Category: Adventures

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Pacific Northwest Lore: The Three Peaks

According to the lore of the Puyallup tribes, long ago a massive landslide of rocks tumbled into the Columbia River near Cascade Locks and formed a natural stone bridge that spanned the river. The bridge came to be called Tamanawas Bridge, or Bridge of the Gods. In the center of the arch burned the only fire in the world, so the site was sacred … Read More Pacific Northwest Lore: The Three Peaks

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Pacific Northwest Lore: The Spirits of the Lake and the Stubborn Old Man.

I have always been interested in lore and stories about how places receive their names, especially if they are a little bit on the creepy side. So, being October, I thought it would be a fun little side project to build some stories of what I have found out about some beloved regions here in Southwest Washington. Portland and Vancouver have had their stories, … Read More Pacific Northwest Lore: The Spirits of the Lake and the Stubborn Old Man.

Trail Report: Upper Caves at the Ape Caves

I will admit, I did not take any of my professional gear on this trip, all I brought along was my little GoPro. The primary goal of this was to have fun with my best friend and our two families. The video was just an added bonus and something that we can shot the kids when they are older how torturous of parents we … Read More Trail Report: Upper Caves at the Ape Caves

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Trail Report: Upper Latourell Falls

Since the wilderness has been calling me back lately, I might as well keep up with the trail reports as I get myself back into hiking shape.


Trail Report : Falls Creek Falls

With the amazing weather we’ve had lately, and wedding season quickly approaching. I decided to take my daughter and another photography friend out hiking as a little Mother’s Day gift to myself. I know, I am horrible. I knew I wanted a waterfall, and since most of the Columbia Gorge waterfalls are still closed due to the horrendous wildfire , I looked north on the … Read More Trail Report : Falls Creek Falls

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How Photography Has Changed the Way I See.

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”  Dorothea Lange Something happens when you switch from taking snapshots, to creating art. When I started in photography, I was taking pictures of EVERYTHING. Not setting up a composition, not caring that harsh, spotty light was reflecting off the water in very distracting ways, or pay close attention to all of … Read More How Photography Has Changed the Way I See.

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Vancouver, WA Photographer | A Little About Me and How I got Where I Am Now.

Hi! I’m Missy, and I am a photographer in Vancouver, WA. I never really thought of being a photographer when I was growing up, photography just kind of found me. I’ve shared a lot of the fantastic people that I get to work with, so I decided maybe I should share a little bit more about me and how I chose to do what … Read More Vancouver, WA Photographer | A Little About Me and How I got Where I Am Now.

+ Vancouver, wa wedding Photography

Here’s to 2018!

The beginning of 2018 has gotten off to an amazing start. Winter in the pacific northwest is kind of quiet in the wedding photography world. However, because I have been focusing on low light and fun, backlit portraiture, it has been a busy winter for me. Getting soaked by rain while getting those shots has been so fun and rewarding. Yay for weather sealed cameras! … Read More Here’s to 2018!

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Tragedy in the Gorge

A horrible tragedy has hit us in the Pacific Northwest.

Some teenagers were playing with fireworks near Punchbowl Falls on the Eagle Creek Trail and ended up lighting the entire gorge on fire. We have not had rain here in weeks, everything turns to tinder in the summer. One careless act has taken away so much.

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{Wahclella Falls} The Scouting Mission

When I started in photography, waterfalls were my main subject. I loved just to sit by them and watch everything around them. Completely took me to a different world, which at the time, was exactly what I needed. My dad just passed and I knew I had to do something to help myself. I grew up camping and hiking with him, so I decided … Read More {Wahclella Falls} The Scouting Mission

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Backpacking the Siouxon

When my husband asks me what I want to do for my birthday, I almost always say backpacking. I grew up hiking and camping with my family almost every summer and while sometimes it seemed I wasn’t enjoying myself, looking back, those are my fondest memories. My husband and I are just now getting back into it. I prefer backpacking and primitive camping compared … Read More Backpacking the Siouxon

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Oregon High Desert Ghost Towns

    I go out shooting around my house from time to time, and I don’t consider them to be adventures, just outings. An adventure to me is traveling to a new place that I have never been before, seeing things for the first time, and of course, bringing out the map book to confirm that the GPS is right. Adventures are few and … Read More Oregon High Desert Ghost Towns

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