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Ally & John - Madison, WI Wedding

Sometimes I get these crazy ideas for what we can do for The Last Shot on a wedding night. Well it just so happened that Ally and John's wedding up in Madison, WI coincided with a new moon, a great view of The Milky Way, and there was even potential for a meteor shower! As soon as I realized all of this I called Ally and John. I told them that if we drove far enough away from Madison, we could get one hell of a photo. They loved the idea, so as soon as Emmalee (my crazy great assistant) and I got into town we started the hunt for the perfect road with just the right view. It took us about 12 hours, but we found it!! 

Check out whole wedding day below!

48 Hours On The Olympic Peninsula

With our big move out to Seattle coming at the end of the year I've been flying back and forth to the PNW nonstop. Last month I had 48 hours of free time. 48 hours where I didn't have anymore meetings and I could go anywhere and do anything! I knew I wanted to do some serious exploring.

It was my first backpacking trip to Olympic National Park about 7 years ago that made me want to move to Seattle to begin with. So I figured I'd head west to Cape Flattery for sunset, South to Shi Shi Beach and Point of Arches for a good Sunrise adventure. Then drive out to La Push, WA to run around Rialto Beach. I could wait there for sunset and the stars. (I ended up grabbing my favorite star photo to date!) That wasn't the end of the journey, I had another sunrise to see and I figured The Hoh Rainforest was the place. After that, there's the 4 hour trip back to Seattle to catch my flight to Chicago. 

I can't wait for the move in December!