#PNW Wannabe

I’m back home today after an amazing weekend visiting the Pacific Northwest, and I find myself jonesin’ for sailboats, sea life, and the slight tinge of marijuana in the air.  But most of all, I find myself missing the company of the ever-fabulous, and insanely talented, Melissa Kilner of Melissa Kilner Photography.  Melissa and I met last year at a conference, but we really only chatted for a very brief period of time as we sat and waited for a speaker to begin.  Back then, the conversation was easy; we laughed with one another, but we were just two people in a sea of thousands at the conference.  We followed one another via social media, and that, my friends is how we really began to see just how much our personalities lined up.  Melissa is full of witty humor, sarcasm, one-liners and a realness that I am instantly drawn to.  She has charisma about her that can not only light up a room, but can send it into side splitting laughter at the same time.

Melissa sent me a Facebook message several weeks ago asking if I would like to come up to Washington to second shoot with her, and I happened to on Facebook at the same time, so my immediate response… within milliseconds… was —-explicative— YES!… to which she responded that she had just chest-bumped her computer screen.  And thus, the internet love-affair began, which was just bolstered by three straight days of endless laughter, constant conversation, and scaring the shit out of her husband that he basically had two wives who spoke the same foreign language living in his house.

Melissa took the time to show me the finer things in life that included clam chowder by the docks, kayaking in the ocean, seals, grooms who ride yachts into their wedding ceremony, rain, clouds, trees, waterfalls, and shooting bridal portraits in a river.  Things that this desert rat will store in the memory bank under the category of “epic shit my job lets me do.”

Thank you, just doesn’t seem to cover it, Melissa.  Now it’s time for me to get you down here to Las Vegas and show you our finer things in life… like strippers and blow.

xo. 5N5A3520

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  1. Amanda

    July 14th, 2015 at 9:02 am

    #PNW Wannabe here too!! I LOVEEEEEEE it up there so so much!

  2. Jodi Anne

    July 14th, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Yes, it’s insanely gorgeous!

  3. Melissa

    July 14th, 2015 at 10:24 am

    There are so many feelings! There aren’t words to describe how much fun I had and how grateful I am for you. This weekend was truly the best. Brian and I stayed up last night talking about how great you are and possibly scheming how we could get your cute family to move to the PNW. :) I will let you know when the moving van is going to arrive in your driveway. In the meantime, I will treasure the absurd amount of selfies, gangster music, and the lovely memories. Love you!

  4. Jodi Anne

    July 14th, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Can I have a moving SUV? I’ve met my van quota for the year. ;) ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! xo.

  5. Maggie

    December 3rd, 2016 at 5:57 am

    #58 M42: And therein lies the problem: you can neither negotiate nor reason with them either. They have built their existence on &#ie02;th28r way or no way”; as such there can only be one end for them until they change.