Portland Weekend Trip

A few weekends back, I took a trip down to Portland with my boyfriend and some of my dancer friends. We attended some Brazilian Lamba Zouk classes and late night dance socials, but during the day, I had a fabulous time exploring the city on foot by myself. I had meals with Robert at a ton of amazing places around town, too. As per usual, I try to eat dairy and gluten free (90% of the time) πŸ˜‰

Featured, in order:

+ Appethaizing (homey Thai spot)

+ Ebb & Bean (frozen yogurt with vegan options)

+ Tasty & Sons (amazing brunch. We had the shakshuka & also the steak and grits skillet but I forgot to take a photo because I was starving)

+ Powell's Books (so busy but fun)

+ Tanner Spring Park (gorgeous garden with water lily pond, fish, and a cute brook)

+ Tea Bar (amazing natural bubble tea spot, I had the vanilla rose bubble tea. SO DELICIOUS! I adore the interior, we need something like this in Seattle!)

+ Revelry (Seattle is home to their sister restaurant, Revel. I actually preferred Revelry more! Korean fusion at it's finest. Loved the live DJ)

+ Teote (gluten free Latin food featuring arepas (gluten free corn cakes))

+ Dapper & Wise (great coffee spot with gorgeous interior)

Also found this cool outdoor food truck rally. Not sure of the official name but it had about 20 different food trucks. Loved the concept and outdoor seating. Another idea we need in Seattle!

Suzanne Heyn- Spirituality + Meditation Coach- Personal Branding

Suzanne Heyn is such a magical lady. She is a meditation and spirituality coach and yoga instructor. She offers online courses for those looking to inwardly heal themselves through meditation, journaling, yoga practice and more. Suzanne has an incredible gift for writing and the ability to help people create change in their lives. She is a cancer survivor as well.

We planned her branding portrait session almost 6 months ago and had to reschedule 4 different times due to weather (cheers, Seattle). SO many times that it felt like we'd never meet! But we finally did, and what a gorgeous summer day it was! We wanted a session style and location that would go well with her branding colors and business type + mood.

Suzanne chose to have her session at my favorite Seattle beach, Golden Gardens, at golden hour where everything is super glowy and lovely. Golden Gardens is a perfect, dynamic setting for a portrait session because it has a water front, beautiful beach areas, grass, a mini forest of thin, straight trees and a marina. It was a super windy day and the chill definitely affected our shooting a bit, but overall, Suzanne is a total trooper and awesome subject! Thanks so much Suzanne for going with all the idea I had. I absolutely love how these images turned out and I feel they totally reflect her brand and personality.