The City of Fountains

Kansas City has been such a pleasant surprise! My husband and I attended a conference here hosted by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). As many of you know, my husband is a 4th year med student and attending the conference is a way to meet with potential residency programs. In addition, the AAFP provides breakout sessions each day for students to learn about different topics.

I was able to come along on the trip and decided to check out Kansas City while my husband was busy in his sessions. Since we were only in town for a few days, it did not make sense to get a car. I found that walking the city was very easy and I made frequent use of the KC Street Car—which was wonderful. The city is very young with lots to do.


Kansas City Skyline From the Liberty Memorial

My favorite adventures of the trip were the Liberty Memorial, the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, the Kansas City Public Library, and seeing the lovely fountains all over the city. Below are some of my favorite shots from the trip:


Liberty Memorial Fountain


Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts


The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden


The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden


Kansas City Public Library Rooftop

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: 50mm
Editing: Lightroom

Before and After: Lightroom

Ever wondered how photographers always seem to capture the most perfect moment? This can be due to luck, skill, careful planning, and perhaps a little post-production magic. Below is a shot from my recent day trip to Beaufort, SC and the outer islands. You will see two pictures, one before editing and one after. Let me know what you think?

Boat Before




Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: 50mm Prime
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/5.0
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Editing: Lightroom

A Day in Beaufort County


Old Sheldon Church Ruins: Yemassee, SC


Old Sheldon Church Well: Yemassee, SC


Old Sheldon Church Ruins: Yemassee, SC


Spanish Moss: Beaufort, SC


Pelicans Overhead: Hunting Island State Park, SC


Hurricane Matthew Aftermath: Hunting Island State Park, SC

Camera: 5D Mark III
Lens: 50mm
Editing: Lightroom

Gibbs Gardens & 20 Million Daffodils

There are no words! Gibbs Gardens is located 1 hour north of Atlanta and about 3 hours from Evans. The drive was well worth it, a hundred times over! Gibbs Gardens boasts 20 million (yes, million) daffodil blooms each year. The grounds were nothing like I have ever seen. Get this on your bucket list now! Below are my favorite snaps from the garden:


Equipment: Canon 5d Mark III, 50MM prime lens, tri-pod, and shutter release.