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Yesterday Whitney (playing hookey from work) and I braved the crazy Seattle snow to trek on up for the opening day at Stevens Pass. Epic would be an understatement. Not only was it a blast passing all of the abandoned cars along the 405, but the snow was fresh, deep, and glorious.

Only a few lifts were open and the groomers were pretty trashed by midday, so Whitney and I decided to do a bit of hiking to find the deep, untouched stuff.

(Whitney trudging up the mountain via iPhone photo)

Here’s to best Seattle winter ever…

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Don’t think you didn’t get caught sneakin’ all up in this biz.

I showed you mine, now you show me yours. Seriously. If this guy gets me the photo he was snappin at the same time as yours truly, dinner will be served (and by dinner I mean, you can come over and I’ll make you dinner and we can get to know one another). On me.

I love finding images like this while post processing. They make me smile.

Full blog of these two crazy kids coming very, very soon.

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A bit ago we had the chance to hang out with Rob+Heather and their crazy awesome dogs. It was a family/maternity/holiday card shoot. Full of goodness.

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O.K….. so not ever. At least in the last few months. And at least for us. You might have much greater and more exciting news… like, maybe, getting engaged (which is absolutely thrilling!).

But seeing that we are already married, this news is incredibly exciting for us.

We just leased a brand spankin’ new home for Brighten Photography.

I know. You probably just peed your pants. Admit it-even if it was just a little bit. So needless to say, we are in the middle of a mega build out of our new basement studio. We have joined a whole crew of amazing other creative individuals and businesses at an incredible place called the Greenwood Collective. Its a spot in Greenwood that rents out both shared office space and individual studios to those in the creative industries. Check out their website for images of the upstairs space (which we can reserve for private parties- wink, wink.) They are a ridiculous crew to say the least.

So this week we find ourselves demoing out our new 500 square foot pad, and bringing her up to tip-top shape. It is Ben’s new full time home away from home and space for us to meet with all of our amazing clients.

Chiggity check it….

So before you start rambling about it being a dump… it absolutely is. (not to mention the photo is crap from our lil’ point n’ shoot) It’s like our own little mangled baby kitten we found on the side of the road that we will quickly be nursing back to health.

Have some vision, folks. It’s going to be ridiculous. (and I’m even trying to convince Whitney to let me throw in a shuffleboard table… we’ll have to see how that goes…)

We are working our brains out this week to get it ready by this Friday for the upcoming Greenwood Art Walk. We’ll keep you posted on the progress as the week goes on.

Seriously. Exciting.

Stay tuned. The before and after of this baby will make Rachel Ray more jealous than Hillary Clinton in 1998. It will be that good.

None of this exciting endeavor would be possible without the love and support of you. That’s right. You. (client. family. friend. you.) So thanks to the many who have loved and supported us well over the last 12 months as we’ve launched this business and watched it explode. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Cheers friends. And get ready to come party with us at our new pad very, very soon.

PS- The first person to name the brand of bucket in this photo wins a sweet prize. (those friends who’ve already paid a visit can keep it on the DL!) Seriously. Not that difficult.

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