2 dogs. 2 kids. 2 parents. 2 cars. 1 pod. That’s us. We were originally planning to move 3000+ miles from south Florida to Portland, Oregon in June, however fate had other plans for us (as it often does!) On a warm, sunny afternoon, we said goodbye to our familiar world and stepped on a plane with just 4 suitcases and our family to head west to our new life. The dogs were small enough to ride in the cabin with us and spent all of two flights on my lap quietly under a blanket. We arrive just 9 hours later, to drizzle (big surprise, right?) and colder weather than we have ever experienced in south Florida. “Mom, I can see my breath!!!” Basically, EVERYTHING seemed to be the opposite of our normal.The kids loved it. We’ve been here a week now. There is so much to do, but we are getting there. New house, new car, new school, new friends…it’s all very different, but all good. We love how real and how friendly the people are here. The food, AMAZING. Coffee? Yes. With a heart on top. The weather? Still working on getting used to that; it may be a while. But, if that’s the only tradeoff to the quality of life here….I will put on another layer of fleece and smile. As I sit by the fireplace, drinking a cup of coffee…with a heart in it.
Stay tuned as we find the perfect new studio space~ xx, Lena
As photographers, we’re always on the lookout for new tools that will make our workflow faster and easier (while making our images look their best), and when we found Mastin Labs’ film presets for Lightroom, specifically Fuji Pro, Ilford B&W and Kodak Portra, we knew we had hit gold!
We downloaded and installed all three, and watched the included Getting Started tutorials Edit Your First Image and Using Tone Profiles that hold your hand and walk you through the presets and how they work.
The presets are incredibly easy to use, and quick to apply. And, we love that they are designed to replicate the films that we have known and loved.