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I remember when I booked my flight in October, this trip seemed FOREVER away! But now it is finally here and I’m so extremely excited about it! You have no idea how much pleasure I get from exploring the world we live in! I will be heading to Ireland first, where I’ll be meeting up with friends in Dublin and traveling all through the countryside for a week. I also have a few other friends that I’ve met over the course of the last few months that I’m looking forward to meeting in person. Then we will be heading on a ferry over to London, England where I will get to start off where I left off back in 2010 (when I last visited). I’m extremely excited to be meeting up with 2 of my British besties too while I’m there!
So with that being said, I will be out of the office from now until Monday, June 3rd. I will respond to all correspondence as soon as I return! If you want to keep up with my travels while I’m gone, be sure to follow me on my Instagram here: http://instagram.com/tamikeehn.
Since I’m absolutely TERRIBLE about posting my personal photos (always trying to stay on top of my clients’ images), here some of my favorite images from my last trip to London in 2010. It blows me away to look back and see how much I’ve grown with my photography in the last 3 years (so be kind about what you see! Haha). Enjoy!
The Sloane Square station where we would get off to get to our hotel in Chelsea.
We did a little shopping and stopped for some lunch in Covent Gardens. Loved these statue dude street performers!
I do NOT recommend standing in one of these telephone booths…reeked of urine!
By the end of the weekend in London, I was finally getting the hang of the Tube.
Buckingham Palace – Changing of the guards!
It’s a Bobby!
I hope to get inside the National Gallery this time around! I didn’t get a chance to check out many museums.
The London Eye was probably one of the highlights for me. I loved the views from it! So very cool!
House of Parliament and Big Ben (and some of Westminster Abbey)
Charing Cross Station
Tower of London (another site I need to visit this time!)
After a weekend in London, we headed outside of the city. We headed to town of Avebury to see the stone formations (and you can actually get right up to them, unlike Stonehenge)
Loved grabbing a drink inside of the Red Lion (Est. 1802)
I don’t think my friend Lil even knew I took this photo. But I felt it appropriate to take a photo of the 51 Upper Queens Street – the address I sent long, handwritten letters to since we were both probably 12 or 13.
We took a trip to St. Peterborough Cathedral. Here lies the grave of Catherine of Aragon.
Look at this crooked steeple! This church in Chesterfield, had the spire added in 1362 and due to poor craftsmanship, it warped as such.
Next we headed to the town of Eyam. This was the town known as the “Plague Village” because they chose to isolate themselves when the Great Plague struck in 1665. They would use Mompesson’s Well to transfer food, medicine and coins in and out of the town.
Eyam Church. Being an American, the dates on the tombstones bewildered my mind.
I forget the age of this thing, but it was something ridiculous like 500 AD. I remember thinking it was so unreal to be able to stand and touch something so old!
After our trip to Eyam we headed to what I think it was the Peak District National Park? Whatever it was, it was beautiful! We got met by some friend cows and sheep and had some breath-taking views as we climbed among the rocky hills.
It was a bit chilly that day! We bundled up!
In Northamptonshire, I headed to Coton Manor Garden with Lindsey and her mum. It was bluebell season and as we entered the woods, I felt like I was walking into an enchanted forest and that fairies HAD to be hiding in the nooks just waiting to jump out at me! Haha.
And with that, I PROMISE I will not wait 3 years for photos from this trip! PROMISE!! Haha.
Last year, on a whim, I decided when I headed out to Vegas for the Annual WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference) that I was going to do a shoot-out session where I could get some hands-on shooting with other photographers from all over. I ended up doing Victor Sizemore‘s Golden Era Baseball shoot and had an absolute BLAST doing it. So this year it was a given that I’d be doing it again. This year’s theme was a Great Gatsby style shoot! We did some photos in front of the Paris Hotel, snuck into the Sugar Factory American Brasserie lobby for a few photos (before we got kicked out! Haha), then headed over to a RIDIC-ulous suite at The Palm Place were we ventured into some more boudoir-esque type of photos. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.
To see more images from the day, please check out my gallery here.
Victor Sizemore Photography
Hair and Make-up
Sometimes you have to hit the road to get away from the monotony of every day life and to seek out inspiration (and maybe a little fun + relation mixed in there too!) So starting tomorrow, May 3rd , I will be heading east to New York City (aka the big Apple!), then I’m down to Orlando (aka – home of Mickey!), with final stop in Fort Lauderdale.
With that being said, I’ll be away from my desk until Wednesday, May 16th. I will return any inquiries as quickly as I can when I get back in town! I will also be sure to bring back lots of fun photos from my excursions!
And since I can’t blog a post without a photo, here’s a photo from my last excursion in February to Vegas. This was a shot taken while taking a day trip out to the Hoover Dam! Enjoy!
It’s that time of year again where I head to Las Vegas, Nevada with thousands of photographers from all around the world for WPPI’s big convention & trade show. I’ve gone the last 2 years and I always come back with tons of new friends, ideas, and lots of fun memories. This year I am excited to see and hear people such as Lawrence Chan - social media extraordinaire, Jose Villa - known for his gorgeous fine art wedding photography, Julieanne Kost - the goddess of all things Adobe Lightroom, to be able to take part in a mentor session shootout with Victor Sizemore, and then I also hope to hit up some of the fun parties such Madera’s Prohibition Rebellion and the Airplane & Blazers 2 Party, and hopefully a happy hour event again with the amazing people at BluDomain.
So with that being said, you can see it will be a BUSY week for me and I will have limited access to my email and the such from Today through Saturday, February 25th. So please expect me to return all inquiries after I return. Thank you for your patience!
And of course, I can’t do a blog post without photos! So I will leave you with a few from the previous years.
Look! I found Elvis!
This is what I look like after hitting up the WPPI tradeshow floors! Haha.