Complete and utter cuteness...that's what little boys are made of! Let me tell you there is NOTHING better than little boys who are balls of energy, balls of laughter and balls of silliness! I love that I get a dose of little guys from other families now. My baby is 17 and while he's funny yet dry, energetic but lazy and a little bit silly with a whole lot of cool I miss those younger years when he was a ball of energy and thought I was the bomb diggity. We did part of our shoot at Midway which was a bit hectic you could say. The photos turned out amazing considering that I had two little girls throwing grass on me nonstop while I was trying to work. I love Midway though for it's "Austiny" flavor and color. We conquered a few on the back of the ice cream truck that says "pure JOY on the inside!" until Chachi took a spill into the mulch...not so joyful eating dirt. He came back strong though and finished the shoot like a rock star laughing and smiling all the way through the shoot. Lots of cuteness to be had here...sit back and get ready to smile.
a strong desire to travel.
"a man consumed by wanderlust"
I sat around the house for years when I was married dreaming about where the next family vacation would be. We were able to take a trip every once in awhile but it always seemed like there was one more bill to pay, one more rental house to work on OR one more crazy "science" experiment the ex had to try...don't get me started...don't even get me started. Life passed me by while I cleaned another room and cooked another meal.
My job as a mother IS the best and most important job I've ever had and will ever have but I'm not going to lie I still have wanderlust in my soul. It's just who I am.
So, when your bestie texts and asks if you can squeeze in a quick trip to Costa Rica for "excursions research" and professional photography my immediate answer was YES! I finally feel like I'm living again after my long drawn out, exhausting divorce. It feels good to feel alive and I'm trying to cherish and savor every new adventure that comes my way. This Costa Rica trip was filled with paddleboarding at sunrise, witnessing pilot whales frolicking in the water, ziplining "Superman" style, howling back at Howler monkeys in the trees, hugging a toucan, driving my jetski like a mad woman and screaming at the top of my lungs, "WooHoo! Chester's Dead!" and ripping through the muddy river on my ATV and almost flipping it over backwards on me (that's a whole other story). I'm really not sure what the future holds for me but what I do know is...adventure awaits. #travelphotographer #fourseasons #costarica #diamante #gopro #livinglife
Have you ever seen a Costa Rican sunset? While sitting on the beach? With your toes in the sand? With a mojito in your hand? With your bff's by your side? Well, don't be jealous but I have. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to the Four Seasons at Peninsula Papagayo for a few days and these sunsets are by far some of my ALL time favorites! Our summer is their rainy season. We really got lucky and it only rained the night we arrived and not for long...more like a sprintz or sprinkle. Most mornings were filled with sun and by the late afternoon we would plant ourselves on the beach to watch the sunset and well, enjoy a little happy hour. We always thought we were going to see the sun set into the water but every night about an hour before the sun would sink the clouds would roll in and block us from seeing the sun set into the water. However, those clouds made for some miraculous color! Finally, the last night we were there the sky was clear and we were watching intently for the "green flash". Ever seen the green flash at sunset? Well, we didn't either but we sure tried! Here's a few shots of the various sunsets that we witnessed. You must go. #fourseasons #costaricasunsets #toesinthesand #mojitosinthehand