It's a dreary February day in Portland, but our spirits are up! Jon and I just wrapped up a super fun maternity session (sneak peak photos tomorrow!) that left our bellies aching from laughter, and I am still recovering from this weekend's adorable event. I photographed a llama at a party...yep, you read that correctly - Rojo the Therapy Llama was a special guest at Mt. Tabor CrossFit's 5th anniversary party, and I had the privilege of photographing the smiles, laughter, and happy tears that he left in his wake.
Seriously, what a fun idea! The gym owner, Alex, also welcomed people from the community to come and meet Rojo - so it was such a bustling, joy-filled event. Kiddos (and grown-ups) waited in line to snap a polaroid with fuzzy farm animal, and to get a "carrot kiss", which really just means you put a teeny carrot stick in your mouth and let Rojo snag it from you whilst also planting his giant lips on yours. Uh huh. Since this is my home gym, I also took part in the carrot kissing, and it was so worth it;)
A parade down the street with the fluffy guy was icing on the cake. I mean, come on - is there anything cuter than a cuddly, red llama?!
We love capturing the quirky and unexpected - hopefully Rojo or some other lovable creature will be at our next event;)
Get out there and find something funky and heart-warming to do in this city full of the unexpected. If you live in Portland, it means you will never have a reason to say you're bored, and gray winter days can easily be brightened by a tasty treat at a local foodie joint, or a llama.
If you want to know more about Rojo or other therapy animals at Mtn Peaks Therapy, check them out at www.rojothellama.com.