Category archives: Personal

  • Adventurous Honeymoon (Or Vacation) Destinations

  • If you want a honeymoon (anniversary trip or heck, just a trip) that brings out your adventure seeking side, you're in the right place! These five destinations will not disappoint! Narrowing this list down to five was quite the task, there are an endless amount of options when it comes to choosing a[...]
  • Alex & Joelle Adventures | Oahu, Hawaii

  • Before Alex left for his year long tour in Bahrain, we knew we wanted to squeeze one last trip in and Hawaii was calling our names. Living in San Diego we're about as close as you can get to Hawaii and it's not uncommon to find great flights to pop over to the islands. I had never been to Hawaii bef[...]
  • I'm Going To Malawi!!

  • I’ve always had this desire inside of me, a desire to do something meaningful, to go so far outside my comfort zone I can’t even see it, to grow as an individual, to make a difference, to live my ultimate purpose and spread the word of God. It is no surprise that God, in His perfect timing, has mold[...]
  • Camera Recommendations

  • Have you been wanting to take better photos? Are you interested in photography? Does the thought of buying a nice camera overwhelm you? No worries! I'm here to help. I am frequently asked for my camera recommendations and it's high time I tackle this question for anyone that's in the market for the[...]
  • 2016 Year In Review

  • I have been in full reflection mode lately, I think that’s common this time of year. I find myself lost in thought, staring off into space and thinking about the highlights, lessons and accomplishments from this past year. It’s been a really great year, possibly one of the best. The more I think abo[...]
  • Alex & Joelle Adventures | Yosemite

  • Over Thanksgiving weekend Alex and I set off for a long weekend of adventure to Yosemite National Park. Since we don't have family in California to spend Thanksgiving with, it seemed appropriate to instead spend it with mother nature! After a long and busy Fall, a weekend in the mountains was exactl[...]
  • Weekend in Zion

  • Alex and I have this cute little "napkin list"of things we want to do this year. What in the world is a napkin list you may ask? Well, it's a bucket list...that we wrote on a napkin one night at dinner.... therefore, our napkin list. Anyways, on said napkin list  we put a big fat CHECK next to Zion [...]
  • Promise Not To Judge Me?

  • I'm excited to share with you a piece of my heart today; something that is very near and dear to me. But first, I need to ask that you don't judge me! I'm a photographer. But what guess? That hasn't always been the case. I had my days of point and shoot cameras and only using the automatic functions[...]
  • Finding Your Tribe

  • Last night I attended an event that I was really looking forward to. It was an opportunity to meet other people in the wedding industry, have a glass of wine and maybe make a new friend. I went in with a super positive attitude and left feeling… crushed. Since my business isn't well known yet in San[...]
  • Road Trip Essentials

  • In the past couple years, I have done my fair share of road trips. Last year alone we logged 2,711 miles driving from the Atlantic to the Pacific. As if that wasn't enough, we drove almost the entire West Coast last August. Bucket list: CHECK! I love driving because there is no ticket telling you wh[...]
  • Meet Alex

  • My main squeeze, my other half, the man I do life with--my husband :) He's really the best. I met him in college, at a townie bar (sorry family members that I told we met through mutual friends, that was lie) I never in a million years thought I would meet my husband in a bar. I thought for sure I w[...]
  • ROAD TRIP!

  • Shortly after we found out we were moving to San Diego, Alex (my husband) had already started planning our road trip up the coast of California. It was just a matter of when. A few months later I received a wedding inquiry for a wedding in the San Francisco area and I thought, well there we have it,[...]