A Cut Above the Rest

I heard about The Cut via an Instagram account I follow, so naturally I just had to see it when visiting Page. I mean, how could you not? Especially since you have to drive through it to get back to the airport. It's pretty neat that the road goes through a mountain. This is something I won't soon forget.


Wandering the Country Like a Nomad

okay. so i'm probably like the farthest thing from a nomad, but i figured it made a pretty catchy title, considering the fact that i just went on the biggest trip of my life.

well. let me rephrase that.

my europe trips were pretty ginormous in the journey journal. but both of those trips i took with others, namely, my older brothers, and so, basically, i could follow them around the airports like a lost little puppy.

this trip was 3000 miles from start to finish. and i did it all alone.

probably it isn't the best thing to admit that i'm a twenty-something girl who just went across the country on my own. but, hey, i'm back, safe and sound.

so i thought over the next few blogs i would share some of my adventure with you!

so on my trip i visited northern arizona and southern utah. i took about a thousand odd pictures both on my iPhone and on my Canon Rebel, because, you know, when a tourist, take full advantage of being that tourist. so, needless to say, i will be editing my photographs from this trip for the next decade, or next adventure.


Portland Head Light Cloudy Sunrise

I have to admit it. Cloudy sunrises are not my favorite part of nature. Here you get up at 4:30 in the morning (which believe me, is not the easiest thing on the planet), then race to catch the perfect rise of the sun over the horizon that signals the beginning of a new day. But, I do have to say, that although un-colorful (is that a word? Asking for a friend) sunrises are not my favorite, and not the prettiest, they do have their moments, as I did end up discovering.



this definitely wasn't the MOST impressive waterfall on our trip (stay tuned for that one!!) but i have to say, this natural beauty sure was worth the dangerous u-turn it took to turn around (don't tell my mother) and take it. it was even worth ruining an umbrella from the wind and rain.

this was taken in the white mountains, i believe the sign said Crawford's Notch....but don't quote me on that :)


En Route

earlier this month, my best friend and i took a road trip to Toronto. i'd never really been to Canada before (except for that time i had a layover there on my way to France in 2011), even though i've lived in a state that is bordered by more of Canada than the United States. funny how things like that happen.

it was a quick trip, but so worth it. so over the next few posts i'll be sharing some of my quick photos from the trip. i definitely want to go back some day! the people were so friendly and the streets were so clean you could probably eat off of them (don't worry, i didn't).

here is a shot from Maine to start off:

as you can see, it was pretty foggy out for the day of travel. we had some torrential downpours and had to pull off the highway at one point, but i absolutely love this shot! i even like it in color:


It's Been 4 Years...

I can't believe it's been four whole years since I first started this photographic journey online. I know I spend a lot of time reminiscing on this blog, and I almost thought about apologizing for it, but then I stepped back and thought, you know, if memorializing the past through photographs is something I like to do, then I probably shouldn't apologize for it.

I know, I know. It's been since last August that you've heard from this blog. And, to be honest, I don't have a good excuse. I guess my only excuse is...time and apprehension. But, over the last few weeks I've been reviewing my time budgeting (a very good word for it, right? You've got to buy out the time carefully) and I've decided to push myself more with my photography. I've decided to reopen my Etsy shop, and start blogging again on here. And even if no one reads this, EVER, I will be happy still, because I know that whatever everyone else thinks of this project, it at least makes me smile.

Soooo...in honor of me getting back in the saddle of this blog, I thought that I would show you the first photo that appeared four years ago on here, and then I'll show you my most recent shot. Because I think I've come a long way, even if I still have a long way to go from here.

{may, 2011}

Yeah, so I have to admit I am a little embarrassed I thought this picture was too cool for school. But hey, I matched the logo to the flower, so at least that was (kind of) cool....ok...maybe....

And here is my latest:

{June, 2015}

 Anyways. I can't wait to share the next chapter of my life with you all, dear readers (whoever you are and if you are out there). This year I had resolved to be a better version of myself and challenge myself to get out of my rut and be more positive and take more adventures. So....six months in....here we go with the third option!


At the beginning of July I went to Boston for the day. I love Boston so much. It reminds me of Portland's older sibling. I love Portland more, of course, but still. There's so much to see in Boston that it just makes me happy thinking of the place! I especially love the architecture. My lens could get lost in the many bricks upon bricks stacked to urban perfection. It amazes me how people can come up with these buildings. I know I couldn't! That's why I'm sticking to capturing them in photographs.

So here's the first of many from my daytrip. Hope you like it!