This summer has been a summer of travel for me, which has been amazing. I’ve road-tripped to Santa Cruz with two good friends, James and Ed, company dancers at Ballet Austin, to shoot the wedding of Beth and Todd in a hilltop full of sequoia and good friends. Pictures from that coming soon.
Along the way we stopped to visit Katrina and Andrew, in Sedona. These are their adorable children, and my roadtrip buddies, James and Ed! I am so grateful to friends across the country that were willing to house us as we travel across the US.
We swung by the Painted Desert, which is breath-taking in its stark and minimal beauty. And on the way to Sedona, we found a scenic turn off, and followed it to a natural water slide. We had unknowingly discovered Slide Rock park, and we puddled and danced in the rocks and took some silly pictures.
My travels also took me to the Knowne World Dance and Music Symposium which was in Saratoga Springs, NY. I taught the Canario, a 16th century Italian Renaissance dance, and also spent all night dancing in the balls. Yes, we dress up in medieval outfits, and dance to medieval music. It was dorky, and a lot of fun.I swung by Ithaca, NY to visit my alma mater, Cornell University. Here are a few polaroids/iphone pictures from it.Summer in Ithaca is a dream. There are hardly any students, and you can lie down on the arts quad under a giant oak tree, and read a book. It is a time of contentment.There was also a trip to the Hamptons to hang out with a whole bunch of other wedding photographers to recuperate and talk about our businesses. There was a lot of bonding and learning from each other. It was good to hear from photographers from other parts of the country, such as Kate McElwee from Boston, Aga Images from Pennsylvania, Sherry Pickerell from Long Island and Candice Cusic from Chicago.
This summer also has taken me to Costa Rica, no pictures from there yet, but you can see the Costa Rica wedding I shot last year here, and I will also be shooting a wedding Ithaca, NY and Boston, MA. I’m so excited!