Rainy Day in the Mountains // Personal

I've found that it's good for my soul to visit the mountains every few months or so. I always feel refreshed afterwards and there's a sense of peace and happiness that I get from being in their midst. Yesterday I took advantage of my day off and my dad and I set out to experience the Blue Ridge during the best season of the year. It was super rainy and foggy but I was just happy to capture the sights and take in the beautiful colors. 


Charleston...Again // Personal

This trip marked the fifth time I've been to Charleston; and I've never gotten tired of looking at the gorgeous buildings lined with palm trees. I've visited in the sunshine and in the rain and each time is just as charming as the last. I could take photos all day long just walking the streets and still be perfectly content. 

This time I went with my friend Sophie and Christy, both who I'd been to Charleston with before, but on separate trips. We'd all fallen in love with the place and so there was no doubt we would go back together when Christy was back in town for Memorial Day weekend. 

King Street reminds me like something out of a movie, and I couldn't help taking photos every few seconds. Every corner looked like it was just begging to be photographed. And to top it off, the weather was perfect. We made our way up the street shopping and stopping to get some delicious gelato until it was time for coffee! 

Black Tap Coffee is my go-to for coffee when visiting Charleston. It's sort of a hidden gem, away from the busy part of the city, so the atmosphere of the cafe is slow-paced and you really feel like a local as people chat over coffee and the college kids work on their computers. We took the long way to get there, (I later realized we took a reallyy long way and should've listened to Sophie, whoops) but we got to see more of the pretty houses and I got more photos out of it. ;) Speaking of photos, the window light in Black Tap is every photographers dream, so I made it a point to take a substantial amount of pictures while we sipped on our cold brew. I couldn't contain myself while shooting these, I just love how they came out. 

For our last stop, we made our way out to Folly Beach to catch the pretty sunset light. It was empty and open and perfect for pictures. 

New York City Trip // Personal

Having family living near New York City gave me the privilege of being able to visit quite a few times while growing up and I've always been grateful for that. It had been a pretty long time since I'd visited last, so I was so excited when my mom and I we're able to plan a trip and stay with my uncle in the Upper West Side. Also having gained a bigger passion for photography since being there previously, I couldn't wait to take all of the photos I possibly could and see the city with a new set of eyes. 

While we were there, I got to meet up with my boyfriend and some of my closest friends: David, Christy, Evan, and Joe. It was so much fun and I'm so glad that we made it work. Spending the day all together was definitely my favorite memory from the trip.

Here are the photos from each day along with a video of the whole weekend. Enjoy! 

Day 1 // 

We arrived at the apartment and walked around the neighborhood, complete with coffee and the yummiest pastries, and ate Korean food for dinner! 

Day 2 //

Met up with the gang at the Ace Hotel, walked south into the city, saw the Flatiron Building, Washington Square Park, ate delicious doughnuts, and walked some more while we braved the cold rainy weather! 

Day 3 //

Even though I'd been to New York before, I had never seen Brooklyn, so I wanted to make sure we went on this trip and get pictures of the awesome views! The weather was so much nicer that day and it made for great photos. We went out to lunch, did some sight seeing and walked around East Village with my cousin Juliana. 

I can't wait to go back!!