Good to see you, America. Posted on Oct 1 2013 by amarishames

A few thousand images are currently finding their way to my non-mobile backup & I am sitting here in the new studio space on my fifth official day. There are two other meetings going on, I had a salted caramel mocha this morning from our in-house coffee shop and a new Mucha calendar officially graces the wall.

It is so nice to be back in America.

If you follow us on social media, you’ve seen some of the amazing folks I got to spend time with while abroad. Asti, Italy is gorgeous. Prague was, too. Vegas isn’t my cup of tea, but I am so so glad I got to be present for my baby brother’s wedding day! I’m incredibly thankful for the opportunities I had while on the go. And breakfast with my family is never a boring time. We laughed so hard.

The past five weeks of wandering have been good. Really hard, too, on quite a lot of levels. But, as I told Alison earlier today, take mistakes and be better for them.
I’ll let the pictures in the gallery below tell the rest of the story.

Now home, there are a lot of absolutely wonderful things on deck for the next month! Two beautiful & really close friends are marrying their loves and we have been invited to capture both weddings – which I cannot even tell you how excited I am. Engagements in the mountains of Virginia (yeah, Juliette & Dave!), quite a few families to spend time with, and two big events. The first is a Professional Headshot Night at Sitti in downtown Raleigh. A portion of the proceeds will benefit one of my favorite non-profits on this whole big earth, CORRAL, and who doesn’t love a beer on someone else’s tab? (Hint: That’s my tab. Just for the record.)

We wrap up all that is beautiful in October with a visit from one of my favorite people and my very first gallery show! Approximately 25 of my images will grace the walls of City Gallery in downtown Raleigh and I would really love to see you. Plus, you’d get to meet the favorite in town. 😉
Come visit.

In Light & Laughter,
amaris

A few favorites from the wandering: