Adam Stevens Photography

October 1, 2010

Memorial Service.

Filed under: Personal — Tags: , , , — photobby @ 5:23 pm

What a month this has been.  Nothing really “started and ended” this month.  As in everything this month has been months, or years in the making.  Big on out minds was the weekend of the 18th and 19th.  My better half’s aunt passed a short time ago very suddenly (in LA), and as most of her family is here in the PNW the memorial service was planned as a local gathering.  The youngest sister has one of the most beautiful, peaceful places I think I have ever visited.  Located on Whidbey island, her property is bordered on three sides by national forest, has a pond (with a boat), horses, and one of the coolest homes I have ever been in.  I shot a lot of film, and at some point you will see some of it here.  Loads of family, and as they are scattered all over heck and gone they don’t have a chance to get together that often, this was a great chance to visit, get caught up, marvel at how quickly the kids are getting older, and how we are not getting any younger…

The trip to Whidbey was a first ferry ride for our girls, with big smiles for the camera…

Here is “Blackbird Pond” her little bit of heaven.  I would love to shoot a wedding here.  Really.  There are so many really incredible places to shoot…

Inside the house.  (really a converted barn)  Completely functional, and sooooo beautiful.



The hammocks were a big hit.  Yes.  There is a kid in there.


Did I mention the beautiful people?  They are.  So beautiful.  I am so lucky to have married into this family.  Every one of these people is even more beautiful on the inside as they are in these photos.  Truly, they are all wonderful soles.  It gives me hope for the future.  The kids are just incredible little people.  The mutual respect the children have for eachother, and for their parents was wonderful thing to behold.  They all “played nice” with eachother, and I don’t have any frames here, but more than one of them had some soggy sneakers.  And one of them….  Yea…  All in.



I was so blessed by this day.  Although I did not know my wife’s aunt that well, it was clear that her legacy is living on.  Such an incredible family.  Did I mention how blessed I am?

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7 Comments »

  1. Wish we could have been there.

    Comment by John — October 1, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

  2. Very beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. One of these days I’ll get you a list of some pics we’d like copies of. Also, we are lucky to have you in our family. You have been a most wonderful addition!!!

    Comment by Matthew — October 1, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

  3. Adam–we are all blessed to have someone as talented as you being a part of our family. Thank you for taking time and energy to take so many wonderful pictures. Love to your family. Thanks Adam

    Comment by Patti — October 1, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

  4. Thank you guys! I have been blessed as well. Lots of fun when we are all together.

    Comment by photobby — October 1, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

  5. Thanks Adam! I know how lucky I am to have such a wonderful family, it was great to reconnect with most of it! Having a farm in the family is such a happy thing, what a pretty photo essay of my luck!

    Comment by Schyler — October 2, 2010 @ 8:27 am

  6. Dear Adam, Thank-you for sharing your experience and your art. Perhaps one of these days you will shoot a wedding at Blackbird Pond; thank-you for your appreciation of it. I certainly am blessed by my home, living in nature and, especially my beloved family. Take care, Gillian

    Comment by Gillian Marrah — October 2, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

  7. Hi Adam, What a wonderful opportunity and setting for sharing with people you enjoy & appreciate and thank you for sharing that with the rest of us. I love what I see here especially 4 very special people. Hugs, Great Aunt Ann P.S. Actually the fourth person isn’t pictured but I know is behind the camera.

    Comment by Aunt Ann — October 3, 2010 @ 1:25 pm


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