heartforhugs I am grateful for the opportunity to have had the honor of photographing this princess! It was her dream come true taking some photos of this special Elsa dress made by her Nana. She willingly suffered the cold to get a few shots as her favorite Disney character and even let us put some snow flakes in her hair! What a perfect way to remember such a beautiful memory with Nana, a fantastic weekend in the snow, and this imaginative stage of a child's life.
#PostThePeople
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heartforhugs Rural Washington has some pretty glamorous encounters. And this farm had everything going for it.
#MmmDatFog
1d

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heartforhugs Silence found in a babbling stream. Stillness found in a rushing river. Peace found in abundance.
#finditliveit
2d

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heartforhugs Eyes on the prize. As individuals, and as a people. As the church, as the gathered people of God, we look not back, but ahead—to the divine reign of peace and justice.
#mistyfoggymilkymoody
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heartforhugs Headed for a weekend with my church in the mountains. Loads of snow, no cell phone service or wifi, and a miraculous last minute crowd of beautiful people. Looking forward to what lies ahead.
#makeportraits
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heartforhugs Wade in the water
#mkexplore
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heartforhugs Winter sunsets, foggy horizons, and an open road.
#chasinglight #chasingfog
1w

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heartforhugs Today was busy, full of activity and one thing after another continually presented itself. In the midst of it, I chose life. "To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."-Kevyn Aucoin
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1w

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heartforhugs #letsgosomewhere and while I do, my @Langly keeps my gear dry through all the adventures and weather I've had. (Even when I set it down in waterfalls... )
#mkexplore
1w

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heartforhugs Erika, it is a delight to be around you. You aren't afraid to have deep conversation, you listen with compassion and your words hold so much weight because they are not carelessly thrown about. You are intentional yet relaxed, calm yet outgoing. You are an encourager, a creative, and empowering soul who has reawakened my interest in @instagram after many months. You are a wellspring to those around you, a constant source of life and energy for me. Thank you. Check out her feed @akiremae and her film @akirearts_analog for some inspiration.
#PostThePeople
1w

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heartforhugs "Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty." -MLK 1w

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heartforhugs Foggy Mountain Drives + Barton Hollow + @pnwthewayiseeit
#mistyfoggymilkymoody
1w

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heartforhugs There are some conversations that begin after the mayhem, no one knows how they begin, but they cool the soul with the tingles of peppermint. Reflective and sobering, yet honest and invigorating--they leave your mind awakened, it tingles within being like peppermint lotion on skin. Deep listening, deep encounters. The traces of the Spirit linger long after departure from one another. I am changed, moved, and transformed by the wisdom and compassion of this sacred conversation. To those students who have engaged these types of conversations where I am transformed, thank you. To all who open themselves to these conversations, thank you.

#communityfirst
2w
  •   heartforhugs @northwestmommy thank you! It took a while to get it just right. Glad it paid off! 2w
  •   heartforhugs @smittenwiththesea that is just so very kind! Thank you! To me, there's something about it that just pulls you in to the humanity of each person yet says something about the isolation in our culture at the same time. I would love to hear your reflection on it. 2w
  •   smittenwiththesea I think what it communicates to me is a warmth, a comforting familiarity. It's a feeling I have a hard time putting into words. It's the shared experience, and that even if we are "alone", we are still together. 2w
  •   smittenwiththesea Now I'm wondering what time of day you took it? To me it evokes the sigh of relaxation at the end of a workday as you are carried home, free to think your own thoughts in the midst of the movement. It almost makes me want to cry with happiness. 2w
  •   heartforhugs @smittenwiththesea you are correct! Great nonverbal communication reading you've done! It is the after work commuters around 5pm maybe? I took it in CA this summer. And I love that you see that! 2w
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  •   natepolta awesome 1w
  •   heartforhugs @natepolta glad you like it! 1w

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heartforhugs Viewing Party.
#northwestisbest
2w

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heartforhugs Found while walking around San Francisco. Whomever you are, I prayed for you. And for the person who lost your beautiful picture.
#WHPoutofplace
2w

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heartforhugs #emojisinthewild

Wave hello to Mount Rainier!
3w

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heartforhugs Meeting friendly strangers on a mountain. What's not to love?
#postthepeople
3w

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heartforhugs Frozen in time. Getting creative with icey goodness. (Also frostbite "burns" your fingerprint off and your thumb reader won't work.) Featuring a shot by @akiremae
#mkexplore
3w

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