2017.09.22: Voyager Session: Kitsap Peninsula

Hey there, hi there, ho there!

It’s always a bit weird starting a new blog. The starting is fine, but the writing is the hardest part. The actual writing part isn’t the hard part, but rather, the first entry sets the stage for the rest of the entries to come. You only get one chance to make a first impression, after all.

That having been said, I really do think this is about the best way to start off. This was probably my favourite shoot to do, not just because I got to take pictures of my wonderful husband and our adorable baby, but because everything went perfectly. I couldn’t have asked for better weather; the lighting was so good it was almost unreal. We don’t often get days this nice in September here.

With that, I give you: my first Voyager session. They’re essentially the same as a Life session, only there’s a lot of location changes, as we’re all going on a little voyage together. I’m really excited for these sessions, since they blend my experience as a travel photographer with lifestyle photography. There’s a special kind of excitement and wonderment at going to a new place and exploring it with the ones you love. Here’s our trip through the Kitsap Peninsula:

We started with a trip across from Edmonds to Kingston on the ferry, and it was Soren’s first time on a boat. Banging on windows is his new favourite thing, so he really enjoyed all the giant windows.

Next was the Point No Point lighthouse. I’m also happy to announce that Point No Point is my new favourite place name.

The entire reason we stopped in Poulsbo was for the Viking Cups at Sluy’s Bakery. I had no idea Poulsbo was a Norwegian settlement before we got there, and I had a grand old time walking around, reading the signs, and practicing what little Norwegian I know. The real joy, though, was these pastries. They’re essentially cinnamon rolls, but they’re cup-shaped and the icing is all in the centre. They were so good, I think I achieved transcendence. I wish I had one right now 🙁

I was tempted, after stuffing ourselves full of food, to just bail back to the car, but I’m glad we walked along the waterfront instead.

This is how Soren gives kisses. He hasn’t quite mastered the technique, so he just puts his mouth on your nose. I’ve never managed a good picture of these little kisses (and mini baby punch), and I’m so glad I caught this entire sequence.

Last, a quick walk for me on the shore at Tacoma Narrows Park so I could finally see the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The engineering behind this bridge is fascinating; you should really look it up sometime.

This whole little day trip was so rewarding, and I’m so energized and excited to really start shooting in earnest. I hope you’ll join me!

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