Experiences

Fantasy Weekend at Suryagarh Palace

After being invited to be a guest at a wedding in the western deserts of India, I found the offer to be one I couldn’t refuse. Even now, looking back on these photographs, it all feels like a dream too incredible for reality. It’s almost as if we were living in a beautiful fantasy for three unending days at Suryagarh Palace. The bride and groom were incredible hosts, thinking of everything, taking care of everything, and giving us such amazing surprises around every corner. Read More ›

French Charm at Chateau Ventenac

With such a tranquil and gorgeous setting, it’s no wonder that Chateau Ventenac is a first choice location for many writers, artists, cooks and coaches to reflect, recharge and run workshops and retreats. This Autumn I returned to the beautiful village of Ventenac-en-Minervois in the South of France for a personal development retreat held at the historic venue. Set along the Canal du Midi in the Languedoc Region, Chateau Ventenac looks out onto both vineyards as far as the eye can see, as well as the beautiful Pyrenees mountains in the distance. One can’t help but be completely in awe of the surrounding scenery. Read More ›

Touring Dehli and Jaisalmer India

On the first of October I embarked on an incredible, if brief, trip to India to attend a friend’s wedding in Jaisalmer. Our journey went like this: Manhattan to Newark by train (1.5-hours, with hiccups). Newark to Delhi (14-hour flight). Delhi overnight. Delhi to Jodhpur (1-hour flight). And Jodhpur to the palace outside Jaisalmer (6-hour bus ride). So the travel took about four days and we were only in India for four days, but it was so completely worth it! Our hotel in Delhi was located in Hauz Khas Village, which is now a very artsy and happening neighborhood built next to a historic site. The next morning I woke up early to check out the historic ruins that were literally next door to our apartment. These Islamic structures are traced back to the 13th century. Read More ›

Ski Vacation in Whistler

When my then future-husband and I began planning our winter wedding in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, we knew that we wanted to continue the fun in the snow for our honeymoon. My family has owned a time-share in Whistler, British Columbia for the past 15 years and offered to let us use it for a leisurely and relaxing trip. We jumped at the chance for a ski vacation in Whistler and are so thrilled about the decision we made to stay in this cold, wintry wonderland in January. Read More ›

Wildlife in the Amazon

Having visited both the Nile in Egypt and the Yangtzee in China, I couldn’t wait to canoe down the Amazon and cross the world’s three largest rivers off my bucket list. I’ve been working on a series photographing endangered species in their natural habitats for the last few years and was thrilled to finally have the opportunity to photograph the elusive giant river otter. I spent eight days in the jungles of Ecuador tracking a family of otters and seeing countless incredible birds, caiman and monkeys along the way. Read More ›