I had a crazy August filled with so many sessions and two weddings, and two weeks without daycare. I was starting to really burn out. It was insane. And then we went away on vacation to Maine. Our first real family vacation since Lucas was born if you do not count the trips to Nashville, which were mostly business trips for my husband with us tagging along. We went with another family of good friends who have a toddler Lucas’ age. That helped a lot. The highlight of this trip was watching the two boys play together every day! We were also very spoiled because the family we traveled with are foodies who are great cooks. I have to admit that I am a little embarrassed by my lack of amazing cooking skills… but it just means I have to learn how to cook better so I can one day take over in the kitchen and impress people with my culinary skills. It’s on my bucket list: learn how to blow someone else’s socks off with my cooking.
It took me a few days to unwind since I had what I can easily call one of the craziest Augusts on record. Once I started to relax… POOF, it was over. And now I am back in Montreal and ready to face the Fall rush towards Christmas. It will take me a few days to really get back into the swing of things as I have a number of sessions that need editing and lots of emailing but I feel almost fully rested (one can never be overly rested with a two year old) and happy to start the Fall!
Just a few photos from my quick glance at my photos from our trip. I did an experiment this trip. I used a light inexpensive 40mm pancake lens on my 5D mark III instead of a professional lens – so that I could carry the camera almost anywhere without it breaking my back (considering I was on vacation). I can already see how different it is from my usual 35mm L that I normally take with me for my everyday life. But I think it did the job. These are personal photos for myself.
It was a cool end to the summer, lots of hoodies and pants and clouds and mist and fog. But it was awfully beautiful and breathtaking. The cove in the photo below was our view every single day with crazy tides every 6 hours. It’s refreshing to be by the ocean and see the sea every single day.
If only it didn’t have to end so soon!