Today was a busy day. It was the official last day of school for my daughter, and it was also her kindergarten graduation. She has been wanting to dye her hair pink for quite sometime now, ever since she saw me dye my hair purple (I loved the look, but it is currently back to brown now!). So to kick off this awesome summer break I decided to do it for her! She absolutely loves it! She says she feels like a princess, mermaid, and super hero all in one! We used Manic Panic hot hot pink from Sally Beauty supply. It was super easy and will wash out after a while since it is a semi permanent. I love how it turned out!
I have been so busy and all over the place this summer, it hasn’t left me with much time to blog! I wanted to share a few photos from our recent trip to the Oregon Coast though. I planned a last minute trip to the coast as a little get away for my children and I. My husband sadly couldn’t go, but we still made the best of it! The Oregon Coast is my absolute favorite place to go for vacation. I love the coastal cliff sides and beautiful forests. I was so happy to have had great weather the whole time we were there too, although I actually love when it rains… my kids were happy to be able to play in the ocean without freezing! lol!
We stayed at a beach house in Newport, Oregon and spent most of our time in Newport as well as Lincoln City. The house was close enough to be able to walk to beach access so we took advantage of that by walking to the beach any chance we could! We got to visit many random gift shops, eat sea food, explore, and just enjoy nature. It was the perfect mini vacation!
So there are always those stand out images in every wedding that once I capture them, they stay with me forever. Something about the image creates an emotion. I have decided to go through my weddings and share with you those photos one at a time. I absolutely love looking at a full wedding galleries because they tell a story. Sometimes though, I stop on an image because the image has a story within itself. The first photo I have chosen is from Craig and Erica’s wedding that was in the Fall of last year (oh also, have I mentioned before how much I love Fall weddings?!).
This photo is one of the brides bouquet. It was such a lovely arrangement, but what makes it so special are the pictures dangling from it. Erica put two little charms with photos of her grandfathers in them. Her grandfathers had both passed away and she wanted them to be with her as she walked down the isle. Although I have no doubt they were shining down on her from heaven the whole day.
She also used the photos as her “something old” because the photos are from quite some time ago. She said that this had meant a lot to her grandmothers as well. What an awesome way to be honored.
This photo has stayed with me because of the relationship I have with my own grandfather. I honestly couldn’t imagine not having him in my life anymore. I do know though, that there will come a day when it will be his time to pass. This photo serves as a reminder to me that even though we lose our love ones, they are never really gone. Our memories can’t be erased, and we have photos to prove their very existence. No matter how much time passes, we are able to make their presence, present.
Amber Tyler | Wedding Photographer | Missoula MT