August 4, 2011

Turks & Caicos: Being Busy, Being in Paradise

Things have been a little quiet on the blog, and that is mostly because, for a week, I was in P-A-R-A-D-I-S-E (otherwise known as Turks & Caicos). May and June were for me–and for most wedding vendors–absolutely NUTS. I did 80% of my 2011 weddings in these 8 weeks. So, when those weddings were over, I wanted to get some much-needed rest.

However, as with all good things, our vacation ended and we’re back in our usual busy, busy mode. August is one of my busiest months at my other job–teaching at Columbia College Chicago. I came home from vacation and jumped right into coordinating and teaching in a summer program. I’m also editing through all of the weddings I shot before we left.

So, in an attempt to remember the absolute bliss that was our trip to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, I’m sharing some of our photos. I didn’t take my “good camera” to the island. I’ve been accused of “living through the lens” on vacations, and I wanted to see what it’s like to walk around with a pocket-sized camera like the rest of the tourists. And boy am I glad I did! Provo is an amazing place, and we absolutely loved it. I’d kill to shoot a destination wedding there! (We’re going back in January, anyone getting married?) 😉 For now, I’m happy to just go lay on the beach.

It really was the bluest water I’ve ever seen.

Blue sky, blue water.

We did a lot of snorkeling, and this little guy was one of our favorite fish finds!

Of course, as with any vacation we take, we did a lot of eating. This was one of my favorite meals from Da Conch Shack: cracked conch, conch fritters, peas & rice, plantains. YUM.

And a view of the barrier reef (3rd largest in the world) from the airplane. Goodbye, Provo. Be back soon!