July Recap Post

July Recap Post

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I'm hoping to take a few minutes to reflect back on the last year, but first I wanted to get this post up! With the heat wave in July, we didn't get much done. Basically, just tried to survive and then it got smokey and I gave up on blogging. 1. This beautiful PN...

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June Recap Post

June Recap Post

I'm having a moment where I can't believe that it's July, that this week marks four years since we moved back to Spokane, and that June is long gone. We took it pretty easy in June, and did a lot of hanging out around the house, soaking up the nice weather, and going for walks. I've been trying to...

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My Favorite Downtown Spokane Wedding Venues

My Favorite Downtown Spokane Wedding Venues

I'm going to confess that I took the easy* way out when we got married, and we decided to host our wedding at a family member's house. It was lovely, and everything I've ever dreamed of, but after four years back in Eastern Washington (no, I can't believe it), I wonder what it would have been like...

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Leslie & Drew’s Cave B Winery Elopement

Leslie & Drew’s Cave B Winery Elopement

Last year, I got an email from Leslie along the lines of this: We're flying up to the Gorge for the Dave Matthew's concert, and we want to elope. We live in Florida, and we don't know much about the area, but we want beautiful photos.  You know how much I love the Gorge, and I was thrilled to...

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Photos for Right Now

Photos for Right Now

You confess to me the first time we talk that you're nervous about having your photos taken. You haven't had photos taken since high school, and now you're getting married, post college. Or maybe it was your wedding, that was just a few years ago. Well, the kids are in elementary school now, so...

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April & May Recap Post

April & May Recap Post

Between traveling most of the month, and recovering from traveling, I didn't get April's recap post up. So now I'm looking back at all these photos and I can't believe that April was SO long ago. Ack! It's June, and we've had really summer-like days lately. So crazy! APRIL! 1. I started off the...

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How to Elope in Washington State

How to Elope in Washington State

As a follow up to my post a couple weeks ago about eloping in Idaho, I wanted to share my tips for eloping in Washington. Unfortunately, it takes a bit more planning and coordinating to elope in Washington, but it can still be done. How to Elope in Washington State Getting a marriage license in...

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Life Is Different Now

Life Is Different Now

N was less than 24 hours old, and we were alone in our room at the hospital. H had gone home to check on the pets, and after a night of constant checks, the room was finally peaceful. I reached over to grab my camera, and I snapped a few dozen photos of her. Brand new. It's hard to describe how I...

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How to Elope in (North) Idaho

How to Elope in (North) Idaho

A couple years ago, I started getting a lot more inquiries to photograph small weddings. Intimate weddings, I called them. I started shooting weddings with less than 50 guests. Then, I was getting inquiries for weddings with less than 25 guests. And now, I occasionally get to shoot an elopement or...

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March Recap Post

March Recap Post

It's April this week, and it finally feels like spring is on it's way to Spokane!! Looking back over my March photos made me realize what a busy month it was. We got a lot done in March after hibernating for most of January and February. I'm sure some of that was because of N's arrival, but I...

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Servus! I’m Emily and you’ve found my little corner of the internet, where I write about travel, intentionally living with less stuff, and living as a German-American family in Munich, Germany.  Want to know more?

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