2016 was full of action for our family. I had my busiest wedding season yet with nothing but awesome couples. I married my best friend in Boulder with the Flatirons looming tall behind us. Four days later we moved away from Denver, heading back out west to where we met: Spokane, WA. 11 days after our wedding I started my shiny new job as the photographer for Gonzaga University. Three short weeks after we left for our (incredibly epic) honeymoon to New Zealand for two weeks.
All of this adds up to leave us feeling like the fast forward button has been glued down since June.
Our hearts ache constantly for the mountains and people we left behind in Colorado, but in those same hearts we know that we're moving in the right direction. We can't wait to see what vine we grab onto next as we swing through this jungle called life.
Let's boogie, 2017
p.s. That honeymoon I mentioned? You won't find any pictures from there in this gallery because the last 4 posts are dedicated to that. Check 'em out!
The earth shakes us awake in the middle of the night. The rest of our itinerary is unreachable because of the earthquake. We find the world's best pub in Punakaiki. We have two pints, run out to the beach in a storm, and do a dance in the dark. We spend Meg's birthday in Christchurch and find another world's best pub. Beers were had, birthday portraits were taken. Until next time, NZ!
We hike above Lake Wanaka and meet two fellow Coloradicals. I leave my camera and passport-filled backpack at a bar. My heart restarts after I find it right where I left it. Meg and I set up camp for the night on a small stretch of beach in Punakaiki that would come to be known as...
Driving on the left side of the road is starting to feel normal. I've had an average of 2.5 flat whites per day. This stretch is sunny and warm so we soak it in.
Meg and I drove around the South Island of New Zealand in a campervan for our honeymoon. We had a ridiculously good time. This is part 1 of our trip. I hope you enjoy these pictures and stay tuned for part 2!