Indonesia. I feel blessed to have visited such a place, and enriched by the new friends that I made. The 8 days we had in South Sumatra seemed to fly by really fast, but the people we met will stay with me forever. While we were there we visited a few schools, a clinic, a couple of villages, many homes, the ocean, a sad zoo, and walked a few alley ways. Almost everyone we encountered had a smile to give. And they loved having their picture taken. I miss it already, but maybe one day I will make the visit again. Here is a collection of my favorite images from the trip.
Last weekend I reunited with a friend (whom I traveled to Ireland with) to photograph her fun family. Four energetic and fun kids – all eight and under! I love photographing kids because they naturally do their own thing. I don’t really have to pose them too much, I just have to be quick with my camera. And I love that their own personality will shine through. These kids did not disappoint. Here are some pictures from our time together.
I tend to get discouraged because after awhile I’m just taking the same picture over again, except just one year later. But then I have to remember it’s a family vacation and maybe it’s best to put the camera away and enjoy the moment. Vacationing with young kids is not always easy, and sometimes I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation. But seeing the excitement and joy in their face as they run on the beach or ride a roller coaster makes it worth it. I feel so blessed to be able to spend this time with my family and friends. And so incredibly thankful to my parents who make it happen. Here are some of my favorite moments from our trip.