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  • 18
  • Sep
  • 2012

portraits vagabond

I’m getting into my car tomorrow morning to gently head east this week from Oregon to Colorado — stopping or camping in five states along the way within three days. I’m honored to and inspired by the opportunity to photograph a wedding in Steamboat Springs for a lovely, sweet couple — and the blessing of being able to make a journey out of it (cartographical and soulful) is something I’m not taking for granted. And during that journey, I’m granted time to be with myself and time to love myself. Time to pray, ask questions, and harbor peace.

“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself.” ― Haruki Murakami


  • Snacks galore – M&Ms (regular or peanut butter) and Vitamin Water XXX
  • A bedroom pillow – so comfy for spontaneous naps or laying down in gorgeous fields I find along the way
  • Reservation America app for iPhone – for campsites and places to stay (esp. last minute)

Here’s a little senior portrait peek from last week’s session on an organic family farm in Williams, Oregon. Again, I’m so lucky to have such wonderful photography clients. They keep me grateful and trust me fully to do what I do best. This was photographed long after the sun had set behind the mountains. It was surprisingly dark, but that fading, emanating glow lighting up her face ended up being my favorite lighting on this shoot.

4 Responses

  1. hootenannie says:

    Will you make it as far as Denver? One of these days, Kristygirl, one of these days…

  2. heaven says:

    you inspire me daily. traveling mercies.


  3. Scott Cejka says:

    Kristy, I was just in Steamboat Springs last week camping and relaxing. While you’re there, you MUST go to Strawberry Park Hotsprings. Also there is camping near there at Dry Lake Campground. I live in Boulder and get to Steamboat a lot as it’s one of my favorite places in Colorado. Strawberry Park is a treat and I make sure to go whenever I get there. They’re open year round…natural outdoor hotsprings up in the mountains. After 8 is clothing optional. But it’s such a chill location and quiet and peaceful…$10 to soak for as long as you want to.

    Also, you’ll be hitting Steamboat when the fall colors are at their peak as well. It was gorgeous last weekend but should be better this weekend. It’ll be cold at night but quite pleasant during the days.

    Enjoy your trip!

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