wandering: london


when i'm shuffling trip photos through lightroom, the "rules" of photography go out the window. the most important thing to me, when i'm editing photographs, is that the feeling of the photo reflects the way i felt when i was there in that location. that's what i've always done, and that's part of what makes photography such an enjoyable art to unwind with.

when i edited these photos of london, i wanted them to reflect exactly what it felt like for my husband and i when we were there: warmth, saturation, sunset blurs, and buzzing energy.

that's what london was to us.

london was jet lag and sunshine and warmth and blossoming flowers and ducks in the pond. it was bustling markets and drinking kombucha in organic cafes, and of course ice cream. it was walking until our feel hurt, and taking snapshots for memories, and laughing and smiling until our faces ached and our souls were bursting full.

london was alive. ripe with life - drenched in the summer sunlight, alive with the music as the marching band played. it was a dizzying dose of dashing through tube stations and staring wide-eyed in wonder at old, old, beautiful, beautiful architecture. it was getting lost and finding exactly what we'd been looking for.

traveling to new places is kind of like picking up shards of a broken mirror; seeing new reflections of who we are with every place we go. i think that's part of why i love it so much; part of what makes the road feel like home.

here's a little film of our trip if you would like to see a bit more :)


speaking of adventures and traveling, i'm getting ready to head out this april for a long, (but much needed) off-grid trip. i'll be reconnecting, and recharging. aka surfing (haha). so during that time i'll be absent from my blog, youtube channel, and all my social media, though i may pop in once or twice to say hello.

i had considered the idea of doubling up my workload for this month and scheduling a bunch of content for April, but honestly?? i really need to recharge, i can feel it in my soul. you guys mean so much to me, and the very last thing i want to do is just make content for the sake of making content. i want everything i make for you guys to be inspired and inspiring. i want everything i put up here and on my social media to have something in it that helps or encourages you; i don't want to just be blabbering on, you know?

all that said, if there's anything in particular that you would like to see me sharing more about on this blog, or even on my youtube channel, please let me know below! i'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas. :) you are more encouraging and inspiring to me than you could ever know!!

okay, okay, that's enough from me for now - YOUR TURN: where was the last place you went exploring?? what's one place you've ALWAYS wanted to go?? tell me a bit about one of your favorite adventures below!! have a great weekend, beautiful soul

stay stoked!
kate


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  1. Thanks for sharing London with us!! I’m happy you’ll be able to recharge that’s so important.
    One of my favorite places to go to reconnect is Sedona , AZ. The red rock mountains are incredible and there’s something there that brings you peace it’s like there’s a presence within that place it’s truly incredible and it’s where I was raised. I’d definitely recommend going if you haven’t been already.
    A place I’d love to explore is Australia. I’ve seen amazing pics of the animals and the beauty of the environment there that’s where I’d like to go and just a big beautiful rainforest away from technology just enjoying the ancient trees and the exotic animals and visiting the Caribbean shore as I snorkel into its deepest blue. Peace and enjoy your away time take care. 🤗😁

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing, Cecilia! Sedona is a place I would absolutely LOVE to visit, it sounds incredible *insert heart eye emojis*

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  2. kaTE!!! I'm screaming, oh my goodness. You always make me feel like I was right there with you on your travels. Europe looks so incredibly beautiful. Like, I cannot get over those photos and that VIDEO. All the heart eyes. <3<3<3<3<3

    I'm so glad that you're going to be getting a chance to rest and recharge!!! So so important to take a break just to breathe every now and then. Enjoy the waves!! <3

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    1. EEEEEEE GA I AM SO STOKED YOU LIKED THE POST AND VIDEO!!! <3 you are so amazing dude ahhhhh. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU WAY MORE THAN SURFING!!!!

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  3. I LOVE THIS <333

    The last place I went exploring was my hometown in August-- but now that I say it, I realize how long ago that was! I think I need another vacation XD

    I love your pics + video, Kate! & I hope you have a fantastic trip and recharge! <333

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    1. Hahaha, I am in the same boat with you, Liv! It's been awhile for me too...i'm ready for a new adventure!!! Thanks so much for reading & for your kind words!!! so glad you're here

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  4. Your photos make me feel so nostalgic for London ♡♡ Thank you for sharing with us how you saw this beautiful lively city. It's good as well that you're wanting to recharge, because you want to make sure that everything you share is with intention. :) have a lovely day, Kate!

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    1. eeeee, so so glad you enjoyed the post and the london photos, Anna!!! thank you so much for your kind words, and for reading & sharing

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  5. I adore London, and wish I could go back ASAP. I don't know if you had a chance to visit Portobello Market on a Sat., but it was 100% my favorite place in London. And I miss Cambridge. I was tempted to move there, but alas, it's not free. ;) So fun to read this post and reminisce on my trip to England.

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    1. SO GLAD IT MADE YOU REMINISCE <3 I loved London and everywhere we road tripped in England; beautiful country that deserves LOTS of exploring

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  6. Your photos are STUNNING, Kate. I remember going to London years ago. I was a kid, it was my first trip abroad, and I was so enamored by all the history and everything! I'm so so excited be going on my dream vacation in a couple weeks--to Italy. I'm Italian, and I've always wanted to see the country my family came from. Plus, all that art + history . . . !!!!!

    Hope your recharge goes well! Sometimes, we really do need to step away.

    Eleanor | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH, Eleanor!! I am so glad you enjoyed this post, and I hope you have an awesome time in Italy!! It's beautiful there <3

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