Emily & The Gladness Of Nature, A Poem by William Cullen Bryant| Orting, Wa Photographer

The Gladness Of Nature

Is this a time to be cloudy and sad, 
When our mother Nature laughs around; 
When even the deep blue heavens look glad, 
And gladness breathes from the blossoming ground? 

There are notes of joy from the hang-bird and wren, 
And the gossip of swallows through all the sky; 
The ground-squirrel gaily chirps by his den, 
And the wilding bee hums merrily by. 

The clouds are at play in the azure space, 
And their shadows at play on the bright green vale, 
And here they stretch to the frolic chase, 
And there they roll on the easy gale. 

There's a dance of leaves in that aspen bower, 
There's a titter of winds in that beechen tree, 
There's a smile on the fruit, and a smile on the flower, 
And a laugh from the brook that runs to the sea. 

And look at the broad-faced sun, how he smiles
On the dewy earth that smiles in his ray, 
On the leaping waters and gay young isles; 
Ay, look, and he'll smile thy gloom away.

-William Cullen Bryant

Brittingham Photography is located in Orting, Washington and specializes in natural High School Senior portraits. We also offer Britt Beauty Sessions (individual women's shoots), Lifestyle Newborn, Couples Sessions and Intimate Family Photos. Thank you for stopping by to read my little blog!

-Andrea Brittingham

Owner, Photographer
Orting, Washington Photographer

Puyallup, WA Photographer| Finding Beauty in the Insignificant- Wildflower Photography Session

I've been talking a lot lately about finding beauty in the insignificant. Our world could definitely use some shaping up- like trash on the sides of roads and unsightly buildings. However, little corners of these so-called "ugly" places can surprise you if you look close enough. I've driven by these spots for years and have recently wondered how fun it would be to photograph them.

As ugly challenges are hitting the internet by storm, I wanted to do a bit of my own spin on it. This isn't quite as extreme as grocery stores and home improvement isles. These photos were taken in a suburb in Puyallup around a fairly busy road. The roses in a medical center parking lot, the California poppies under a housing development against a structural wall and in a lot next to a Walgreen's with the dump on the hill in the background. 

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Thank you to the beautiful Maddie for playing model for me! She clearly owned it and made these hidden gems come to life! 

Brittingham Photography is located in Orting, Washington and specializes in natural High School Senior portraits. We also offer Britt Beauty Sessions (individual women's shoots), Lifestyle Newborn, Couples Sessions and Intimate Family Photos. Thank you for stopping by to read my little blog!

-Andrea Brittingham

Owner, Photographer
Orting, Washington Photographer