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my american tour

last night over greek food, kristen says, i gotta say, when you texted me in october saying you were considering coming out to maryland to visit i thought, ‘sweet, yeah! come! yes! i’d love it!’ but i didn’t know if you actually would… on top of all your other winter travel plans. i’m impressed. you’re crazy.

i am crazy — because my flight schedule today is crazy — i spent the last forty-eight hours dreading it & then convincing myself that worrying about tomorrow only drains today of it’s strength. [quick recap: 5am alarm, 1.5hr flight to new york city, 6hr flight to seattle, then a flight to bellingham. over this sitting thing.] despite the long hours, i know i’ll look back on this season with such joy. i already do! i laughed when a twitter follower responded to my tweet about “going to arizona, nashville + baltimore all in the next 9 days” with “didn’t realize i missed the concert tour announcement!” haha. & all of this only two weeks after getting home from quebec… also, two weeks from now, i fly to australia for fourteen days. ah!

the last week & a half has been perfect. i spent three days in arizona with my parents, got to visit with my friend melissa jill + also the lackey family. then it was onto nashville [love love love that city] to visit sarah barlow and spend our days drinking coffee in fits of laughter.

finally, the last two and a half days i was visiting kristen in maryland. kristen and i are so so close. we are miles apart, but rarely go two days without talking. she took me to fun places like sweet green, le pain quotidien & cafe nola.

we had been apart for seven months [since our united kingdom trip this spring] & to make things even more special, this was my first time meeting her boyfriend, caleb. i took a few photos of them. made me happy.

oooh, i’m excited to be headed home.
only six hours of flying left! ;)

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  1. Naomi Elle says:

    LOVE cafe nola! that’s where we met kristen & caleb when kristen did our engagement photos…. i really liked it :D

    and you ARE crazy with all that travel. :P have fun on ze flight. :D

  2. Aw, hang in there with all those flights. :-/ I love this post! Loved seeing Kirsten and Caleb. Cutest so modelish couple EVER.

  3. carlotta says:

    I’m totally living vicariously through you, with all this traveling you’ve been doing ;) and those photos of kristen + caleb pretty much made my day. so perfect.

  4. Vida Carson says:

    LOVE the shots of Kristen and Caleb. Soo sweet.

  5. nicole haley says:

    LOVE le pain quotidien! Cheers to all of your happy travels!

  6. Catrina says:

    I thought I’d been traveling a lot lately, but now I’m thinking not so much! So glad you’re having fun though! And the shots of Kristen and Caleb are so sweet! How fun!

  7. Brielle says:

    Super awesome! I love Sarah Barlow’s taste! And i love the picture of Kristin and her boyfriend. So cute!

  8. Jen says:

    Australia!!! So jealous. Enjoy!

  9. Jennifer says:

    Jamie, you’re so beautiful! Love the pictures and seeing you on the other side of the camera. Thank you for making my day with your blog posts! Have fun traveling!!

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I’m Jamie! I capture joyful wedding and portrait photos that feel like you—through easy, natural posing. Since 2008,  I've photographed over 270 weddings and nearly 300 family sessions and it’s a joy to spend my career capturing natural, joyful images!

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