when i'm shuffling trip photos through lightroom, the "rules" of photography go out the window. the most important thing to me, when i'm editing photographs, is that the feeling of the photo reflects the way i felt when i was there in that location. that's what i've always done, and that's part of what makes photography such an enjoyable art to unwind with.
when i edited these photos of london, i wanted them to reflect exactly what it felt like for my husband and i when we were there: warmth, saturation, sunset blurs, and buzzing energy.
that's what london was to us.
london was jet lag and sunshine and warmth and blossoming flowers and ducks in the pond. it was bustling markets and drinking kombucha in organic cafes, and of course ice cream. it was walking until our feel hurt, and taking snapshots for memories, and laughing and smiling until our faces ached and our souls were bursting full.
london was alive. ripe with life - drenched in the summer sunlight, alive with the music as the marching band played. it was a dizzying dose of dashing through tube stations and staring wide-eyed in wonder at old, old, beautiful, beautiful architecture. it was getting lost and finding exactly what we'd been looking for.
traveling to new places is kind of like picking up shards of a broken mirror; seeing new reflections of who we are with every place we go. i think that's part of why i love it so much; part of what makes the road feel like home.
here's a little film of our trip if you would like to see a bit more :)
i had considered the idea of doubling up my workload for this month and scheduling a bunch of content for April, but honestly?? i really need to recharge, i can feel it in my soul. you guys mean so much to me, and the very last thing i want to do is just make content for the sake of making content. i want everything i make for you guys to be inspired and inspiring. i want everything i put up here and on my social media to have something in it that helps or encourages you; i don't want to just be blabbering on, you know?
all that said, if there's anything in particular that you would like to see me sharing more about on this blog, or even on my youtube channel, please let me know below! i'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas. :) you are more encouraging and inspiring to me than you could ever know!!
okay, okay, that's enough from me for now - YOUR TURN: where was the last place you went exploring?? what's one place you've ALWAYS wanted to go?? tell me a bit about one of your favorite adventures below!! have a great weekend, beautiful soul