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Took a family trip up to Niagara Falls to show my uncle the great wonder! We could only see everything from the US side of it since he didn’t have a passport, but there was still so much to do & see. I especially enjoyed getting dunked by water pouring over the falls at Cave of the Winds! Click through for some of my favorite pictures from the trip!

August 10, 2016

My family made our first long distance trip of the summer to show my uncle, who is visiting from India, one of the great wonders of the world, Niagara Falls! We drove up to Buffalo, NY on the first night and had dinner with family friends. My dad had recently gone through and digitized a lot of my baby videos, and I got to meet a girl who I had been “baby friends” with! It was such a fun time re-watching these videos after meeting her for the first time and she was super apologetic for pushing me over as a baby herself, which was by far, the funniest video of them all! It was a good way to wind down from the 7 hour drive up to the border of the country.

The next morning we spent the whole day at Niagara Falls from the New York sidesince my uncle wouldn’t be able to cross the border and see it from the Canadian side. Me and my brother had been about 10 years ago but didn’t remember much of the place so it was awesome getting to see it again!

We took the famous Maid of the Mist boat ride to see the American Falls & Horshoe Falls up close! They give you the funny looking blue ponchos that save you from getting a bit more than mist on you. It’s hard to describe being up close to the falls, it’s so incredibly loud and so powerful. The pictures don’t really do it justice!

After the boat ride, we walked up a giant staircase right along the American Falls to get a good side view. It was super hot but the mist from the falls made it very enjoyable!

We then went to Luna Island where we got to see the American Falls from the very top. It is CRAZY how crystal clear the water is and how strong the water is leading up to right before it falls over cliff! Also featured is the infamous (by me and my brother’s thoughts) selfie stick that my dad broke out below. Oh man, he was just one of soo many people using one!

The picture above was from the top of the Horshoe Falls where even at the top of the waterfall, it is so incredibly misty from all of the water pouring down below and rising up as mist. You can see this cloud of mist from literally MILES away. Not pictured yet is Cave of the Winds which allows you to first go down 17 stories via elevator, and then walk up red, wooden staircases by the American Falls and get POUNDED by the water up close! They have what they call a Hurricane Deck which is so close to the falls that you can actually reach out and touch the water going down past the rocks! There was so much water flying everywhere that I didn’t dare use my camera, but my dad got some iPhone shots that I’ll try to include here!

We went out to dinner in the town of Niagara Falls, NY but came back at night to watch the fireworks show that launches from on the water by the falls. They light up the American and Horshoe falls at night with lights which is really, really cool! I liked the red, white, and blue that the American Falls was showcasing as a tribute to the U.S.A. competing in Rio! The fireworks show was quick, but perfect!! I LOVE fireworks, so it was incredible watching them right over a waterfall from an observatory deck way, way up high! I think this was my favorite part of the trip 🙂

Hehehe, I didn’t catch TOO many new Pokemon, but my brother did catch a pokeball hahahaha

The next day we went to the aquarium (I also love aquariums along with fireworks) and it was so cute watching these sea lions interact with the trainers! There were also sharks and PENGUINS!!

I had a great time traveling to Niagara Falls and hope to go back again some day to witness it from the Canadian side again! This was a great weekend trip and I’m glad we got to go 🙂 Thanks to my dad for taking the pictures of me!

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August 10, 2016

My summer recap from last year reminded me of everything that I had accomplished that I would have otherwise forgotten. Hopefully by the end of this summer I’ll have just as much to look back on. Here’s a couple of things I’ve enjoyed so far and some more that are in the works for this summer!

June 5, 2016

I was going through and updating my website and came across my blog post from last summer that recapped everything that happened. Last summer was without a doubt, the best summer of my life so far. It was full of big milestones such as watching my little brother graduate from high school, travelling to new places like Myrtle Beach and working hard to get my photography out there and noticed! My summer recap reminded me of everything that I had accomplished that I would have otherwise forgotten. It also helped me deal with this year’s change from such a busy semester to a slower summertime. Hopefully on the other end of this summer I’ll have just as much to look back on! Here’s a couple of things that have happened so far and some more that are in the works for this summer!

Highlights So Far:

  • Spending an extra week in Cville after I finished finals just taking graduation portraits! I almost felt like a full time photographer aka the dream! See Radhika, Jane, and Narotham & Shreya’s blog posts for just a few!
  • Visiting the Pet Shelter and falling in love with a diabetic cat that liked to be petted & the kittens that were so playful (I’m a cat person!!)
  • BEACH WEEK!!! I’ve never lived so close to the ocean, boogie boarded so much, lounged in a pool or seen the sunrise on a beach before. I’ve also never cleaned so much before or been so sunburned and tan before in my life!
  • Meeting up so many of my friends (including my best friend!) who were back in the area for a little bit before being off to wherever they’re interning/studying this summer 
  • Interning at the same company as last summer and being able to get right back into the swing of things and help out
  • Taking day trips to Annapolis & Harpers Ferry

    What I’m Looking Forward To:
     

  • Traveling with uncle who is here from India
  • Getting to know my fellow new intern crew better
  • Hanging out with my friends that are back home for the summer
  • DRIVING!!! I love being home and being able to drive my 1990 Eagle Talon around. It’s too old for me to take Here’s hoping that we won’t have as many parts to replace/problems to fix up
  • Two couples’ sessions that are in the works! I’ve taken photos for one couple before (they were the very first to let me & I actually LOVED it) and the second couple just recently got engaged which is super exciting
  • Second shooting another wedding that I will be in charge of taking groom and groomsmen portraits for by myself for the first time!!

June 5, 2016

A couple of weeks ago my dance team traveled down to Virginia Beach for a competition. We go this competition every year and it’s become tradition to go to the beach at night after the competition ends before leaving back for Charlottesville. Here’s a couple of pictures from our time there!

May 9, 2016

A couple of weeks ago my dance team traveled down to Virginia Beach for a competition. We go this competition every year and it’s become tradition to go to the beach at night after the competition ends before leaving back for Charlottesville. I brought my camera along again this year and got some funny shots of our group getting ready as well as some really cool night shots on the beach! I can’t wait for us to go to Beach Week and do our actual photoshoot at the beach in a week!

Thanks fam for a solid time as always (and to Ani for any pictures that I’m in)! I can’t wait for beach week, it’s the only thing that got me through finals! Good luck on anyone finishing them up and T MINUS SIX DAYS TO MYRTLE!

May 9, 2016

A couple of weekends ago I went on a small fall retreat with my sorority around Charlottesville. The beginning of the day was us running around trying to cross off as many items on the scavenger hunt as we could. We ended the crazy hunt with a fancy tea at Boar’s Head Inn and lots […]

October 29, 2015

A couple of weekends ago I went on a small fall retreat with my sorority around Charlottesville. The beginning of the day was us running around trying to cross off as many items on the scavenger hunt as we could. We ended the crazy hunt with a fancy tea at Boar’s Head Inn and lots of pictures around the surrounding property. Unfortunately my card went bad after using it several times over the weekend and I lost some of the pictures but I wanted to put at least some of them up!

We were able to get into the dorm I lived in first year & I got to see my old room!

October 29, 2015

I  traveled to the Outer Banks in North Carolina for the first time ever. Here are a few pictures I took along the way of the Wright Brother Museum, dolphin tours, and fun at the pier.

July 10, 2015

Last weekend I took a spontaneous weekend trip to OBX with my mom and dad. My brother stayed back to go for his friends’ graduation parties and truth be told I missed him a lot on the trip. Whenever I saw something crazy I had the immediate instinct to turn to him and point it out only to realize that he was 300 miles away. Here’s a quick glimpse of all the things that I wanted to point out to him! We went to the top of Bodie Lighthouse, the Wright Brother’s museum, had the best seafood we’ve ever had at Blue Moon Grill (and we’re huge seafood fans), went parasailing & on a sunset dolphin tour!

Note the sign for “mermaids”

We like to take your standard touristy & funny pictures at the pier 🙂

July 10, 2015

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