The best part of being a photographer in Paris is most certainly the lovely clients you meet on a daily basis. Melea and Jacob were on their honeymoon and in search of a Paris photographer to capture their fabulous holiday. Originally from Florida, the two had always dreamed of visiting the city of light and were finally able to make that dream a reality after graduating from university and celebrating their marriage. Cheers to you both! Take a look inside this romantic Paris portrait gallery.
It's that time of year again, Paris has awaken from its long grey winter slumber which means the cherry blossom fields at Parc de Sceaux have awakened. This stunning field is just a short RER ride outside of Paris. Full of bike trails, lakes, and greenery, it makes for the perfect retreat from the bustling city.
I teamed up with Madame de la Maison and travel photographer Ainsley to capture the field in all its glory. Ajiri Aki, Founder of Madame de la Maison specializes in custom picnic and table designs complete with beautiful linens and antique table settings from which she hand picks and curates for gorgeous designs for all occasions. She is available for all your picnic and fete needs. Dive into her beautiful work here.
So being an outdoor portrait photographer has its limits. Mainly the fact that December through February isn't ideal for outdoor anything! Especially this winter was harsh with a Siberian freeze over Paris and torrential down pour for weeks on end causing the Seine to flood! So what better time to leave and chase the sun around the globe.
My parents have always dreamed of going to Hawaii so that was the start of my journey. Living 4000 miles away really makes you appreciate the time you have with family. Quality over quantity! We spent 4 weeks on the North shore taking in the surfing competition, beautiful hiking trails, and of course all the fruity drinks one could get their hands on.
From there I traveled to Australia where I took my first skydive, sailed with sharks, and accidentally arrived on Australia day, which is basically Australian Thanksgiving and an excuse for fireworks, bbq, and more drunk Australians! Sydney was a city full of great food, architecture, and my personal favorite; an abundance of ferries ready to take you all over the harbor and neighboring lands for a small fee.
14 long plane hours later I arrived in Thailand. Known for being cheap and sunny year around, this is a place I will definitely be returning to. Exploring Phuket and the neighboring islands was a time full of exotic plates, gorgeous blue seas, and Thai craziness. If you are someone who enjoys order and ease, Thailand may not be the place for you. But if you can laugh and go with the flow, you will quickly find a place in your heart for Thailand.
If I learned anything from the trip, it was two things. The people you meet along the way are what make the trip. And life is short, so dive in now.
Here are some of my favorite snaps from chasing the sun around the globe.