Friday, February 28, 2014

Looking for a Wedding Vendor in Port Townsend? Attend Wedding Expo at Fort Worden on Saturday, March 1.

2nd Annual Wedding Expo at the Commons at Fort Worden on Saturday, March 1.  Admission & parking free, show runs 11-3. Nearly 40 vendors including Deja View Photography. Vintage wedding fashion show at 1 pm sponsored by The Wandering Wardrobe.
I'm really excited about the show & have several new products I'll have on display. Stop by my table & enter my drawing for a complimentary year subscription to Martha Stewart Wedding.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Planning a Wedding in Port Townsend? Visit the Fort Worden Expo Show on March 1st from 11-3.

This poster was created by the folks at Fort Worden who are organizing the 2014 Wedding Expo to be held this Saturday, March 1st at the Commons. I did not take these images and do not see any photo credit on the poster.

This is the second year for the Fort to hold this event and I think they plan to have over 30 Wedding vendors including, Port Townsend florist like Holly's Fine Flowers, Willow Wind Farm and Gardens plus Petals Flower Shop. Cake and bakery vendors include Safeway, It Takes The Cakes, Sweet Laurette's Cafe and Seashell Cakes. Port Townsend Wedding planner Karle Coppenrath who owns Weddings by Design will be there to answer questions about her services. Daily Pottery Bird another local business will also have a display. There will be several local musicians, wedding officiants and Posh Hair Salon just to mention a few of the local businesses in attendance from 11-3 at the Commons Building at the Fort. Admission is free as is parking so no need for a Discovery Pass if interested in attending the show.

This will be the second year I have attending displaying images from my photography business, Deja View Photography. I'm excited about sharing some of the beautiful custom wedding albums I have designed as well as lots of new products I will be offering my clients this year. Stop by my display and enter to win a one year subscription to Martha Stewart Weddings.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thinking of Adopting a Dog or Cat? Call the Jefferson County Humane Society Today (360) 385-3292

2-22 Wonderful news Ellie, Winnie, Hannah and Tinkerbell are no longer available for adoption. There are still many other sweet animals looking for homes at the Port Townsend shelter. You can reach the shelter at 385-3292 or visit them Tuesday-Sunday.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Frisky Male Seeks New Life
This handsome lad is searching for a new home. I photographed Apollo last week at the shelter and love the look I captured of him with those perky ears, shiny coat and bright eyes. I always try to get at eye level of any dog I photograph but especially important for a dog this small. I don't want to distort his size by shooting down on him. He has lots of energy like a typical Rat Terrier/Miniature Pinscher Mix and probably would be suited for a family with children over 16.  He weighs in at about 17 pounds and is just 4 years old. 

Apollo is available at the Humane Society of Jefferson County. The shelter is located here in Port Townsend and open from Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5. You can call the shelter at (360) 385-3292.

Kitsap Bank donates $10K to Port Townsend Main Street - Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader: Columns

I was excited to be asked to take photograph this event (see link) at the end of January. The check represents a generous donation of $10,000 from Kitsap Bank to the Port Townsend Main Street. As a new member of PT Main Street and a client of Kitsap Bank it was fun to be part of this event.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Saturday I took a class at the Co Lab here in Port Townsend. The class was sponsored by Hospice of Jefferson Health. The writing class titled Sorrow Words and was taught by Sheila Bender, a local author who lost her son several years ago in a snow boarding accident. My partner, Don, died suddenly of a heart attack 12 years ago. I wanted to explore ways to inspire and improve my writing so decided to signed up for the class. The workshop was not a poetry class but writing style Shelia encouraged us to explore was more similar to writing a poem vs an essay. The workshop was not a sad activity for me but a joyful activity recalling all I once had and have in my life. I facilitate a small bereavement here in Port Townsend so I hope to share some of the writing techniques I learned with the women in my support group.

I really enjoyed the class and would love to take another writing class with Sheila. Here is a link to her website with lists of upcoming classes and books she has written.

The piece I shared below is from an assignment yesterday. We were to look out our classroom window and describe what we saw, then ask a question, next add parts of some dream we have had, a memory of the person we have lost and something from earlier in the day. I really had fun writing this one.

Brief Moments of Grief

Soft light on distant mountains, bare branches anticipating spring. Will the buds return too soon, will the clouds disappear to be replaced by the sun and evening glow?

Dark night, stormy seas, alone on deck, my watch at the helm. Left to fend for myself. He said I couldn't live without him. The wave hit, the boat rolled slowly and slipped below the water.

At the sink washing dinner dishes. He grabs me from behind unexpectedly. He twirls me around, then holds me close in his arms, we dip and swirl. I throw my head back and laugh, he smiles and kisses me softly. The dog jumps and barks. Pacing and turning circles with us, not wanting to be left out of the magical moment.

Running late, making time for coffee, sitting watching a pair of resident squirrels performing their daily aerobatic routine, jumping limb to limb. The dogs lay at my feet in anticipation.