I haven’t been posting anything lately, just enjoyed the company of my family these past two and half weeks. We’ve been to Yosemite, big cities and coastal towns. We’ve taken them to the best restaurants and lookout spots; showed them hidden gems and classics. We’ve gone to wine tastings, seen dolphins and waterfalls, solved a corn maze, gambled at casino, and relaxed in jacuzzis. We’ve had a great time, can’t wait for more family and friends to come visit!! P.s. my hubby is not in most of these photos, because he was busy taking (almost) all of these amazing pics 😍
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Are selfies a problem? I reckon they get a bad rap most of the time. What are your thoughts?
Pros: 1. You don't have to deal with an awkward “hi would you mind taking a photo of us?" whilst holding your camera out and pointing at yourself because you're not sure if they speak your language. You also avoid having to stand for too long with what inevitably becomes a forced smile, because the person you have asked to take the shot is under pressure so takes a few. You hope you have asked the right person, because if they give your camera back and it isn't good, you have to feign interest in something until they have left and you can ask someone else.
2. You know exactly what's in shot and how your face looks, you will often feel more comfortable pulling stupid faces or laughing if you are sharing your selfie with someone else.
3. They are quicker - a big belief of mine is that when you go to amazing places, you should take time to actually look at them, not just through your phone, but catching a quick shot of you in a place is never a bad thing.
Cons: 1. You might not get as much background scenery in, although you can often take "wide selfies" now.
2. Sometimes you can look a little bit silly taking them, but then that all depends on how much you care about other people's opinion.
Which I guess leads me on to the con we all knew was coming....3.They are certainly causing an issue in the world of mental health. People's self-esteem is literally affected (chemical reactions take place in the brain) by how many likes we get on our photos. It is thought that if you take more than three selfies a day (not including if you are travelling around) then you more than likely already have a self-esteem issue. Andy and I have often sat in popular tourist spots watching people take 5,10,20 selfies, rearranging their hair or their pout each time. As entertaining as it is, it's also a bit sad I guess. We always comment on the fact that that is just how they look, and no number of selfies is going to change that, unfortunately people are up against an impossible task when bombarded with countless airbrushed and photoshopped selfies every single day.
I know this is a few months ago, and I never post here anymore but my road trip was so amazing going to north cal, Oregon, Washington, and then back down to san fran. So heres some pretty pictures for you guys. Sorry they're not as pretty as my girlfriend but they're not too bad. #yosemitenationalpark#portland#portlandoregon
Yesterday marked one year of marriage to the most patient, kind, loving, tender, thoughtful man.
Part of me feels like this year has flown by, but mostly I feel like he and I have been together forever, in the best way possible. Time is just strange like that, I guess! @cross_the_mark, I just adore you so much that often I feel like my poor little heart can’t even take it and could burst any second. I love you so much it hurts. Happy one year anniversary ❤️👰🏻🤵🏼
Happy birthday to my handsome man! 🥳🎉🎂
I am so thankful and happy that I get to celebrate another birthday with you. This year has been amazing with all of the adventures we've been on, especially going to Yosemite and getting awesome photos done by @j.graciephotography !! I can't wait to celebrate more birthdays with you ❤️
P.S. the beautiful earrings are from @beadandclay !
So.... I finally got some time to work on James and Allie's AMAZING Yosemite engagement session and I think I am not only in love with this COUPLE... but also YOSEMITE!!! When Allie mentioned that her and her family have been visiting Yosemite her entire life and that it was her DREAM location for their engagement I was ALL IN!! This was my very first time up to Yosemite, so I figured I would bring along the hubby and munchkin too and get some good ole quality road tripping in! James and Allie decided to make a weekend of it as well, and we met up with them on Day 2 over at their cabin located in the heart of it all... and let's just say my jaw literally dropped! This place is MAGICAL... end of story... and as if it couldn't get any better, my couple happens to be even more magical!! I mean to be totally honest.. I already knew this from the first time we spoke, so it wasn't much of a surprise! When we arrived Allie knew that Cash and Rich would be with me... so she is the SWEETEST ever and got him this little Yosemite Activity book to do with Rich while we were shooting... It was adorable and Cash had sooo much fun exploring with us and completing the book as we went... And then she hands me this RAD Yosemite bag filled with everything you could ever dream of wanting while camping!! Tasty beer, YUMMY margaritas, trail mix, marshmallow roasting sticks, all of the fixings to make smores, chips, and REESES PEANUT BUTTER CUPS... she already knew me!!! And the sweetest card ever! Honestly it was so perfect and we LOVED it!! So we got started, as Allie knew exactly where she wanted to shoot being the "Yosemite" expert... and we were off!! There were a HUGE amount of laughs, tons of smiles, lots of prickly's, and then there was me literally gagging to death as a gnat literally flew into my throat and REFUSED to come out as I was yelling out to James and Allie... You guys... I literally was DYING and it would not. come. out. ! SO much for first impressions with your clients lol - they know me on a whole new level... We ended the most amazing sunset session with dinner at a local pizza place that had the TASTIEST pizza and Margs ever!! Serious perfection ❤️🙌🏻❤
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Last year was filled with travel,excitement and new experiences.....and also with uncertainty and constant change. I definitely missed the comfort of routine. But, I learnt to be ok not knowing what’s next and also knowing that whatever comes, I will be ok. 🥂 to 33!
Remember that once you dreamed of being where you are now! .
About this place: Toulumne meadows is this beautiful grassland on highway 120 just before Tioga pass at an altitude of 8600 feet. The road is open for just a few months of the year as it is covered with snow starting late October all the way into summer. While it’s covered in dry grass this time of the year, there is a river that flows thorough it during/after the rains.