Portland

re unite

This weekend a group of past goPro attendees are going to have a "little" reunion on the Jersey shore, and Tyler and I are pretty excited. We have been so lucky to have hilarious and talented people come to our workshops- and then we've tried to keep close with our group through Facebook. It is going to be a really great time.  If you'd like to keep up with our antics over the weekend, check us out on instagram: bluelilyphoto!

From Portland, Oregon. 

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a shoe-in for a lookalike contest

Thanks for the awesome comments about Isaac's 7th birthday shoot. If you're new to our blog, go check out Isabelle's 5th birthday shoot (Japan), Isaac's 6th birthday shoot (Hawaii) and Isabelle's 4th birthday shoot (home). We tend to go a little crazy.

Every July we head to Portland and Seattle. At first, it was a vacation, with a few photo shoots mingled in. Now, we book a solid trip and squeeze in the vacation days. 

This year we camped for nearly a month between Portland, Seattle, and British Colombia, and my jeans and Toms were replaced with REI quick dry pants and lame v-necks. Fashion doesn't matter in the wilderness, I'm hoping.

I've written about Keen shoes before, and how we wear them basically all the time when we travel, especially the kids.  It's hard to buy any other shoe for the kids when I know they will always default to the Keen due to comfort and easy-on access.  Keens are perfect for our lifestyle. You can wear them trudging through endless city blocks; you can kick them off easily in a plane; you can wade through a stream and continue hiking until they are dry; and if you are Isaac you can use them to help you scale up a sheer rock wall.  Again, our kids are obsessed with Keens.

They were pretty stoked when the following happened:

Tyler and I were on separate shoots in Downtown Portland, each with one of our own kids keeping us company. While on the photo-route we met in the middle, and there, a friendship was born.

Isaac met Isaac.

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Two handsome, cheery boys with the same name, roughly same age... wearing, on their feet:

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Ah, destiny. A Keen friendship was forged.  For just a moment, the boys hung out, exchanged toothy smiles, and then went separate ways.

This is the best part of the story:  A few days later, driving up to Seattle, Belle piped up this golden nugget from the backseat:

"Remember that boy Isaac at your session who looked EXACTLY like our Isaac? He was soooo cute!"

Tyler and I exchanged glances, smiled, and felt warm fuzzies in our hearts. 

It's like the alter-Isaac's mom wrote later:

How funny that Isabelle thinks the two Isaacs look exactly alike.  I suppose with the same jeans, keens, same age, about the same height, same name--- what's the difference?

No difference. Just two smiling faces and four happy Keen feet.

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Motor City

I, Wendy, am in Detroit.  I've been here just a few hours, and only in the dark.  Tomorrow I will see what daytime Detroit is like, but for tonight, here are some observations:

1. Dollar Rent a Car should really not allow their shuttles to smell like rotten eggs. The ride was a horrific assault to my delicate nose. 

2. Actually my nose is not delicate at all; in fact, I have a horrible sense of smell, and went years without smelling much at all... so if I can smell something bad, it must REALLY smell bad.

3.  I'm starting to realize that eau de rotten egg is about all I can think of now, so this may be a short post.

4. Looking forward to lots of exciting shoots this weekend.

5. I miss the other bluelilys. There is a reason we usually travel together.

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A few from Portland, OR!

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Giveaway #1- Vol. 25

It's nice that after a frustrating night of... frustration (ha)  I can come to the blog to launch Birthday Month Giveaways!  Makes me feel a little bit happier :)

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Maybe you've heard of Vol. 25 before? Jessica, owner and artist at the shop, is graciously giving away a set of her adorably artsy overlays to TWO winners!  These overlays can liven up a picture in no time- they are so whimsical and child-like.  She let me try some out, and here's what I came up with:

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Cool, huh!  So fun to play around with.  

Vol. 25 also has a whole slew of amazing prints and posters full of the colors I love and design that's so "feel-good" I just want to eat them up.  

So, to enter this contest, just go ahead and leave a comment, and don't forget to leave your email address in the field (that only I will be able to see once posted).  This contest ends Feb 22nd so hurry :). 

(and back to that note of frustration--- turns out I'm not receiving a LOT of my email as of the last 2 days. So- if I haven't replied to you- I didn't get your message.  To those folks who have signed up for sessions in the last 2 days, I am working hard to get you your confirmations! Thank you so much.

xoxo

wendy

 

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