What Should I Get For my First DSLR Camera? This is a question I get all the time from clients and friends who want to up their game from just shooting with their iPhone to getting a DSLR [or digital single lens reflex]. The great part about purchasing a DSLR now is that you're getting a ton of camera features for a very low amount of your hard-earned money. Even the cheapest of cameras now have amazing features like shooting RAW or HD video which you can grow into as you get more comfortable with your camera.
If you're a lover of bright and vibrant events, you're going to love this Villa Sancti Wedding! After three days of gorgeous events which included their Sangeet and Mehndi Ceremony it was time to get married. Aarti and Sukrant's 300+ person wedding took place at Villa Sancti, a gorgeous Malibu private estate overlooking the Pacific. It had the perfect amount of open space to accommodate the vast amount of people all while keeping it grand, yet intimate. Amber Gustafson's planning team was fantastic and Shawna Yamamoto delivered some of the most beautiful floral arrangements I've ever seen. This is a huge post, I hope you enjoy!
Everyone that travels with me knows how much I love glaciers! Ever since I first started visiting them in 2009 on my Switzerland trip I make it a point to go places that have awesome glaciers to explore and photograph [ie: Iceland, Alaska, New Zealand]. Norway has a great number of them being so high up near the Arctic Circle, so of course that was the main reason for going there. This time around we highlighted the Nigardsbreen Glacier which is a very easily accessible piece of ice, and also one that hasn't receded as much. Unfortunately in the last few decades many of Norway's easy to get to glaciers have receded up the mountains, so they're beautiful to see way up there, but you can't actually go exploring all that easily.
This summer I got together with my old friends Julia and Jeremy and their daughter Josephine and headed over to one of our favorite places, St. Edwards State Park in Kenmore. It's a great place for the kids and the playground there is top notch! There's something nice about being able to let the kids free and not have to worry about them running into traffic. At St. Edwards, it's all about wiping the kids out and there's plenty of running room for that to happen.
I love Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park, they were a big part of me moving up to Washington State. The rustic beaches and tide pools make it a dream to go explore for a little toddler. Tanya and I have a tent hanging around our house so we decided, hey, lets give this camping thing a whirl. Lily would love it! And she did! Since there's only so many things she can lose a leg on, she ran all over the beach looking for starfish and sea anemones and finding a dead crab or two.
After hanging out up in the Lofoten Islands for a bit we caught a flight back to Oslo and started a giant loop around the south-central area of the country. The first stop was Hardangervidda National Park which is a giant rocky plateau quite literally out in the middle of nowhere. It's so out there that Roald Amundsen [famous Norwegian explorer] used it to prepare for his many arctic expeditions.