October in Portland was one of the wettest months in history. So much so that I broke down and purchased a pair of bubble umbrellas for my subjects and disposable rain covers for my camera gear. November, on the other hand, has been dry and full of brilliant end-of-season color. And when the sun is out and the trees are full of color, it's hard not to smile. To laugh. And to feel, well, happy. And to capture this from behind the lens...it feels like a dream. Every time. Because in the words of Branch (the cantankerous Troll from the new movie), "Happiness is inside all of us, sometimes you just need someone to help you find it." And for me, sometimes that someone (or more than one someone) is the person I am watching. Following. And capturing, with and through my lens.