I promise, it's over. There are no more blog posts from the Baltic adventure after this. Our last stop was Germany. We explored the port of Warnemunde and also Lubeck. Looking over these photos now, it is hard to imagine they were all taken fairly close together geographically and all within the same day. The Baltic Sea sunbathers contrast to the gray morning skies and raincoats in Lubeck. I skipped most of the sights in this edit and went for what I liked best.
This is the the last moment before we all packed into our tiny car full of sad relatives headed to the airport to leave Spain behind. Kalaii had to give those gallinas a little bit of love before he took off for Hawaii. It was a long adventure to get here, and we got to see some loved ones en route. We have arrived on the Big Island and I am really excited to start working as a wedding photographer here in Hawaii. Of course, we aren't giving up our Spanish summers. Bikini Birdie version español lives on and we are booking summer 2014 now in Spain. Aloha!
I just arrived in New York and have closed the wedding season in Spain. We leave for Hawaii in a week and won't return to Spain until next season. It feels good to be visiting friends and family here in the US and I wanted to share a little glimpse into the fun and beauty I was a part of during the amazing summer under the sun.
In Sweden we visited Malmö and Stockholm during the Baltic tour. The weather was damp and cold the day we strolled through Malmö, but the sun was shining in Stockholm and the Swedes came out to enjoy it.
This is Valencia's own Santiago Calatrava's Turning Torso in Malmö. The tallest building in Scandanavia, where the windows don't even open.
During the travel piece I worked on in the Baltic capitals, my first stop was Tallinn, Estonia. I arrived via Barcelona after photographing a wedding the night before and then missed the car waiting for me to take me around the city and instead got on a bus.... disaster... disaster.... Long story short, I ran around old town Tallinn trying to connect with people and get images in focus before I took off some three hours later for St. Petersburg. It was nice to go through my take again for this post to see what I saw.. in my head it is all such a blur. I did love the blankets on the chairs for outdoor seating, in case of a chill, and elk sausage: yum.
This is the kind of wedding that everybody wants to be a part of. Laia and Josep were married last September in a gorgeous rural house where friends and family shacked up for the weekend to help out, and, make the party last longer. It was really special to be a part of this personal and beautiful wedding. To see more visit Belle & Chic!
I was lucky enough to get assigned to a travel story with the fantastic Spanish journalist Rosa M. Tristan. We spent two days in the cultural capital of Russia. It was both exciting and challenging to be on a strict touristic route and find interesting images to illustrate the city. We visited five other Baltic capitals which I look forward to sharing in the future.