Hello my Mountain Bounders! I hope with spring and the ‘better’ weather (not fantastic if you’re living in this neck of the woods) you’re getting outside to enjoy all the gifts Mother Nature has to offer. I had a bit of a set back in April as I tore my MCL on my left knee (ouch!) and this obviously slowed me down. Things are looking up however, and it’s getting better and better by the day. I shot a sweet Mother’s Day shoot a couple of weeks ago (stay tuned for a sneak peek coming soon) and this long weekend I managed to get out and camp! First May Long camp trip in forever! It was a bit on the rainy side, and ‘cuddle-me-closer-cold’ at night, but all in all it was a ton of fun, and so good to be surrounded by nature and away from the rest of the world.
I paired up with Alannah Jensen from the Lannie Rae Boutique, and her family. The camping area was a special spot of theirs, not a campground, just a clearing in the beautiful forest surrounded by mountains with a creek running through. They had camped here in the past, and had chosen the location. I had been asked to shoot/write an article for Campfire UK magazine, and I knew Alannah would be the perfect camping partner
I learned some valuable lessons this weekend. Shoot as soon as you arrive to camp, because A) the weather can turn quickly, and B) once the drinks start flowing they don’t tend to stop (read between the lines and understand that the next morning was a bit more painful than it should have been).
I also learned that when you camp with the Jensen’s you are in for a treat! A beautiful wall tent complete with wood stove awaited us, and of course, all the gourmet pleasures one can come to expect with Lannie Rae were available to feast on. Would you believe she even brought an oven??? Yep!! You can’t have freshly baked muffins without an oven now can you?
I’ll share some photos down the road a bit, but the magazine doesn’t want any posted until they have their pick. I’ll be sure to let you know when the article is published!
It’s Monday of the Long Weekend, and I should be cleaning and putting all that camp gear back in it’s place, Uggh!! but instead I find myself here with a hot cup of coffee, and dreaming about sunny warm days, and the opportunity for great outdoor shots. In the meantime I’ll leave you with a few springy shots I captured last June on a retreat in Field BC. These will remind you that we need cold rain, for new growth and beauty.
Stay warm, keep smiling, and see you Mountain Bound soon!