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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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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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2014 Special! | Tacoma Wedding Photographer

I love love! I especially love photographing love!! I am really looking forward to this upcoming wedding season. Right now I’m offering a special for my remaining dates for 2014 weddings!

A great special for any bride and groom who choose JP Photography for their wedding!!!

  • Free engagement photos professionally printed and bound into a wedding day guest book for couples that choose JP Photography! Guest book includes lay-flat pages and photos of your engagement session professionally bound into the book!
  • A free mini session for anyone who refers a bride and groom that books with JP Photography!

For more photos and information on JP Weddings, visit our website

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Contact me to discuss photography for your big day! Jennifer@JPphotographyonline.com

 


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Melissa and Ted | A Woodsy Engagement Session! | Tacoma Wedding Photographer

I am in love with the setting and feel of this engagement session! Melissa and Ted wanted to do their engagement session at their home, and I’m so glad we did! They live in a beautiful area. We even walked through the woods to a tiny cabin for some romantic shots deep in the forest :) I am really looking forward to photographing their wedding this August at The Barn on Jackson! I already know it’s going to be a beautiful celebration for these two! DSC_9018.jpg

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