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

There and Back Again

As I mentioned in previous posts, I’ve spent the past two week on the road with my hubby and pup, driving cross-country and back through most of the US! During this time my art and Etsy shop have been on hold. We’re still settling in to our new home, but I’ll be ramping everything back up within the week. Here are some photos I shot of our amazing trip, from Wyoming to Colorado to Utah to Oregon to Arizona and New Mexico!

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Camping outside of Denver, Colorado
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Wyoming
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The Rockies
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The Rockies
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Near Crater Lake in the Cascades, Oregon
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Outside of Pheonix, Arizona
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The Arizona desert

Fall in Prospect Park

It’s peak foliage season here in NYC, and I spent this weekend wandering through drifts of leaves in Prospect Park with my camera!

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Tunnel in Prospect Park
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Prospect Park fall foliage
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Water garden in Prospect Park
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Another view of the water garden
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Fall leaves and rose petals
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Willow in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
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Cherry walk in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
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Koi pond in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

New York

In March, my boyfriend Kenan and I took our first trip to New York City, and, I hope, the first of our many travel adventures together! I had so much fun exploring the city and snapping pictures – in Central Park, on the Ellis Island ferry, in Manhattan, and Brooklyn, and at the Native American Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here’s a few of my favorite shots from our trip!

Probably my favorite shot from the trip - The view of Manhattan from Central Park
Probably my favorite shot from the trip – The view of Manhattan from Central Park
Statue outside of the Native American Museum
Statue outside of the Native American Museum
A square in Manhattan, just outside Central Park. I love this statue!
A square in Manhattan, just outside Central Park. I love this statue!
One of many Statue of Liberty shots, captured from the deck of the Ellis Island ferry
One of many Statue of Liberty shots, captured from the deck of the Ellis Island ferry
Kenan and I, bundled up in Central Park!
Me and Kenan, bundled up in Central Park!

Our next trip will be to the Blue Ridge Mountains for my birthday – more photos coming soon!