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Where have you visited that keeps ahold of a small piece of your heart?

For me, that’s the ideal Pacific Northwest.

Pine trees, snow, coffee shops on every block, public transportation, scarves, boots, seasons!

Every time I land at PDX and I hop on the train to take me into the city I imagine I’m a local, coming home after an extended trip living in Texas.  I’ve visited 3 times now, each time making my thoughts churn on how I can move my life up here and stay forever.

Anyone need another wedding photographer in the Portland or Seattle? I would absolutely be available for all summer weddings in Portland or Seattle for a discounted rate! Holla at your girl.

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my favorite thing to do on trips is take photos of people taking selfies. Visiting the Space Needle was probably the most “tourist-y” thing I did the whole trip and I can’t say I’d recommend it at 2pm in the middle of a summer heatwave — but it’s not the worst $20 I’ve ever spent.

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Then it was back to Portland for a local’s view of the city via lots of food for the remaining 2 nights.

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Thanks Portland & Seattle. I’ll see you again soon, hopefully next time it’s for a wedding!