I’ve been trying to step out there a little more now that I’m in a new city and meet people, attend events and gatherings, join groups, and take all that Portland has to offer. It is so easy to get comfortable in a routine… and for me that usually means being a homebody. I love staying indoors. But I also enjoy going out and doing things. The problem is, if I don’t keep it up, I forget how to go out! I don’t want to be the girl who lives in Portland for 10 years and has never been to see the famous landmark (any of them… I’ve already seen them all! I kid, I kid…)!
So when I was invited recently to a photographers cookout and shootout just over the bridge in Vancouver Washington, I decided to go have a good time photographing something completely different from my day to day shoots. Originally the forecast had called for steady rain all day… so the organizers had come up with the theme of rain and body paint and maybe even some mud. Well, of course leave it to the Pacific Northwest to give you a 70% chance of rain on the hourly forecast for the entire day, but for the actual forecast to be clear, bright, and sunny!
Several models came to participate in the craziness, and had their hair and makeup styled by the fabulous Korie Nicole
And after several hours of waiting for the sun to turn to rain, everyone gave up and decided to drag out the paints anyway!