May 13-20, 2018
As I'm sure most of you know, I LOVE to travel. I love road trips! I've been lucky to be able to see almost half of the 50 states in the last few years of my life. My dad has always worked a lot and all of our schedules were different, so we never really got the chance to travel together as a family. I proposed this idea around Christmas of last year and the fam thought it was a great idea. I planned for us to go to a lot of places I've already been (but never get tired of) and a couple of places I haven't been to yet.
Austin -> Marfa -> White Sands -> Grand Canyon -> Grand Tetons -> Yellowstone -> Colorado -> Home!
So guys, this winter I went on a trip with my two roommates (also my best friends) and one of their sisters. She goes to a university in Arizona, and we wanted to make the trip back there as fun as possible, so we found tons of things to do along the way. I'll keep the text short so y'all can just enjoy the images, but I've done this road trip three or four times and this was the most fun time out of all of them!
Day 1: The Drive Out of Texas
We saw snow in Texas for the third time in a month!
Day 2: White Sands & Driving Into Sedona
Day 3: Sedona
Sedona was so incredible! We woke up to amazing sunrises each morning, had breakfast on a patio, and went off roading. At first we went hiking, but then Haley fell out of a tree (she's fine), so we ended up off roading instead. I would go back a million times! Also - the last pictures are how freaking dusty we got after coming back from off roading. I've never been that dirty in my life!
Day 4: Leaving Sedona, Catching Horseshoe Bend
We made it JUST on time to catch the sunset at Horseshoe Bend! I went to Horseshoe Bend a couple of years ago in the middle of the day, so I'm glad we got to see the sunset, even though there were 3 million other people there too. We saw people camping at the bottom of the bend, and a couple of boats passing by. It was gorgeous!
Day 5: Antelope Canyon & a Super Cool Building in the Middle of Nowhere?
Somehow I managed to completely forget about this AMAZING trip I took with my friends in March, and I am so excited to share it with the world! I've known my friend Bailey for just about 8 years now; we met when I was photographing a band he was doing merch for on a tour stop in Houston. I was 16, he was 18, and the band needed a place to stay for the night. My parents were gracious enough to open their home to them, and Bailey and I kept in touch ever since! He recently moved to Nashville and had some time off, so we took a trip to the PNW together! He flew into Los Angeles and a couple days later I flew into San Francisco to join him on a road trip up to Seattle. We met up with his friend Geoff in San Francisco and had a crazy time just getting through California! The PCH recently suffered from a few landslides, so we got re-routed about 5 hours out of the way. Because of this we only got to spend a couple of hours in Portland, so I will definitely be going back! BUT OH MY GOSH GUYS THE REDWOODS. I will never get tired of seeing those beautiful trees. It's insane how big they've gotten! We spent the last two days of our trip in Seattle and I LOVED it there. We met up with the band Bailey is now guitar tech for, and I got to give them my stamp of approval for the Tex-Mex restaurant they took us to. ;) I seriously can't wait to go back and visit, when it's less cold! It's so beautiful there. Besides my minor panic attacks after being on two planes, I had so much fun. And this trip inspired me to see all 50 states by the time I'm 30! (I've been to 21 so far.) Enjoy what I captured below!
This was the Women's March in Austin. I was able to march with absolutely amazing people. Empowering people. Loving people. Passionate people. Everyone remained peaceful as we sang and chanted throughout the streets of Austin. It was so amazing to see so many people (I believe over 30,000!) come together to fight for equal rights for everyone.
Please be advised: there is adult language used on many signs during the march.
This post could be considered NSFW or children!
My very best friend Alice (uh-lease) and I made a trip out to Marfa, Texas (again!) for my 22nd birthday in October of 2015. The weather was MUCH nicer this time around! Alice and I are both photographers so we definitely made approximately one million stops on the way to Marfa and back. All photographs were taken by me, unless I'm in them. (Alice took those!)
I kind of really love my car, so I had to take this photo :D
The following photos were taken at NIGHT. Yes, at night! I cranked up my exposure time, stuck my camera on a tripod, and snapped away! I loved the results. This spot is the viewing area for the Marfa Lights. This time around we met a truck driver that was just passing through and wanted to stretch his legs for a little bit. He told us all about his wife at home and how he's seen so many places because of his job.