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Travel Blog :: Leaving

June 28, 2013


10 days,

120GB of video footage,

6,000 photos,

9 portrait sessions,

a ton of ADORABLE campers,

more new friends than I can count,

frozen salmon tucked in my suitcase,

and a partridge in a pear tree later,

I’m sad to leave Alaska, but incredibly grateful for the experience here.  THANK YOU to the Wardell family for opening their home to me.  Thank you Schneiders and Calvary Vail for sending me up here, and being the first to really jump on board with this student’s vision.  Thank you Mark and Andrea for having me at Camp, Anna Burrows and Megan Kirkland for just being you– kindred spirits!  And all the wonderful families I was privileged to meet and photograph (aside from the work at Camp), it was a pleasure!  Alaskan children are tough and wonderful, and could teach all the rest of us a thing or two!

I cannot wait for my next visit!

And now, a random collection of photos from the second part of my visit.  There is no rhyme or reason to these.  I’m excited to get the project for Tanalian Bible Camp put together, because there were more adorable round little faces there than I could even stand.

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This one is especially for Ella, I thought she’d like the expression on Larry’s face:

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Cute kitchen help!

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And what village is complete without it’s coffee shop?

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Best part of being around a summer camp for 10 days? The 10lbs extra I’m bringing home with me, for sure.

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This one is especially for Daniel, who was my photo assistant and “smile maker”.  He also requested a portrait of his own during that session:

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I thought this was hilarious, since it’s difficult to see the chains on the swing.  It looks like he’s just holding a bench up above his head!


An aerial shot of the Falls:

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Proof that I can be “outdoorsy” if I so choose:

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1 Comment

  • Reply Megan K June 29, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I absolutely love this! You are welcome in our little village any day. We already miss you!

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