Night Lights

My last trip out to California to photograph weddings has come to an end... Safely back in New York to photograph the wedding of a very dear friend of mine! In about a week I'll be boarding a flight back out to the San Francisco area to photograph a couple multicultural wedding celebrations and a styled shoot in Sonoma! Needless to say... I'm looking forward to photographing out on the West Coast again soon! 

On my last flight back to Syracuse, I took a few photos of the city and airport lights from my plane window. I photographed them in such a way that they'd simply become out of focus, colorful little dots. I find them so beautiful! 

iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

 iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

 iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

I jotted down a little free verse poem that was inspired within me as I marveled at the magnificence of the twinkling lights...... 

 

The land

Seen from the sky

Sleepy eyes have closed

Another day has gone

 

Galaxies of city lights and sparkling stars

Sprawled out carefully

Within nearly infinite darkness

 

Looking up...

The magnitude and wonder

Overwhelms the understanding within me

 

Looking down...

Twinkling souls

Fast asleep, stresses have melted, books read, babies fed

 

Another morning dawns in the blink of an eye

Galaxies of beautiful souls

Galaxies of beautiful stars

 

We're but twinkles in an endless night sky

iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

 iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

 iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

 iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

 iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

 iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

 iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

 iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

 iPhone | Airplane Window | Night

Bay to Breakers

For over a hundred years, San Francisco has held an event called 'Bay to Breakers'. It's a footrace from the 'Bay' side to the 'Breakers' (Pacific Ocean side). The whole area becomes a loud, crazy, dress up party. I woke up yesterday to a very loud party outside- and stepped out to see three body painted, nearly naked men with mohawk wigs. Walking the streets, I saw just about every costume you could imagine. Unicorn. Penguins (LOTS of Penguins). A pirate playing a trumpet. Super man. Power Rangers. Disco Divas. English Gents. Dinosaurs... The list goes on. It was quite something to experience! I managed to snap just one quick photo of Gumby hanging out with his pals on a bench....

iPhone | Duboce Park | Morning

iPhone | Duboce Park | Morning

Half Moon Bay

I've had such a packed weekend of photographing! I met so many great new people, beautiful brides-handsome  grooms,  saw new places, experienced new things.... It has been a great weekend to say the least. After the wedding on Friday in the Japanese Gardens, I photographed in Half Moon Bay. What a beautiful area! Here are a few iPhone photos I snapped during my adventure to Half Moon Bay! 

iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon

iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

 iPhone | Half Moon Bay | Afternoon  

Japanese Gardens

It's been a busy weekend of shooting, meeting new people and experiencing new places! I've loved every minute of it! On Friday, I drove down to a wedding venue right outside of San Jose... It was a gorgeous place! Here are a few photos of the Japenese Gardens where the bride and groom celebrated their wedding day! 

iPhone | Saratoga | Evening

iPhone | Saratoga | Evening

iPhone | California | Evening

iPhone | California | Evening

iPhone | Harkone Gardens | Evening

iPhone | Harkone Gardens | Evening

iPhone | Japenese Gardens | Evening

iPhone | Japenese Gardens | Evening

Speakeasy and a bit of broken China.

I walked all around the city today. Alamo Square, Chinatown... and everywhere in between. It was lovely! Being able to take photos to satisfy my creative hunger, is really a wonderful and freeing thing. Here are some moments from my wonderings today... 

iPhone | San Francisco | Afternoon

iPhone | San Francisco | Afternoon

iPhone | Chinatown | Evening

iPhone | Chinatown | Evening

iPhone | Divisadero St | Afternoon

iPhone | Divisadero St | Afternoon

iPhone | Divisadero St | Afternoon  

iPhone | Divisadero St | Afternoon  

iPhone | San Francisco | Afternoon

iPhone | San Francisco | Afternoon

iPhone | San Francisco | Evening

iPhone | San Francisco | Evening

iPhone | San Francisco | Morning

iPhone | San Francisco | Morning

iPhone | San Francisco | Morning

iPhone | San Francisco | Morning

iPhone | San Francisco | Evening

iPhone | San Francisco | Evening

iPhone | Chinatown | Night

iPhone | Chinatown | Night

iPhone | San Francisco | Night

iPhone | San Francisco | Night

Walking the Streets

Once my flight landed yesterday, I dropped off my luggage and went adventuring all over. There's nothing like the excitement of walking all over streets that you've never experienced before. Good music in my headphones, California sun on my face and old street shoes to carry me. Here are some of the photos I took during my adventures yesterday...

iPhone | San Francisco | Afternoon

iPhone | San Francisco | Afternoon

iPhone | San Francisco | Dusk

iPhone | San Francisco | Dusk

iPhone | San Francisco | Dusk

iPhone | San Francisco | Dusk

iPhone | San Francisco | Evening

iPhone | San Francisco | Evening

iPhone | San Francisco | Afternoon

iPhone | San Francisco | Afternoon

iPhone | San Francisco | Night

iPhone | San Francisco | Night

Excited to see new people, places and things today! 

New Travel Blog!

I will be traveling from coast to coast often to photograph weddings this year and will be loving every minute of it! I thought a neat way to document my travels and share personal photos with my clients, friends and family- would be to create a travel blog. So here we are! I'll be posting photos daily throughout my traveling- they'll be moments that I find visually interesting, funny, beautiful, ironic, peaceful... simply- any moment that speaks to me. 

I am heading to San Francisco today, I'll be working with a few other photographers while I'm there during this trip- photographing three weddings and an engagement session. The venues are gorgeous and I can't wait to photograph the wedding days! My camera bag is packed- and my creativity and wonderlust are bursting within me. 

Here are a few photos to get this new blog rolling! 

iPhone | Home | Night Before Trip

iPhone | Home | Night Before Trip

iPhone | Syracuse Airport | Pre-Flight  

iPhone | Syracuse Airport | Pre-Flight  

iPhone | Airplane | During Landing

iPhone | Airplane | During Landing

iPhone | Philadelphia Airport | Layover

iPhone | Philadelphia Airport | Layover

I'll be sharing photos and moments whenever they occur... So stay tuned for more adventure!