Sheep. I fell in love with sheep, the little white blobs in big green fields, when I traveled to Scotland in 2013. They’re not something I see often in Maine (and certainly not in the same picturesque way that I did in Scotland) until my husband, Cam, and I recently (well, 7 month ago now haha) went to Ireland for a 9 day stay to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary.
I’ve loved traveling for a long time for a lot of reasons. And in my adult years, I’ve really worked to make it a priority because I value it so much. I love having a big trip to look forward to knowing it’s going to come with priceless memories, new foods, and cultural experiences you don’t get from staying at home or watching it on TV.
Traveling fills my cup. And Ireland is definitely high on my list of favorite places I’ve been. If I had to pick one thing about Ireland that I loved the most it would be this:
They answered our questions about local culture with history lessons and personal stories. They helped us find places to stay when the ones we tried to stay at were full. They gave us full itineraries of what to do when we asked and did not disappoint with their recommendations. The list goes on 🙂
Oh, and did I mention, Ireland lit up my photographer heart as well? The lush greens, the sunny skies (we were prepared for rain too but it only rained one day!), the landscapes without people obstructing them, and the list goes on…
Now the question is, do we make yearly anniversary trips a thing? I’m obviously on board with that. Where should we go next? Let me know your recommendations in the comments!!
ABOUT THE WRITER
Hello! I’m Marissa, a brand photographer with a goal so much bigger than just “pretty photos.” I believe that your brand is your story and my job is to capture it in the most authentic way that meets your goals.
Based in Southern Maine, here at Marissa Elise Photography I am obsessed with serving businesses owners to show up (and yes, show off!) confidently with elevated brand images.
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