Wowzas. It’s already the end of January 2014 and the time just keeps on ticking. The new year has creeped up on us once again.
Keeping this short and simple. 2013 was quite the year for us. We spent a lot more time outside of work and had the opportunity to travel with friends and family near and far. It was a refreshing year, to say the least. And now it’s time to get back to the grind.
2014, we’re coming at ya with full force. To another memorable year. Make it count!
With less than a week left until Christmas, you can feel the excitement in the air! The city has come alive with the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping frenzy.
The end of the year is always a busy time for us, driving around and finishing photo projects. But even with our chaotic schedule, we stumbled upon one of Santa’s best kept secret … where he keeps his elves during off-season! We’re sure he’s putting those elves to good use now and are burning the midnight oil.
Photos don’t lie. See for yourself.
And after a few snap shots of this “Elf Storage” facility, we found a wandering elf …
This little elf named Jennifer was not very happy to go back to work. She loves her elf-sleep in her elf-storage a little too much. But Santa doesn’t take “no” for an answer. So back to work she goes…
Meet Wesley and Chris. They’re from Oklahoma and chose to get married in Seattle because they love our city. And boy-oh-boy, Seattle loved them right back! Because our plan was to take photos outdoors, I was on constant weather-watch for days. I can’t help it. It’s what I do.
Forecast called for 30% chance of rain and I was not about to take any chances with this lovely couple so we had our umbrellas in-hand the entire time. Luckily for us, not a single drop of rain showed up.
Love was definitely in the air that Halloween day. Tourists and Seattleites alike showered Wesley and Chris with constant expressions of “congratulations.” Drivers waved and honked their car horns, people stopped and shouted cheers of congrats, and many asked if they could take photos of or with the couple. I lost track of how many times we heard this request and each and every time, Wesley and Chris were kind and graciously stopped and did so with a big smile.
I only got to spend a short amount of time with them but it’s always so much fun and a privilege to work with amazing couples like Wesley and Chris. Congratulations again!
I think Chris wins the award for coolest hair style!
A quick ride on the monorail, but plenty of time for us to take photos.
One of the many times others stopped us to snap photos of the lovely couple.
Many have lost loved ones. The massive destruction has left us with the unimaginable as cities have been destroyed, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced. Many Filipinos are left desperate for clean drinking water, food, medicine, or just need prayers for strength and survival.
Today we remember — 9/11/2001 — 12 years now. I’m sure all of us can remember where we were, what we were doing, who we were with that day, that morning. I sure do.
I was in college, getting ready for work when a phone call from my mom telling me to come home immediately because “world war 3 was about to start…” Seriously. That was the phone call I received. There was no calming her down so I knew I had to turn on the news for clarification. And there I sat in disbelief — breaking news, terrorist attacks, planes crashed into the World Trade Center.
And so today, we remember. We reflect. On the people, our families, our country, we stand united.
So take a step back and look around you. Look at the beauty all around you. Say hello, give a hi-five or just smile at your friends, family and strangers alike.
Here’s to the people. Never Forget. To the City that Never Sleeps, the city I frequent multiple times a year — New York City, and to my hometown Seattle.