Winter weather is assisting me in getting caught up on photos and this blog. I just wanted to give a heads up to those of you who follow this blog for travel photos: Great things are coming your way! I went to Europe three (what is my life!?) times in 2018 and have some beautiful photos to share from the five countries I visited. This post is a sampling for you!
I am going to be posting quite a few of my 2018 portrait sessions after this (so my clients know that I’m still doing this side gig.) After that, I will have more travel posts. Get excited!!!
Happy 2019, friends!
My first time in Malta! March, 2018
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.
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!
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!