Wedding Time! Ashlee and Chris

Bride and Groom black and white

I had the pleasure of joining Crystal Marie Sing again on another summer wedding. This one had us hanging out with a fabulous couple at the beautiful Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club.

Main photographer: Crystal Marie Sing
Ceremony venue: Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
Reception venue: Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
Flowers and decor: Proline Decor  
Makeup: Sarah Killen
Hair: Courtney Brands
Bride’s dress: Isabelle's Bridal
Bride's accessories: The Bridal Gallery
Bride's shoes: David's Bridal
Bridesmaid’s shoes: Call it Spring
Bridesmaid’s accessories: Blue Ruby
Groom’s suit: Moores 
Groomsmen’s suits: Moores

 

Spring Ascos

The spring is here and that means many will be venturing to charred forests in search of the highly sought after Morel. Although very tasty, this isn't the only spring fungus around. Many different species of ascomycetes thrive in the warming temperatures and you may find some where you least expect them. Take for example this Peziza sp. I came across on a thrown away mattress/mat/something synthetic. Keep your eyes open!

 

Wanderlust on Whidbey Island

A border crossing and a short drive away, Whidbey Island is the perfect weekend getaway. Dotted with beaches, lush coastal forests, and beautiful views – there is nothing better than spending a weekend exploring these picturesque landscapes with great friends.

 

MushAppreciated, Wearable Mushrooms!

Lactarius pseudomucidus

Lactarius pseudomucidus

Over the last few weeks, I've had the pleasure of photographing some of my friend Talya Florian's amazing mushroom jewelry. By drying her finds and using eco-friendly preserving techniques, her work turns the mushrooms we all love into wearable pieces of art. Check them out just in time for the Holidays at her Etsy shop, MushAppreciated

Every mushroom is freshly foraged from the lush forests and mountains of British Columbia, Canada (Primarily in autumn). After being carefully picked, cleaned and dried they are set in antique gold or silver rectangular brass bezels and encased in a clear eco-resin to preserve their unique shapes, colours and character. Each pendant is finished with a matching brass jump ring that hangs from an earthy-brown waxed-cotton cord.
– Talya Florian

A beautiful Amanita muscaria.

A beautiful Amanita muscaria.