Matthew & Zanie surprise engagement

Two very dear friends of mine, getting engaged in San diego.

     Matthew is one of my best friends, it was an honor to be apart of his surprise to his beloved Zanie who is like a sister too me. I flew out in the early hours from Portland to San Diego, to meet them around 5pm. Spent the day exploring the city waiting for the moment, I got to Sunset cliffs around 4pm and waited at a designated spot for them to appear. Zane had no idea, and it was a time filled with Tears of joy and deep laughter from their family. Here are the photos from the trip. 


Alec Fritz

Marblehead OH

Pops on top of Marblehead Lighthouse. 

Pops on top of Marblehead Lighthouse. 

     A family vacation caused a few days of the summer heat to be spent with loved ones. Marblehead OH, is a place filled with interesting textures and design. With its interest's the waves of lake erie seem to be a little bluer than the normal deep and dark brown that I usually familiarizes with. Water is a beautiful thing, somehow when your landlocked in a flat place, even a two day sabbatical can bring great joy to a weary and 'dry' soul. As someone who longs for movement outside of my own I'm always looking for natures daily commutes, clouds passing, water rushing, and the stillness of mountains in the distance that cause your heart to beat a little faster. These things greatly move my spirit, they are natures worship to the father, and I recognize that, how can that not bring you joy? Being with your family also constitutes to these soul refreshing reminders, the inner happiness caused by people who have poured into your life since birth is a powerful one. Rest is simply this, eliminate the unnecessary and we are forced to relax in the obvious.