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There is something so magical about that last half hour of the day as the sun is setting and the sky is giving us a good night kiss. These are the moments that I always cherish with every passing day. Sunsets get old to a lot of people, but they will never get old to me. The beauty that the Oregon coast shows off is my favorite brand and I’m so very lucky to have this in my back yard.

These were all taken under the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, OR.

 

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The past few weeks have been absolutely blissful after quite a dreadful rain soaked winter. The flowers are blooming, the sun has breathed life into the trees, and the beach is the perfect place to venture with my pup. She is the star of this post. This is Mina loving life at the beach.

These photos were taken at Pacific City, Neskowin, Gleneden Beach, and Fogarty Creek.

Isn’t life grand?

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I work for a vacation rental company which has been absolutely amazing and has given me many chances to grow in my photography. I’ve learned what I really need to work on, such as indoor photography, so when I get the chance to go back to what I adore, nature photography, I am in complete and utter bliss.

The Assistant GM of my company and I were sent to Sun Valley, Idaho for a conference for the software we use, LiveRez, this week. We had the pleasure of hearing Picabo¬†Street speak, which I still can’t believe. She’s absolutely amazing, by the way.¬†Our conference lasted for five days. Torturous, I know. I say that quite sarcastically as I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect from Idaho. Nothing really came to mind when I thought of it, maybe snow, but that’s about it.

The moment our tiny little plane landed at the Sun Valley airport, I was quickly astounded. A mix of golden, green, and brown swirled together down below and wooed my little heart. While Oregon is beautiful, no doubt about it, and California has it’s charm, Idaho has completely blown me away. As we pulled up to the lodge, a gorgeous pond, complete with swans (I’m not even joking you, SWANS), greeted us with open arms.

I have fallen in love with this little slice of resplendent heaven on Earth, and I hope I’ve captured a little bit of that to show you.

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