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Greece: Iraklio through Meteora

As many of you know, I was in Greece for a month in December and January. Being able to travel is one of the greatest joys of being my own boss and setting my own schedule. It’s taken me a while to get here, but I’m so grateful to have these opportunities.


I’m breaking this post up into at least three parts – partially because I don’t want to write it all at once and partially because it would make an enormous post.

We start in Iraklio (or Heraklion, or any other number of crazy combinations of letter choice.) I’m the travel planner between the two of us, and I figured it’d be easier to just get all the flying done ahead of time, so though we passed through Athens after 16 something  hours of travel, we had yet one more one-hour flight to conquer to get to Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Almost immediately, we were taken with Greece’s seemingly unending supply of delights – small, unexpected things, constantly surprising us. For instance, within about half an hour of arriving in Iraklio, we saw a wedding arrive at a historic church.

ayeshaJanuary 21, 2014 - 1:40 pm

thanks for the travel bug bite, buddy…

Julia SteinJanuary 21, 2014 - 8:12 pm

Love the pictures, and the bit about your dog friend. What an amazing trip!

LauraJanuary 22, 2014 - 3:52 pm

Wow, that looks like a great trip! What camera did you take with you? I see it in the photo of you in the mirrors at the museum, but I can’t tell what it is.

AnnaJanuary 28, 2014 - 10:56 am

Amazing! Are you shooting with the x100s? Did you take any other cameras? I am so curious to know :)

2013 Behind the Scenes

Just for fun, here are a handful behind-the-scenes photos from a couple of weddings this year. I thought about going back through and grabbing all my “sync shots” (I’ll explain) but, seriously, no one cares and that would be a lot of work. Big thank you to all the great photographers I’ve worked with over the course of the year, and a special tip of the hat here to those who took a moment to grab one of me in action. Here’s what I look like at weddings:


Possibly my favorite ever. Sorry for the compression and weird-looking-ness of this photo – it’s been to Facebook and back again. Still, who could deny a wedding photographer herp derp?


More derping. I’m good at this.


I’m honestly not sure what I’m trying to demonstrate. No part of a cake-cutting involves that hand motion.

StephenJanuary 9, 2014 - 4:22 pm

These are all beyond awesome-sauce!

The Elegant DJ (Edward Entertainment)January 10, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Love it. Used my daughter’s favorite word – derpy.

AnnaJanuary 28, 2014 - 10:58 am

LOL! Love it :)