Our flight from Atlanta to Denver was rerouted through Texas and New Mexico before heading north to Denver because of local storms. It meant our flight landed about an hour later but it also meant we arrived in Colorado during a beautiful sunset with some dramatic stormclouds. I was really thrilled to use my new 16-35mm lens with an ND filter thrown on top to help handle some of the high contrast. The results? Stunning.
Things are on the up and up in this household. Jeremy starts a great new job in a couple weeks so we decided to book a vacation last minute. If you know me I am usually booking things months in advance but there’s going to be a long lull before we get to do another long trip anywhere so we are diving in! We are going to Colorado!
Jeremy and I laugh about how crazy our lives get because we aren’t afraid to pack it in when it comes to our day to day life. For this trip, we have 13 different destinations all over Colorado, staying in 5 different hotels and seeing two old friends! Of all of this I am most excited about connecting with my friends – Michelle – our old college friend and Paru my childhood friend with whom I spent many many humid Indian nights over the years playing outside my grandparents flat. The years pass by and the good people stand out like stars in the night sky.
Speaking of stars – I’ll have the opportunity to shoot the Milky Way at the Sand Dunes National Park one of the nights we are there. I am nervous I won’t know what I’m doing or execute it poorly but I’m also excited for this opportunity to shoot something really new to me.
Lots to look forward to – and I can’t wait to document it here.
We had a Luau Fiesta at my house last night. The Vargases, Jeremy and I had the pleasure of throwing our good friends Uzo and Alicia an Engagement Luau Fiesta – complete with Tiki themed party, a pinata full of candy, little liquor bottles, and lotto tickets, and Mexican food and luau drinks. I don’t think I have had that much fun at a party in a few years. Cheers to good, long-lived friendships! I can’t wait to celebrate all the other little milestones before their wedding next year!
I remember growing up and helping my parents in the garden. I specifically remember the thoughts centering around how I am never going to garden as an adult becasue why would anyone want to dig holes outside all day? Except now I’m 32 and suddenly want a beautiful garden around my home ( which I also thought I’d never want ). I garden with my husband ( but I was never going to get married. Why have that hassle?).
If nothing else – the lesson is that you can’t predict how you’ll feel about everything forever. Or at least, I sure can’t. I love being married, I love living in this home, I love my career, and I love my husband.
When Rachael, Kenneth, Jeremy and I went to Siesta Key to shoot their engagement session, we finsihed the trip at the Marie Selby botanical gardens. Easily my favorite botanical garden now, it had beautifully landscaped and showcased specimens to walk around. It also sits right on Tampa Bay – affording some really beautiful views across the landscape. If you’re heading to the Tampa area anytime – put it on your list.