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Travel for your Health

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
-G. K. Chesterton

I've got traveling bones. Always have. Keep me in one place for too long and I'll start to feel it. I like to question people's motives, including my own, and I've come to the conclusion that my love for being on the move has nothing to do with escape. I love my home. Say what you will about Northwest, Indiana, but my people are there, I live in pleasant part of town, with a modest lifestyle (living beyond ones needs has a certain air of waste to it, I think), and it's where I grew up. 

Kemil Beach, Indiana, 35mm

Kemil Beach, Indiana, 35mm


But, and this is a big but, there's no substitute for experiencing a new part of the world for the first time. New architecture, new culture, new food. New words, new jokes, new nature. Every time, I feel as though I understand something new about myself and maybe even a little about humanity. There's something to be said about holding a mirror up to yourself from time to time and that tends to be easier in light of new information. From a new perspective.

 I'm traveling with my family this weekend. We're not going too far. No drastic changes in landscape, but still worthy of the word 'travel' .  One of the things I'm most glad about is that my kids will get a breath of fresh air. Getting out of one's routine, even if your routine is to play with toys, is a good thing sometimes. Helps get the metaphorical blood pumping. Stagnation is a stealthy foe, even amongst the young. 

Muir Woods, California, 35mm

Muir Woods, California, 35mm

So, go somewhere. If you have kids, take them with. It doesn't have to be far at all or for a long period of time. Just a slight change of scenery will do. Drive forty-five minutes to a county park or free museum if that's all you can spare, but don't just sit at home thinking about it. 

Happy Travels!




Andrew and Ashley's Red Rocks Wedding

Oh man. I got to fly to Denver with the man I love to shoot the wedding of Ashley and the man she loves (my friend Andy Mullins). It was my favorite wedding ever. So much fun to shoot such fun people in such a fun place. And they are so truly in love, as was evidenced by the day.

This was the first wedding that I traveled out for. My husband and I were made to travel and it was a GREAT experience. I'm thankful to my maker that I get to take pictures, travel AND get paid. So, PLEASE,  send any and all destination weddings my way.  Or just if you have an engaged friend who lives somewhere awesome. 

Here are just a few of my favs. Enjoy!


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