America, Beaches, Motherhood, Photos & Video

Portrait of a Mother-To-Be

I confess, blogging has taken a backseat to this pregnancy of mine. Not because it's been a hard pregnancy, but because my brain and my heart have been focused elsewhere. But I did want to share these stunning maternity photos my husband & I had taken once arriving back in the US. Our good friend,… Continue reading Portrait of a Mother-To-Be

Beaches, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Top 10 Beaches in Bali for Photographers

Bali is a paradise of beaches. Any type of beach goer can find the beach of their dreams in Bali. Like surfing? Check out Uluwatu. Enjoy swimming & sunbathing? Nusa Dua is your beach. Like your beach with a side of party? Kuta & Seminyak is for you. Like to eat on the beach where… Continue reading Top 10 Beaches in Bali for Photographers

America, Australia, Food, Funny & Weird, Holidays, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Planning

My Top 2015 Moments of 2015

As New Year’s Eve approaches and 2016 draws near, I finish blogging a series on my top 15 moments of 2015. This has been an incredible year. I can’t think of another year of my life that has been filled with so much accomplishment, first times, victories and significance. I loved writing these posts, creating… Continue reading My Top 2015 Moments of 2015

America, Planning

Season of Changes

I’m a Florida girl living in a snow globe. My Michigan husband has brought me home for the month of March to visit with family & friends before our big move to Asia. When we left Florida it was 75F, and it is now averaging 20F in Michigan. My blood is far too thin for… Continue reading Season of Changes

America, Photos & Video

Beauty of the Tangible

Β  As a child of the 80's, I grew up loving film cameras. I couldn't wait to drop off my rolls (and rolls) of film and wait patiently for the hours or days to pass until I could pick them up. It was always a surprise to see the photos printed. Did I capture what… Continue reading Beauty of the Tangible

Life in Asia, Thailand

48 Hours in Chiang Mai – The Exploress Guest Blog Post

I recently got to step back into one of my favorite cities in Asia, not physically unfortunately, but in writing and in memory. The Exploress, an awesome group of female travelers, photographers & bloggers, asked me to capture 48 hours in a city, and I just had to write about Chiang Mai, Thailand. This was… Continue reading 48 Hours in Chiang Mai – The Exploress Guest Blog Post

Photos & Video, Planning, Travel Gear

My Search for the Perfect Travel Camera Bag

It's a new year, vacation is over, so it's back to reality. My reality this month is focused on transitioning my life overseas, as my husband and I are moving to Southeast Asia pretty soon. One of the first things on my to-do list is to choose the perfect travel camera bag. Currently, we have… Continue reading My Search for the Perfect Travel Camera Bag

America, Photos & Video

JoyFilledWander for the Holidays

JoyFilledWander had some fun this month getting ready for the holidays! Since getting back from Asia, I've been getting some my photos printed as square prints with Artifact Uprising. I really loved how they turned out, and started selling them at events where we've been speaking about our travels and our work.Then I got a… Continue reading JoyFilledWander for the Holidays

Inspiration, Landmarks, Nepal, Photos & Video

9 Things I Loved in Nepal [that aren’t Mt. Everest]

Nepal was a surprisingly amazing country. It was also probably my favorite to photograph. Everything from the scenery, to the architecture, to the people, it was absolutely beautiful. We primarily stayed in Kathmandu, and never got to see Nepal's claim to fame, Mount Everest, but the things we saw inspired us and changed us. So… Continue reading 9 Things I Loved in Nepal [that aren’t Mt. Everest]

Cambodia, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

4 Things I Loved in Cambodia

Cambodia was my first Asian country crush. I traveled here by myself in 2009, and fell in love with it's simplicity and complexity. I was so excited to return to Cambodia with my husband and show him my favorites and discover new things together. Here's a little of what we loved in Cambodia. 4. Mike's… Continue reading 4 Things I Loved in Cambodia