Photography, Travel

Sunrise in Paris

…wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
― Ernest Hemingway

It was still dark when alarm softly beeped right next to my pillow. We only landed in Paris twenty hours ago, jet-lagged and excited. Despite a three hour nap the day before, six hours of sleep was still not enough to get my body to get used to Parisian time zone.

I groggily climbed out of bed, trying to keep my husband from waking up. Feet cold on the hardwood floors of our French AirBnb, I tiptoed to the bathroom where a fresh set of clothing was prepared for me last night by my more-awake self.

Camera bag by the door and a large plastic bag stuffed with tulle skirts that I brought with me all the way across the Atlantic. Some may call me crazy. I call myself an artist.

Photography, Travel

Paris, je t’aime

Paris is always a good idea.
-Audrey Hepburn

A few months ago Tyler and I were sitting on our living room couch, discussing our goings of the day, when I suddenly exclaimed: “We haven’t decided where we’re going on our vacation this Fall!”

Only a few minutes later I was perusing the web and multiple travel apps for flight deals – we were curious where flying was affordable as we didn’t have a huge preference as to where to go.

And then I saw it – flights to Paris from Seattle, roundtrip, for under $400 per person. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I turned my phone to Tyler and said, “Do you want to go to Paris?” He said, “We’ll eventually go together, why not now?”

Boudoir, Photography, Travel

Ignite

If women governed the entire world, it is my theory that soon we would have world peace and healing of the entire planet.
― Leland Lewis

What would our world look like if we were governed by a matriarchy?

Photography, Travel

A Trip To Remember | Visiting Japan

A frog in a well does not know the great sea.
– Japanese proverb

Falling in love with a country is much like falling into the proverbial rabbit hole. One minute you are walking in the woods unsuspectingly, the next you’re speeding down a deep tunnel, looking around you and wondering how you found yourself there.

Travel

Slowcoast: Exploring San Francisco

Everybody needs a vacation. Even if for a few days, it is so important to be able to get away, recharge your batteries and rejuvenate. As my quick getaway from Seattle I chose to visit a dear friend in San Francisco whom I haven’t seen in about a year.

Travel

Cannon Beach

Today my husband and I are celebrating our two year wedding anniversary. As a present to ourselves we planned a mini getaway to Cannon Beach, Oregon for the weekend. The weather promised to be absolutely lovely, the drive only 4 hours from Seattle, and the location – one of the most romantic spots close by.