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Seattle hotel self-portraits

I spend a lot of time in hotel rooms, traveling about, and some time ago I started taking self-portraits – often because I was bored, but also because hotel rooms frequently have great light.  They’re also an extremely clean and streamlined environment – great for portraiture.  I’ve posted several times before with new additions to the project.  You can see the whole set here.  I guess I got bored with doing them with clothes on, so a little semi-nude action for the blog!

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black and white self-portrait in hotel room

half-naked girl in seattle hotel room

Angel KidwellJune 27, 2011 - 8:27 am

I love your self portraits!

Seattle | Days 3-5

I’m still super-digging Seattle.  I’ve seen a bit more of the city and even the slightly further-out areas seem interesting and cool.  I’ve eaten a ton more delicious food and plan to spend my last day here wandering around the city.  But wanted to hop on here and share a few more images from my travels thus far.

First up – a handful of scenes from the Underground Tour.  Of all the tourist options available, I was glad my colleagues chose this one.  I’m not much for riding a giant “duck” around.

sign from underground tour, seattle

underground tour stuff diptych

The St. James Cathedral on Capitol Hill was pretty cool and had these massive yellow and red streamers flowing from the central skylight.  We later learned that these represent fire – in your soul or something.  I’m not big on Catholic lore either.

virgin mary in the st. james cathedral

ribbon flames at the st. james cathedral, seattle

Katie & Mark: Married! | Rodes Farm Stables | Charlottesville

This. wedding. was. awesome.  It was very, very cool to be able to second for Sam Hurd at Katie and Mark’s wedding at the Rodes Farm Stables down in Nellysford, VA, near Charlottesville.  Katie and Mark were super chill the whole day, even when it periodically stormed like crazy and threatened to send the whole thing indoors.  Their wedding was sweet, simple and pretty much my ideal wedding to photograph.

wedding photographer Amber Wilkie

As always, the second shooter gets to spend a lot of time with the guys.  I always love hanging with the dudes but Mark was so chill and his friends were so cool, I hardly wondered what the girls were up to.  Plus, we had this fatty screened-in balcony to hang out on.  It was pretty sweet.

groom sitting on porch in nellysford, va

horses at rodes farm stables in nellysford

groom triptych with lord of the flies

This little kid was pretty awesome.  He dominated the guys-hanging-out time, which seemed to suit everyone just fine.  He was also really into bugs.

SarahJune 23, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Beautiful wedding, beautiful photos!