• Personal,  Travel

    Breckenridge

    One of the reasons we moved to Colorado was to be able to escape to the mountains for a quick trip. Earlier this month, we did just that and chose Breckenridge! Since we had work to do and couldn’t fully unplug, we brought our laptops and worked in a couple of the very cute coffee shops that Breckenridge has to offer. As a work break, we walked around the town and took in the fresh air and mountains. Frisco, the town right before Breckenridge, had more restaurants open than Breckenridge (since a lot of the restaurants in Breckenridge had closed for the winter and not yet re-opened for summer), so we ended up…

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    The Holidays in Texas

    This past Christmas we did our annual trip to Texas to visit and stay with Nick’s parents. This was our fourth year doing so and we’ve been lucky to be able to have the time off to spend 2 weeks there every time. Our time there is spent hanging around the house in our PJ’s and eating lots of food. On one of our last days, we visited the Dallas Aquarium and Deep Ellum, a neighborhood of Dallas. For the New Year, we decided to come back to Denver so we could celebrate in our new home. New Years Eve we spent cooking chili and guacamole, watching Harry Potter, and then watching the…

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    2016 Reflection

    To say it’s been a year of change would be an understatement. This year also happens to be a year of firsts for a lot of things. Let’s make a list!    Things I did this year: Shot 44 Weddings. Weddings took up about half of my year and all my weekends for six months. While lead shooting is certainly preferred, second shooting is fun since it lets me try new things, meet new people, and continue to evolve my craft.   Went to Europe for the first time. This past May, my parents rented an apartment and lived in Paris for the entire month. Of course, we had to…

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    Two Days to Denver

    Three weeks ago, we set out on our drive to Denver. Leaving at 10pm and driving through the night, we made it to our new apartment in two days, one night. Originally the plan was to have two nights on the road but we were making good time and wanted to just get there. The day we left, we still had a lot to do. The biggest challenge was our couch. Our first couch together…found on the side of the street. I don’t know how we got it into the apartment because getting it out was rough. We were thinking about the possibility of bringing the couch with us but…

  • Personal,  Travel

    BOS > DEN

    We are moving! I still keep wanting to pinch myself to make sure this is real. I don’t know where to begin talking about moving so I’ll start with how we came to this conclusion. Warning: long post, lots of words, thinking out loud.  Work disclaimer: I am still taking weddings for 2017 in Boston and will be flying back and forth next summer as I transition my business from Boston to Denver.  Why Now? It essentially started back when Nick was a 2L in law school and he kicked the idea of transferring to a Colorado law school and finishing his degree there. The seed had been planted but little…

  • Personal,  Travel

    Virginia

    This summer, Nick and I are going to our first weddings together as a couple. So aside from shooting however many I’m shooting, I have three to go to as a guest. This first one was at the end of June in Virginia for Nick’s brother. During our mini vacation, we visited the USS Wisconsin, which docks right next to the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk, VA. It was quite similar to when I visited the USS Massachusetts in Fall River. The morning of the wedding, which I’m not used to only showing up for the ceremony and reception, we drove to Virginia beach and walked around. It was super windy which was great. I…

  • Personal,  Travel

    Paris Pt. II

    The wedding season so far has been amazing and incredibly busy. I’ve spent the day culling a couple weddings and designing an album; however, I needed to break to share the rest of my photos from our Europe trip back in May. This is the successor to Paris Pt. I. In the last two days of our trip, we went to the Pompidou, at night we watched the Eiffel tower light up and then went up the ferris wheel. My goal before the end of the trip was to get some elevation to see the city. We luckily found that at the top of the Pompidou and at the top…

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    Savisse and Geneva

    While summer has not technically started – only four days away – work has gone into full swing; hence, the very…very delayed postings about the rest of our European adventure last month. I’m retracing my steps from Paris to share the images from our last day in Switzerland. We spent the last evening in Savisse in this old-home-turned-bed-and-breakfast. There was an orange cat that looked just like our cat back home! We called him French-Max. Yes, we weren’t in France but we were in the French part of Switzerland. The town was up in the clouds with the windiest, narrowest streets. I wish we had had more time to spend there but…

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    Paris Pt. I

    It’s been nonstop work from the second we landed back in Boston, so it’s about time I post some more photos from our trip to Europe. I just realized also as I’m making this blog post that I forgot to post about Savisse and Geneva…so…we’ll swing back around at some point. Our trip was broken up into two parts. Road trip-ing around Switzerland (Lucerne, Locarno, Zermatt, Savisse, and Geneva), and then staying with my parents in Paris. They are currently on their way back from a one month stay in Paris and graciously invited us to stay with them for a few days. They rented a small one bedroom apartment…

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    Zermatt

    Our third stop in Switzerland was Zermatt to see the Matterhorn. The drive from Locarno to there was about 2 hours, which is short for what we’ve been used to. Unfortunately due to the weather, we were unable to drive through an incredible mountain pass. Instead we took an awesome car-train that took us through the mountains. The road then took us through a huge valley passing tons of small towns. The small town feel was very similar to driving out in the desert except these ones felt more wealthy than in America. The goal of the day was to see the Matterhorn which is located in Zermatt, Switzerland. In order to…