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Kauai | Travel Diaries

Every December we have this tradition of going to a different island of Hawaii. This time it just so happened to be Kauai. I get the travel bug looking at these photos. Below is what happens when you take a plane to Kauai and then some.

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Travel Diary | Rome, Athens and Ephesus, Part Two

Yes – I’ve done it!  I have finally been to Turkey, the place and not the bird. And I finally get to blog about the second leg of our cruise around Europe from back in July. Sticking my neck off our cruise cabin’s balcony to feel the salty breeze off the coast of Chania, Crete blowing in my hair, thousands of years worth of ruins in Athens, a road made of solid marble in Ephesus, the freshest greek salad and the most fragrant gyros in Turkey were just a few of the savory morsels I can treasure in addition to these sweet photographic memories. Enjoy!

Athens, Greece

The Parthenon @ the Acropolis

First real taste of Greek cuisine – gyros and Greek Salad, which has been one of my all time favorite salads.

Chania, Crete

Pisa, Italy

Florence, Italy

Travel Diary | Rome, Athens and Ephesus, Part One

Back in July Robbie had the unforgettable experience of traveling to Rome, Athens and Ephesus all in the span of two weeks. Here is a little bit of the essence of our travels, part one. The below chronicle our time in Rome and the beautiful town of Taormina in Sicily, Italy. Stay tuned for Part 2 is coming very soon.

Spanish Steps

The Pantheon

The Vatican, St. Peter’s Cathedral

St. Peter’s Square

Messina, Sicily

Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Kusadasi Port, Turkey

Ephesus – The streets were made of marble.

The library and ancient theatre in Ephesus

Ruins of St. John’s Cathedral

St. Mary’s Home and the Wailing Wall.

At the Turkish rug shop.

 

Travel Diary | Phuket, Thailand, Part Deux

So I am finally getting these Phuket photos out of the coop two years later from our original trip’s date. I am a stickler for organization so I couldn’t get past posting this summer’s Italy photos before getting these out (more on those to come in the next few weeks!) If you’re here for the people pictures, fear not, I have an engagement session, a family session (grab me now while my schedule is still free to get your Christmas photos!), and a gorgeous rustic Fillmore wedding lined up in the next few weeks!

Two years and 27 days ago we set off for Thailand on a 14 day adventure to celebrate our honeymoon on different soil. Instead of Europe, we chose Asia because of our love for the southeast. Highlights from Part Deux of the trip include the Phi Phi Islands, Phang Gna Bay and a floating Muslim fishing village which was featured two seasons ago on a Robbie and Maritha favorite, The Amazing Race. To get around to the bay, we had to hire a local fisherman to give us a grand tour on his long-tailed boat. Though the day out on the water of Phang Gna bay was slightly cloudy and overcast, I just still can’t believe a lot of things like… how beautiful the water was, that I was really there, and that I got to swim in the Andaman sea! Part Deux of our travelling adventures off the Andaman coast ensue…

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Travel Diary. Phuket, Thailand. Part One

I have always had a love of the tropical, Asia and of travel so when it came time for picking our honeymoon destination (which – yes – was over a year ago), naturally my choice was Phuket, Thailand. Being the adventurers we are, without hesitation we made our way to the south of the island and up to the mainland. Places like Phuket Town, Karon Beach, Patong, Phi Phi Islands, Phang Gna Bay and Laem Singh Beach were some of the places we made an effort to stop off at. A few highlights of the trip were paying $3 for the best Seafood Pad Thai we have ever had in our lives from a vendor off the street in Patong, striking a deal with a local muslim fisherman to give us a ride in his long-tailed boat, also known as a Ruea Hang Yao, and snorkeling in the most gorgeous see-through azure waters that can’t be beat.

I am happy to announce that, as promised (though long over due), here is Part 1/2 of my Phuket, Thailand photograph series. Editing these was a slightly rewarding and testing journey. I have spent much time editing these pictures and then starting all over again…kind of like making a canvas painting, then painting over it with new acrylic multiple times…until finally they were just right for the story I wanted to tell. Photography is a never ending journey of exploration, depth and feeling and that is what I love so much about it. All of these photos were taken before I ever had any fancy  lenses (the best one in my possession was dropped in France!). A measley 10d, stock lens and 12-24mm wide angle with a horrible f-stop. I regret I did not have anything better to capture the places I will probably never visit again in my life, but so rewarded that these were a product of my ‘humble’ beginnings. Happy photo looking!

Phuket Thailand Travel Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Phuket Thailand Travel Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Phuket Thailand Travel Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Phuket Thailand Travel Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Phuket Thailand Travel Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Phuket Thailand Travel Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Phuket Thailand Travel Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

Phuket Thailand Travel Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

Phuket Thailand Travel Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

Phuket Thailand Travel Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Phuket Thailand Travel Photography by Maritha Mae Photography
Phuket Thailand Travel Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

More of the Thailand trip, unplugged in coming weeks. Come back next week for an incredibly romantic engagement shoot under a beautiful bridge!

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