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When I’ve had a couple weeks at home and I’m getting ready for a flight, I can’t help but get excited. There are lots of things I love about flying. Of course I hate a few things too…but I love that I’m getting to see one of my best friends and have lots of girl time. I love that I’m going to explore a new area I’ve never been to. But one things I constantly get excited for is the silence and being alone in my own thoughts when I fly. Everything powered off, no one can reach me, the world whizzing by below me, lots of dreaming and scheming…it reminds me how important is it for me to do this all the time…not just when I’m in the air.

In all honesty, 2014 has been a really tough year for me. Relationship wise. Business wise. Feeling-like-you-have-no-idea-what-you’re-doing-wise…yeah you get the point. I’m making some big life changes for 2015 and a result of it all is a complete mystery and that scares the shit out of me. Not having a solid plan could be the worst idea…or it could be the best idea. It also makes me excited for the unknown. For the adventure. I’m ready for the change.

Lots of feelings, thoughts, dreaming, and journaling happening on this quick 2 hour flight…

And for anyone who might relate at this time…here are some fun messages.

xo.

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  • September 11, 2014 - 1:08 pm

    Amanda - Amen to all this.. ! Sending lots of good vibes and encouragement your way. :)

  • September 11, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    Jonna - omg RELATING. I feel you sis. The difference is you are moving through it and with it. Listening to your intuition is the best thing you can be attuned to. I’m proud of you for trying new things and going new places and seeing what lies ahead.

  • September 11, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Jessica Lindsay - SUPER encouraging! I have been reminded lately to Dream Big and it has jolted me out of my comfort zone. Thank you for the reminder to live passionately, to not be afraid of failure, and to let that shit go!

  • September 11, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    db - All so true…. but out of all the photographers I have reached out to for mentoring you have been the one that has actually wanted to help. I still hold my hand up to find the light like you told me to a year ago…you truly have been the brightest light in my journey:) Keep on trucking sister!!!! oxoxo

  • September 12, 2014 - 6:30 am

    Sarah Becker Lillard - Tonhya – you are doing the right thing. Mixing it up. Changing it around. A scary year always follows the rough year and you know what? It’s always the absolute best. Proud of you for making hard decisions and being committed to getting through the tough time to create a better life at the end of it! Excited to see and hear about any public changes you’re making, but be assured I am praying for you + cheering you on in the private ones as well! xo

August is always a weird month.

It’s the best because you really feel like it’s summer. Then it’s the worst because you realize summer is almost over. Guess that’s just the life of living in Seattle. We’ve honestly had the best weather this summer so I’m not complaining…especially when I get to photograph couples in the yummy golden light. You know the light I’m talking about. Jamie and Steven were up for just wandering around with me and exploring the cutest little neighborhood. Those are the best kinds of shoots, not much planned…just choose an area and go for it. I’m so excited I get to photograph this couple on their wedding day, what a joy it has been to get to know them and photograph their love.

Here is just a little preview of the time I had with them last week!

Can’t wait to share their full session.

xo.

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  • September 4, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    Jade - Just lovely. LOVE that first frame.

I’m always trying to find new and exciting ways to document little pieces of my life. My travels. My adventures…

I just recently decided to treat myself to a GoPro and it’s been so fun starting to explore all the different things you can do with one. I’m clearly just a beginner and have a long ways to go to perfect my GoPro-skillzzz, BUT it was incredibly fun to take it on a little road trip down the coast into Oregon. One of my besties and I both had no plans for the 4th of July this year so we decided to make the most of it and do a little road trip. I had a wedding in Oregon that weekend anyway, so it was the perfect excuse to go adventure a bit. We had so much fun just being able to stop off wherever to take photos and video. We also scored some sweet little items at random garage sales along the way…always a good time. So thankful I have this girl to travel and adventure with. I realize that it takes a special kind of someone to be able to travel with for long periods of time, and somehow we are the perfect match for that.

There are a few things I’m kicking myself for not doing earlier…

#1 – Not buying a GoPro for all the travels I have already done. Dang it. Guess I’ll just have to start traveling more right?
#2 – This year will be our 3rd year traveling the world during November together and somehow we never started a hashtag for all our Instagram posts. So now we have one: #TandAgetaway
#3 – Not taking the time to actually DO something with all my travel photos and videos. So here is the first video! Yay!

This is my first one so no judging. It’s just for fun. It’s just for me to remember the little details of adventuring during my lifetime. Someday it’ll be really fun to look back at these…

Be sure to follow both of us on IG to keep up on our travels to Spain and Portugal this year! We are SOOO excited!

- @AndriaLindquist
- @tonhyakae
- #TandAgetaway

Hope you enjoy seeing what idiots we are when we travel together.
(watch it on youtube at 1080p for better quality!)

xo

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  • August 12, 2014 - 11:29 am

    amanda vanvels - you guys are sooooo cute, goodness gracious! keep making more vids of you two. miss you!

  • August 12, 2014 - 11:32 am

    dorothy - so fun lady!

  • August 12, 2014 - 12:21 pm

    Joe - Awesome. :)

  • August 12, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    Adora - What did you use to edit ton?

  • August 12, 2014 - 5:46 pm

    Jen - Ha! SO cute!!! Loved seeing our home <3… oh, counting the days until we're back. Ike dropped his GoPro in the Ocean the first day we tested it out… we're lucky those little guys are so durable! =P

  • August 13, 2014 - 9:50 am

    Whitney - This is sick. Can’t wait to watch all your adventures!