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Airplanes are the Wings by Which I Fly

I’ve done more flying the last few months than I did in all of 2014, and I love it! I am that introvert that LOVES the window seat and I have spent many hours watching the clouds float by my little plexiglass window.

I’ve posted photos from my humanitarian trip to Turkey in January, but thought I would share a few travel photos from my trips this year.

January was Turkey:

Sunset over Houston, on our way down. :) #goinginternational #turkey2015

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In early February, I took a weekend road trip to Los Angeles with a dear friend & discovered car troubles while out for dinner in Irvine with friends. Thank God for my awesome friends who {sort of} knew how to help!

The weekend was over far too soon and we headed back up Insterstate 5, because I was flying out of state the next morning!

The next morning, I snuck away for a week with my bestie in Idaho and was surprised to find that my souvenir from Turkey was heightened security and I was gifted with a full security screening and pat down, on the way there and back… I still loved the flight, just not my time in the airport ;)

Finally, after a month back home, at the end of March I flew out to beautiful Kentucky to see my boyfriend. I loved the window seat that gave me a view of the beautiful Grand Canyon!

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It was an incredibly lovely trip:

A week of dates with the boyfriend? Pure happiness 😊 Photo credit to Sammyyyyyyy

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But in ten short days, I was on my way back home.

Goodbye beautiful Kentucky! Take care of my @sammyy777 ok? P.S. Byeeee @k.miller116!

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I am now home again, scrambling to work with my web designer to complete my photography website by the end of the month, and prepping for shooting a couple of weddings in the next few weeks. I have no flights scheduled, but I’m already itching to be in the sky again!

Until next time!

xoxo,

QuirkyArtist

Cinemagraph Selfie

One of the recent trends in photograph is a style known as cinemagraphy, where the photo has subtle movement, similar to the concept of a gif.
I am fascinated by it & would like to do a stylized shoot just to shoot cinemagraphs, but in the meantime, I’m practicing on myself!

cinemagraph selfie, moving portrait  © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california

What do you think? Should cinemagraphs become the new “it thing” in photography?

Spring Means Color

I love the coming of Spring because the weather seems to toss off the bland winter and burst with beautiful colors.

I captured these daffodils on a recent trip to Kentucky, and they make my heart so happy!

daffodils blooming in Kentucky  © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california

Do you like Spring? What’s your favorite part of the season? :)

Turkey Trip 2015 // {ten}

Mountain View from the Road in Southern TurkeyLandscape in Southern Turkey  © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california

Credenda // LIVE

I had the privilege of watching the band Credenda play live at the grand opening of Swedish Naturopathic in Meridian, Idaho, and their music was LOVELY!

They write their own music and it is both soothing and moving. Take a moment to relax and enjoy their lovely voices:

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Turkey Trip 2015 // {nine}

Courtyard Lamp by City Walls in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Courtyard Lamp in Diyarbakir, Turkey  © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california

Turkey Trip 2015 // {eight}

Rich Syriac Coffee served in the Mardin MonasterySyriac Coffee in the Mardin Monastery  © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california