My childhood travels were in the family van. I was a little one so my seat was sandwiched between my 5 brothers and sisters. And they always blamed me for the farty smells. . . My dad had an annual meeting in @RenoTahoe that we’d make into a family trip. It was the highlight of my existence at the time. Always counting the days till I’d be somewhere out of the norm, beyond the suburbs. . . It’s funny how much these experiences I had growing up have shaped me into who I am now. The feeling hasn’t changed much. I still get butterflies of anticipation when I jump back into the van. . . 6 months w/ the new Sprinter: - 30,000 miles - 17 states - 1 breakdown - 2 memorable trips to #RenoTahoe
I love the art of photography and videography... it’s fun to craft a feeling, and to put your stamp on your work. But, with all the editing, and artistic ways to manipulate a place and enhance an experience, I often question what’s real on social media. I’ll ask myself, “wonder if it actually looks like that”, when I see a stunning image. And I consistently have people questioning what I post, “is it real?” It seems I’m not the only one who is starved for some transparency on here. So here’s an unedited phone video, that is 100% real. When I first saw the light rays shining into the cave, my first thought was, “photoshop.“
Taking the scenic route to Idaho with the new @acura#RDX. In one short week, we caught the tail end of fall, and welcomed in winter. Check out my stories and IGTV video for the changing of the seasons we captured during our trip. #lookup#acurapartner
After 13 miles thru autumn fairytale-land, we hit the local restaurant. The waitress looked confused when we walked in all stoked from the day’s adventure. She asked why we were visiting her little town. Without hesitation, I responded, “the fall colors!” She shrugged and said, “oh well, that’s cute..” ~~ You tryin to tell us this stuff is normal, lady? ? . 🚶🏻♀️A little @jess.wandering in her natural habitat. Surrounded by color and light.
I’ve taken 8000 photos this month, only 5 of which I’ve deemed worthy to post on here. Also this month, I’ve made the 5 hr trip to this spot 4x, to eventually get these conditions. My shots don’t usually look like this, but from a quick glance at my page you might think they always do. I guess my point is, if you want to up your photo game, there is no shortcut, you gotta put the time in. . . Queue rant* Things generally do not, and will not, just fall into place. My favorite part of being a photographer is the challenge it brings. If it wasn’t challenging I would’ve stopped years ago, like I did my desk job. Learn to appreciate, and thrive off of the struggle. After all, it’s the hard work you put in that makes the image meaningful.