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Cook Forest // on film

Monday, August 26, 2013

I have more film photos to share today from my birthday weekend with my family. Yeeeah, I know that was nearly a month ago but I just can't get over how pretty Cook Forest is and I took so many pictures I'm happy with. Cook Forest is easily one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I wouldn't mind moving to Pennsylvania one bit!
This is my favorite picture from the whole weekend, and quite possibly this whole year. It's just a picture of my parents but dude, if you only knew... My parents are two of the least photogenic people I have ever met. They'll tell you that yourself. It's like don't know how to get their picture taken. This is one of the most natural pictures of them I have ever seen. My dad's smirk is 100% real (and adorable!!) all because I found a mushroom that was quite phallic and he thought it'd look funny in a picture. My mom insists it's not a framer because of the mushroom but I disagree completely. I feel like I captured my dad's true spirit, an overgrown mischievous boy, in that picture and that's what makes it so great. I'm in love with this picture. (It's my dad's birthday today!! Happy Birthday Dad!)
I miss the cabin already, no matter how stinky and hobbit sized it was. I love exploring with my family. I'm ready to go camping again!!

All of the photos above were taken with a Canon T2 and Fuji 35mm Superia X-TRA 400 that expired in 2010.

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21 thoughts

  1. Your parents look so sweet! And happy birthday to your dad!


  2. I'm so fond of cook forest. My husband and I spent our honeymoon there. We used to go there all the time to canoe and hike. since we've moved to the DC area we haven't been there. I would love to go back soon!

    BYW, if you ever want to visit DC and get a tour around...let me know! I live just a couple miles from the capital!

  3. Isn't Cook Forest so so so beautiful? Ughh! Best! I've only been there once on my way to Erie, but I'd really love to go back!

    Lovely pictures, by the way! I love that bridge picture! And your parents are too too cute! Happy b-day to your dad!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

  4. Your parents' picture is too much (in every awesome way possible!)
    With her expression, I can almost see your mom shaking her head in amused-disappointment at your pops. jeje

    Happy belated birthday to you and happy birthday to your pops! :)

  5. That is a beautiful photo of your parents you can feel it glowing with love and silliness! ^_^

  6. These photos are awesome! Love your parents picture, it does look very natural even though I don't know them :) Oh and happy birthday to your dad! :)

  7. All your images are perfect.

    Your dad clearly has a wicked sense of humour!

    Have a great day : )

  8. Such lovely photos, and that one is DEF a framer! So funny!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  9. If you moved to PA you'd be closer to Lloyd ;)

  10. Finally went to the Double Diamond Deer Ranch and got to feed them yesterday!! My goodness were they so sweet/beautiful. I was in love with Henry and the little 3-point albino deer, Rudy. Was so glad I read your blog and came across that. After only living 30 minutes away my whole life, it was a shame how I'd missed out on all those cuties. :) Lovely pic of the parental units. :)

  11. The colours are perfect in these photos.. and I also love the photograph of your parents! DEFINITELY a framer.

  12. Looks like a great trip :) You could always just crop the picture of your parents, for your mom's sake, and keep the full picture yourself? Everyone wins! It really is a good'ne.

    xo Ashley

  13. that picture of your parents literally made me laugh out loud. your dad has an excellent sense of humor!

  14. Oh my goodness! These pictures are wonderful! My family used to go every year in October and we would collect all sorts of mushrooms and things and bring them back to the cabin to see what we had found in our books. So many wonderful memories! <3

  15. your parents are so cute!!! & i loooove these photos kaylah, they're so precious--especially the ones with the kiddos!

    at this volume

  16. your parents are brilliant omg, and i cant quite place what it is but you look just like both your parents in some way and its simply lovely to see xx

  17. Haha, oh my gosh that picture of your parents, and the accompanying story, made me crack up! Your family seems so cool. Great pictures as always :)


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