Yep….back from vacation. And I gotta tell ya’- I could use another week out there! We had such an amazing trip. We went to the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, and I would go back tomorrow if I could. Who am I kidding…. I would go back NOW! We have been to the Ginn several times and absolutely LOVE it. The beach, the resort, the service and for Pete…the golf! We basically spent our days relaxing, sipping cocktails, having beach front BBQ’s, and lounging in the pool. There were 9 of us- 2 of my best friends from growing up and their hubbies and kids. I am so blessed to have such incredible friendships that have lasted my entire life. Laurie and I met in 10th grade- in child care class. I liked her jewelry, and would wear her spinner rings all the time. I thought they were cool- as was her red Celica. (I was secretly jealous). We saw each other through many a break-up, and eventually walked down each others aisles at our weddings. Jen and I met the first day of 6th grade. She sat beside me in piano lab- blue eye shadow and all (and I only took piano lab because they made us- I am not at all musically inclined though I do have oddly long fingers so one would think I could rock it out on the piano….or at least type well….but alas I can do neither!) I digress…..Jen and I have been in each others weddings too, seen each other through good times and bad, and now here we are…20 plus years later. Both are like sisters to me. Here are the kiddos, when asked to stand still for 1 second (oh and yes- I am the shoe maker with holes in her own shoes so I made it a point to take my own advice and actually take pictures of my own family! ha!) Ethan definitely likes to run off when I get my camera out. It is like a game to him! But I was bound and determined to capture at least of few of him! ha! And my wonderful hubby, Pete! I know he will second my idea of going back now! He played a mean game of golf and enjoyed his time in the sand and away from the office! I love when we get to go on vacations- we always have so much fun! We already started planning our return next summer (or sooner if we can get away!) Here is a quick look back at the property from the beach. For you techies out there- this was shot at ISO 1600, hand held at 1/30, f 1.8 and it was close to 8:45pm-it was DARK outside- gotta love how Nikon handles noise! So it was probably not the best decision for me to watch Discovery’s SHARK WEEK one week before my beach vacation! And wouldn’t you know it- there were two sharks swimming around one day about 8 feet from the shore! My tail flew out of that water! Shark Week said that Florida is the #1 place in the WORLD for shark attacks!
Lots more client teasers to post coming up- thanks for all of your patience while we were gone.
On a side note, thanks to everyone to visited my booth and booked a session at the Back to School event at MOSI. I am looking forward to working with you and capturing your art!
Another side note, please let me know ASAP if you want to join us for the August 25 workshop to learn how to “Take Better Pictures of Your Kids” in my south Tampa studio. Space is limited!