August 2007 Archive - Divine Reflections Photography Blog

Trash the Prom Dresses

While on our vacation, I took Ariana and Rachelle to the beach for a trash the prom dress session. We had a blast, and the sunset that evening was amazingly beautiful. The girls played in the surf, wrestled, and generally acted like their usual goofy selves. Here are some of our favorite images.

Posted by Greg on August 21, 2007 at 8:00AM.

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Crystal Friesen Portraits

Life long friends can be hard to find, but I found Crystal Friesen when we were in the 7th grade. Many years have passed and many miles often separate us, but we still remain best friends. About a month ago now (right before our big vacation) I had the pleasure of hanging out with Crystal before she left to go back to Indonesia. I convinced her to wake up at the crack of dawn the day of her flight out of the states so that I could take a few pictures of her, and she agreed! :) I did not plan on waking up dreadfully sick that morning though. I picked Crystal up and made her stay several feet away from me the whole shoot. The shoot lasted about 15 minutes until I almost passed out! My favorite picture from this session was the last picture I took and was about 2 seconds before I got horribly sick. This was definitely my most interesting photo shoot to date. Thanks, Crystal, for being a trooper! I love you dearly, and I hope you like the pictures. :)

Posted by Crystal on August 19, 2007 at 9:30PM.

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Home Again

We're home from our big trip! It was truly the vacation of a lifetime. Here are some highlights from the trip.

  • Itinerary: Napa and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (CA), Humboldt Redwoods State Park (CA), Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park (CA), Harris Beach (OR), Beverly Beach (OR), Seattle (WA), Olympic National Park (WA), Orcas Island (WA), Mount Ranier National Park (WA), Mount St Helens (WA), Portland (OR), Columbia River Gorge (OR), Ashland (OR)
  • Miles driven: 2782
  • Nights spent camping: 16
  • Nights it rained while camping: 8
  • Number of photos taken: about 1800
  • A few favorites memories: View of Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, performance of Tartuffe at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, riding the Washington Ferry, view of Mount Ranier, street concert in Portland (Rachelle got a bunch of kids to dance with her)

We have tons of photos to edit, and I'll post details of the trip along with photos as we process them. Stay tuned!

Posted by Greg on August 16, 2007 at 6:00PM.

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