Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scotland Revisited

I miss Scotland.

the tiny, gas friendly cars
so gas friendly in fact, we thought our fuel gage was broken since we'd drive miles and miles without it moving... at all. Worried that we'd run out of gas, we stopped to fill up and over filled it. No broken fuel gage, just an extremely fuel efficient car and two silly Americans that could not believe how far one tank could get them.

remembering to drive on the left side of the road

and being thankful for a husband who's willing to do the driving
 don't worry, I contributed too by yelling "LEFT, LEFT, LEFT!" 
Phillip found this extremely helpful.  

spray painted sheep that smile for photos

and picturesque towns

 dressing up in suits for the speed boat tour... one size fits... most?

 Loch Ness

and bagpipers at every corner

hunting for Nessy

got her! kinda...

watching the rain roll in


 finding love in unusual places

and castles

the Cuillins 

mysterious doorways

 monkey puzzle trees

going to the end of the earth

and running into a couple highland "coos"

...that sometimes hang out by the road


quiet sunrises in the countryside

comfy cozy

standing at the edge


 eating yummy scones

  carbs. lots of carbs.

and reflecting on an incredible trip

This is why I love photography. At any moment you can be transported back to your favorite memories and relive them all over again.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


During our trip to NYC for Christmas, we became OBSESSED with Eataly. And even though we were only there for a a couple days, we made the commute down to the cafe for multiple meals - it was that good. On our second trip there we did some shopping in the market and decided to bring home a little Italy with us. 

Flash forward a few months later and we decided it was time to whip out our "special" pasta for no other reason then it's Monday... might as well make the best of it.

Finally! An excuse to break out our tomato press. 

Tomatoes pressed to perfection

Garlic and olive oil. I think this must be what heaven smells like.

Add in some tomato...

And voila! A delicious dinner for two.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Book worm one minute, sprinter the next. 
Sweet, but sassy. 
Explorer and homebody. 
Comedienne and a serious thinker. 

Leah is the perfect combination of opposites. 

I've known Miss Leah since she was itty bitty (her mom and I have been the bestest of friends since pre-school), so watching her grow up brings back a lot of memories of her mom and I growing up too. I see so much of her mom's spirit, stubbornness, sweetness, love of books and love of life. It makes me long for the simple summer days of jumping on trampolines, freeze pops, bonfires with smores, and sleepovers. But I'll settle for living vicariously through Leah's eyes, documenting the sweetness from afar.

Thank you Miss Leah!

{Raleigh NC Child Portrait Photographer, Virginia Portrait Photographer}