Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Family Trip to Hilton Head, SC

It's that time of the year again! The month of June is what I like to call "Gemini season", where my entire family (aside from myself) celebrates their birthdays. This year was extra exciting because my Dad turned the big SIX-O, so as a gift my mom planned a trip for the whole family. There were a few locations that were contenders for the trip, but we ultimately decided on Hilton Head, which is a place my parents have become very fond of. I am lucky in that I do get to see my family fairly frequently, but it was still nice to escape for a few days to experience somewhere new. I don't think we have all been under one roof for a night since our wedding! We enjoyed hours of ocean time (in water that was warmer than the air), some amazing seafood, lots of live country music, and overall enjoyed the slower way of life down there. My favorite part had to be traveling everywhere by bike! Bikes really rule the roads down there, and it was awesome.

As a birthday gift to my parents, my siblings, josh & I all pitched in to get a professional photographer to capture some photos of us on the beach. I stumbled upon Savannah-based photographer Rach Loves Troy via Instagram, and am so glad I did! She has a beautiful eye and shoots with film, which I've officially been converted to ever since our wedding. If you are ever in the low-country and are interested in a quick shoot, definitely give her a call! We rarely get photos all together as a family, so I think that capturing this trip in a way that we can save forever was one of the best gifts we could have given. Christmas card, check!
^ so corny, but I love it!

Since my last Travel Tuesday update, I've added even more trips to this year's list, including a last minute jaunt to Norfolk, VA to visit my best friend Emily in her new home before we jetted off to Tulum. I've also traveled to Utah and Florida in the last few months for some exciting #jossandmainmakeover shoots, and I feel sure I'll be off to several other locations for work before the year ends. When it comes to vacations, josh & I also have plans for an exciting California road-trip in the works, which I'll be sure to share details around soon! Until then, you can keep up with us on Instagram @ #joshandlutravels. xx


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