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Champney Falls Trail

Champney Falls Trail —

Alex and I were so excited that my parents enjoyed the hike we decided to take them to Champney Falls! The hike was gorgeous in the forest and the falls were stunning. I hope you enjoy!

Black Cap and Mount Cranmore

Black Cap and Mount Cranmore —

Alex and I took my parents on their first big hike! We look them on a trail that took us to the top of Black Cap Mountain and Mount Cranmore. The views were just incredible and I am so exicited that I get to share my hobby with my parents now!

Backyard Views

Backyard Views —

Alex and I are very lucky and get to spend a lot of time in North Conway, NH. The views from the deck are just incredible and make me wish I could be up there all the time!

Fritz

Fritz —

My parents have the cutest German Shepherd named Fritz! I wanted to try out my new “nifty fifty” lens

Flower Power

Flower Power —

With the stay-at-home orders in place due to COVID-19, Alex and I have been going on walks every single day that it is not raining. Now that is it warming up, the flowers are looking gorgeous! Our new entertainment is also seeing the geese that live in our neighborhood, and they had babies! I love seeing the baby geese and they look so soft and fluffy!

Quarantine Walk

Quarantine Walk —

With the stay-at-home orders in place due to COVID-19, Alex and I have been going on walks every single day that it is not raining. We are super lucky to live in the area we do. Social distancing walks are easy to do almost every day! I hope you enjoy!

Sedona Devil's Bridge Hike

Sedona Devil's Bridge Hike —

After spending the beginning of our trip with Alex’s grandparents exploring Phoenix and the surrounding area, we set our sites on the northern part of Arizona. On our way to Flagstaff and ultimately the Grand Canyon, Alex and I stopped and hiked in Sedona. The landscape here is some of my favorite in the world. This trip, we decided to hike Devil’s Bridge, a stunning nature-made bridge. I hope you enjoy these photos!

Odysea Aquarium

Odysea Aquarium —

Next to the butterflies was an aquarium. It was kind of weird going to an Aquarium in the middle of a desert, but we had a blast seeing so many fish and other animals. Plus, it was a hot day, so it was nice to cool down!

Butterflies

Butterflies —

This Fall, Alex and I went on a vacation to Arizona! While there, we went to a Butterfly Enclosure with Nana and Top and had a blast! I took so many photos of gorgeous butterflies and moths. I hope you enjoy!

Apple Picking

Apple Picking —

When we moved back to New England, I was most excited to have seasons again, especially Fall. Alex and I decided nothing was more Fallish in New England than going Apple Picking! Even though it ended up being 80 degrees out, we went up to New Hampshire and met up with Brian to pick some apples. I baked so many treats with these apples!

Wollaston Beach

Wollaston Beach —

Now that we live in Quincy, Alex and I decided to go for a walk on the beach! It was a beautiful day, and we were able to see planes land at Logan!

The Shard

The Shard —

After a day in London exploring the Tower of London, walking across the glass floor in the Tower Bridge span, and eating gluten free ramen, we decided to go to the top of the Shard. The views were just absolutely stunning (and the champagne wasn’t too bad either!). We also went to the Churchill War rooms, which were left in tact after WWII. It was really cool getting to see where Churchill and other amazing military minds worked to win WWII.

Imperial War Museum of London

Imperial War Museum of London —

On our first full day in London, we went to the Imperial War Museum. It was really interesting to learn about this side of British history, and getting to see the Poppy Installment.

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles —

The Palace of Versailles was incredible to see. We were even more impressed with the grounds than the palace itself. We could have spent hours wandering the gardens and enjoying the gorgeous weather!

Best Birthday Ever

Best Birthday Ever —

On October 3, 2018, at the very top of the Eiffel Tower, Alex got down on one knee and proposed to me. Of course I said yes (while crying tears of joy). I’m so lucky that I get to marry my best friend and favorite person in the entire universe <3

Real Jardin Botanico y el Palacio Real de Madrid.

Real Jardin Botanico y el Palacio Real de Madrid. —

Alex and I were extremely lucky that in October of 2018 we got to go to Madrid so Alex could go to a robotics conference. The day before the conference, we spent the day exploring Madrid together. We went to Real Jardin Botanico y el Palacio Real de Madrid. They were both absolutely gorgeous. Our time in Madrid was fantastic and we can’t wait to go back and explore more of Spain!

Point Lobos Part II

Point Lobos Part II —

Alex, Brian, and I decided to head down to Carmel-By-The-Sea and do a walk on the ocean at Point Lobos, It was a mostly clear day and I was able to get a lot of great photos. I always feel the most at peace when I’m by the ocean.

Fourth of July 2018

Fourth of July 2018 —

North Conway, New Hampshire has an awesome Fourth of July celebration. Before the fireworks, we took the Cog Rail to the top of Mount Washington. The views on the rail and at the top of the mountain were incredible. Alex and I are already planning our backpacking trip to do the Presidential Traverse!

A Hot Day in North  Conway

A Hot Day in North Conway —

North Conway, New Hampshire is usually an oasis from the hot summer of New England, with the mountains keeping the area a bit cooler. However, this summer is was insanely hot! I think my dad might be putting AC in the house for next summer.

Norris Reservation

Norris Reservation —

In Alex and my hometown, there is a nature preserve called Norris Reservation which is perfect for a walk any time of year. It goes along the North River, where Clipper ships used to be built. I hope you enjoy!

Point Lobos

Point Lobos —

My mom and I love got up early on a Monday morning and made our way over to Point Lobos. We did one of the cliff walks and got to see so many amazing sights! We saw sea lions, all types or birds, and gorgeous scenery. I hope you enjoy!

Highway 1

Highway 1 —

My mom and I love exploring California! This summer, we went down to Carmel-By-The-Sea and stayed right on the water! We enjoyed amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and were treated to an amazing sunset and moon. I hope you enjoy these photos. They really do not do the area justice!

Five Years

Five Years —

In May, Alex and I celebrated dating for five years by going up to Napa and visiting a few gorgeous vineyards! We drank wine, enjoyed the scenary, and most importantly, enjoyed being together. I hope you enjoy these photos!

Apartment Adventures

Apartment Adventures —

Alex and I are lucky to live in a really cute neighborhood where we have a running trail behind our apartment! We go on daily walks and appreciate the flowers and mountins we get to see everyday. Our complex also has flowers planted throughout the courtyards, and it’s nice to walk around and find a nice niche to sit down and read in.

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers —

Throughout my journey learning photography, I have been drawn to flowers time and time again. While at Frogs Leap Vineyard up in Napa, I was drawn to the beautiful garden we were able to walk around while enjoying our wine. I hope you enjoy these flowers! I’m eventually going to have to do one big album encompassing all my flower photos of the year.

Napa Valley

Napa Valley —

My family came out for a visit during April Vacation in Massachusetts. During that time, my parents, nana, and I went up to Napa and did some wine tasting! I loved getting to show Nana one of my favorite places in California!

Embarcadero and Fisherman's Wharf

Embarcadero and Fisherman's Wharf —

One of the best parts of living in California is that people actually want to come visit you! One of my best friends from Purdue, Rachael, came for a visit in March and we went into San Francisco to do all the touristy things. We went to The Exploratorium, saw the Golden Gate Bridge, and watched the Sea Lions at the pier by Fisherman’s Wharf. Now I need to return the favor and visit her in Cleveland!

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve —

Now that the weather is getting better, it’s time to start hiking again! The Windy Hill Open Space Preserve gives us great views of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. This hike was a great excuse to play with my new lens and enjoy gorgeous weather in February! Enjoy!

Dipsea Trail

Dipsea Trail —

Rachel came out for a visit and we went for a hike north of San Francisco on the Dipsea Trail by Muir Woods. We had awesome views of the Pacific Ocean and then got Tacos on Stinson Beach. I can’t wait for Rachel to come and visit again! Enjoy!

North Conway, NH

North Conway, NH —

For Christmas, I got a new camera lens that has INSANE zoom capability. (Blog post to follow on the lens). I figured to christen it, I would take some photos in North Conway NH. I was several miles away from Mount Cranmore when I got these shots, if that gives you an idea on the zoom and stability of the lens. I hope you enjoy!

Good Boy Fritz

Good Boy Fritz —

In December 2016, my family got a German Shepherd puppy named Fritz. Now that he’s older and a little less insane, I can take pictures of him on my camera without him trying to eat it. I’ll try to get more pictures of him soon!

Museum of Ice Cream

Museum of Ice Cream —

Before Finals this year, Uma and I went to the Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco! We didn’t know what to expect, and it definitely did not disappoint! We tried all sorts of ice creams, enjoyed the scenery in each room, and even got to play in a pool of sprinklers! Unfortunately I took more photos on my phone because of the nature of the place, but enjoy the ones I took on my camera!

Sedona and Joshua Tree

Sedona and Joshua Tree —

While in Arizona, Alex and I made a trip up to Sedona to do some hiking. We decided on the Airport Plateau, which has amazing views from all directions. During this trip, I also got to play with my Neutral Density Filters, which allowed me to take some pretty cool shots (until Alex dropped the lens cover). On the drive home from Arizona, we decided to stop at Joshua Tree National Park.

Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden —

In November, Alex and I went out to Arizona to visit his Grandparents. While we were visiting, they took us to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Being from the East Coast and having minimum exposure to any sort of desert, it was really cool to see all the different cacti and flowers that flourish in the arid environment. I also did not know that Roadrunners are actually real birds, so it was neat to take pictures of them and see them in person.

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge —

Those of you who live in the Bay Area or are familiar with it know what a blessing it is when Carl the Fog is not covering the Golden Gate Bridge. One day after a group meeting at SF State, I figured I’d try my luck at getting some photos from Bakers Beach of the famed bridge. I had just enough luck on my side and ended up with a gorgeous day and an essentially empty beach.

Day in the Park

Day in the Park —

Even though we’ve been out here for a few years, Alex and I are still exploring new parts of San Jose. A few weekends back, we happened upon a cute neighborhood park near the foothills. Living in the valley and getting to see the way the sun plays with the foothills everyday has never gotten old living here. While we were taking pictures, we ran into a woman with three adorable dogs.

Opus One Winery

Opus One Winery —

Opus One is a wine I’ve been drinking since turning 21 at family events (it’s one of my Uncle Bob’s favorite!). Because of the vineyard’s beauty and the family drinking connection, my mom got Alex and I a tasting here! Every sip of the wine was an experience by itself and the visual beauty was the icing on the birthday cake.

Hall Winery

Hall Winery —

My favorite winery of all time is Hall Winery. As a red wine fan, their Cabernets are incredible and every sip makes you want to take another and another. This was the last winery we visited on my birthday, and we definitely saved the best for last. We currently have two bottles that we need to drink from here at home, but I think we’re going to save them for a special occasion.

Castello Di Amorosa

Castello Di Amorosa —

For my birthday, Alex took me to Castello Di Amorsa in Calistoga, CA. Designed after historical Tuscan castles, the castle has everything from parapets, a dungeon, and of course wine tasting rooms. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Labor Day at Andretti Winery, Napa California

Labor Day at Andretti Winery, Napa California —

On Labor Day, Alex and I went to Andretti Winery for a Date Day. While there, we got to get up close and personal with the grapes and even got to try wine straight out of the barrel. I hope you enjoy these pictures and more pictures from Napa will be posted after my birthday!

Davenport Beach

Davenport Beach —

Over labor day weekend, Alex, our friends, and I went down Highway 1 to Davenport Beach. The only way down to the water is crossing a train track and down a bit of a cliff, but as you can see, it is definitely worth it. Being at Davenport Beach was a great way to end the summer.

Dog at Carmelite Monastery

Dog at Carmelite Monastery —

While on my photography adventure, I ran into this cute dog and his walker out on an adventure of their own. The dog happily posed for the camera and I was able to get some action shots too!

Carmelite Monastery

Carmelite Monastery —

Carmelite Monastery in Santa Clara, California. While I walked around the grounds, I was in awe of how beautiful and peaceful it was. I was drawn right away to the garden and to the Olive Tree grove. I hope you enjoy these pictures!