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I Upgraded My Camera Equipment! Why I Chose the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

April 5, 2018
Mirrorless cameras - Why I chose the Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II

I am so excited to have recently switched from a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera, to a snazzy new mirrorless camera. After a LOT of research and many, many trips to the local camera store, I finally landed on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (I know, it’s a mouthful). Figuring out which mirrorless camera to purchase was a hard decision because there’s honestly quite a few wonderful options.…


7 Reasons Why Mirrorless Cameras are Perfect for Travelers

April 3, 2018
7 Reasons why mirrorless cameras are perfect for travelers

I am super excited because…I made the switch to a mirrorless camera! Recently my autofocus stopped working in the camera body of my DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. I didn’t realized how important autofocus was until I didn’t have it. Seriously, it made me so frustrated trying to manually focus, I wanted to just throw it out the window.   When the autofocus went, it was a clear…

Photography Travel Tips

The 5 Tips You Need to Know to Take Amazing Photos of Yourself When Traveling Solo

November 15, 2017
White Sands National Monument - How to Take Amazing Photos of Yourself when Traveling Solo

Are you wondering how to take amazing photos of yourself when traveling solo? No worries, the struggle is real. There’s nothing worse than being on your dream vacation, and having no one to capture a photo of you there as well. I mean, these are your memories after all!   So trust me, I completely understand. And since I have picked up a few tricks on the subject,…

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Monument Valley’s Most Instagrammable Locations
The Best Monument Valley Photos

September 21, 2017
Best Monument Valley Photos

Monument Valley is a photographer’s dream! The red rocks of Monument Valley are one of the most iconic rock formations in the USA, and it’s a staple image of America’s rugged southwest. Monument Valley is featured in a number of Hollywood movies, even my personal favorite, Forrest Gump. If you want to capture the classic “best Monument Valley photos”, I’ve put together a post to help you out.…

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San Diego’s Most Instagram-Worthy Spots

May 30, 2017
San Diego Instagram Spots

After living in San Diego for 2.5 years, I wasted no time Instagramming my heart away on my account @lavendervines. As I prepare to leave, I can’t believe how iconic this city really is. It makes me love it all the more. 😍   So I’ve decided to put together my favorite San Diego Instagram spots. Check them out, and don’t forget to Instagram them. 😉   Before…