Last weekend my sweet husband took me on a 24-hour getaway to celebrate my birthday. Since we are always so busy with the three kiddos, it’s nice to move the focus back on us and our relationship, if even just for one night. I choose not to bring along my DSLR (big camera). I do go through phases where I use my DSLR a lot and then not much at all. I seem to be in an iPhone phase right now. And, I thought it might be easier to just rely on the iPhone while we are out and about.
My photo album these days is full of photos of the kids and their activities. There are more photos of them than us that is for sure. I took this opportunity to snap some photos of our time together to include in my weekly album! My husband is not always photo crazy…well most times he is not! I can talk him into a selfie every once and awhile, but I can also drive him nuts with my photo taking too! So I try to be respectful of his wishes and not go overboard on the photos of him. 🙂
Here are the photos I captured of our little getaway.
He surprised me with a suite! I knew we were going over night – but I had no idea he got such a fancy room! The first thing I did was snap some photos of the room and using the app Pic-Stitch I made a little collage right on my iPhone.
After we dropped our stuff off at the hotel, we ventured out to find a movie theater. (we saw Spiderman 2). I decided to just take a photo as we were walking into the theater – and then I put my phone away and just enjoyed our time together. (Photos of signs is a good way to document where you have been!)
After the movie was dinner. The restaurant was crowded, and sometimes even I can get a little camera-shy when so many people are around! But I wanted at least one photo of our dinner. So a simple way to capture it, a photo of our drinks! Wine for me and water for him. Him and Hers – a good way to capture our time together!
After dinner we enjoyed watching the sunset from the balcony of our hotel, documented by a selfie. It’s a little grainy – but I love it anyway.
The view as the sun was going down… I love light in the sky in contrast to the dark and the city lights below.
We then took a walk along the river. And agin trying to not have my face buried in my iphone and enjoy our time together, and not being too over the top with photos – this is the photo I took on our walk. The bend in the river, the light towers, and the tall buildings drew my eye to the camera as we walked past this point.
Saturday we went to see the waterfalls. Taking a photo from behind is one of my favorite techniques. I purposely off-centered him to the left for a more interesting photo.
And another selfie for good measure. The photo on top and the photo below are at the same location, but yet are different.
We climbed to the top of the observation tower. It was a little crowded up there – otherwise I probably would have gotten for another selfie, but this time I settled on a view of the falls from afar.
We then walked around downtown. This old building caught my eye. The building is a little off centered and the cross walk lines lead your eye to the building.
Lunch at a retro-dinner. Again a but crowded so I settled on a photo of my most amazing milk shake that I shared with my hubby.
And then one last photo as we wandered the shops in downtown. This time I turned the camera over to my husband let him take a silly photo of me with a unicorn mask on. We laughed and it was funny.
And here is how I took these photos and worked them into my weekly Project Life album:
I used the front and back of a Design J Project Life Page protector. And actually two of the photos I took did not make it into my weekly spread (the walk along the river and the old building), because I just didn’t have enough room for them and wanted to keep our trip to just front and back of the page protector. And that’s OK. I have learned that I don’t have to include every photo I take into my album.
You can see more of my week 18 spread over at www.michelelbostinelos.com/blog on Tuesday of this week.
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credits// Michelle Bostinelos, photographer/author