The Puyallup Fair

September 12, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

or Washington State Fair for all you kids.     I have lived most of my life in the state of Washington.  I grew up out in the country, about a 30 minute drive from the fairgrounds.  Going to the Puyallup fair was a staple in my life every September.  I remember growing up and … Read More

On the Road Again

August 6, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

Here is a quick recap of my travels over the last month. I am currently on the road in Idaho, heading back to Seattle. I crossed the country in July, 6k miles in 7 days. I got home from that trip, had 4 days off before I flew to Dutch Harbor, Alaska for a week. … Read More

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

July 26, 2018By ZachMarine Service Engineer No Comments

Dutch Harbor will always hold a special place in my heart.   September of 2008 I started my career as a marine service engineer, working on diesel engines.    December of 2008 I was sent on my 1st job in the field, To service a fishing fleet in Dutch Harbor Alaska. Myself and a crew of … Read More

Heather at Lake Wilderness

July 2, 2018By Zachportraits 3 Comments

As they say, time flies.  It’s been a month since Heather and I got together and did our second photo shoot.  We left her high-strung puppy Lulu at home this time and just concentrated on photographing Heather.  She has been an absolute blast to work with.  When my client is unsure of themselves and lacks … Read More

Nintendo Game Boy and Tetris

July 1, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

Yesterday I attended the Toy and Geek Festival at the Puyallup (aka Washington State) Fairgrounds.  There was everything from toys to movie cars to actors signing autographs.  Anime, Pop Funkos and board games do not hold my interest in general.  I really enjoy events like these for the people watching.  Out of all the large … Read More

The Baja Part 3: My Final Chapter

June 19, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

This is going to be the final chapter in my story of the Baja. I need to sell this car and move on. As life progresses, so do our goals and dreams for the future. We are slaves to our possessions. Even tho I am not currently spending time or money on the Baja, it … Read More

Mini Photo Sessions Week 1: Owens Beach

May 30, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

Recently I decided to start shooting weekly mini sessions at parks all over the PNW.  The mini sessions are an easy and fun way for me to promote myself, and get the word out about my photography.  You are not going to hire me to photograph your wedding just based off of my online portfolio.  … Read More

Road Trip Rescue

May 24, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

For this story we have to go back in time 10 years.  My best friend Eric (RIP buddy) sent me a Craigslist ad.  He knew that I had been searching out a VW Rabbit Swallowtail for some time.  There was one for sale for a few hundred dollars.  The car was just a rolling shell, … Read More

The Baja Part 2: A Never-Ending Project

May 23, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

Last week I left off talking about the drive home.  Just before I talk about that, I found a photo of my friend Travis towing me through the dunes that is too good not to share.   I previously mentioned needing to replace some of the sensors due to sand.  I was frustrated to no … Read More

The Baja

May 17, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

Recently I heard from a friend that we own nothing: we are merely stewards of our possessions.  If you can’t properly care for something, pass it along to someone who can.  This was a profound statement for me to contemplate. I have been stock piling project cars since I was 19 years old.  As you … Read More