I admire photographers and I’ve always wanted to get better at taking pictures myself. I have a really beautiful camera for my YouTube videos, so why not put it to use in its entirety? So this summer I’ve set a goal for myself: take more photos and don’t be ashamed of how shitty they may or may not turn out. Another goal of mine this summer is to enjoy my beautiful home and all it has to offer by taking a good number of hiking and camping trips. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and there’s nothing quite like it here. Put those two goals together, and you’ve got a plethora of nature-y pictures popping up on my Instagram. Now they’re trickling onto my blog, too! This is the first photo journal I’ll be doing, and let’s hope I can stick to it and it won’t be the last. These are photos I took while visiting one of my closest friends of nearly 16 years in Bellingham, Washington (thanks Megs for being my model). I apologize in advance for how amateur these photos may be, but nevertheless the scenery is beautiful. Enjoy.