Connection is all around – Chicago Family Photographer
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
There are so many places on my “must-see” travel list – but at the top is Vietnam. Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to go. My husband and I had a trip planned at one point (pre-kids) but a few days before we were to leave the airlines went on strike and our trip was cancelled. We still went away, but it wasn’t the same.
I’m getting for a busy few months of travel. I just returned from St. Louis for a volleyball tournament. (My 16 year old’s, not mine!) In a couple of weeks I’ll travel to New Orleans for a family photography workshop – The Family Narrative. Then, in April I’ll be heading to gorgeous Lake Tahoe with my family to ski (hoping I don’t break a hip!)
A couple of years ago, my family was gifted the most amazing trip by my mother and father-in-law. For their anniversary, they took the entire family to Tanzania. It was truly the trip of a lifetime. We still talk about it and I often think about it – the people we met, the things we saw and the food we ate.
When we were preparing for this trip, I gathered all of the photo gear I wanted to bring. I rented lenses I thought I would need. I was kind of nervous about taking photos. After all, I’m not a National Geographic photographer – I don’t take photos of animals and landscapes and wasn’t really confident in my ability to do so. But, looking at these photos I can see that I was doing what I always do while taking photos – looking for connection. It’s literally everywhere. The photos I’m sharing don’t do this amazing country justice. The terrain, the animals, but most of all the people were magnificent. Before we went to Africa, someone told me that Africa would change me and that I would long to go back. And it’s true, I am forever changed for the better (I hope!) by that trip and I will go back someday.
What about you? Do you have a trip that has stuck with you? Somewhere you’d travel back to?