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Music Monday: Memories

Music Monday: Memories

Music Monday: Dream

Music Monday: Dream

Music Monday: Happy

Music Monday: Happy

Music Mondays: Restore

Music Mondays: Restore

Music Mondays: Sunsets

Music Mondays: Sunsets

Music Mondays: Relax

Music Mondays: Relax

Music Mondays: Connect

Music Mondays: Connect

Music Mondays: Peace

Music Mondays: Peace

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Music Monday: Slow Down

  MUSIC MONDAYS   We noticed that in the blur of this past week, We neglected to post about our newest playlist for Music Monday! Therefore, we are posting two this week. Also, this is a formal announcement that we will continue to create playlists over on our Spotify account, but will no longer be

20 Adventurous Things To Do/See In Banff, Canada

The default location for a honeymoon is on a warm tropical beach, right? Not for us! Berty and I love the outdoors and seeing incredible places, so we quickly decided that road tripping to the Rocky Mountains was a must for our first few weeks as husband and wife. We decided on Banff and Glacier

8 Vital Reasons Why You Should Travel With Friends

  Who is your go-to travel companion? A spouse? A best friend? I (Emily) love traveling with people, and Berty and I are going to the Cascade Mountains this weekend with all our closest friends. We are celebrating the birthday of our dear friend Sam! She rented out a huge cabin for the weekend all inclusive

Music Monday: Mixed Bag

Here’s a compilation of a bunch of random stuff I’m loving this week. I love using the “Discover” tab on Spotify and listening to all sorts of new music. Here’s my mixed bag for the week! Music Monday 24: Mixed Bag Follow us on Pinterest for more inspiration! Thanks for reading, (and listening!) Love,

11 Places to See On the Olympic Peninsula

Where is your retreat? That place that brings you grounding and resets your mind for the weeks ahead? For Berty and I, this place is the Olympic Peninsula. We love taking day trips out here and re-connecting with one another and our friends. The OP has a little bit of everything: ocean shores, rainforest, lakes, mountains,

8 Thoughtful Tips On How To Be A Good House Guest

Do you have lots of money to spend on vacation?? Yeah…neither do we. Therefore, one of our ways to save money while traveling is staying with friends or family instead of paying for an expensive hotel. We also love that AirBnb is now a common alternative to hotels. When Berty and I went to Paris,

3 Quick Days in Paris (And How To See Everything)

If you don’t know already, Berty is a wedding photographer, and about a month ago, he received an offer to photograph an elopement in Paris, France! After dancing around the living room and sorting out the logistics, I (Emily) was able to accompany him on this tripΒ and meet an awesome couple! (You can find their

Music Monday: Memories

  This is not actually a new playlist. I created this during my college years. There’s something about music that connects with me, and I wanted to share this list I made from a long time ago. I’m not sure what it is, but when I hear a song I get transported back to that

15 Gorgeous PNW Locations For An Engagement Shoot (Pt 1)

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of engagement photos? Stiff, posed shots? Awkward lighting? There are plenty of examples of these boring, overused shots all over the internet. However, if you’re looking for unique, timeless photos, we believe that the Pacific Northwest is an extremely advantageous region for engagement shoots.