Jeff & Caitlin

I had high hopes for this wedding when I walked out the door to head to the temple. I saw blue skies and light fluffy clouds. You could just taste the fresh September air. We got lucky once again!...or so I thought...

I definitely spoke too soon. The wind picked up and blew that beautiful sky away and replaced it with some rain clouds. Bu-uh-mer. Not only was it about to start raining, but everything was pushed back almost 2 hours with some misunderstandings. 'Time crunch' was definitely an understatement for that day. We were lucky enough to get the fam & friends photos, but that's when our luck ran out. Unfortunately we weren't able to get anything of the couple alone because of the downpour, but we kept our heads high and went on to the next rendezvous point--La Caille! Once we arrived, the weather got much better. It was still very overcast and dark, but the rain was nice enough to hold on for a few hours so we could get some shots of the newly weds. Here's a sneek peak at some of my favorites...

Not bad for a rainy day, eh?


À la prochaine...

So the last post was mostly from my few days in Gordes and Roussillon in Southern France. Our next destination that my dad let me pick was Marseille and then finally, Cassis. My images are definitely not up to par with my dad's landscapes, but I did my best to make him proud (we make a great duo--his thing is landscape photography, mine is portraits).

I absolutely miss this trip. It was one of the greatest adventures I've been on. I loved being somewhere totally new and foreign to me, and it was fun getting some one-on-one bonding time with my poppa.

Thanks again, daddio! Love you!

 This was my lovely get-up every day: Film camera around the neck and digital in hand/on my handy dandy tripod.
Also, above you'll see our quaint little hallway to our room in Roussillon.
 Our view from dinner each night.
 Here we are in good ol' Marseille!
I love all the vibrant colors in these towns!
This man was our entertainment while we enjoyed some delicious french pizza on the patio. 
...kinda reminded me of the kidnapper from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, no?...
 Yes. This is a pile of rubbish (as my husband would call it). Piles of rubbish, everywhere! And some piles were well over 5'2, aka, me! I guess the garbage men were on strike or something.
 We arrived to the beautiful Cassis right around sunset. Perfect golden lighting on the hills!
 I can't get enough of the cute little ally ways.
This is the port where our hotel was.
 This has to be my #1 favorite shot of the entire trip. I think its because this is the only shot that really got to me on an artists level. What I mean is, the story behind this bike is, in a way, inspirational. Its the bike of the artist who works in this building--coincidentally enough, he is also a photographer and this is his photo gallery. He said one day he rode his bike to work, locked it up, and somehow lost the key so he was never able to detach the bike. I guess vines started growing and it completely took over the bicycle. Soon enough, it became a tourist attraction, leaving people to think this was a purposeful piece of artwork. He said a while later that he had found the key to his bike, but decided that this new piece of art was worth more than the bike--being a new popular landmark, it brought in tourists to his gallery and was good for business! I thought it was interesting that the simple act of losing a key created  not only success for his photography, but something beautiful by leaving this bike stationary. Pretty neat! So after hearing this story, I decided to grab my camera from the hotel and snap a shot or two.
Above is the view from our hotel window, and below, our hotel! :)
Can't wait to go back someday!



Lately I've been trying to clean up my hard drive and get rid of things that are just taking up space.

...Yes, a little late for my spring cleaning, but it needs to be done...

So I've gone through old files and I came across my photos I shot in France last October (...the day before fall break, I decided I wanted to go somewhere, so I took a spontaneous trip with my dad to the south of France). I don't think I ever did anything with these photos besides use the door images for my photo project for class

...come to think of it, I should probably post those just for memory sake...

I absolutely love to travel and experience new things. If I had my way, I would travel the world photographing people from all different cultures. So, France--check! Rest of the world--I'll see you one day!
 If you know me, you know I have an obsession with scarves. I was in HEAVEN! They had the cutest scarves at the market! It took a lot not to buy too many...
 Grandma-ma with her baguette and newspaper for the day.
The windows to my first hotel. Absolutely adorable!
 Good ol' pops. He'd been here recently on a photo hunt so he knew all the great views and landscapes.
...more to come...