Sometimes you just need to play. You need to get out and do something for fun. Whether you work a 9-5, are in school, are in-between jobs, or home with the kids, sometimes you need to take a break from the norm and do something else. This is not a revolutionary thought, but if you’re anything like me, sometimes you forget that this is necessary. Recently Tim and I have been in a black hole of editing. It’s sort of a funny thing really, because we love our job. “Busy” for us is fun. We enjoy going from one shoot or wedding to the next, coming home with full memory cards to empty like it’s Christmas day, finding our favorite images, working through them, and delivering them to our clients with all sorts of fun goodies. But sometimes we have to take a break too. (Hilarious that I’m writing this at 10 at night. Oh the irony.)
Two of our dear friends recently got married in Charleston on consecutive weekends (not to each other obviously.) Tim’s college roommate Cameron got married, and the following weekend my college roommate Taylor tied the knot. I was lucky enough to get to stick around in Charleston the week after Cam’s wedding to help Taylor out with last minute errands, making decorations, and moving out of her apartment before her wedding. Both weddings were beautiful and SO wonderful to be a part of – more on that soon – we did Taylor’s videography and MAN OH MAN was she a gorgeous bride.
After Taylor’s wedding Tim and I had a whole long weekend stretched out ahead of us as Monday was Veteran’s Day. So what to do? Play of course. All around Charleston. We were total nerds and went to see The Hunley (think Civil War history – it was the first submarine to sink an enemy warship), the U.S.S. Yorktown (WWII era aircraft carrier), and we even did one of those super-touristy carriage rides about the city. I’m pretty sure it was exactly what our weary souls needed. We’ve had a whole-lotta life transitions lately and were ready for some downtime. Thanks to some amazing suggestions (and an awesome rehearsal dinner) we enjoyed lots of great food while we were there. A few favorites – Poe’s Tavern, Five Loaves, The Gin Joint, Hominy Grill, and Fish. You know, just in case you’re ever down that way.
Just for kicks, Tim and I always take photos of one another when we’re traveling. New backdrops and scenery and the like. It’s always fun, despite our awkwardness on the other side of the camera.
So here you go. A few photos of us. And Charleston. And Tim’s beard.