Brrrrr. Thanksgiving weekend was lovely but cold here. Temperatures were in the teens that Saturday. I was dressed appropriately for working outside – big down coat, wool hat, insulated boots, etc – lucky for me. This family looked good but I think they were more than a little bit cold. They did come prepared with a portable propane heater. The kids were great! I was afraid they might not enjoy this experience but they were smiling all the time. It was fun!
I’ve had the privilege to make photos for this family for four years now! Watching the children grow and change is a real delight for me. And visiting their quiet home nestled in a seemingly enchanted forest near Mazama is so much fun. The river flowing by makes it even more special. Last year, the river was much lower and we were able to walk on gravel bars that are now completely covered in water. You can see last year’s images here. Rivers are dynamic systems, changing every year depending on rainfall and snow accumulations.
This year, we were joined by grandparents who came from half a continent away. They were enjoying their visit to the North Cascades.
I am so lucky to have this fun job where I get to meet interesting people and work in beautiful places.
Gosh, what a beautiful day and what a terrific setting! The confluence of the Methow and Chewuch Rivers is bursting with fall colors. The old spreading deciduous trees around this family’s home are magnificent. There were dogs too. What more could I want? Nice people in a pretty setting. My job is fun because I meet so many interesting folks and I get to see places I might not otherwise.
Fall is the perfect season for family photos around here. The weather is generally quite nice and the fall colors are very striking. The light at this time of year is magnificent. This young family has recently settled into the Methow Valley and I think they are really going to enjoy living here. They are active outdoor folks that enjoy the Methow Trails and both of their sons are already joining them on their adventures. The two little guys were pretty wiggly. The oldest one wanted nothing more than to ride his bike and the youngest one wanted to make friends with all the trees. Such fun!
In my little town of Twisp, there is an organization called TwispWorks. From their website – “TwispWorks is the place where people and ideas come together and where creative enterprise thrives.” It is home to artists’ studios, other small businesses including a brewery and taproom, a caterer, designer and manufacturer, our local radio station, and the local newspaper among others, and the Independent Learning Center. That’s just a small list of the partners.
On Saturday TwispWorks hosted The fourth annual Dinner at TwispWorks: A Cultivated Evening and I got to photograph the event. The evening was blessed with perfect weather. People enjoyed visiting and catching up with their friends and hearing about happenings around the TwispWorks campus. They enjoyed good food too. Volunteers served the food and beverages. The Marcus Dukes Project provided the background music. It was a nice evening.