Monday, April 11, 2016

The Palm House in Vienna

When I think back to the mere 1.5 days I had in Vienna, the visit to the Palm House in the Schönbrunn Palace gardens sticks out in my mind vividly. The entire Schönbrunn complex is worth dedicating an entire day to, because it is just that vast and overwhelmingly gorgeous. And it is absolutely worth it to spend the extra 5 euros to gain admission to the Palm House.

What is it, exactly? Well, it's essentially a Steampunk looking greenhouse. It has 3 different simulated climates and plants to match each of those environments. Most of these plants were things I had never seen before, and I didn't expect to see such exotic things inside of this vintage dreamland. 

But best of all was the feeling of being transported to another world; a lush garden world that is serene and smells like Heaven. My senses were so overwhelmed that I had to sit down and absorb the ambience for a good 20 minutes. It was a nice getaway from the run around that we all inevitably do when we are tourists in a new place. 

And can we just talk about the white staircases for a minute? Obsessed... 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Study in Texture

I gave myself a little assignment last week, and it felt a little bit like I was back in photography school ( in the best way possible). There are so many amazing textures here in Prague that simply don't exist in Southern California (although California has it's own unique textures, for sure!) I wanted to document them and also shoot for my stock portfolio on

 Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

Simple and graphic. That's pretty much how I roll anyway, right?

Friday, March 11, 2016


Wow, it's been a long time since I have posted on my blog! Well, this is officially the first photography blog post I've done since moving to Prague, and it felt good to shoot creatively for myself again. There are a lot of great bake shops here in Prague, so I'm sure I'll be shooting plenty of beautiful goodies to come.

When I saw this in the bake shop today, I couldn't resist making it my subject. It's just so lighthearted and fun. I am also SO over winter and am finding any excuse to feel Spring time in my veins. I hope you enjoy!