Doggie Dash 2019

One of the highlights of this holiday weekend is the annual Doggie Dash, hosted by Methow Trails. It’s a six-legged race, on skis, featuring a person and a dog. There are three race events – Kids, Little Dogs and Big Dogs – plus the furiously fought over contest for the best costume! Winner of the best costume gets to take home the coveted Golden Poodle. It’s always a good time and this year the weather was great with good snow and a record-breaking crowd of spectators to enjoy the event.


Lost River Family Photos

We have had the best weather this month. October has truly been golden – a combination of the outstanding fall colors and the wonderful light of autumn. Put these together with one of the clear mountain streams that pour out of the North Cascades and a fun-loving family and you have all the makings for a wonderful family photos session.

I have been ever so lucky to photograph this family for the last two years. You can see the previous sessions here and here. The weather was certainly warmer this time! Seeing the children from year to year is a real treat for me. I love seeing kids growing up and playing in nature – walking on logs, climbing on rocks and tossing sticks in the river. So many kids have a nature deficit but not these two.

Many thanks for inviting me to photograph your family again.

Senior Photos and Fall Color

The fall colors have been spectacular and this young man is so handsome. It was a perfect day to be out making senior photos. A little frost lingered in the shady areas but the sun warmed us and made us forget that winter is just around the corner. The setting they chose near the Chewuch River outside of Winthrop, was lovely with lots of deciduous trees and shrubs decked out in fall’s finest, accented with stately evergreens and pretty ponds too.