Did I mention I’ve traveled to England 12 times over the years? And, it’s still magical for me! Here’s why: I never stop going to new places, trying new foods, exploring different museums, and soaking up every moment. Well, the most important part is the people I see when I visit. London, England has been a place for me to meet up with friends I’ve met all over the world. We’ve vacationed, traveled, and sung together…so, you can see why I keep going back.
I’ve been to England 12 times in my life. I’ve traveled the whole country and I never tire of it. The English Classics are in my blood and everywhere I look I see scenes from a movie/book I love! On top of that, my sister lives there and when I visit we spend the time talking and using London as the background for one long conversation. I love to travel! I love to be brave and explore new lands…but, I also love that I get to stay with friends when I’m there. But, just so you know traveling with a photographer can be hard work…sometimes I make my travel companions pose for pics AND I have to have good light AND I might make you take the same shot 10 times! But, I think they still love me afterwards. 🙂
Enjoy these pics of Eltham Palace – Did you know King Henry IV spent time there as a child? Yup, true. That’s what happens when you listen to the guide…you learn crazy awesome facts! The grounds were so beautiful…but, wait until you see the gold bathroom!!!! And yes, we played dress up! Good times.
Here’s a quote from their English Heritage Site:
“Eltham is a unique marriage between a medieval and Tudor palace and a 1930s millionaire’s mansion. From the 14th to the 16th century it was an important royal palace, where monarchs often stayed and hunted in the surrounding parks. After centuries of neglect, Eltham was leased to Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933, who built an up-to-the-minute house here that incorporated the great hall. The result was a masterpiece of 20th-century design.”
This summer has been so beautiful. I love taking family portraits during the week and shooting weddings on weekend. Centennial Lakes is a great location for family photography because it offers tons of different background within a short walking distance! I’m loving shooting there at the moment.
I met the Gaurmaccia family early one morning and we had a great time capturing their sweet stage of life.