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Michael and I got away for a couple of days.  It was a short trip but it’s amazing how refreshing just two days can be when the only thing you have to do is explore a tropical island!  We arrived in St. Thomas on Thursday and stayed there for two nights. We decided to save some money and stay at the Emerald Isle Best Western instead of The Ritz ha! Like we would ever stay at The Ritz!).  The great thing about tropical islands is that it’s so beautiful, ANYWHERE is perfect! We loved it! We relaxed on the beach that evening and started talking about what we could do on Friday! Michael had his heart set on renting a SCOOTER!

Now I’m all for renting a scooter! That sounded like fun!! The only thing that worried me were the roads. We’re not used to driving on the LEFT HAND SIDE of the road and that was very obvious within our first 30 minutes of exploring. Wow. We had some close calls! (Don’t tell my mother!). After a little while, we got the hang of it. And I say “WE” but really, Michael was the only one driving. Growing up, I was the one who drove a go-cart into a parked car…. so driving a scooter in a different country wasn’t an option for Katelyn. I very willingly decided to take the backseat and document our travels.  It was beautiful. We drove around the entire island and I loved it! We stopped by the infamous Magen’s Bay and it’s just as serene and peaceful as they it is. However, as gorgeous as that beach was, my favorite part of the trip was our scooter ride. We really loved it! Michael loved it so much that I got an email from him once we got home that said “Lets get one!” and he shared a link to a local scooter store! Can you imagine Michael and Katelyn riding their baby scooter around Short Pump?!! Oh gosh!

 

Anyway, after our scooter adventure, we packed up and headed over to St. John and prepared to shoot a wedding!! We did some scouting the day before and so some of these locations may look a tad familiar from Clint and Cary’s blog post! Enjoy!

Magen’s Bay!

Oh Katelyn… not cool…. not cool. You feel so much cooler that you look when you wear a helmet like that!

View from our room!

gahh! Amazing!

I told ya… I made Michael practice for me!

The bride took this shot! Cary I’m so proud of your camera skills!

xoxo, Katelyn
16 Comments Personal, Travels
  1. mollystillman reply

    you guys are too adorable. those location shots are gorgeous – no wonder you took portraits there :) looks like an amazing time! happy fourth, katelyn!!

  2. katie reply

    Love your pics, glad you had a great time! I will be heading to st.john in october! Now you have me even more excited! I can’t wait!!! Have a great 4th!!

  3. Kathryn Grace reply

    *CUTE FLIP-FLOP ALERT!* :-) Seriously, though, beautiful photos!!

  4. Meredith Sledge reply

    What a glorious place! I looove posts like this!! :)

    And you and Michael look awesome in that last picture! Beautiful!!!

  5. Deborah Zoe reply

    I’m so glad you guys got a chance to relax AND live the dream:) isn’t it great when the two come together?:):)

  6. Johane reply

    Very cute flip-flop! Where are they from?

  7. Sabrina reply

    Oh my heavens… gorgeous!!! All of it is just beautiful. If for some reason the whole wedding photography thing doesn’t work out for you, then you could totally do landscape or travel photography ;-)

  8. Annetta reply

    Wow. Beautiful pictures!! I’m green with envy. I’ve wished to go to the tropics for years. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  9. Danielle reply

    amazing photos!!! what lens did you primarily use on the vaca photos!?

  10. Danielle reply

    LOVE these!!! amazing photos, as always. can I ask what lens you were primarily shooting with for the vacation portion of the photos?! thank you in advance :)

  11. Anastasia reply

    I LOVE your blue dress in the last picture Katelyn! So gorgeous!

  12. Rici reply

    Really lovely travel pictures! I am glad you had some relax time. The island looks super amazing! May I propose something? Why don´t you get a Vespa? Maybe in teal? Just sayin´. :))) Salutiiii.

  13. Lauren Wakefield reply

    SO fun! That is something I have always wanted to do!!

  14. Karie Murray reply

    You two are adorable! …you have me day dreaming. My husband and I need to so very badly get away on a vacation! Fingers crossed that we book a destination wedding soon! :)

  15. Kristina W. reply

    I LOVE your vacation shots! You and MIchael should go on more just so we can look at them! St. Thomas looks amazing!

  16. Jennifer reply

    I just got back from a Carnival cruise where our first stop was St. Thomas! It was so beautiful and your photos do more justice than mine do! I hope you loved it as much as I did!

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