Traveling to Europe with kids this summer? Read these tips.

By |August 3rd, 2022|Europe, Travel|

If you’re like most families with kids, summer is a chaotic time where all the fun gets jam-packed into two months, schedules and routines are out the window, and most importantly, it’s one of the easiest times to travel with little rascals. Planning an international trip to Europe with kiddos is no small feat, but these tips will help make it a smoother journey. Bon voyage!

Holly’s Ocean Meadow Wedding | Mendocino, CA | Ali + Seth

By |June 27th, 2022|Travel, wedding, Wine|

Ali and Seth LOVE bikes. They love bikes so much they wanted their Holly's Ocean Meadow Wedding to be filled with them! They love bikes so much they were going to go on a bikepacking trip across Europe as their honeymoon. I ALSO love bikes! Seemingly, this was an absolute match made in heaven and I was so excited to return to Holly's Ocean Meadow in Mendocino, CA to capture their amazingly perfect bike filled wedding day.

Ecuador Travel Guide | Quito, the Amazon and Banos

By |March 7th, 2022|South America, Travel|

Every year I make it a goal to visit a new international country. I am, 41 years into my life and not yet running out of places to explore. Having visited Turkey in 2020, heading to Ecuador with a good friend's family felt like the perfect way to close out 2021. Here's my Ecuador Travel Guide, along with photos and stories of this beautiful country to accompany it.

Two Days in Bozeman

By |November 29th, 2021|Travel|

Despite how much time I spend traveling, very little of it is spent exploring new places in the United States. I have a tendency and frequent desire to explore foreign countries when I have the chance, rather than destinations in my own backyard. That made a quick weekend trip to Bozeman, Montana this past October an absolutely wonderful surprise and delight, despite the frigid temps. If you've got a hankering to visit Montana, I have the perfect itinerary for you for two days in Bozeman and make sure you pack that puffy!

Haue Valley Wedding | St Louis, MO | Sam + Patrick

By |June 28th, 2021|Travel, wedding|

I've now photographed two (YES! TWO!) full and large post pandemic weddings in all their glory: Anna and Harrison's amazing second line filled New Orleans wedding, and Whitney and Steve's Sugar Bowl wedding, which will be coming to this blog VERY soon.  Until then, I have an amazing wedding to share that somehow never made it to the blog. Sam and Patrick recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary on May the 4th so that seems like a perfectly good reason to finally share images from their Haue Valley Wedding in St. Louis, MO.  Sam grew up in St. Louis and her father was actually one of my former co-workers at Pearl Izumi, which made this wedding all the more special. More from their spring wedding in the Missouri countryside here!

Redlands Commercial Photographer | Willowbrook Farm

By |May 31st, 2021|Commercial Photography, Travel|

The new owners of Willowbrook Apple Farm had a lot on their hands: 3 kids, 2 full time jobs, home schooling, AND now, and then a pandemic hit.  Said apple farm also came complete with some extra houseguests: a mini-pony, a mini-donkey, chickens, a couple of cats, a dog and the most recent addition: a pig named Delilah.

West Texas Road Trip | Marfa, Terlingua and more

By |February 1st, 2021|Travel|

Having grown up in Texas and having lived a good portion of my adult life in Austin, it comes as a frequent surprise to people to hear that I had never taken a West Texas road trip and explored all that our state has to offer, and in particular, Big Bend National Park. Now that I've made the effort to explore the area, I can say for certain that I've been missing out.  Marfa, Alpine and the Big Bend region of West Texas have a huge amount to offer for anyone who is looking for a languid pace, an artsy influence, and a cold beer on a porch in the Texas twilight. The West Texas mountains are singing your name: here's my suggestions on where to stop, what to eat, and what to do while on a West Texas road trip.

Local’s Guide to Lake Tahoe | Tahoe Food Photography

By |April 20th, 2020|Commercial Photography, Food, Tahoe, Tips, Travel|

As a longtime (14 years! Whew!) opinionated local, I have no shortage of suggestions for where to eat, drink, play and explore in Lake Tahoe.  I love where I live and I love showing it off even more.  After many years of just sharing this info via email, I figured that a nice pandemic slowdown was the perfect time to share some love to my favorite Tahoe haunts.  As such, here is my official Local's Guide to Lake Tahoe!

St Regis Aspen Wedding | Aspen, CO | Sarah + Tanner

By |March 30th, 2020|Travel, wedding|

When Sarah and Tanner got engaged and started planning their St Regis Aspen wedding, the first thing they wanted to do was to find a photographer that would fit their vision of their day, which included very little formal photos, no posing, incredible food, a relaxed atmosphere, and their buddy's rock'n'roll band from college.  WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?

How to Survive the SXSW Cancellation | SXSW Event Photographer | Part 2

By |March 11th, 2020|Austin, Commercial Photography, Event Photos, SXSW, texas, Tips, Travel|

Were you headed to SXSW? Do you know how to survive a SXSW cancellation? 75,000 people were about to descend upon Austin, TX for SXSW, one of the world's premier music, film and tech festivals.  For the first time in 34 years, the event will not go on.  While SXSW is mostly known for its music festival, what really brings the money to Austin (and $350 million plus of it at that), is the Interactive portion, which draws a young audience of inventors, investors and risk takers looking for networking opportunities and the next big thing.  At any given moment all over the city there are thousands of opportunities to learn, network, workshop and cultivate relationships.  For 8 years now, I've been working for the Sales Department at the event, as a SXSW event photographer responsible for documenting the return on investment for their sponsors. It's exhausting. It's exhilarating. It's incredibly fun. And now, it's not happening. Here's how to survive in the wake of this devastating news.

How to Survive SXSW | SXSW Event Photographer | Part 1

By |March 4th, 2020|Austin, Commercial Photography, Event Photos, SXSW, texas, Tips, Travel|

75,000 people are about to descend upon Austin, TX for SXSW, one of the world's premier music, film and tech festivals.  While SXSW is mostly known for its music festival, what really brings the money to Austin (and $350 million plus of it at that), is the Interactive portion, which draws a young audience of inventors, investors and risk takers looking for networking opportunities and the next big thing.  At any given moment all over the city there are thousands of opportunities to learn, network, workshop and cultivate relationships.  For 8 years now, I've been working for the Sales Department at the event, as a SXSW event photographer responsible for documenting the return on investment for their sponsors. It's exhausting. It's exhilarating. It's incredibly fun. If you're attending for the first time and looking for some answers on how to survive SXSW, I got you boo.

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