Category archives: Personal

  • Exploring Louisiana Swamps and Plantations

  • Josh and I did a lot of walking and exploring during our time in New Orleans. Most of our time was spent in the city, but we did take a couple days to explore the areas outside of New Orleans. New Orleans is surrounded by marsh and swamp land and being the outdoor lovers that we are, we felt compelled to explore these [...]
  • Fun Times in New Orleans

  • August was a very busy month for Josh and I at Hartman Outdoor Photography. Our weekends were packed full of weddings and we were getting ready to start our fall busy season. However, being the crazy travel gluttons that we are, we figured it was no reason not to plan a trip to New Orleans. Josh had planned to fly out [...]
  • Our Upstate New York Camping Trip

  • In late July, Josh and I flew to upstate New York to photograph Kristen and Anthony's wedding. We were so excited to photograph this adorable couple and looked forward to exploring this part of the northeast. The wedding took place just outside of Rochester, but we planned a four day vacation afterward in the Adirondac [...]
  • Our Grandfather Backpacking Trip

  • Last week, Josh and I got the itch to visit one of our favorite places in North Carolina - at Grandfather Mountain. We love that this place is so rugged, but only a four hour drive from Raleigh. Plus it's a stone's throw from our favorite spots in that area like Asheville, Blowing Rock, and Boone. With this cold front [...]
  • Our Trip to Fort Fisher

  • Last weekend marked the beginning of a very busy stretch for us. As of right now, we will have at least one wedding every weekend until early November. We are so excited and feel so blessed at this success, but know that we will have to make the extra effort to make time for ourselves in these upcoming busy months. So [...]
  • Our Chicago Anniversary Trip

  • Every year, Josh and I like to do something extra special for our anniversary. One year it was a two week national parks trip, the next it was a getaway to Michigan. This year, our anniversary happened to fall on a Saturday, and of course we had a wedding that day. And it's not that we mind this at all- actually we kno [...]
  • Our Trip to Morocco

  • Last November, Josh and I took a trip to Morocco. It was our first time in Africa, and to be honest, that made me just a wee bit nervous. But the people were so welcoming, and the landscapes so beautiful, that I soon left all my worries behind me. Morocco is rich with culture and tradition. Every morning we woke to the [...]
  • Our Trip To Spain

  • Last November, after a VERY busy fall wedding season, Josh and I decided to catch some R & R on a nice long vacation to Spain. Josh's sister was actually already out there studying Spanish, so we started out visiting her in Granada. Granada is a beautiful old city in the south of Spain. The city has cobblestone str [...]
  • Our Day Trip to Carolina Beach

  • Josh and I have booked nearly 40 weddings for 2014. That amounts to a wedding nearly every weekend of this year. While we are super excited about that and love our jobs more than anything, we are trying to find balance with our free time by creating a mid-week "weekend" when we get the chance. This past week, Josh and [...]