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Portraits of Nepal


Taj Mahal from EVERY Angle

The Taj Mahal did not disappoint, it was even more spectacular than expected!  The craftsmanship is unreal and the marble just glows, it’s such a gorgeous building.  First we viewed it (aka had photoshoot) from the Mehtab Bagh, the ‘moonlight gardens’ that are directly across the Yamuna river from the Taj Mahal.  The gardens are […]

Soho Photo Diary 2

Pura Ulun Danu Beratan – Lake Temple in Bali

Pura Ulun Danu Beratan is a large water temple complex on the shores of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul.   The temple was built in 1633 and used for offerings to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu.  The water temples in Bali are so interesting as they have important functions for […]

Bali- Sekumpel Waterfalls

Sekumpel means ‘group’ in Indonesian, and there’s not just one waterfall here- there are seven, and the largest is 50 meters tall.  It took quite a while on the tiny windy roads to get there, but the scenery was breathtaking, all lush and green and gorgeous mountains covered in mist.  We grabbed a quick breakfast […]

Topkapı Palace

The Topkapı palace is the oldest and largest palace in the world to survive to this day.  It was a resident for the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years.  The palace is situated right on the Bosphorus river, with a gorgeous view of the city, river, Marmara sea, and the Golden Horn.  The sprawling complex has […]

Sultan Ahmet Mosque

The ‘Blue Mosque’ is in the Sultanahmet neighborhood of Istanbul and was built in the early 1600s.  It is a functioning mosque, but they allow tourists in to parts of it.  It was gorgeous inside, with intricate mosaic tilework and grand domed ceilings with huge chandeliers.  I’ve heard it gets crowded, but we arrived a […]

In-N-Out Burger

Soho Photo Diary

Paris with a Pretty Girl


What Kind of Camera?

To me, the best camera is the one you will actually use- if you have a super-expensive, professional camera but you don’t ever pull it out because it’s: a.  too big, too heavy.  I’ve literally had backpack straps break, and at one point I could barely move my wrist after shooting all day. b.  too […]

Hanoi Photo Diary

      Ladies sitting by their shop, and Kanya ordering a banh mi with the ever-present hot sauce in the foreground.           We saw a lot of things on motorcycles.

I ♡ Hawai’i – Photo Diary

A series of photos from various trips to Hawai’i…I just keep going back.  

Postcards from Florence

White Rocks Hike, Utah

One of my all-time favorite hikes is in St. George, Utah, about a mile away from my dad’s house.  Southern Utah is full of breathtaking scenery and great hiking.  While Zion and the larger national parks are more famous, there are some great spots right by the town of St. George.  This hike is at […]


Lemonade is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles.  It’s cheap, fast, and delicious.  And fairly healthy (unless you get the mac and cheese, like I always do).  Lemonade restaurants have been popping up all over Los Angeles, there’s one on Abbot Kinney in Venice just a couple blocks away from my house. It’s […]

The Best of Australia – Photo Diary

Sydney ✈ Cairns 🚂 Cape Tribulation ⛵ Whitsunday Islands 🚐 Brisbane. Obligatory opera house viewing (not pictured, too boring), some fun in Cairns, a train up to hiking-beaching-waterfalls in Cape Tribulation, some sailing around the Whitsunday islands, and a trip to the zoo! An illustrated activity guide 😂 : Kuranda Scenic Railroad This pretty little train winds it way up through spectacular scenery, ending […]

Postcards from Venice 📍