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July 11, 2019
Father/Daughter Mini Road Trip & Styled Photoshoot!
To hear about a day consisting of: father/daughter bonding, a brand new truck, burgers, waterfalls, and a styled photoshoot - keep on reading!
I wanted to attend a styled photoshoot hosted by https://www.donnallin.com/ over at Kennewick, Washington. Because it was about a 4-hour drive from my home, I decided that it might be too far for me to trek over alone (especially given the fact that I’ve never driven over to the Tri-Cities before). Upon hearing my dilemma, my dad encouraged me to attend the styled shoot and offered to keep me company for the trek over. In addition, he even let us take his brand new Diesel truck for its first road trip!
We woke up bright and early for the mini road trip to Kennewick. To say I was excited to drive my dad’s new Dodge Ram was an understatement. I was STOKED to drive his new truck, and even more excited for the day we had planned. Fueled up by a McDonald’s breakfast (I’m aware that this wasn’t the healthiest choice… I promise I’ll try harder to eat healthier… lol!), we drove through the Snoqualmie Pass to our first stop in Yakima, WA -- Miner’s Drive-In Restaurant for their famous burgers.
When I was still in high school, my dance team would stop at Miner’s for dinner when we would drive over to Yakima for our annual State Dance Competition. It was only fitting that my dad and I made a stop to enjoy the burgers that we haven’t had in over 5 years! They tasted as good as we remembered and once we were full, we made our way to another detour -- Palouse Falls State Park.
Palouse Falls was about an hour or so away from Kennewick, but since we had time to spare before the styled shoot scheduled for the evening, we figured we’d check it out. Palouse Falls has been a location I’ve heard about countless times, but never had the chance to make it to the part of Washington in which it was located in. The Palouse Falls stands at 200 feet tall, and we read that it was one of the last active waterfalls on the Ice Age floods path. We were blessed with sunny weather that day, so we were even able to witness a rainbow displayed beautifully in front of the falls!
Around dinner time, we made our way down to Kennewick (again, where the styled shoot took place). We discovered a small farmer’s market a couple blocks from the photoshoot location, so we decided to pick up some barbeque, mango shakes, and yellow cherries to snack on for dinner. When 7pm arrived, I made my way to Donna’s #TCxStyled Shoot-Out where I was able to meet about 10 or so creatives capturing art together. It was tons of fun and so worth the drive!
List of Vendors from the Styled Shoot:
Florals - @luxurybloomsfloraldesign
MUA - @mubymika
Hair - @connie.delamora
Calligraphy - @calligraphybyalena
Organizer - @donnailinphoto
Annnd that's a wrap!
ABSOLUTELY grateful to have a dad who supports my photography enough to accompany me on an 8-hour total road trip to Kennewick for a styled shoot. ALSO thankful that he trusts me enough to drive his brand new truck ;) lol!
Cheers to Papa Aguilar!
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