Methow Valley Family Photos

I met this active Methow Valley family, including their dog at the Suspension Bridge parking area for the Methow Community Trail late in August – just before school started. It was a cool evening with the threat of rain and also a feeling of fall in the air. Oh gosh, can summer be over already? Everyone in the family was returning to school in a matter of days so yes, I guess summer is over. Here’s to a wonderful fall season.

We enjoyed a walk on the trail to the wonderful suspension bridge across the Methow River. It was a perfect location to capture the happy go lucky kids with their parents. Sparky, a lab/border collie mix delighted in all the smells and splashed in the river. He even managed to stay still for a few photos! It was a lovely evening to be out for a walk with good company.

Baby Smiles

Babies grow so fast! This one is already six months old and learning something new every day. Her favorite thing is to put everything, really EVERYTHING, into her mouth. And if she doesn’t have something, in goes her hand! She was very happy and trusting and loves her mom and dad and grandma too, no matter how silly they were. We had a lovely evening making photos and keeping her hand and dress and everything else out of her mouth. Eventually she got a little bit sleepy and the smiles were fewer but she was never cranky. She’s adorable. And Oh, So Loved.



Theresa and Chris Engaged

As if getting to photograph two young people sparkling with love for each wasn’t enough, there was also a puppy AND it’s the peak of October colors! What more could a photographer want? Truly, it was a gorgeous bluebird skies day in the Methow and we were surrounded by yellow and gold cottonwoods and aspens alongside the Methow River. And there was a three-month old puppy. It could not have been more perfect.

Chris and Theresa spend their free time hiking and running on trails in the central Cascades and when they get a chance they come up to the Methow for even more fun. It’s a perfect spot for their engagement session and can you imagine their beautiful June wedding coming up next year? I am looking forward to it. Too bad that Kula, the Vizsla puppy won’t be there.


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New Work at The Winthrop Gallery

The Winthrop Gallery walls recently had a mid-winter refreshing. Maybe it’s not mid-winter but late winter or early spring, based on the warm weather we are experiencing. Regardless, I took in some new pieces reflecting the monochrome world I’ve been living in this winter.


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The Winthrop Gallery is open from ten til five Thursday through Monday during the winter and seven days a week when the pass is open. Currently, the gallery is hosting the dog and cat photo contest exhibition.

Lisa and Craig – Married at Sun Mountain

How did you meet your sweetie? My husband and I met because of the Audubon Society! Everyone’s got a story. Lisa and Craig’s story began during a bridge game! Everyone’s story is unique. That’s why I enjoy weddings so much. It’s all about the personal stories of two people in love and their families and friends and the stories they make.

These two people spend much of their free time in the Methow Valley so it was natural for them to choose this place to get married. Sun Mountain Lodge provided the perfect backdrop with nice weather and wonderful light. Their families and friends traveled from near and far to share this event in this special place. A dear friend was their officiate. The setting on the bluff was lovely with September flowers in bloom in front of Wolf Creek, the Methow River and the North Cascades in the distance. Lisa and her dad made the centerpieces; Craig carefully hand wrote in calligraphy, place cards for all of the guests. The Tamarack String Quartet, part of Cascadia Music in Twisp provided music during the ceremony and reception. The beautiful flowers were from Fawn Meadow and Susan Stone made the incredible cake.

The mountains rose to meet the sun during the ceremony and the sun set as guests made their way to dinner. The temperature dropped rather abruptly and everyone was thankful for the heaters inside the tent. Dinner was served. Toasts were made. The cake was cut and enjoyed as the blue darkness overcame the bright light of the day.


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How did you meet your sweetie? What stories do you have to tell?

Many thanks to Craig and Lisa for including us in their wedding plans. We had a wonderful time. Congratulations!