In the middle of August every year, I carve out a weekend to rest and refresh before the busy fall season. One of my favorite ways to do so is, believe it or not, to take photos. I find travel photography helps me to reset my ability to see scenes, which directly influences my coverage of weddings and other professional work. So, not only is it relaxing, but it’s a way to grease the cogs of my creativity.
One of the best things about being a photographer is the ability to tie outside interest into your work. For example, in the last year, I’ve been able to photograph a number of famous wine regions. This time around, we visited the Mosel Valley in Germany, where the world’s greatest Rieslings are grown.
Beyond the Riesling, it’s quite simply a beautiful part of the country. It isn’t far from Frankfurt, but you won’t see many foreign tourists there. So there is a much more carefree, relaxed feeling in the air. It was amazing to stand on a hill high above the town of Graach, looking down through the extremely steep hills toward the Mosel River.
After that, we made our way to the stunning Amalfi Coast of Italy. We stopped in Positano and Conca Dei Marini to photograph the magnificent Monastero Santa Rosa and its iconic infinity pool overlooking the coastline before ending the trip in Rome. We visited the Vatican and wandered the ancient streets past the Colosseum and other mind-bendingly old sites. In Rome, the streets and the buildings are steeped in history and every corner hides another story.
With my midseason excursion over, I’m looking forward to returning home and capturing another wedding. But I wanted to share these images from the breathtaking sights of my journey here on the blog. Take a look at some of the breathtaking views we were treated to while we were out and about.