Road Trip Photography, Part 1: Desert Blooms

My husband and I recently completed a road trip to Seattle, Washington from North Carolina. We spent three days driving through desert in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California. We hit a scary thunderstorm in New Mexico, but when we got to Southern California, all of the desert flowers were in bloom. Driving into green, lush Sonoma Valley on day four, after so many days spent in the desert, felt a little surreal!

photography of vineyard in sonoma valley, california

The Free Folk is Moving

landcape photography of dramatic clouds above a ridge of the rockies

My Etsy shop will be shutting down for a little while beginning this weekend while The Free Folk ventures across the country for a big move. We plan to camp and have as many adventures on our trip as possible, so hopefully when we’re back up and running I’ll have plenty of photographs to share!

Keep an eye out for my shop to reopen in mid-late April. When we’re back up and ready to fill orders, I’ll post an announcement here and on my Facebook page.

In the meantime, if you’ve been contemplating a purchase from my shop, now’s the time to check out before we go down on Sunday!

 

 

Pacific Northwest Travel Photography Part 3: In the Faery Realm

I spent last week exploring the national parks of the Pacific Northwest, and shooting photos of Washington and Oregon’s beautiful forests, mountains, and coast. I took so many photos that I wanted to share that I had to split them up into three parts to post through the end of this week. If you missed the first two parts, Forests of Light and Into the Blue, you can find those photos here.

The photos below were all shot low to the ground with a macro focus – from the perspective of “The Little People” – in Washington’s breath-taking Hoh Rainforest. The rainforest provided a lot of wonderful inspiration for the forest-themed art dolls I’m currently working on, and for the story I’m writing about an enchanted forest.

Part 3: In the Faery Realm

fairy tale forest photography of moss and an old tree in a sunlit forest
Mossy Cedar Tree in the Enchanted Forest
enchanted forest photography of green ferns and golden light
The Golden Wood
dark fairy tale forest photography of moss and hollow trees
Fairy Home in the Dark Forest

 

Pacific Northwest Travel Photography Part 2: Into the Blue

During last week’s trip through the Pacific Northwest, I shot so many photos of Washington and Oregon’s cities, forests, mountains, and coast that I want to share! I’m splitting them up into three parts and sharing them through the end of this week. If you missed Part 1: Forests of Light, you can see those photos here.

The photos below were shot in Portland and Seattle, as well as on Oregon’s beautiful rugged coast and Washington’s awe-inspiring Hurricane Ridge. As you can see from our smiling faces, my hubby and I were having a great time exploring all these amazing places!

Part 2: Into the Blue

blue and white horse photography shot on farm in washington
Horse on Washington’s Vashon Island
travel photography of driftwood trees and cliffs on oregon's coast
Driftwood Trees on the Rugged Oregon Coast
hipsters at seattle's pike place market
Pike Place Market, Seattle

Pacific Northwest Travel Photography Part 1: Forests of Light

I spent last week exploring the Pacific Northwest and shooting photos of Washington and Oregon, and I have so many shots of the forests, mountains, and coast there that I want to share! I’ll be splitting them up into three parts and sharing them through this weekend.

The photos below were shot in Washington’s amazing Hoh Rainforest, on the rugged Oregon Coast, and during a day spent on Washington’s Vashon Island. The Hoh Rainforest especially provided a lot of wonderful inspiration for the forest-themed art dolls I’m currently working on, and for the story I’m writing about an enchanted forest.

Part 1: Forests of Light

misty photography of a forest on the coast of oregon
Oregon’s Misty Coastal Forests
photography of sunlight on a mountain river in olympic national park
Cedars by the River in Olympic National Park
enchanted forest photography of mossy trees, ferns, and sunlight
The Green and Gold Forests of the Hoh Rainforest
photography of golden afternoon sun on an enchanted pond and gardens
Golden Sunlight on Vashon Island
fairy tale forest photography with sunlight and green, shot in the hoh rainforest
The Green Enchantment of the Hoh Rainforest