life: on the road: arizona

I’m sharing more of our personal images from the archive. I’m just finally editing them out:

In 2010 we drove to the Grand Canyon for our 1st wedding anniversary. These first few are from our point & shoot camera when we hiked down a bit into the canyon.

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Then that night we hung around and watched the sun set.

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We had to take a ring pic!

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The next day we drove to Sedona and Albert insisted we stop at the Flinestones Park.

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Next we stopped at some pretty park, I now no longer remember the name.

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When we got to Sedona I surprised Albert by having the hotel owner re-read our wedding vows for us. Thanks to his wife for taking some pictures for us.

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The next day we took one of the jeep rides out onto the Sedona rocks and explored a bit.

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Then we again watched the sun set behind the Sedona rocks.

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The next day we drove home and stopped in Glamis and Albert climbed the dunes:

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This year I’m super excited, we’re going on a 6 year wedding anniversary trip to Seattle!

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life: on the road: portland: our 2013 trip

So I have a folder of personal images sitting on my computer just waiting to be edited. I’m slowly making my way through them in between wedding editing. Here’s our trip from 2013 to Portland:

We started off our trip by going to the excellent Swedish Broder restaurant.

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The food was sooo good and it’s a really cute little place.

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We strolled around the Japanese Garden, which is part of Washington Park. It was all misty and mossy, so pretty!

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Another day we drove out to Multnomah Falls and did the hike up to the top, which was totally worth it.

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One night we stayed in one of the McMennamin’s historic hotels inside an old elementary school. This is the Kennedy School property. It was so cool having an old classroom as our hotel room. Their hotels are so unique and fun, I very highly recommend staying in one of them during your stay.

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Another night we stayed in another one of McMennamin’s historic hotels, the Crystal Hotel, which has a cool basement soaking pool.

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Rogue Ales is a Portland classic, and while my hubby loves the beer, I wouldn’t recommend the food.

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Clyde Common is one of our fave restaurants for a late night happy hour. It’s on the first floor just below the Portland Ace Hotel (which we stayed at and enjoyed during our first trip to Portland in 2010).

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Our last night we ended at the Ringlers Annex is a fun basement bar run by McMennamin’s just next door to the Crystal Hotel.

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I LOVE Portland!!! And highly recommend a trip there.

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darlington house, la jolla, california – cindy + jonathan’s wedding photography sneak peek

Cindy, Jonathan and their family all met up at the Darlington House for their special day.

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These two and their classically elegant style matched perfectly with the Darlington’s historic feel.

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Cindy looked Ahhhmazing in her dress and Jon, well, he looked quite dapper in his super cool navy tux.

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Thanks guys for such a sweet day.

These great vendors certainly helped make their day so great:

venue: Darlington House

coordinator: Stecklair Events

caterer: California Cuisine

cakes: Extraordinary Desserts

officiant: Robert Feagle

florist: Fleurty Girl

wedding dress: Jaclyn’s Bridal

mariachi band: Mariachi Real

hairstylist: Kim Perucho

farm table rentals: Steklair Events

event rentals: Platinum Party Rentals

makeup artist: Lynn Simpson

dj: Station Identification

pianist: Bryan Verhoye

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balboa park engagement photography – sarah + anthony’s engagement session

Sarah & Anthony traveled down from Long Beach for their evening session. We started in one of my favorite parts of Balboa Park, the cactus garden.

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We then headed over to the butterfly garden.

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I can’t wait for your November wedding!!!

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2015/07/24 - 5:19 pm

Mom stevens - BEAUTIFUL wedding couple…inside and out!!! You two are meant to be together cause you both waited for Mr/Mrs Right, you know your own hearts and you make sound decisions. I know you’ll last a lifetime and God will bless you richly. Xoxo