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The day of the Seahawks Super Bowl Victory parade was crazy… after getting off work and realizing how many people were downtown, I had no way to get there by bus, cab, or my own car. So, I walked the 2.5 miles to meet my husband at the intersection he was at. So many people were downtown (700,000+) that cell phone service went out, so after getting to the area he was in, I had to search the dense crowd for him. I was walking as fast as I possibly could, getting shaky shots here and there on the way. The parade was short and sweet, but we wouldn’t have missed it for the world! After the parade we had to walk all the way back to my office, and on the way we stopped at a bar for food and warmth (it was 28 degree out and we couldn’t feel our legs!). We watched the presentation from the coaches and players on TV with a bunch of other Seahawks fans and we all laughed and cried and shook hands… it was awesome. The only downside is how sick we both got – standing out in the cold for hours on end lead to nasty head colds in our house. But still, we wouldn’t have missed it!
This is a quick edit of some not-well-thought-out footage from iPhone 5S, GoPro HERO 3 Black Edition, and a Canon Rebel T1i.
The first weekend in January, Matt and I went to Disneyland. We took advantage of our weekend away from home – it was a lazy and relaxing trip, but we still had ‘adventure time.’ We hiked to the Griffith Observatory (they weren’t allowing car traffic), we went to Disneyland and California Adventure, we drove up and down the coast visiting some classic beaches (like Venice!), visited the Science Center to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor, and just had a great time soaking in a bit of 70+ degree sunshine.
Whistler will always be one of my favorite places. Early in my teens, my parents got a time share in the Whistler Village. Ever since then, we’ve been going a few times each year to enjoy the Village and the countless things it has to offer. We’ve had tons of adventures in Whistler and made awesome memories there (my husband and I even spent our honeymoon there in the summer of 2012!).
For this trip to Whistler, Matt and I drove ourselves up to the Village on the Monday before Thanksgiving. We were there by ourselves for a few days, and then my Mom and Dad met us there the night before Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving also happened to be opening day on the mountains, so we decided to hit the slopes. The snow was choppy (and pretty icy), but we still enjoyed ourselves. On top of that, Tourism Whistler hooked us up with a Ziptrek Tour, something we’ve wanted to do for ages! We had a blast zipping through the treetops on Whistler mountain. The Ziptrek footage was shot by Matt, 100% via a helmet mount.
We shot this video completely on our GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition camera. We had recently picked up the GoPro Jaws: Flex Clamp and were experimenting with it (and the GoPro in general) on this trip. The Jaws really easily clamped onto my ski pole (as well as my skis when I was carrying them), and made for some pretty neat shots. We also suction cupped the GoPro to the roof of our car for a bit to get some shots of the incredible Sea to Sky Highway.
In July, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary and we decided to go on an adventure to celebrate. We headed to Las Vegas and stayed at The Mirage for a few nights and had a blast! Our incredible trip included watching the 4th of July fireworks from our room, doing the Mirage’s Dolphin Trainer for A Day program at their education and research center (we learned SO much!), relaxing, and just enjoying the warm weather (it was a dry 107* every day we were there!).
For the past few years, Stoneway CrossFit has held Resolution Revolution, a competition-style CrossFit event, right at the beginning of the year to encourage people to kick off the new year with fitness in mind. I love helping with the promotion for the event. Just about a month before (the event is Feb. 1), we released this quick preview, meant to entice members and get them wondering what’ll be happening at this year’s competition. Want to get registered? Groups of two (one male and one female) can email email@example.com to get signed up!
My sister Alex married Shaun January 5th of 2013 in the most incredible wedding ever. Alex wanted to be a snow princess on her big day, and she absolutely was. They were married at the Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, Washington on a day that couldn’t have been more perfect. The ceremony took place outside in a field (we were bundled up, no worries!), and the snow falling was like something out of a movie. Afterwards, everyone warmed up with a rockin’ reception complete with karaoke and ice cream cake. If was one of the most unique weddings I’ve ever been a part of, and couldn’t be more excited for Alex and Shaun. (Thanks to my friend Joel Telling for the copter/GoPro and ceremony footage!)
Check out the trailer I made for their big day right here.
Happy Birthday to me :) My sister and I went to the 2nd annual SMooCH event (Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital) on my birthday! We both love supporting Seattle Children’s, and we also love local music – all of the ticket sales went to support the hospitals, and all of the local musicians performed for free! Plus, Skillet catered (super yum) The ‘secret’ headliner was Macklemore, who was in town to do a few shows at the Key Arena. We headed up to the front of the crowd and our view of the performances couldn’t have been better!
At the end of July, Justin Timberlake and Jay Z played in Vancouver, Canada – it was a ‘can’t miss’ opportunity. My good friend Rachel, her sister and I drove to Canada for a 1-night trip to see the epic show. We had a blast every second of the 26-hour vacation, and had fun making a silly video about it.
My cousin Briana married Kabir in May of 2012 – a year and a half later, it is still one of my favorite videos I’ve worked on (mostly because I was just attending as a guest, and these are shots I managed to get). Briana handmade a ton of the things you’ll see in this video - the paper flowers, most of the décor, and her gorgeous sash. (Location: Kitsap Memorial State Park).