Olympic Peninsula | West Coast Photographer

I’ve said this before, I’m sure: The mountains are where my heart is. Nature is my ultimate inspiration — it challenges me to push past whatever limits I think I have, and it opens my heart to new experiences. As wonderful as city-living can be, it’s not easy to return to after spending time cleansing your soul by the ocean, or in the mountains.

Ken and I try to travel to the west coast for camping and hiking trips as much as possible. Going forward, I really want to spend time there professionally, working with great couples, and capturing their big moments in this amazing landscape. If you, or someone you know is in need of a wedding photographer for their west coast fête, I would love to hear from you.

This time around, we started off in Seattle, and then ventured to the Hood Canal, and completed the trip in Sequim, with a short hike at Hurricane Ridge, and a trip to Port Angeles where we departed for a boat ride, and were lucky enough to spot two separate pods of transient orcas! It was such an incredible experience to see them in the wild. You can see in one of the shots that there was a baby in the pod. The mother kept bringing her close to the boat to show her what humans are. 😉

We were technically in Canadian water, so in a way it was also a trip home for us. We could’ve jumped in and swam to Vancouver Island (but we chose not to become the human variety of orca bon-bons).

Flowers at the Washington Park Arboretum Mike

Mike Oyster picking at Hood Canal

Ken got a license for oyster picking. Careful, they’re sharp!

Oyster picking at Hood Canal Elk in Washington Roosevelt Elk, Washington Dock at Mike Portraits on the Hood Canal The Hood Canal, Washington The view from Hurricane Ridge, Washington View from Hurricane Ridge View from Hurricane Ridge A grey jay eating out of my hand Transient Orcas off Vancouver Island Transient Orcas near Vancouver Island Ruby Beach, Washington Ruby Beach, Washington

 

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