Vegas was honestly like stepping into another world, a world filled with bright lights where everything is BIG and at times completely over the top. In saying that I absolutely loved it. Vegas is a place where you just have fun and we had so much fun. I don’t have a lot of photos because most of activities were hanging pool side or we were in the Casinos marvelling at how they had a slot machine with every possible theme attached to it. We did however take a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon and it was incredible, being in a helicopter makes you feel like you own yachts and take weekends in Paris, it was very luxurious.
New York City is one of those places in the world that I have always dreamed of going, its a place that I have grown up watching in movies and TV. To go to New York was like a dream come true and I can honestly say the energy of New York is infectious, people say its the city of dreams and I definitely know why.
We were there for about 2 weeks and even that wasn’t long enough to truly see everything but we tried our best to see as much as possible. Also I should mention we were in New York for Halloween (also a dream come true) which was amazing but also led to me being incredibly ill the next day but it was totally worth it.
Till next time NYC xxx
We didn’t have a lot of time in Seattle, one day to be more precise but we made the most of that one day and jammed it full of fun. In hindsight I would have liked to have spent a bit more time there but it just means we will have to go back one day. Oh and yes that is an entire wall covered in peoples chewing gum, it was both disgusting and awesome all rolled into one.
Vancouver, what a city, its funny how a place all the way on the other side of the globe can feel like home. We found out quite quickly after arriving in Vancouver that it was like another Melbourne. The cafes sold real coffee, they was a plethora of restaurants and bars within walking distance and the hipsters where plentiful.
The highlight of this trip would have to be seeing Snoop Dogg in concert, now I only have phone photos of that because who takes a DSLR to a Snoop Dogg concert?
Aside from that we pretty much just ate, drank, wandered through the amazing city and went on a road trip to drink some beer and see some spectacular views.
On the next stage of our Oregon adventure we hit the open road and threw caution to the wind and just drove.. Not really we knew where we were going. Unfortunately most of the road trip it was raining and there was a lot of fog which made it difficult to see some of the beautiful coastal sights we intended but we made the most of the sunny breaks in the weather.
My highlights were definitely the hikes and the breathtaking views that came with them. We also got to experience small town American life and with that came some of the worst hotels we’ve ever been in.
After stuffing ourselves with all kinds of amazing foods and plentiful amounts of beer and whiskey we embarked on a journey through nature. As a child I grew up on a farm so the wilderness has a special place in my heart, it brings me so much joy to immerse myself into the natural world and escape the loud bustling city.
However, as someone who does little to know intense exercise the 2 mile hikes up massive hills and clambering over huge log jams did not come easily but through sheer will and determination we made it through and saw some of the most magnificent places.
Oregon was a place that has always been a state that has called to me, the unique topography just attracted me and boy was it worth it. Before we hit the open road to explore what Oregon had to offer we had to stop in Portland notorious for its small town vibe and chilled attitude.
Of course our first stop was coffee, because what adventure starts without coffee? Then we delved into all the delicious food and drink Portland had to offer us.
San Francisco was the first pitstop on our 6week adventure in the US and WOW it was incredible. Like any good trip is was filled with amazing food, beautiful afternoons spent sharing a beer (or two) and seeing places that I have always dreamed of seeing. These photos are just a glimpse into San Fran Experience, I can honestly say it was so difficult to chose which photos best depicted this leg of our journey.
Starting from the top we have our bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, a Graffiti walk around the Mission District, coffee pitstop at Sightglass San Francisco, Breakfast at Stable Cafe, A glimpse into the Japanese Tea Gardens and the view of San Francisco shot from Alcatraz.
Below we have an Alcatraz cell, the seals at Pier 39, Chinatown, our first Starbucks in America (it’s everything you expect cheap and kind of just tastes like warm milk) Alex sipping a coffee at a decent cafe Blue Bottle, Mr Holmes Bakehouse where we had an amazing peanut butter smore cruffin and finally the view from the top of Lombard street.
I’m so happy to be sharing these amazing images shot by the extremely talented Stina from Gold and Grit Photography (Melbourne). I feel so lucky to know such an amazing person, who gave me the opportunity to style my very own wedding photo shoot.
It was such an amazing experience and I loved every minute of planning, installing and then finally ripping everything down again. All I can say is that it was the best day ever! Thank you to all the amazing Melbourne creatives for making it all possible.
Photography by Gold and Grit Photography, Invites and Paper goods by Short and Sweet, Make up by Sophie Knox, Bow Tie by B.Ties, Cakes by Blackbird Cakes, Salted Caramel Fudge by SMALT and a very big thank you to Long Street Coffee for allowing us to use their beautiful cafe space and our two models Caity and Jacob.
My favourite thing was our beautiful arch, its amazing how a simple white wall and some eucalyptus branches can transform a space into something entirely different.
I love when everything just works, a rooftop, a beautiful model, the perfect lighting and a good camera. I was lucky enough to borrow a camera a few levels up from mine and boy was it incredible. Then on top of that I was lucky enough to get some professional assistance with the editing process. I’m so happy with the results, Thank you to every one who helped with this shoot x