Last fall we were able to go on the most awesome trip I’ve ever been on.  We travelled from the most northern point in Washington State through Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona and finally into Mexico before coming back home.  A few months ago we had the incredible honor of having photos taken during this trip published in Wildling Magazine which regularly publishes photographers who we follow and have great respect for.  We’ll be doing a full post of the trip in the future but here is a sneak peak of what was published in the magazine.  Joe and Patience in Wildling Magazine Joe and Patience in Wildling Magazine Joe and Patience in Wildling Magazine Joe and Patience in Wildling Magazine Joe and Patience in Wildling Magazine Joe and Patience in Wildling Magazine Joe and Patience in Wildling Magazine Joe and Patience in Wildling Magazine Joe and Patience in Wildling Magazine Joe and Patience in Wildling Magazine Joe and Patience in Wildling Magazine Joe and Patience in Wildling Magazine

The “Greatest Generation” is a generation that stood by each other in times that were the worst of the worst.  They came together to fight an evil like the world had never seen and when it was all over they came home and built our country into the place it is today.  Without these amazing heroes we wouldn’t enjoy the freedom and opportunity that only exists in the United States.

Having the opportunity to be at Pearl Harbor during the 73rd anniversary of the attack that changed the lives of generations of Americans was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.  There really aren’t words that can explain the feelings I had being in the presence of these selfless men and women.  They were people who refused to give up, refused to be bullied and stood up for the values they believed in.  They are the Greatest Generation and they have earned every bit of that name.

Standing over the wreckage of the Arizona watching it’s slowly leaking oil spread out of the harbor was a powerful reminder that these tragic events are still very recent history and that the brave men and women we lost that day are still having a very profound impact on our society.

I have spent nearly 10 years of my life as a member of the Armed Forces and I feel extremely proud to wear the same uniform and fight for the same freedom as the men and women who fought and died in Pearl Harbor.  They set a great example of what true selfless service really is.  An example that I hope and pray my generation can continue.Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and Patience Pearl Harbor Hawaii Photographer Joe and PatienceAll images were taken with a Hasselblad 500cm on Kodak Portra 400NC.  Development and scanning was done by The FIND Lab.

 

Last year I started a project that was really intimidating.  I decided to ask other photographers who I greatly admire to move from behind their camera to in front of my camera for an hour or two.  My goal in doing this project was to push myself out of my comfort zone, to experiment and to do it with subjects that I normally wouldn’t work with.

So far it has been amazing!  I have had the opportunity with several photographers who have built successful businesses in an extremely competitive market and have done so by photographing weddings, families, newborns and boudoir.  Not only are they leaders in the industry but they are all very down to earth and willing to teach and share what they have learned through their many years of hard work.

Michelle Newell is an amazing wedding, maternity and newborn photographer as well as the writer of the The Art of Newborn Photography.  To say it was a little bit intimidating to ask her to spend some time in front of my camera would be a huge understatement.

Thank you so much for taking the time to hang out with us Michelle!  It was awesome getting to know you better!Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and Patience Snohomish Photographer Joe and PatienceAll photos taken with a Hasselblad 500cm and Carl Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 on Ilford Delta 3200 and Kodak Portra 400.  Scans were done by Film Box Lab.

 

We sure can’t believe how fast summer went this year.  So much has changed yet here we are again barely over a month until Christmas. It was an amazing wedding season and we’re more excited than ever for what the future of Joe and Patience holds.

One thing we want to start doing a lot more of blogging more of what happens in our personal life.  We shoot a lot with our family and a huge number of photos never get posted so between the many blog posts of our amazing clients you’ll start to see more of what we do to spend time as a family.

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Photos taken on with our Hasselblad on Fuji Pro400H film.  Developed and scanned by PhotoVision.

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Every year our friend Beth’s family throws the most amazing 4th of July party.  Here it is in all of it’s square glory!Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and Patience Film Photography by Joe and PatienceShot with a Hasselblad 500cm on Kodak Portra 800.  Scanned by The FIND Lab