Mabel [East Tennessee]

A lapse in blogging really makes you take stock of all that’s happened since your last post. For me, I’ve crammed several big life events into the span of just a few months. Here is the short version:

  • Moved from Washington, D.C., to Johnson City, Tennessee, to be with my love
  • Got engaged!
  • Started a new job at an awesome marketing agency
  • Adopted a dog

All this “adulting” left little time for photography, but it’s time to jump back in with my favorite kind of photos: dog photos. Our new dog, Mabel, is a loving, energetic and goofy new addition to the family. We spotted this cute pie Border Collie on our local humane society’s Facebook page and had to take her home. She loves exploring the outdoors, which makes her a great hiking buddy for all the trails nearby here in East Tennessee. Here are some recent photos of her enjoying some beautiful summer weather at Carvers Gap and Willow Springs Park.

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Family Visit [Ithaca, New York]

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First blog post on the new website, hooray! I’ll be using this site to showcase my photography, but also to get back into blogging (hit me up if you ever want to check out my amusing college and post-grad creative blogs). I thought I’d kick off my very first post with my recent trip to visit family in Ithaca, New York. We were up there to celebrate the life of my beloved grandfather, “Guamps,” who passed away in April. Though it was an emotional and difficult time – especially being in my grandparents’ house without Guamps’ laughter filling the rooms – it was nice to connect with my family and share so many wonderful stories and memories we’ve had with him. The last day I was there, the rainy weather finally lifted and my grandma, her new dog Rusty, my mom, sister and I took a walk around Taughannock Falls State Park. Rusty, in true Beagle fashion, was captivated by every twig/rock/leaf he came across and proved very challenging to photograph, but I managed to capture a few shots of him in action.