All You Can Jet!!
Back in September 2010, we were able to take the whole month to travel!
This was largely thanks in part to JetBlue's All You Can Jet (http://www.jetblue.com/aycj/)
offer. In short, once a year (or so) JetBlue offers a travel pass at a set price, and
with that puchase, you can take as many flights as JetBlue offers for 30 days!
Eric and I throughly enjoyed our month of adventuring, and at the end of the month,
we'd each taken 17 flights, stopping in 10 cities, with a total of 7 destinations!
We did so much in those 30 days, that I had a tough time deciding what to include
in this post! I finally got it narrowed down to a few f the shoots we did from coast to coast. :)
Oh, and if you're also interested in a more personal pictoral account,
I've got a treat for you at the end.
First stop on our JetBlue Journey: Santa Barbara! You may remember the fabulous couple
from this awesome January 2010 wedding:
We had such a great time with Brian and Mandee at their wedding. They are such sweet and
fun-loving people, really a joy to be with. When they heard our first stop on our September
adventure would be California, they invited us to come for a visit, and we were thrilled to accept!
The next several days were spent exploring Santa Barbara, and eating far too much good food,
including the cuisine of a particular Thai restaurant. Brian and Mandee, we will be forever in
your debt for introducing us to the delectable dish that is tome kah gai.
That Saturday, Brian and Mandee decided to take a hug step forward in their life together
and add to their family... by adopting a Sheltie puppy, Czar:
Isn't he the cutest?! His new mama is certainly enamored with him:
While we were in Santa Barbara, we were also able to meet up with our friends
Tim and Cheryl Halberg (http://www.halbergphotographers.com/). They are a sweet
couple from the area, and we really enjoyed our time with them, which of course
included great food. (You're picking up on the theme by now, right?)
As a photographer, very few pictures of you are taken, because 99% of the time pictures
are being taken, you're the one operating the camera. Any photos that are captured depict
you in your chosen career path: demure wedding garb on, camera in hand. Moments captured
with you and your spouse are wonderful, but rare!
Precisely why we decided to shoot a couples session with Tim and Cheryl.
Then we found that awesome California-sunset-light:
We traded places for a few frames so Tim could get a few of us.
The next stop on our Jet-set adventure was Greenville, NC, to visit another favorite bride,
Jessica. We had so much fun at her wedding to Drew the previous April, and when she
asked us to come shoot a few additional bridal portraits, we just had to say yes!
Jessica took us to a friend's farm, where we got to "walk with the animals," Dr. Dolittle style!
As the daylight wained, Jessica happily climbed atop a huge stack of hay bales to get a few portraits with the sunset:
Then we headed back to the city to meet up with Drew and get a few downtown shots:
One of our next stops was to Lancaster, PA, to visit some of our favorite people:
Ethan and Anna Demme. Eric and Ethan have been friends for may years, and you
may remember Ethan from Eric's motorcycle trip to Alaska (The Bowtie Tour).
Ethan and Anna were married four years ago and we thought it might be time
for some up-to-date photos of the two of them.
They're a little goofy together:
But Eric managed to catch a few sweet moments between them.
Did I mention they like to have fun?
Eric and I were so blessed by this month of travel. We were able to see so much of the country,
and had such amazing times with friends, old and new. The next post will be about our last
destination on this adventure: Colorado! We have a beautiful wedding on the slopes of
Powerderhorn to share with you!
P.S. Remember what I said earlier about a slightly-more-detailed story-in-pictures of our travels? Head on over to our Tumblr account (http:/ericandnelle.tumblr.com/)!