Walking into the weekend like 💃🏻 Eli + Emily spent the evening of their wedding anniversary hanging out with me on a beach, frolicking and attempting to avoid getting our eyes full of sand. When was the last time you had photos with your sweetie?
It’s a well known fact that money can buy happiness... that is, happiness that lasts for a moment.⠀ ::⠀ According to research out of Cornell University, the old sentiment that “Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you wealthier” holds true! The study showed that the happiness of new material possessions wears off quickly but experiences, particularly when shared, will continue to make you happier as time passes.⠀ ::⠀ The most compelling rationale for me was that, while one might feel connected to things, they never really become a part of your identity. However, your self perception is a direct result of the total sum of your life experiences.⠀ ::⠀ What'd you think? Can “buying” travel create true and more lasting happiness?Change my mind.
I’m not going to lie to you friends. Traveling for work is so fun, but it can also be super taxing on your body both mentally and physically. These past few weeks we’ve been a little bit of everywhere and while I’ve loved every minute nothing quite beats lying in your own bed. #amiright Next year I’ve chosen to be a lot more selective on the travel destinations I’ll take on as I’m finding serving clients close to home (or within a few hours time is where my heart is at). Exception to that rule is always Hawaii California Arizona Oregon Utah Idaho Alaska Florida Ireland Iceland Italy and Greece because duh
Memories like this are so special to me. It’s so great to step away from all the busy and just be present with those you love— no worries about the next course assignment or work task or errand—just the sound of your best friend laughing, the warmth of the sun, feel of the ocean breeze 😌 #allsmiles#soblessed#spontaneoustrips#fall#oregoncoast
Don’t let the smile fool you, it was rlly cold. I am missing these beautiful beaches, the west coast is so unique in comparison to the east. If your debating on going, BOOK THE FLIGHT you won’t regret it✨
I’ve been on this little photography journey for quite some time now. When I was first starting out though, about 8 years ago, I remember Tess being one of the photographers who I wished I could be as talented as. She did my maternity photos I just always remember hoping to be as good as her one day.... fast forward to today... she’s getting married next month and asked me to be the photographer 😭 I feel so many happy feelings about it and am just so glad I never gave up. Also... how beautiful are they?!
what a wonderful week its been! between staying in cabins + airstreams to hanging out with new and old friends, working away and taking time to myself i am feeling so incredibly blessed!! let me know what you’re feeling blessed for this week!