Summer in Paris | 2018
As most of you know, I left my office job this past spring so that I could focus on my business 100%! I don’t like to say I went ‘full-time’, because I was definitely already putting in full time hours running this biz. Because I was working two full-time jobs, I missed out on a lot of social activities, and had to put things like vacation on hold. The last trip Jon (my hubby) and I took was our honeymoon in 2013 (yes - five years ago). So it was long overdue.
One of the promises I made to myself and to my husband when I left the office was to make time for us, and to make time to travel. Jon had never been overseas before, so while we saved up so that I could leave, I told him to pick his top city in the world to visit. That day we bought plane tickets to Paris.
To celebrate going full-time photographer (officially!), I decided to take a photo trip out west. If you've been following along, you already go to see a few of the photoshoots I was able to capture while there. These are some of the behind the scenes while we traveled. My mom was nice enough to come along so that I didn't have to travel alone. She made a great photography assistant!
Donevon & Marlene met me early in the morning by the famous 'Fabulous Las Vegas' sign. When I pulled in to the lot, the sun hadn't even come over the horizon yet. They gave me the best recommendations for what to do in our limited time in Vegas. The Park on Fremont was the best restaurant we went to (thanks guys!).
As most of you know, I've been out west traveling and exploring the state & national parks within driving distance from Vegas. One of my goals was to get some beautiful couple's sessions in while I was out there. Peyton & Levi were kind enough to wake up at the crack of dawn to meet me for a sunrise session right outside of Red Rock Canyon. When we got there, the sun still wasn't over the horizon.
As many of you know, I traveled to Budapest last week to attend the Fearless Photographers Conference (and tour lots of cool places of course!). I'll be writing a blog post soon that has all the amazing details and photos of the trip, so keep an eye out this week!