out of town: Arizona


After a very busy '07 wedding season, J and I finally took a vacation this week. Well, sorta. We're mixing vacation with visiting family, networking and attending a photo workshop. I'll post more about those things later, but for now, I'll tell you about the mini vacation bit!

We spent two nights in Sedona at the Amara Resort (a lovely, modern creek-side gem). We purposely didn't really make any set plans, so we were flexible to explore the town, it's beautiful red rocks, hiking trails and winding dirt roads at our leisure. We were delighted to have coffee with Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia of Sedona Bride one morning. And later treated ourselves to the most intense deep tissue massage I have ever had. We had a picnic by Cathedral Rock. And explored the artist community of Jerome, one mile up!

It's very infrequent that we're able to sneak away from work, so likewise we tried to give ourselves a break from lugging around our gear. Below are a few snapshots from when I did take my camera out of the bag. ;)

The view from the top of the driveway at our resort (Snoopy rock on the left).

Toasting at the resort's fire pit.

Mmmm... beautiful morning light.

On a hike somewhere in the middle of that rich red rock.

Ooops! A few scratches on the rental car from off-roading. J's convinced he'll be able to buff those out.

I pulled my camera out a few times. J? He traveled light, with his iPhone camera. ;)

I recently purchased a 24mm 1.4. I love it! It captures detail beautifully.

Check back at the end of the week to see what we've been up to in the Phoenix area! Hope you are all having a great week!


  1. Anonymous9:11 AM

    em and j,
    great pictures of a great place.
    glad you enjoyed it. love the red rocks and the blue sky. the toasting wine glasses and firepit pic is great.
    love, mom and steve xo

  2. These are beautiful! Glad you posted them, I love vacation pics :)


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