John & I drove up to Hoboken yesterday afternoon for a photo shoot of the waterfront. The weather wasn't so wonderful, but I really enjoyed myself. I love anything that involves photography & John.
Next weekend we are doing another photo trip. We're staying the night in Baltimore and I can't wait! So we will be adding the Baltimore skyline to our shop soon! We'll also be stopping in D.C. to get some quick shots. I like to think of this upcoming weekend as our first business trip!
Today I brought my beloved camera along to James and I's beach day tradition, hopeful to get in some good photography time. We have a certain spot in front of the ocean and a certain Happy Hour we attend afterwards. Aaron usually comes too, but had said he couldn't make it. Then the little bugger surprised us with an 8:30am text stating he was on the beach and asking where we were! We got there at 10:30am, haha.
But after driving 45 minutes into LBI and finally stepping onto the sand, we realized today was not a good day for our traditional beach day. It was windy and sand was forever in our faces. We ate our lunch UNDER the blanket. In all honesty, I consumed a good amount of sand. Disintegrated rock is good for you, right? We finally resorted to going to our Happy Hour spot 2 hours too early. Thumbs down to paying full prices!
^This sand is only from the first few minutes of being on the beach.
I didn't even unzip my camera bag today. So instead I have phone photos & sand everywhere.
P.S. Despite the day not being an ideal day for the shore, there were a lot of funny moments. Aaron kept spacing out as we were trying to talk to him, James couldn't really keep his eyes open in the sand storm, and we all watched a random black top hat roll down the beach with the wind.
During our recent stay in Maryland at our desolate (yet amazing) location on the Chesapeake Bay, Captain Ken (John's dad) took me, John, & Dave on a nice scenic boat ride. It was very peaceful... Oh, and there were a lot of birds.
I still have more photos to go. Sleepy time soon though, for I have a beach day tomorrow with James! It's become a nice summer tradition.
Well, I didn't document the vacation as well as I wanted. Something was different about this year's trip. It flew by. Plus, it was so hot we didn't spend as much time outdoors as we usually do. It was still a great time though. I'll have a few more photos to post from my camera.
I had no access to blog while away and I was pretty bummed about it. I'm honestly attached to my little corner of the internet. I still have photos to edit which I'll probably do tomorrow or Monday. Most of the photos I took were while in the car during the commute or in the boat on the Chesapeake. It was definitely a blast & I'm trying to adjust back to reality :-)
I'm finding that many aspects of owning a small business is bringing on excitement that makes me feel like a little kid again. For example, our custom rubber stamp was delivered the other day and I was so excited to try it out. It actually brought on some flashbacks of when I used to sit for hours upon hours stamping away and making things as a child. I had (still have) quite the collection of rubber stamps.
I spent most of yesterday working on digital prints. We have 3 tables in our studio, yet I never seem to have enough space! More shelving is definitely in our future.
This here is a great example of teamwork. John photographed this flower with one of our medium format film cameras a while back. I scanned the film and made this Andy Warhol-inspired print. Just taking a glance at our shop, you can easily see that I love Pop Art.
And I also started an East Coast Love series. They can be found in the shop under Digital Prints w/ Mat. We currently have a coupon code for free shipping if you buy 2 or more prints from the Digital Prints w/ mat section! 7Summer12
Time to get some more stuff done and then finish packing. Maryland bound in 6 hours!
I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked. Last week was rather crazy, but at least it was spent with family. And tomorrow John, Charley Boy, & I are heading down to Maryland for a week! There will be a total of 12 of us on the bay this weekend. Good people, good drinks, & a serious good time. I'm hoping to do some blog posts from down there via phone. We will see how that works out.
This is a photo of Charley as we were leaving for Maryland last year...
Look at that excitement!
And once we get down there, he just goes and goes until he finally passes out once in a while.
Now I'm anxious to travel down to Baltimore so I can add that to the shop too. Actually, I daydream about traveling all over the place with John capturing skylines and designing new pieces for our business. It'll happen one day :)
Sold an Austin Skyline to Denver, Colorado tonight. Made my night.