustration. I replied, "My place is a boat, is that okay?"⠀
This is the F/V Restless, one of the boats I grew up on, worked on, and played on for a big chunk of my life in Southeast Alaska!⠀
You can learn more about Jessica's project (and get a custom illustration of your own) via the link in my bio! at Olympia, Washington
Rory and Lindsay opted for an unplugged wedding, which means they asked all of their guests to please keep cell phones and cameras away during the ceremony. This led to two really awesome things:⠀
1) Their guests were fully present and witnessed the ceremony in real life instead of experiencing it through a tiny screen⠀
2) No one stood up with a phone and ruined their wedding photos⠀
Win/Win, guys! I hope you consider an unplugged ceremony at your wedding - not only for the sake of the quality of your photos, but also because being truly present makes the experience of being a wedding guest so much better.
Yes, we may be in committed, long term relationships. Yes, we may be the perfect age. We may be married, or house owners, or have a 401k. But please, for the love of whatever you believe in, and I think I speak for a lot (A LOT, LIKE WAY MORE THAN YOU THINK) of women when I say this:⠀
STOP ASKING US WHEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE CHILDREN.⠀
Look, I'm sure if you have children you love them very much and want us to share in that joy. And that's great, because of course you should love them. With every ounce of your being. But please don't assume your life choices are what every other woman wants just because we share similar reproductive organs. “Oh sweetie, you'll want kids someday."⠀
That's the one that kills me.⠀
First of all, don't call me sweetie. Secondly, does being a parent suddenly give you the ability to see the future? Sure, maybe someday I will. Someday I may also want to be president, or open a restaurant (read: a bar), or tattoo my face on my back, or get my rap career off the ground, or race jet skis in my mansion pool. Do not belittle me by implying I am somehow naive or less of a woman than you for not having children. Thirdly, find a hobby. Stop worrying about how I live my god damn life.
Because as long as we're not hurting anyone, why can't we just let each other be how we want to be?! I LOVE MY LIFE! Truly adore it. If my life were a person I would buy it a drink, tell it it's beautiful, and take it home to meet my mother. And I have no desire to add a child to it. My heart is filled with an incredible man and a furry pet who bring me joy every day. I can travel whenever the hell I want. I spend money on myself instead of diapers. I stay out too late on weeknights and sleep in on the weekends.⠀
And that's okay.⠀
Just like it's okay to be a mother.⠀
We're so lucky to live in a time when giving birth is not our main social or biological obligation. But if you want a kid? That's fine, too. We have the luxury of choice, and we can choose to impact the world in any way we wish. Please just let us.
Hey, you want 25% off in the print shop?! Go get it with code “JUNEART”❕⠀
Link in my bio🌲Happy Sunday! at Olympia, Washington
It’s the weekend! Don’t forget to get wet and dirty! at Olympia, Washington
Buongiorno! I'm Asia, and if you've ever wondered what I look like hunched over, laughing hysterically, and about to drop my camera because my friend Kendra said something funny while she was taking my picture, this is it.⠀
And if you haven't wondered that because I just showed up in your feed and you have no idea who I am, let's change that!⠀
I'm a photographer in Olympia, Washington. I live in a cozy one bedroom apartment with my guy John and our puppy dog Tamale. On Wednesdays we wear sweatpants. And also every day. And also not John, because he goes to work. And also not Tamale, because she doesn't wear pants. So yeah, just me.⠀
Most days you can find me in my little office corner editing photos of cool couples or fun entrepreneurs, and if I'm not there I'm probably drinking beer on top of a mountain or filling a cart at the craft store with things I don't need (except those bags of colorful rocks - obviously I need those).⠀
I love working with people who don't take themselves too seriously, who don't let the rain ruin their plans, and who believe if you can't say something nice, you should at least make it funny.⠀
Tell me about you in the comments! And if we already know each other - tell me what you're doing this weekend✌🏻⠀
[Photo by @kendrakphoto] at Olympia, Washington
#TBT that time Zach proposed like 💍and Kayla was all like 😱 and I was all like 😭 and we were all like😍
I've been feeling my business shifting and changing in big, weird ways lately, which of course leads me to think about things, which of course leads me to overthink about things, and that always comes back to success and how I define it for myself. I wrote a blog post a while back about success, so I'm gonna put the link in my bio in case you need some help defining it for yourself, and I'd also like to leave this little gem with you:⠀
"I worry about a lot of things, but I don't worry about achievements. I worry primarily about whether there are nightclubs in Heaven."⠀
As always, thanks for the perspective, Mr. Waits🙏🏻
HEY! Let's talk about workflow, 'cause when you have multiple clients and projects to keep track of, staying organized is The Most Important Thing. Aside from always having a full snack drawer in your office, obviously.⠀
I used to depend on paper contracts, checks, and post-it notes to keep track of projects, but I switched to HoneyBook a few years ago and it's been a total game changer. It's a client management system that isn't just for photographers, it's for anyone in a creative industry who takes clients or provides a contracted service. Between emails, texts, DMs, and phone calls, meeting dates and times, to-do lists, contracts, invoices, payments, and last minute changes, it's easy to get mixed up and/or overwhelmed. I love HoneyBook because it gives me a clear view of where I'm at with each project, makes getting paid easy (and gives my clients an easy-to-use experience), and shows me a clear breakdown of what needs to get done so that I can spend less time in the boring part of my business (PAPERWORK=EW) and more time in the fun part (SHOOTING=YAY).⠀
If you're struggling with your workflow, try out HoneyBook for free! Then if you like it, get 50% off your first year. Hit the link in my bio if you're ready to get organized👆🏻 at Olympia, Washington
Yesterday Daniel and Issa vowed to choose each other every day for the rest of their lives. And then they laughed with their friends and family, drank margaritas, ate cake, shared a cigar, and kissed a llama and an alpaca. So basically it was the perfect day. Swipe for more happiness! at Ainsworth House & Gardens
This is Tamale! She's the best cuddler and the worst at listening when she's hyperfocused on something else. She knows 30 commands and she's not allowed on the couch, but still always somehow makes it up to the couch with us (it's the puppy eyes). She loves learning tricks, but I'm out of ideas for new ones. Any suggestions?⠀
John and I ordered a DNA test from @embarkvet for Tamale, because why wouldn't we?! It was so exciting to learn that she's 46.6% Rat Terrier, 32.4% Labrador Retreiver, 17.6% English Springer Spaniel, and 3.4% Basenji! She also has .3% wolfiness, which is my favorite stat of all.⠀
Besides breed info, Embark also gives a ton of health information, a family tree, and if you really like to nerd out on genetics there's a whole other advanced breakdown that I won't pretend to understand.⠀
To add on to our dream of adopting all the dogs, we now want to DNA test them as well because THAT WAS SO FUN. If you want to order one for your adorable mutt, hit the link in my bio to get $20 off your first kit order! 🐾 at Olympia, Washington
Hey, it's Friday! Double tap if you're in love💞 (Yes it's okay to be in love with french fries, sunscreen, and/or hairspray that actually keeps your curled hair curly all day)
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