Rae and I have been comrades since college. I photographed her wedding in Costa Rica and we have kept us as best we could through the birth of her twins at 24 weeks and everything that goes along with that miracle. I’ve longed to visit her in Portland but it took some big news to finally get me on a plane: an unexpected newborn baby girl AND a last-minute job position which will move them to Tokyo just after the new year. I was flying out just a few days after that conversation. I had such a wonderful time with Rae and her sweet family. Alex was searching for houses in Tokyo when I arrived so I got lots of baby time with Evelyn and late night chats with Rae. The twins gave me a freezing whirlwind tour of the Portland Zoo and Timber the beagle was the queen of hospitality. I managed to snap a few photos in between it all and picked a few to share here on the blog- now that it is finally back online. Stupid hackers. Daddy shows the kiddos their housing options in Tokyo. Someone is happy their dad is home! Pleased to say that neither of us look too different than our college years!