France & Italy Trip

So, I’ve decided on what my dream career would be. You all know it’s to be a photographer…but you know what would be REALLY awesome?? To be a vacation photographer! I’d get paid to travel around the world with families, groups, etc. and just document their vacation for them. And I thought Samantha Brown had the best job on earth! Ok maybe it’s a little out there, but everyone has to have a stretch goal right?


In the meantime, I guess I’ll just pay to go on vacation myself and get some practice. J Here are some more photos from my trip to France & Italy with Heather and Michele. This trip was awesome for so many reasons – we had hardly any agenda, didn’t spend tons of money, got to see beautiful places – but what really made the trip fantastic was the company. We have known each other for almost 3 decades (yikes!) yet after spending just a little over a week together, we’ve grown closer than ever.  Though I did take tons of pictures (and I even had the girls turn the camera around on me as you’ll see!), I tried to put the camera down every once in a while and soak in the atmosphere, the food, just the feeling of being there…the most expensive camera on earth can’t replicate that.


Some technical info…most of these photos were shot with my Nikon D300 with a regular run-of-the-mill 18-55mm lens or my favorite 50mm 1.4, BUT when I didn’t feel like lugging around my equipment I used my super-cool Canon SD780. This thing is teeny tiny, and takes not only amazing photos, but HD video! (Very useful when Heather decided to jump off a cliff)  I have to be honest, when looking through all of the photos together, there were times when I couldn’t tell apart the photos taken with my pro camera and my little Canon. Also, it’s red, which brings up the cool factor exponentially.


One last thing before we get to the pics…how lucky am I to have such gorgeous, photogenic friends? To see the Animoto video with some more fun shots, click here. Enjoy!

8 Responses

  1. Beautiful, Just stunning! You have such talent. You talked about the camera’s you were using for these pictures. I think everything just proves that you have an eye (a gift) and are able to capture moments, people and places and things etc… in a way that we really see them. Whenever I go somewhere or take pictures of special moments. I always take pictures to try to catch what I am seeing and feeling and I try but it isn’t easy.You accomplish this. It’s really great. I am not blowing smoke up your butt to make you feel good or even compliment you. I am just stating a fact. You somehow capture what we all wish we can at those special moments. I can’t wait until I have a reason or an occasion to hire you. Keep snapping away. You have it and you have a lot of success ahead of you.
    :)
    Kate

  2. Hi,
    I love love love your Italy shots, pure and clear… can’t wait to see more of your talent in the future!!
    Whitney

  3. Stopping by from Pictage. Absolutely stunning vistas and location. Makes me want to hop on a plane. The colors of those grapes are fantastic!

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