Here I am, in September, posting about our one year anniversary trip that we took back in July. Better late than never, right?
For those of you who know (or don't know), my husband and I have been together for more than seven years now. We've been married since July 15, 2017, and to be honest, it started to feel like marriage somewhere around the four year mark. That's a good thing, because nothing has changed and we have only grown more as a couple, a team, as individuals, and as partners in life.
For our first wedding anniversary, we really wanted to get away from the Bay Area and relax. We're really into the idea of road tripping and exploring the landscape. Dustin was the one who suggested Mendocino and its beautiful abundance of B&Bs. So, we packed our bags, loaded up the Touring, and took a long weekend to celebrate.
I brought along my regular shooter D750, as well as a newly acquired Nikon FM2. In my commitment to shoot more film, I brought along a couple of rolls of Portra 400 and promised myself that I'd shoot all of it. Not every frame made the cut for this blog, but below are some of my favorites.
There's an honest, subtle brilliance about film that just can't be replaced by digital. I'm really a casual film shooter these days, but am thinking of getting more into it the more I shoot with it. I learned to shoot with a Minolta X-700 with loads of Ilford stock, and I attribute much of my style and process with digital to what I learned with film.
Anyway, that's another story for another time! Here are some of my favorite 35mm shots from the trip! This is more of a personal blog, so you won't find anything wildly exciting. Just a collection of photos that mean a lot to me. And Dustin: you are the reason for everything good in my life. Thank you for being the most patient, encouraging, loving, (did I mention patient?) husband a girl could ask for. I love you and I can't wait to see what else our future holds. (Probably lots of other cars and bikes, but let's try to keep some mystery.)