My New Year’s resolution this year is to take more “personal” photos. In other words, I want to force myself to photograph more of my own daily life. The last couple years, I have gotten burned out at times to the point where I didn’t even bring a camera on family trips out of town. I started to view photography as work and therefore shied away from practicing it outside of work. I need to challenge myself visually more this year and continue to grow. One of the first tests of my resolution was my wife’s 30th birthday weekend. I dusted off camera and made a few pictures of a very fun weekend.
This weekend I took a few photos at my brother-in-law’s wedding at the Belmont Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee. The mansion served as a perfect venue for Ben and Lana’s touching elopement ceremony. Barbara and I were honored to be there and had a great time celebrating with them this weekend.
The final stop of our honeymoon trip to Italy last month was Rome. We were there for three nights and saw thousands of selfie sticks along with about a dozen landmarks between Rome and Vatican City. I’m a history buff so this was one of my favorite stops on our trip. Everywhere we turned in Rome we seemed to wander into ruins of some sort.
Capri was our favorite stop during our honeymoon. We were there for just one night, but we got to experience quite a bit of the island during a boat tour. Capri has been a popular resort destination dating back to the days of the Roman Empire. It’s such a beautiful place that it’s hard to take a bad photo on the island. That said, I hope my photos did it justice: