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Franklin Falls | An Icy Adventure! | North Bend, WA

One of our first adventures of 2015 was a snowy hike to Franklin Falls! This was a hike we’ve been waiting to do for a couple of years. We wanted to go when it was frozen over and the conditions we just right.  Finally, we had freezing temps for several days in a row, and Zach (husband) and I both had the day off, it all came together perfectly! It was a great day and as beautiful as we hoped it would be.

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The greatness came to an end however, when I realized later that night that I left my hiking boots in the parking lot at the trailhead. I was so sad and mad at myself for making a careless mistake! Those boots and I had covered many miles together, even to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro! Plus, they wouldn’t be cheap to replace! I was sure they were gone and there was no point in going back for them. As a last attempt I posted on the Washington Trails Association site, Facebook, Instagram, and Craigslist, asking anybody who found them to please contact me.

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The week went by, and while I receive several “sorry, didn’t see your boots” responses, I heard nothing otherwise. Probably 10 days later I received an email from a couple in Seattle saying that they found my boots under a foot of snow!!! The girlfriend was thrilled to find them as they fit her perfectly (and they are awesome boots ;) But her boyfriend saw my post on WTA and they decided that the right thing to do was to contact me. That following weekend I went up to the bookstore in Seattle where he works and picked up my boots in exchange for a gift card to the coffee shop across the street. He was so surprised and excited to receive the gift card and I was so appreciative that he went out of his way to help me! It was clear that having the opportunity share this kindness with each other truly brightened both of our days!

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As bummed as I was about losing my boots, I am glad for the experience. It was refreshing to see the kindness of a stranger, and inspiring to think about ways we can share kindness with others each day.

 


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Kandi & Stephen | A Snowy Alpental Engagement

We had so much fun playing in the snow during Kandi & Stephen’s engagement session! They were engaged in December, and wanted to celebrate that by doing their photos in the snow. I love how they turned out! I’m so excited for their wedding this summer at the Fair Harbor Marina in Grapeview! It will be completely different from their snowy photos, but sure to be just as gorgeous! JP Photography (3).jpg

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Top PNW Adventures of 2014!

Looking back on 2014 I’m realizing just how Pacific Northwest obsessed I really am! This year kept me very busy with work, volunteering, and community projects – all of which I am thankful for, but sometimes I worried that I was missing out on quality time with those I love. It’s nice to look back and see that I had so many opportunities to do what I love most, adventure with my family and friends in the PNW and beyond!

Below is a slideshow of my favorite adventures of 2014. Names and locations are included if you’d like to explore these places as well!  HINT: To flip through the photos manually, hover over the photo to reveal the arrow buttons :)

Follow me on Instagram (@IamJennifur) to catch my adventures of 2015!   HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Madi’s Senior Photos | Eatonville High, Class of 2015

Back in my own high school days I worked at a local camp kitchen washing dishes. I spent a lot of time at this camp and got to know the family that ran it. One adorable little member of that family was miss Madi. She was about 7 years old then. And now she is a beautiful young lady with a very bright future!!! It was great to reconnect with Madi this fall, hear about her plans for after high school, and see what a beautful girl she’s grown up to be.

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Katie | Senior Photos | Chambers Bay

Meet my favorite high school senior (who just so happens to be my beautiful cousin), Katie! I love this beautiful girl and cannot believe she’s graduating this year!! Seems like just a couple years ago I was tossing her up in the air while we were dancing and rocking out to “Kate” by Ben Folds Five :) JP Photography (5).jpg

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Melissa & Ted’s Wedding Day | The Barn on Jackson | Chehalis, WA

What a great day! I think it’s safe to say that these two have a very blessed marriage ahead of them. On the morning of their wedding day the rain was pouring down with thick dark clouds covering the entire sky. As soon as it was time for photos the rain stopped and a rainbow made a brief appearance for our backdrop! And THEN, as soon as the ceremony began the dark clouds swept away completely and the sun was shining! It was an absolutely perfect day in every way, from the charming details of the reception to the fun dance party that wrapped up the night!

Congratulations you two! So happy for you guys!!

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A Beautiful Seattle Wedding at the Edgewater Hotel

I recently shot a beautiful wedding with my friend, Joni Girvan, at the Edgewater in Seattle. Svenja and Garrett are such a sweet couple! Their wedding day was SUPER stormy, but it didn’t make a dent in their perfect day! Everyone was in high spirits and the place was full of love. I even got to play hero for a minute when the flower girl caught her dress on fire while twirling in the isle past a candle. I put it out (with my hand!! #likeaboss) without her ever knowing she was on fire!! Saving lives and taking photos, all in a day’s work ; )

Enjoy some of my favorites from this fabulous day!
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