I recently travelled to the Azores, an archipelago off of Portugal. The Azores is a series of volcanic islands that are actually part of Portugal. And wow, what a place it was! I went there by myself to join a lot of other creatives to learn, photograph, network and pretty much explore this part of the world with a bunch of artists with cameras! I love being able to practice my skills with new people, and create something different at every corner. I met Jamie and Jesse there, and they offered to get up at dawn for a couples session, so myself and another few souls surviving off of little to no sleep went back out to the jagged volcanic shores to photograph them. I can only dream to explore here again, it was an incredible experience and I’m so thankful to these two adventurers for coming out to play that morning. I made so many great new friends and hope I can repay them with some PNW hospitality one day!