Monthly Archives: March 2016

A wild Trip out WEST // Recap

Hey There!

In mid March I had a photoshoot out in Los Angeles.  The trip lined up with my Husband and I’s first year wedding anniversary. So we made a big trip out of it.  I flew out to LA for my shoot and then we both met up the next weekend in Vegas! Here is a recap of our travels…

I flew into LA on March 9th to cover the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA.  Here is one of my favorite shots from the conference.

I had a free day to go explore and took my friends advice and spent the day in Long Beach.  Of course it rained all day, so I explored the Aquarium of the Pacific..

Around 6pm the rain cleared and a there was a beautiful sunset, I drove to the beach where I found this interesting car… or golf cart? Once I walked onto the beach I saw a few kite surfers, I had never seen kite surfing in real life, I was mezmorized!

 

The next day I flew to Las Vegas where I met Stephen (He flew from DC to meet me for our vacation.)

This was the only photo I took in Vegas with my real camera 🙂

After 3 nights in Vegas we rented a one way car and drove to the Hoover Damn, and on to the grand Canyon from there.

I think these girls took the day trip from vegas. You can’t really see it but there are posing with their selfie stick, on the edge of the canyon…

We spent the night at the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Reservation.  This is a view of our cabins and the guests circling around the campfire.

The next morning we watched the sunrise and then got an early start on our drive to Joshua Tree, CA. Here’s a view from the middle of the Mohave Dessert. We also hopped on historic Rt. 66 for a few miles.

Joshua Tree

We spent the night in Joshua Tree and then headed to LA the next day.  We did the Santa Monica Pier at Sunset.

It might sound like we had a busy hectic trip with all the driving and flying but it really was relaxing. I got to recharge my batteries so to speak before the busy event and wedding season begins!

 

What’s the best trip you’ve been on recently?

2016 Wedding Season // Kick off!

Last Friday I kicked off my 2016 wedding season with Lili and Brian.  These two eloped in the morning and met me down by the White House after lunch for portraits.  We walked around Lafayette Park and then ventured into the Renwick Gallery.  After learning about these two and their interests I suggested a few locations and we decided that the Renwick’s current exhibitions would make the perfect backdrop.

These two both enjoy nature and the outdoors but, being early March we didn’t have too many options. Thankfully the Renwick encourages photography! We braved the crowds and came out with a nice set of portraits!

Here are a few highlights…

Lili and Brian

Lili & Brian

Lili and Brian

Lili and Brian

Lili and Brian

Lili and Brian

The Bride, who knows an awful lot about bugs ended up giving an educational tour of the room in her wedding gown!

Lili and Brian

Lili and Brian

Lili and Brian

If you could have your portrait taken in an art gallery which one would it be?

-Erika