Musica Distesa 2017

If there wasn’t enough reason to love La Distesa more than I already do, Musica Distesa was the perfect reminder of what I love to live for. Three glorious days of food, wine, friends, art, and of course: MUSIC. For those who need a little crash course reminder of what Musica Distesa is, it is …

The Yingblooms Get Hitched!

Andrew and Phyllis have got to be the most genuinely HAPPIEST people I have ever met. Their smiles exhilarate and energize any room they walk into. Now to be fair, I did get to see them on what is supposed to be the happiest day of their lives, and to be honest, I think that this day …

Arcade Lights 2016

What has quickly become one of my favorite things about Spring, is looking forward to Arcade Lights. I have so enjoyed my last couple of years being a part of this fundraiser from working the photo both to being a roaming photographer (2015). It’s always so amazing to see the community rally together and how much …

Arcade Lights 2015

You know how it goes. Food and fun! And we raised $66,000 for the market in just a few hours! Learn more from the Pike Place Foundation!    This girl and her dad were the cutest pizza slingers and were a hit all night! I miss living across the street from them.          …

Andrew and Susy Benefit

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, but one of the things I love about the Seattle music scene is the great comradery. Everyone wants to see each other succeed. When a terrible fire tore through Andrew and Susy’s apartment after the holidays, everyone banded together to keep these two afloat while they …

Alicia and Derek’s Wedding

I met Alicia during my days at WSDOT, and when times got tough, I just walked across the floor and found her mischievous eyes peeking out from a cubicle wall. As I got closer, her beaming smile always made my day. We became fast friends outside of work and I looked up to Alicia. We’re …

Austin Jenckes and Polecat @ The Crocodile

Once upon I time, I fell in love with a voice at a coffeeshop in college. Naturally, we became friends and shared many laughs, gelato, and long talks. But I graduated and left Bellingham and just as he was emerging into the Seattle music scene a few years later, I scampered off onto a world …

Note to Self: Don’t Forget These Moments

The idea of going home has left me feeling a bit out of sorts these days. When I first bought my flight back home, I was excited to tell my close friends and as soon as we started making plans on what to do when I came back, this deep feeling inside of me began …

Burt and Alicia

This was a special day. Unfortunately, it came to be under some sad circumstances. My dear friend Alicia’s dog Burt, was diagnosed with a fast progressing cancer. He would soon have one of his legs amputated and Alicia realized she didn’t have many photos of Burt running around and being, well, Burt. So we spent …

Parzival

That’s no band name, that is the real first name of my friend Parzival Popof. I met Parzival because he had teamed up with my friend Jesse to make music. So when I caught them one evening during an art walk in the historical area of downtown Seattle, the first thing I was curious about …

Railay Beach and Phrang Nang Cove Bay

Railey vs Railay, vs Rai Leh, however you spell it, just pronounce it Ray-Lay Beach. I’ve seen it spelled quite a few different ways with the phonetic translations of Thai so I’m just going to Railay. Railey and Phrang Nga Cove are only accessible by boat. The closest pier from Krabi that would take me …

Allen Stone

Love me some Allen Stone. There was a bit of hype about him, but I wasn’t really familiar with him. Ben told me a funny story how his brother used to be Allen’s pastor back in the day and told me that Allen is genuinely one of the nicest guys so I put him on …