My husband and I adopted a kitten from the Willamette Humane Society last week, and named him Tucker. He’s a little over 2 months old, and full of energy. This is the first cat for either of us, so we’ve been learning quickly how to take care of him. There’s some pictures below, I had to show him off.
I just can’t get enough of his cute little white patches. He has socks, which help me see him when he’s hiding (playing) under the bed.
He’s already a computer junkie! He likes to follow my cursor around the screen. I caught him falling asleep in this position though… haha.
This weekend, Greg and I had the opportunity to attend the wedding of one of his work friends, Joel & Allise. They got married at a beautiful, semi-wooded property, that had a spacious barn (not pictured) for the reception. Their colors were gray, peach and white, with accents of wood, twine and lace.
As a gift to them, I offered to design their programs. I worked with Allise on getting all the elements together first, then took her style direction and ran with it. She told me that she wanted something traditional and elegant, yet rustic at the same time. At first, I studied her save-the-dates and invitations to look for ways to make the programs feel cohesive. Adobe Garamond was the carry through font, and I chose Lady Rene to add the rustic touches. Allise chose the tall, skinny format of the programs, which I loved as well. They turned out great, and she LOVED them.
Below are some pictures of the elements at the wedding, to showcase how the program fits into the style of the event. I’m happy that I could be a part of their big day, even in a small way. Congratulations Joel & Allise!
My Dad and I took a trip over to Lincoln City on Friday, and we were expecting some sunny weather. What we got was a warm, foggy, wind-less day. We took the dogs, Rosie and Mia, with us. Mia, my parent’s new yellow lab, is 6 months old now, and still growing! Both the dogs love the beach, especially being able to run after the tennis ball. It was fun watching them play together.
Even though it was foggy, I got a some good pictures. Enjoy!
My friend Courtney asked me to draw up a tattoo sketch for her a little while ago, and she wanted it to say “Faith Hope Love”. I showed her a few typefaces, and she liked this one the best. I customized the font, and drew up this layout for her. She loved it!
Below are some pictures of the design. I’ll be sure to update this when she actually gets inked!
After Courtney got her tattoo, it looks great!
Every Fall I go to E.Z. Orchards to check out their HarvestFest. This time, I went with my mom. We grabbed some hot cider, then headed out into the corn maze (hoping not to get lost). It was a beautiful day, much warmer than we expected for this time of year. We had a lot of fun walking around the maze and the pumpkin field. We made sure to stop and look at the animals in the petting zoo, and got a kick out of the pigs. They would fight over food, and make all these smacking noises while they were eating (all gums, haha). We headed over to the market to buy some apple cider to take home, and admired all the fall products on display before we left.
Below you can see some of the pictures that I took while we were there. If you get a chance, check out E.Z Orchards, it was a lot of fun!
My Fiance, Greg, and I have decided to work on a photo project together. We want to decorate our place a little more, and decided to hone in on our living room walls. We’re getting married soon, and have been given a few wedding gifts so far that really add some nice decor to our space. We wanted to add something with a personal touch to make our space feel a little more like ours.
We bought several picture frames at thrift stores, of various sizes, and we’re going to arrange them on one of our walls. We decided to tell a story with the pictures we use. Displaying our favorite things from one of our favorite towns would be the most sentimental to both of us. Newport, Oregon has a lot of significance to us as a couple (our first date in 2007, and the place Greg proposed a little over a year ago to name a couple things).
Below is a sampling of the pictures that we took. There are larger versions on my flickr if you’re interested. I hope that you enjoy seeing a little glimpse of what is special to us!
About a month ago, I was invited to go to the Oregon Bride Magazine‘s “Best of 2011″ Party. Megan Ward, who I am interning with at Red Pearl Designs, was up for an award from the magazine. I gladly accepted her invitation to go to the party, hoping that she would win “Best Invites” in the valley for a second year in a row. I went to the party with my friend Courtney, and we had fun finding our way to the event. Right after we go there, I could hear the MC announcing the winner of “Best Invites” so I popped into the room full of vendors to hear who had won. She got it! Red Pearl Designs won for the second year in a row!
Courtney and I scored some front row seats for the fashion show, which were reserved for brides and their friends. We had fun watching the show, which featured gowns from local designers and had actual brides walking the runway. After the show we grabbed a couple free watermelon mixed drinks, and got our picture taken at the photo booth. We took home some goody bags, which contained samples of cookies, shampoo, and makeup! We also got a free advance copy of the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of Oregon Bride Magazine, which contained info about all the winners from the event. All in all it was a great time! Plus I got to see Megan win her award!
The setting for the runway show, at The Oregon Historical Society.
The chairs for the runway show. Reserved for brides & guests, that was us!
Courtney and I watching the runway show.
Megan posing with Associate Publisher Heather Matheny as she accepts her award.
The goody bags that were handed out at the end of the event.
Photos courtesy of Jessica Hill Photography. ©JessicaHillPhotography.com
Over the fourth of July weekend I had a chance to watch a Civil War Reenactment at Willamette Mission Park in Keizer, Oregon. There were many spectators, but more importantly there were a lot of people dressed up in period clothing! There were civilians and soldiers, and they must have been dying in the upper eighty degree weather. I had fun watching the battle, and getting some action shots.
Below are samples from the day. You can see more, higher quality versions on flickr.
A Civil War reenactor Pulls his “wounded” comrade off the ground.
After a cannon fires close by, Civil War reenactors try to brush off the floating soot.Civil War reenactors fire at will at the approaching enemy fighters.
I had the opportunity to photograph Katy and Sarah the other night as part of a group photo shoot. Katy belly dances, and agreed to let us shoot photos of her at her house. I was very impressed with her skills, seeing as how I could never move the way she does! Sarah is skilled in fire dancing, and showcased a few different techniques for us. You’ll see her using poi, triple poi, and the hula hoop. It was amazing to watch as the fire whooshed around and around.
Below are samples from the shoot. You can see more, higher quality versions on flickr.
Megan Ward, with her husband Ryan
I recently started working with Megan Ward of Red Pearl Designs! I’ll be interning with her during the summer, and we have already made some fabulous plans. Check out her website and blog to get a feel for what we will be working on.
This is a great opportunity for me to get involved in the design community. Working with Megan will not only help me to build my design skills, but will give me experience with clients too. I’m really looking forward to learning a lot in the coming months.