I’m Moving To Seattle!

||I’m Moving To Seattle!

Canon 60D, Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens, 1/3200 sec at f/4, ISO 100

So, it’s “un-officially offical”, but later this year I’ll be packing up and moving to Seattle! It’s “official” because I am 100% sure that I’m moving there, and “un-official” because it’s too far out to make any of the logistical arrangements, like finding an apartment and hiring movers (as of right now it looks like it will be happening around September or October). I gave myself a few solid months to really think about it, and I’m super, super excited for this change in my life … it just “feels” right, ya know?

I’ve been in Utah for almost two years now, in a very transitional period of my life and I have nothing “grounding” me to this location, so I’m ready to move on. My job(s) also allow me to live wherever I want (as long as I have a computer and the internet) so I’m taking advantage of that and going somewhere new. I’ll miss my friends here in Utah, but I’m sure I’ll be back around from time to time to say hello.

Just thought I’d share the news with you guys, so if you’re in (or near) Seattle let me know! I’d love to meet up with the photographers after I’m settled later in the year. :)

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:12+00:00 April 3rd, 2011|24 Comments

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

24 Comments

  1. Pat Wright April 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Congrats on the move we will miss you here. Seattle is lucky to have you. It’s a great town with lots of good people. I visit at least once a year. :)

  2. Tommy Williams April 3, 2011 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    I live on the “Eastside”–across Lake Washington–from Seattle. It’s a wonderful place. Too bad you won’t get here until September or October. We have lovely fall color but the rain starts in about that time and you will have missed the glorious long dry sunny days of summer.

    There are a lot of photographers around here and I look forward to having you join all of us.

    • Rick Blaine April 4, 2011 at 8:28 am - Reply

      ” We have lovely fall color but the rain starts in about that time and you will have missed the glorious long dry sunny days of summer.”
      Did you mean to say. “long dry sunny day of summer”?

    • Nicole April 4, 2011 at 8:47 am - Reply

      I’m sure I’ll stick around long enough to see the summer :) It would be great to move earlier but I want to avoid the “summer rush” of movers.

  3. Brycia April 3, 2011 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Congrats, Nicole! I envy you being able to pick up and move wherever your heart takes you! I’ve never been to Seattle, but it seems to be a very culturally and creatively rich area and I hope you will really be happy there.

  4. Ray April 4, 2011 at 2:11 am - Reply

    As mentioned earlier, the rainy season starts in about early Oct. However, there are still many opportunities to do some great photography both in and around the city. I live far North of the city, but always find time to come to Seattle for the many cultural events and treats that can be found there. We Northwesterners would welcome you to the area. I look forward to joining you and others in some of the photo walks and workshops that take place in the Seattle area.

  5. michandphoto April 4, 2011 at 4:50 am - Reply

    That is SOOO exciting Nicole! I’m trying to get to the point where I can be self employed and be able to live where I want instead of “where the jobs are.” Seattle will be a better city with you in it.

  6. Jeremy Hall April 4, 2011 at 6:12 am - Reply

    That’s my old stomping grounds, so I am envious! We will miss having you in Utah, but it’s great that you are taking advantage of your independence to make the move to somewhere new. As has been mentioned, be ready for the rain, but aside from that you will love the beauty that Seattle area offers!

  7. Brad S April 4, 2011 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Im glad you are happy about moving,

    I moved from Salt Lake City to Seattle (Kent actually) back in 1999 I regreted that Move. I now live in central pennsylvania, and still love and miss utah. Good luck with your move and I hope you are able to find the joys in that area that we were not.

  8. Jami April 4, 2011 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Wow! Sounds like another great experience for you!

  9. Lee Torrens April 4, 2011 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Ah Seattle, the home of stock photography! This is clearly a career-oriented move. ;)

    Enjoy it.

    • Nicole April 4, 2011 at 8:46 am - Reply

      No, not really. Just a place I’ve always wanted to check out. I’ll still be doing the same work I do in Utah, just surrounded by different buildings and people. :)

  10. @photogoofer April 4, 2011 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Good luck in Seattle! I’ve always enjoyed my visits to that area. BUT, you still need to come to Lincoln next fall to shoot Ohio State at Nebraska Oct 8!

  11. khautinh April 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    I like your books and tips. Welcome To Seattle WA.

  12. Tim Buckner April 4, 2011 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I think you should give me your f5 plates when you leave would be so cool. Hope the move goes well for you.

    • Nicole April 4, 2011 at 11:00 pm - Reply

      Not a chance! :) I have plans for them already, plus I’ll still need them to get me to Washington.

  13. Tim Buckner April 5, 2011 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Cool I hope you do somehting cool with them.

  14. Donald Page April 6, 2011 at 8:32 am - Reply

    great meeting you in Orlando!

    • Nicole April 6, 2011 at 11:28 am - Reply

      You too, Donald! See you in Vegas?

  15. Joyce April 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Lucky Seattle!! How fun to be making plans for a new tomorrow. xo

  16. When you move to Seattle can we go to lunch? I would love to hang out with you for a few hours. Have a safe move and please get in touch with me!!!

    • Nicole April 9, 2011 at 11:43 am - Reply

      Yes, definitely! Let’s connect after I’ve moved in :)

  17. Lorraine April 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Well, here’s an early welcome to the neighborhood. I just started reading your blog, so I’ll keep an eye on it and hope to meet you here sometime. People either do or do not love our climate, and it will only take a year or so to figure out which type you are!

  18. Omar A. June 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Exciting news!
    keep me in the loop if there is a meetup when you move.

    OA

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