Sunday was another long day of work for me, but still fun.
After waking up and shooting out of bed (running late), I headed back down to my studio to start the day on set again for my friend’s webseries project. Not necessarily scheduled, but since they were shooting in the neighborhood again, it just made sense to have them use my space again.
I had a wedding job to do in the afternoon, but spent the morning doing makeup of another sort (some light special fx…); I do like being able to mix things up.
Shooting was unfortunately cut short that day as a huge truck was blocking the set location in the alley, (oh, Seattle low budget projects…). However, I had another job to go to anywas, so on the bright side I didn’t need to worry about who would be taking care of touch-ups on the actors after I left.
My wedding was conveniently happening just down the street from my studio, so once I packed up my kit into my car I just zipped down the street and met my bride and her fun bridesmaids just down the street at the Edgewater Hotel.
I spent the rest of the afternoon doing hair and makeup for the bridal party, and finished them just in time for her evening ceremony down at the Aquarium. Sounds like fun huh?
After all that was said and done, I headed back home and got ready with Jason to go for a few drinks with our friends Autumn and Seth.
It was a fun night doing a little bar hopping around Capitol Hill, but after all was said and done, I was so ready to go home and crash. I passed out shortly before midnight. What a partier, right?
Looks like my parents had to chase Sofie around for photos, but they got her cornered. Ah well, sometimes she just doesn’t cooperate!
Last Saturday, our first (and last) full day on Orcas Island was also quite eventful. I had to get up bright and early for my wedding gig, but of course ended up sleeping in a little longer than I intended; luckily I still ended up being on time and everything went smoothly. The bride was happy, and everybody looked great, my two most important things when it comes to doing weddings.
Sofia spent the morning with Jason, there was a farmer’s market happening as well as a handful of other weddings sprinkled throughout the island. It really WAS wedding central there; we were so in love with the island and it’s secluded awesomeness it was just another temptation to move there knowing there could be good business… But one can only dream, I am, alas, a city girl at heart, and I’d probably end up going stir crazy.
After I was done with my wedding, Jason came to pick me back up after checking out of the inn and we spent the rest of the afternoon driving around and exploring the island. Sofia was asleep for the majority of the driving, but that gave way to a peaceful drive. We ended up driving to the top of Mt. Constitution, then coasting back down again. It was the perfect day to be up there, and the view was incredible! (I’ve included a photo down below)
After driving back down, we hit a local restaurant before heading back to the ferry (this time we didn’t miss it!). It was a late night drive home, but all the worth it to be able to pass out in our own bed. Though it was a short trip this time, it was still fun, and I know we’ll be back there again soon.
It was another day where Sofie’s “official” photo got lost in the mix, but we still managed to get a decent (outdoor) one, courtesy of Jason. Enjoy the extra pics also!
Alrighty! Round two of photo catch-up coming right up!
Last Friday was a very long, busy day and the start of my “work-cation” adventure with Sofia and Jason. Although I knew I was going to be working for a good portion of the trip, I was still excited to be taking a first official “vacation” as a family.
The morning started off early with a drive around the sound to pick up Sofie from where she had been staying at my parent’s house. After picking her up we hit the road to Port Townsend where we were catching a ferry out to Anacortes before our final leg of the trip which was another ferry out to Orcas Island.
It was a great day out, sunny, warm and just darn beautiful. By the time we arrived at the Port Townsend ferry Sofie was zonked out asleep already. She woke up once we got on the ferry so we got a chance to check out the views, I’ve posted a few photos from our first day down below.
Once we got to Anacortes though we had a bit of a wait; it was about an hour drive from the first terminal to the one that would take us to Orcas. Once we arrived there we found out that we wouldn’t be making the ferry we were hoping to catch, so the 4 hour wait until the next one commenced.
It was hot, and a little cramped in the car, but not too bad. Sofia and I walked around every once in a while and even went down to the beach near by. It was probably only the 2nd or 3rd time she’d seen the ocean up close before, kind of cool, I think.
By the time the ferry came around we had had dinner and Sofie was starting to get pretty tired. She spent the last of her energy running around the ferry, she had a blast with the wind blowing in her face. The views were amazing too, the sun was just setting and the skyline was awesome. Once we got off the ferry and took the short drive to the inn, Sofia was out like a light.
I had completely forgotten to take her photo of the day, so I apologize for her sleeping position. However, I hope these other photos make up for it!
Last Thursday was my last day on set for the week. They were all long days and I was definitely looking forward to having some time “off” and seeing Sofie again!
I had a wedding way out in Orcas Island that Saturday so my parents were great enough to pay for the family to have a little mini “work-cation” over there for Friday and Saturday.
After getting home Thursday I packed and got everything ready to go because Friday was going to be a very long day.
Here’s Sofie’s photo from the day, another “deer in the headlights” look. 🙂
Monday came around again, and I had a good night’s sleep with Sofie by my side but it was back to the grind for me. After quickly getting ready in the morning, I snapped this photo of her before heading back out to Seattle for another week of busy movie-making work.
She is such a little goofball, playing with my keys and bracelet, her little face is always making funny faces.
Sunday I had another wedding to do, and it was another crazy day! But after my work was done I drove back over to my parents house so I could get a chance to see Sofie for a little bit before I left for another week of work.
Even though Sofie was sleepy and tired by the time I got to my parents house I was still glad I had a chance to see her and snuggle up with her when I went to bed.
This picture of her is so cute and funny, her face just cracks me up!
Saturday was another long work day, though this time for a wedding and not a movie. It’s such an interesting juxtaposition going from being on the set of a movie, doing special fx cuts and bruises, then going to a wedding and beautifying women. I love all aspects of my job though, and I also love exercising my range of skills!
My day started early way out in the middle of nowhere in a mansion, we had 9 people to get ready and it was crazy busy! Although weddings can be stressful sometimes (and this one surely was), I still definitely enjoy what I do. I love making people feel beautiful, and it’s such a great reward to see your hard work appreciated.
Here’s Sofie’s picture from another day at my parents house –
Friday rolled around and it was my last day on set for the week. It was another busy day, and you could say I was looking forward to the weekend, but I was still working both days! Busy-ness can be a blessing as well as a curse.
I love how pretty much in all these photos my parents have taken of Sofie she is holding a cheese stick.
Thursday was day 3 on set, and another long work day. Although I was missing Sofie I was glad that we decided to let her stay with my parents because I was hardly home. The majority of my time spent at home while I was working the past few weeks was to sleep and shower, there just wasn’t any time for anything else! (and now I have a lot of laundry and cleaning to catch up on)…
This is such an adorable picture of Sofie though, my parents did a great job of picking up my slack as far as photos!