Fall Family Photos

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!

Dinner at TwispWorks

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.

Mazama Wedding

This wedding brought together not just a bride and a groom but also their four daughters! They have known each other for a long time and all of the girls are friends and have already formed a strong family bond. What a happy day uniting all six of them in love and joy.

The bride and her daughters and best friend readied themselves at Sun Mountain. The rest of the group prepared at the family cabin near Mazama where the ceremony was held. It was a small group of loved ones with one dog – Daphne. She is a Spinone, an Italian hunting dog, although Daphne is a simply a good natured pet. I keep wanting to say she’s a spumoni! After the ceremony, the guests showered the happy couple with flower petals. It was really a lovely touch.

The weather was perfect. This has been the best summer in recent memory and everyone I know has been overjoyed about it.

It was a really lovely afternoon and I was honored to be part of it.

I have such a good job.

Pearrygin Lake Family Photos

This family, three generations of them, has been visiting Pearrygin Lake each summer for fourteen years! The lake is located just a couple miles outside Winthrop in the Methow Valley. This year, there were special birthdays to celebrate and they wanted family photos to commemorate the event. You can see in the images that they are a happy group of people who truly enjoy each other’s company. The golden, evening light was lovely on the hills around the lake. It was perfect for a short paddle in the grandfather’s hand-built kayak. Had it been me, I may have just kept going – it was that lovely on the water.

Once again, I am reminded how much I enjoy my job. I get to meet nice, fun people in a beautiful place. What could be better?

Winthrop Family Photos

Celebrating 50 years of marriage, this couple invited the family to their cabin near the Chewuch River outside of Winthrop. It was a lovely weekend full of swimming and ice cream and other fun activities in the Methow Valley. Everyone had a good time. The evening light was lovely when I arrived. A perfect evening at the end of a lovely weekend.

I really do enjoy my work.