Archive for May, 2009

A couple of years ago I learned a very important lesson.  Networking on a golf course works!  I met one of my best clients on a golf course and I don’t even play golf.  I was shooting a charity tournament at the Newcastle Golf Course and was asked if I was able to cover another event a couple weeks later for the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and they have since become one of my best repeat clients.

In March I got a call from YPO to cover an event they were having up at the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Center.  I was super excited to find out that as part of this event I would have to go with them on a private tour of the 747 / 787 assembly plant and Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection.  I’ve had an obsession with airplanes, especially WW II airplanes, since I was about 8 years old and it was this obsession that sparked my passion for photography.   Now, because I happened to be on a golf course one day I got the chance to combine my two obsessions!  It is days like this that when asked if I like what I do I always give the same answer, “It sure beats working!”

I wasn’t allowed to take my camera into the Boeing assembly area, but I did get to take pictures of Paul Allen’s collection and what a collection it is!  There are some one of a kind planes there and every plane is in flying condition even if they don’t fly it due to being the last of its type.  If you love airplanes as much as I do, or have a father-in-law that does, this is the perfect place to go.  All in one location you have the Future of Flight Aviation Center, the 747 plant that gives FREE tours, The Flying Heritage Collection and near by is the Stormbirds Me 262 Project.

May 26, 2009

gba graham business association

June 18th at Lipoma Firs Golf Course is the time and place.

  • Sponsor a hole at the Tournament or Share A Hole with another business
  • Donate a raffle prize

The proceeds of the Tournament are used by the Graham Business Association for the benefit of the communithy which includes scholarships for graduating high school seniors.  The Graham Business Association (GBA) has been helping community and business for the past 30+ years.  The GBA is a non-profit organization whose sole monetary support comes from its annual golf tournament.

Please help the GBA in “helping to build a better Graham”.

For more information please contact Reggie Romines or Peg Greiwe at 360.832.2451

May 19, 2009


Seattle, WA – Monday, June 1st Propel invites you to preview the latest in fuel cell technology at Seattle’s first Hydrogen vehicle show.

Talk to industry experts and see cutting edge designs from Volkswagen, BMW, KIA, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Daimler-Chrysler, and Nissan.

Propel’s fueling platform delivers second-generation fuels including biodiesel from waste stream feedstocks like recycled fats and oils, and locally grown, marginal land crops like camelina. Our fueling platform has the forward-flexibility to accommodate advanced fuels such as bio-methane, hydrogen and electric charging as the vehicles gain momentum in the marketplace. The hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on display have the potential to provide the range, efficiency and performance consumers expect with zero tailpipe emissions.

Date: June 1, 2009
Time: 1:30 – 3:30

Propel Clean Fuel Point, Downtown Seattle (see map)
609 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

May 13, 2009
I’ve been dying to try out Animoto and while I was working on Tiffany’s wedding book I thought that her photos would be perfect to use and the song is the song she used when she walked down the aisle with her father.  How perfect is that?

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May 06, 2009

I’ve mentioned Ubiquitous Journey (Ubi’s) in a couple of previous entries, so I’ll keep this fairly short.  Robyn, the owner of Ubi’s, has invited me in to host a discussion about my photography later this month and I wanted to take a chance to invite anybody that may be interested to come.  Ubi’s has a lot to offer, featuring a great selection of organic products, covering the range from loose leaf teas to organic cotton clothing.

Please come and join us

May 13th at 6:30 pm.

Ubi’s is located on Meridian right next to Po Boy BBQ & Enterprise Rental Car.

15011 Meridian E. Suite C, Puyallup, WA 98375
Phone Number is: (253) 445-6128des moines marina at sunset

May 01, 2009


Wine Tasting tonight (01 MAY 09) Austin Chase Coffee

196th & Meridian – Graham – MAP


New Zealand wine along with chocolate wine being featured!!!!


A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to get a tour of Rock Creek Gardens on their official first day open to the public and I was amazed!  I met with Gracie Safford and she spent a long time walking me around the grounds and showing me the bridal suite.  She was clearly excited about the upcoming wedding season and explained that although this will be their first official season they did have a “secret season” last summer to help iron out all the wrinkles.  If you are interested in getting a tour of the grounds give Gracie a call to make an appointment.  The grounds are stunning and Gracie is very helpful, but if you are interested make a booking early as this summer is nearly full already and next summer will go fast!

As well as a great wedding and event venue Rock Creek also offers a very nice nursery that  is open to the public, but if you would like a tour of the venue please call ahead and make an appointment.

Besides being an event venue Rock Creek Gardens will be having live jazz on Tuesday nights in July, so if you’re looking for something to do in July this is a great chance to visit a great venue and listen to some live jazz.

For information please call or e-mail:
Gracie Safford