It’s catch up on the blog time!!!
I loved exploring Speedway with my friends, Christina and Cody, last fall. It’s so fun helping provide friends with some photos for their Christmas cards and Speedway was a great backdrop for these!
As I mentioned in my previous post, there’s this really unique village outside Tegucigalpa, Honduras where an American mining company once set up shop. It is now a bit of a rundown area up the mountain from San Juancito, at the entrance of La Tigra National Park and has become one of my favorite places to visit. This post documents my visit there in June 2017.
Cabaña Mirador El Rosario owned by Jorg and Monika is the perfect cabin on a mountain and the dinner and breakfast served at the main house is dreamy. Here are some sights from the cabin and their home:
And here are some photos from the former El Rosario Mining Company buildings near the entrance of La Tigra National Park, the bright pupleria, as well as some photos from hiking near the park…
My top three favorite photos from the getaway:
I’m always fascinated by the plants I see there…
Here are some additional photos from my phone to get you a feel for the place…
Lastly, we saw a quetzal on our way back down to San Juancito!
Nothing like a snow day home to have me thinking back on past trips and adventures.
In June I returned to my beloved second country, Honduras. I was able to have a quick getaway to one of my favorite places, Cabaña Mirador in El Rosario. While there, my friend Michelle and I took a little hike around the village and on the edge of La Tigra National Park. Just up the mountain from the village of San Juancito sits an old mining town that was operated by a US mining company in the early 1900’s.
This post is focusing on the photos I took at what Michelle and I call the “gringo cemetery” where the mining company buried workers who passed away while they were living there.
Some may find cemeteries creepy, but I tend to find them peaceful. This one is fascinating. I hope you enjoy some of the details of this unique place.
Hello there! I’ve loved getting back into family photography this fall and had a great time documenting this growing family, some of my most loyal clients! This sweet family welcomed their fourth child recently and I loved capturing his cuteness in these photos!
This past summer, I had the joy (and fun challenge) of photographing my brother and sister-in-law’s children, some of my favorite kids in the world. Being that photos by Aunt Jenni aren’t a novelty to them, the group pics were an amusing challenge (see the last photo for evidence of this). As usual, it wasn’t difficult to get their beauty to shine through in the individual photos. 🙂 I love that they have made frequent appearances on this blog. It’s a joy to watch them grow!
This family has made quite a few appearances on my blog! It’s so fun to capture them as they grow. True confession: Baby boy has already arrived and is pretty much ready to drive at this point due to my delay in posting here. Ok, it’s not quite that extreme… I took these photos last spring before baby boy’s summer arrival (while I was out of town, sadly). 🙂
We had a great time getting these family photos in Indy. I always enjoy reminiscing with Kara about our shared hometown in Pennsylvania and their little one has become my buddy! I look forward to twice the fun next time we’re able to hang out!
Hey there, friends!
I’m alive!! I thought it was time for me to take a break from educating the future of America (and traveling all summer) to update this blog and let you know that I’m still around and taking photos. 🙂
Though greatly delayed (I promise I’m more prompt when it comes to photo shoots with clients), here are highlights from my time with the Franklin family this year. They’ve grown a bit since our last session together!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
There are more family photography and travel photos coming soon!!!
Hello, my friends!
I’m getting my photography act together and wanted to get my blog up-to-date so I can share more recent sessions next. Here is proof that I did something other than travel photography in 2016. 🙂 I hope you enjoy these lovely families that I photographed this past fall!
Just before the new year, I was able to take a walk around London as the sun set. I enjoyed a different angle for photos of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament than my last visit or my trip in the fall of 2015. This time I took a few (haha) photos as I explored. Hope you enjoy them!
The view I’d been hoping for!
We had a frosty morning here at Oak Hill College on Thursday. My sister, nieces, and I went out to document it as it was melting. They don’t get snow very often here, but this is the next best thing. Hope you enjoy these photos!
On Wednesday, Mom, my sister, and I had the opportunity to tour Windsor Castle and have afternoon tea nearby before catching the train back home.
Since my trip here has proven that my super teacher immunity is no match for British germs and I’ve had a day in, I put together this blog post to give you a taste of our time there.
My mom and I took my nephews to Windsor Castle last time I was here in October 2015 (you can see photos from that visit here, here, and here), but I found this trip to be equally fun with the addition of Christmas decor and tea with my mom and sister. I hope you enjoy these!
I’ve been pretty pumped about this blog post, not because there’s anything special about these photos (they’re not the best quality, what with me not having a tripod with me, nor time to fix my settings for every shot), but because London is so beautiful at Christmastime!
These photos are from a couple evenings last week when I went to a show with a friend and the following day Mom and I explored Oxford and Regent Streets after we went to a pantomime at the Palladium. I hope you enjoy this trip through part of London at Christmastime. Apologies for any incorrect information I give about the locations of where these photos were taken…
More to come soon. Happy New Year, everyone!
Shocking though it may be, here’s an up-to-date blog post for you as I visit London for Christmas this year.
With a few more posts on the way, here are some photos from my visit along the Thames on Monday with my friend, Mel. Hope you enjoy!
Coming up next… London Christmas lights. You’re going to love it!
There’s nothing like an icy day trapped at home to give me the time I’ve needed all year to catch up this blog!
With apologies for the slightly haphazard style of all of this, here is my attempt to catch up the blog so I can be more up-to-date on posting recent photo sessions, as well as recent travel (which is soon!).
I hope you enjoy the recap. I hope to be back with more soon.
Merry Christmas to all!
Thanks for stopping by, friends!
Hey there, friends!
Welcome back to my super outdated blog! 🙂 As many of you know, 2015 was a tough year for me as I adjusted to my dad having passed away and continued to work and photograph on the side. This blog took a backseat to other things. This post is my attempt to catch the blog up on the photography that I did that year so this blog can continue to showcase examples of my work. Thanks for your patience as I get my act together. Highlights from my cross-country road trip will be coming up soon!
Here are some of my favorite shots from last fall’s sessions. I hope you enjoy the look back!
I’m trying a new format on this post, since I had so many photos to share. One of my last days in London last October, my mom and I took four of my nephews to visit Hampton Court Palace.
It was such an intriguing place to visit. To think about Henry VIII walking the same hallways we walked was a bit surreal. The palace is an interesting mixture of Tudor style (from Henry VIII’s time there in the 1500’s) and Baroque style from King William III’s rebuild of a large part of the palace in the 1600’s. Throw in a giant maze, capes for the kids, and lots of nooks to explore, and we had ourselves a fun adventure! Some of my favorite sights include tapestries from the 1500’s, an emblem in the wood that should have been removed after the beheading of Anne Boleyn, being in Henry VIII’s kitchen and banquet hall, making it to the middle of the maze, and much more.
Here are some highlights from our visit posted below. Since this is my last post recapping my London trip, I included a few photos at the end of the whole reason I took the trip. It was such a blessing to have two weeks there with my mom, sister, brother-in-law, and their seven children (especially meeting their newest addition!). I hope you’ve enjoyed these posts! Get excited for some upcoming posts of recent photo shoots I’ve had and, of course, some more travel photos!
I’m trying to knock out these London posts so I can post more up-to-date photos soon. Most of these photos need little description since they’re the shots everyone gets when in London, so here you go!
Good evening, all!
Some of you may have noticed I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging recently. 2015 was a rough year for me and I cut down on a few things, like blogging, to cope. My hope is to get back on track in the next few months so I can share more of my fun travels and recent photo sessions here. I hope you enjoy!
I didn’t quite finish blogging the photos from my trip to London in October of 2015, so the next few posts will be devoted to the fun that I had in England with my mom, sister, and her family.
Here are a few more photos from Windsor Castle and then some bonus photos from around my sister’s home. Stay tuned for Big Ben and Hampton Court Palace soon!
Hello, my long lost friends! In an effort to be a better teacher and good friend, I’ve cut back on blog posts recently. I do hope to wrap up sharing about my October trip and have quite a few fall family photo sessions to share with you one of these days.
I’ll start small with this little post from our visit to Windsor Castle. I’m a big fan of doors, windows, and entryways. So much so that I took enough pictures at Windsor Castle to warrant a blog post.
Here are some highlights from the largest occupied castle in the world!
What’s that you say? You’d like to see more phone photography from me? Well, if you insist…
While I usually prefer to only post the best of my best on this blog, I’m sort of using this as my trip log and in turn I am exposing my sometimes poor quality phone photography to you all. I’m assuming you’re not as picky as I am about such things and hopefully appreciate the glimpse of London these pics provide. After this post, I will have legit fancy camera photos to share… get excited! 🙂
Here’s another slightly lazy post much like the last one (from a photography perspective) as I had a few more days where I didn’t have my fancy camera along, but couldn’t resist taking photos anyway. Please excuse the less than stellar phone pic quality. I hope you can see past that to the great sights and experiences I’ve had this week. Here are a couple more days worth of photos and do stay tuned to some better quality posts coming soon!
I’m behind on blog posts (story of my life), but wanted to check in from my visit in the UK. Woohoo for Fall Break and a sister who lives in London! I’ve been out a few times without my fancy camera and haven’t had much editing time, so this post won’t have the highest quality of photos, but I figured you all won’t care about that as much as I do.
So here you have my first day in London, as seen from my iPhone. Fancy pics will be coming soon!
After church, we explored a bit before catching the tube back home.
It’s been so fun to watch this little girl grow up! I started photographing her when she was six months old and all of a sudden she is four and has two little siblings! It was lovely spending some time with all three of these children a couple weeks ago. I hope you enjoy these sweet photos of them!
As with every delayed blog post excuse I write, I’m a bit behind due to that whole full-time teacher thing I do. Nonetheless, I had to share these photos even if they’re a couple months late. When I was home in PA this summer, I had the chance to photograph my friends’ children one morning. You may remember Levi from some of my blog posts over the last couple years. It’s always so fun to look back and see how kids grow from year to year. 🙂 I’m so glad I was able to document this family again, and now with little sister Laurel to join the photos! I hope you enjoy these!