Adventures





The Huffington Post Travel Blog: That Time I Lived on a Floating Grass Island With a Quechua Family


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The Huffington Post Travel Blog: Your Top Five Favorite Activities You’ve Never Heard Of


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The Huffington Post Travel Blog: My Top 5 Things to Check Off Your Bucket List in Capetown, South Africa


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The Huffington Post Travel: A Man, a Plan, a Canal — Panama


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Huffington Post Travel: Top Five Detour Adventures You Need to Know About Between Las Vegas and Denver


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The Huffington Post Travel: Life Is But a Dream: Sailng on a Phinisi Boat


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Huffington Post Travel: The All-American Safari – The Buffalo Round Up in South Dakota


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Huffington Post Arts & Culture: How I Became a Modern Day Treasure Hunter


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Huffington Post Travel: Get Lost… and Then Find Yourself in New Zealand


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Huffington Post Travel: 8 Things Pablo Escobar didn’t want you to know about Colombia


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Gili Trawangan: The Gili Islands off the coast of Bali, Indonesia


I have been to Bali, Indonesia a few times in my life and it is one of those magical places that I can keep coming back to and never have the same experience twice and it never gets old.  There are not many places in the world that I can say that about, because when […]




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The Karen Long Neck Hill Tribe – Chiang Mai, Thailand


Part of the reason I LOVE shooting for NOVICA in Association with National Geographic, is that I don’t just get to shoot their fashion catalog shoots all over the world, but I get to meet and spend time with the REAL artisans that create these sometimes vanishing art forms and cultural traditions from around the world. […]




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NOVICA Chiang Mai Thailand Fashion Photo Shoot


I LOVED spending the entire day at Howie’s Homestay, one of the most stunning private properties I have ever stepped foot on! This boutique hotel is nestled in the the lush green foothills of the Himalayas in the Northern part of Thailand near the Burmese border. I had the privilege of being able to photograph our NOVICA catalog […]




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Valencia, Spain


I could LIVE in Spain, in fact I plan on doing just that someday…not just because I love the Spanish language and the scenery, but because their culture and lifestyle is right up my boyfriend Jason’s and my alley!  Everyday they have multiple coffee breaks and siestas.  Everything shuts down between 1-3pm to just chill […]




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Spain – Sagunto





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Protected: Wanderlusting Road trip through Glacier National Park- Montana, United States of America


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Protected: Wanderlusting Roadtrip through Utah’s National Parks-United States of America


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World Oilman’s Poker Tournament, Wynn Hotel- Las Vegas


Where do I begin?  This is my 7th year shooting Cornerstone’s annual WOPT Tournament at the Encore/Wynn in Las Vegas and each year it gets more and more ridiculous, high-stakes, and fun!  I have to thank Kurt for doing such an amazing job organizing this event year after year…and of course Sarah Horowitz, my photography sidekick who helped […]




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The Four Seasons in Punta Mita, Mexico


Stay tuned for Ashley and Andrew’s wedding photos at the Four Seasons Punta Mita that are going to be featured on Weddingchicks.com, but in the meantime I HAD to share this gorgeous property and all it has to offer.  Not only did we get treated like royalty by the friendly staff here, but we enjoyed […]




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NOVICA Catalog Shoot with Miss Universe Guatemala 2012, Laura Godoy, in Antigua, Guatemala


I had the extreme pleasure of meeting and photographing one of the sweetest most gorgeous women on this planet, Laura Godoy, Miss Universe Guatemala for 2012.  She is SO beautiful, it is hard to take a bad photo of her ! She could make any piece of clothing look good:)  I had to show a […]




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Ricardo y Monica Engagement shoot in Antigua, Guatemala


Ricardo (AKA Momia) and Monica are so ridiculously cute together!  I met them through Diego and Maria while I was traveling down in Antigua, Guatemala and they had JUST gotten engaged on a hot air balloon in Napa Valley a month ago!  They are the type of couple who write sweet daily love notes to […]




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Diego y Maria Bridal Shoot in Antigua, Guatemala


I have to give a HUGE thanks to Diego and Maria for getting dressed back up in their wedding clothes to walk down memory lane (or in our case the streets of Antigua) with me for some gorgeous wedding and engagement portraits!  They DID get married there, but three years ago and now they have […]




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Ashley and Andrew Wedding in Punta Mita Mexico





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Ashley and Andrew Engagement Shoot in Punta Mita, Mexico





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Antigua, Guatemala





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NOVICA Thailand Fashion Shoot


Poor, our fabulous Thai model for this shoot, was AMAZING to work with. We soon found out that she is a world famous Thai dancer and she travels to dance internationally all of the time. I could tell by the way she gracefully moves her hands and arms. I also loved a lot of these […]




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NOVICA Thailand Artisans


One of the highlights of my most recent trip to Chiang Mai, was that I had a chance to meet 5 Artisans that make crafts for NOVICA/National Geographic to sell in their catalog. I applied for a grant and got it, to have the chance to go interview them, see how they live and work, […]




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Phuket and Ko Phi Phi Island, Thailand


Sarah and I had 5 days to enjoy Phuket and Ko Phi Phi before heading up to Chiang Mai for our photo shoots. It was too short of a trip, but we managed to cram in a lot. We are DEFINITELY coming back here for an extended period of time next time. We had to […]




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Hong Tour, Phuket Island Thailand


This was perhaps THE BEST tour I have done, thanks to my Thai girlfriend Tam for letting me know about it! Welcome to the starlight Hong tour. Basically there are hundreds of these little floating islands in the south of Thailand and they are only a short 45 minute boat ride from Phuket Island. Sarah […]




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Chiang Mai, Thailand


Here are some outtakes from my day off from shooting for NOVICA/National Geographic in Chiang Mai. I had heard about the Tiger Kingdom and was determined to go there. It is a Tiger Sanctuary about 15 minutes from Chiang Mai where contrary to what people think, we got to be in the enclosures with the […]




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From Ubud to Tulamben Bali, Indonesia


Sarah and I arrived for a week in Bali to do photo shoots for NOVICA and National Geographic. We had a very packed schedule of shoots and scouting locations and had really ONE free day to sleep in and do what we wanted. Our fashion shoot took us to the sacred monkey forest and the […]




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NOVICA Women’s Apparel BALI Fashion Shoot


This shoot was so EPIC. I can honestly say that this was the first time I have had to dodge wild monkeys during a photo shoot and even got attacked by one! Our first location of the day was the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud and I learned quickly that we were entering THEIR domain. […]




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NOVICA Bali Artisans


One of the highlights of my most recent trip to Bali, was that I had a chance to meet 5 Artisans that make crafts for NOVICA/National Geographic to sell in their catalog. I applied for a grant and got it, to have the chance to go interview them, see how they live and work, and […]




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Bondi Beach, Australia





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The Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, Australia





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Zanzibar Wedding Featured in South African Magazine





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NOVICA/National Geographic Catalog Shoot in Barranco- Lima, Peru





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Flying over the Ancient Nasca Lines- Peru


When we first arrived at the little airport in Nasca to fly over the Infamous Nasca Lines, I met a shaman named Apu-Yaku which translates in Quechua to Mountain-Water. The Nazca lines are geoglyphs and geometric line clearings in the Peruvian desert. They were made by the Nazca people, who flourished between 200 BC and 600 […]




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Manuel Illich, posing for the NOVICA/National Geographic Catalog Shoot in Barranco- Lima, Peru


Please check out the NOVICA website and catalog online in order to view and order these sweaters and many other Artisan crafts from around the world.  Just click on this link!




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El Pueblo de Llachon in Lake Titicaca, Peru


On our way from Juliaca airport to Puno, the main city on Lake Titicaca, we decided to detour to visit the Great Cemetery of Hatum Colla – the Tombs of Sillustani.  This is a woman tending to her sheep along the roadside. We stopped to say hello to a local woman and she let us […]




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Paracas Reserve and Huacachina Sand Dunes in Peru


It was 6am and chilly when we boarded our boat to go see the islands of Paracas, a protected marine reserve. All of the colorful fishing boats and pelicans were out in full force. The limestone rocks were a deep orange which contrasted with the bird guano everywhere. The locals actually collect and sell the […]




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Check out our article in the October/November Issue of L.A. Centric


 




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Uros, the Floating Islands- Lake Titicaca – Peru


Sarah and I arriving at Uros, the floating Reed Islands in Lake Titicaca.  We decided to do a homestay there with a local Quechua Family There are 50 islands that are made of floating reeds in Lake Titicaca.  The people live there in peace and solitude (other than the boat loads of tourists that come […]




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Colorado – Crystal Mill





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Russian Double Wedding in Las Vegas


Julie and Yanna woke up at dawn the day of their weddings.   The ceremony took place on top of a rock formation in Red Rock Canyon, so everyone agreed it would be wonderful to have the ceremony early, before the sun started re-baking the Las Vegas desert. These two Russian couples, fantastically energetic and […]




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Fiji 2005





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Colorado Visit





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Destination Wedding in Laguna Niguel, California


I LOVED Thoa’s Dress…Actually I was slightly obsessed with taking photos of it.  Thoa told me I could have it for my wedding one day and that was a nice idea until a wave took her out during the formal photos on the beach!  Seriously, considering what happened, Thoa and Glen Glen just laughed it […]




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Los Angeles Pop Art by Laura Grier





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Destination Wedding in San Jose, California





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