Travel

La Boheme – Houston

Back in May I had the pleasure of visiting with some old friends in Houston for a college graduation – the last one, in fact, between our close group of friends. I’ve known these girls since high school and it was exciting and crazy to see the last of us finish that chapter of our lives. We stopped by Bar Boheme Sunday afternoon for some after-brunch mimosas and I absolutely loved the atmosphere there. For…

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Oklahoma!

I was fortunate enough to be asked to tag along on a long weekend trip to Oklahoma recently. Aside from getting some much-needed fresh air, it was nice to get the chance to exercise my nature pitcher-takin’ skills. Again, one of those moments where a wide-angle lens would really come in handy. Perhaps even a telephoto, as we saw some deer in a meadow (literally) and were too far away to get a good shot….

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San Jose – Costa Rica

San Jose – Costa Rica

Finally the photos from my trip over the summer to Costa Rica! It took me a while to decide which ones to publish first so there will be several posts. I’m always looking for vintage inspiration in other photos and whenever I find a look I love, I try to replicate it. Lately, I’ve been on a huge vintage binge and these have been my latest experiments. The vintage style has even made a presence…

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Poor, Unfortunate Photographs

Poor, Unfortunate Photographs

As I near the end of the California posts, I’m feeling sad for all the unfortunate little photographs that haven’t fulfilled their destiny just yet. Sadly, they must remain in the Lightroom womb until I decide they have a time and place to be posted. Or is it Lightroom crib? Have I mentioned it’s slightly weird to think of photographs as babies? Please don’t judge me. This second to last set of photos comes from…

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Bottled Poetry II – Napa Valley

Bottled Poetry II – Napa Valley

Aaaand we’re back! Since we last saw each other, you drank a delicious glass of wine and I stumbled upon what could be the greatest find of the month! (Besides the new iPad) It’s called ROLLIP and it’s a website that offers free photo filters. They have about forty different filters and it’s ridiculously easy to use them. You choose a filter, upload a photo, and they give you a preview and download link. There’s…

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Bottled Poetry – Napa Valley

Bottled Poetry – Napa Valley

The trip to Napa Valley was definitely one of the most anticipated of all my stops in California. Luckily, it surpassed all my expectations and was just as stunning as I had expected. In the car ride alone I must have snapped at least 100 photos! But actually stopping at the wineries was the best part, by far. Below is the second and most beautiful stop of the day, the Chateau Montelena. It was built…

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If you’re going to San Francisco

If you’re going to San Francisco

…make sure to wear a jacket. I took a breathtaking but chilly sunset cruise upon arrival in San Francisco last week and was unfortunately stubborn enough to not bring along a jacket for the brisk bay air. So, if you go, seriously, take a jacket. I actually spent the entire week in California and got the chance to visit quite a few places. However, I have literally hundreds of photos so I’ll split the posts…

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