Welcome Friends!

 

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I love the ocean. I love the mountains. I love coffee. I love chocolate. I love Ayran. I love vegetables. I love Greek food. I love Nutella…and peanut butter…together. I love scarves, skinny jeans and boots. I love shorts, flipflops and sarongs. I am a bohemian I would like to think…eclectic in so many different ways.

I love to travel. I love Italy, Turkey, Morocco, Canada, of course, and so many more places I have visited and have yet to visit. 

I am passionate. I am sensitive. I am deep. I am thoughful. I am intuitive. I am confident. I am pensive. I am funny. I am beautiful. I am strong. I am determined.

I love airports. I love coffee shops. I love mountain villages. I love the beach. I love Fiats 500s and Vespas. I love postcards. I love silver jewelry. I love short hair. I love my iPhone.

I am a fighter. I am compassionate. I am an advocate. I am all of these and more.

Simply put, I love life. And with this same love, I choose to photograph people, places and situations around me.

Love. Travel. Life. This is me. In a nutshell.

Have a look around my site. I have some travel galleries and blog posts in the links at the top.  

I hope you enjoy what you see and are inspired to see more of our beautiful world. xx

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FOR MORE INFO ON MY TRAVEL EXPERIENCES, VISIT FOLLOW YOUR HEART TRAVEL

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ABOUT MY NGO ADVOCACY AND GIVING BACK THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY, VISIT PHOTOGSFORACAUSE.ORG

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Back in time || Bataan, Philippines Travel Photographer

In Bataan is a remarkable resort/museum. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a place where dozens upon dozens of old buildings and home have been made to form this town-like place, a living museum. Its like going back in history. I’m so thrilled that I will be shooting an engagment session there next week for some friends!

 Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bagac, Bataan, Philippines

A room with a view || Mumbai, India - Travel Photographer

 Taken out a small window while having afternoon tea at the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai.

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The Arabian Sea near the Gateway of India, Mumbai, India

An Afternoon Stroll || Italy Travel Photographer

An afternoon stroll..

 Siena, Tuscany, Italy

Blogging can be a daunting thing, like cleaning out the storage shed || Travel Photographer & NGO Advocate

Right? I mean really..who LONGS for cleaning out that storage room or shed that you continually stuff into and hope it won’t explode the next time you open the door?

I kind of think of blogging like that daunting task: I think about blogging often. More than I ACTUALLY blog.

Let’s get real…it’s time consuming. And how do i know what to blog, day in an day out? And WRITE about???

So instead of feeling bad for NOT blogging and feeling overwhelmed WITH blogging as i have know blogging to be, I have decided to do blogging differently from today on.

I am going to do my best to post one simple photo. maybe it will happen every day. maybe it won’t. maybe it will have words. maybe it won’t. And sometimes I will blog more in depth or stories or specific topics and sessions.

But today I begin. A simple photo. :)

 Makati City, Philippines

Magic flying carpets || Turkey Travel Photographer

Well they don’t have REAL magic flying carpets…but they DO have flying carpets…read on…

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Tucked away just off the Hippodrome in Istanbul is this grand building which houses not only NAKKAS carpets but an underground cistern from centuries past.

The art of Turkish carpets and the craftsmanship is seen throughout the many gallery show rooms of NAKKAS

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As you are served turkish coffee or tea, a carpet presentation, featuring “flying” carpets commences…

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And right before you are presented carpets from all sorts of different eras and carpets that are new and very old. It’s one of my favorite things to watch - the flying carpet shows. :)

Then they bring out the reeeeeeeeally expensive ones - like this small 11x14 inch silk carpet whose stitching is amazing and so very small as you can see…

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This small piece can be yours for only $35,000, they say with a smile.

Its at this point I am always tempted to say, Let me just see if I brought enough cash. But I refrain and giggle to myself at my smart pants-ness :)

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 But in all seriousness, to have one of these ecsquisite carpets would truly be amazing.

You can get not so luxurious carpets sold on most corners in the old city…some cheap, some not so cheap. 

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And some are just thrown on the side of the street for I dont know why…maybe to clean? Maybe to toss?


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But I simply brought home little faux carpet bookmarks and pouches….taking a memory of the beauty of Turkey’s magical flying carpets. ;)

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Join us this fall as we journey through the old villages of Turkey…a photographer’s dream!