So yesterday I did a (gasp) wedding show. I know, I know, who does wedding shows anymore!? But, alas, I need to let Portland Oregon know I'm here. We've lived here five years, and while I am SO content to shoot 100% destination work like I've been doing, Portland also has a lot to offer and wonderful wedding creatives I'd love to work with. I met the most incredible clients who I am happy to now call my own. My criteria...Are you nice? Could we be friends? So happy I got to meet everyone, make new friends... and now I need to introvert for like 3 days before I can come out of my hole 😂
TSA: hand check? If my memory serves, anything under 800 speed is fine to go through. Me: yes, unless it goes through multiple times. But there is 3200 in there as well... TSA: well IM a photographer. You know, I shoot digital. And it says here that this is just 120 speed. Me: actually, that denotes the size of the film not the speed. This is 120 size, which means its professional medium format film. But the speed is different. TSA: well normally the film speed is printed as the largest number on the roll. I would say this is 120 speed. Me: this is 400 speed and 3200 speed. could you please hand check my film? TSA: I shoot digital and I shoot the indie 500. One time Seal came through and we had a long discussion about the latest digital gear. Me: *holding back name dropping* that's really nice. Maybe someday I'll think about learning digital. When I become a professional.
Holy shot balls my intern @maxines.tintype.project is wildly talented. She snagged this photo of me just sitting in my living room window when she first started working with me. You've probably seen her around lately- she's been second shooting for me on all our adventures, assisting with crazy projects, and learning the ins and outs of this biz. She's headed with me next week to camp wandawega for camp wed and then a wedding in Chicago. Feel so happy to have her!
Destination wedding photographer, film lover, mama of three, travel addict, adventure seeker. I drink my coffee black (a recent switch that makes me feel very bad ass) and love me some dance/yoga. So many new people to this space- who are you? Introduce yourself to me here! I miss that in-person connection!
This day, I was supposed to leave Egypt. A massive sandstorm blew through, like the kind you see in the movies that blocks out the sun and floods the roads with sand. The wind was just beginning here, but I had packed up all my gear, sealed it tight, and was about to leave for the airport. About an hour after this there was no more sunlight and the roads I had taken to the airport were impassable. I spent the night in that airport- we couldn't take off and we couldn't even leave to make it to a hotel. I know it doesn't sound too glamorous... frankly a nightmare for most sane people... but damn, if I don't love that kind of adventure, solo traveling around the world. One day I'm sleeping in an Egyptian palace, the next night sleeping on an airport floor. But, i got an extra bonus day in Cairo, and learned how to become Egyptian firm... which is a story for another day but quite possibly my favorite travel story of all time.
this was one of the most magical moments at linna and joe's traditional #cambodianwedding originally featured with @martha_weddings magazine. at the last ceremony of the day the bride and groom are showered with seeds from a palm-tree pod, which the groom carried in a parade to the bride's home the day before. #khmer #khmerwedding #cambodia #cambodianweddingphotographer