It is with the fondest of memories that I think back to the trip from Portland to the Oregon Coast with my dear friends Jenna and Elena. We were headed to Manzanita to attend Yanfamway 2.0, an alumni retreat for family photographers who had attended Yan Palmer's workshop in the past. Several times along the way we stopped, and ran out with our cameras in the wilderness. Elena took most of the photos of me in this post, and the square ones towards the end are Jenna's. We were completely mesmerized by the nature and light that surrounded us that day. As we zig-zagged our way through Saddle Mountain State Park we held our breath that none of the potholes or branches from the aftermath of 90 mph winds the night before would stop our adventure. Once we reached the ocean I was completely awestruck. I felt like a kid that day, and that feeling I'll always carry with me.