Saturday, July 7, 2012

Getaway to Vero Beach

This week I had a little getaway to Vero Beach to meet up with my friends Loran, Misty and Denise. Misty, Loran and I have traveled to London together before. Misty, Denise, and I spent time shooting together in Savannah with our other friend and fellow photographer, Phoebe. It's been way to long since I had seen them. Especially since Loran and I only live three hours from each other! Misty is on her second round of battling breast cancer but despite that, she always manages to keep everyone laughing and smiling and it was so wonderful to spend some quality time with her as well as Loran and Denise. I even got to meet another friend of theirs, a little cutie patootie photographer named George as well as Denise's son, nephew, mom and sisters. It was only for two days and one night but we made the most of it with food, drinks, conversation, a bit of shopping and for Misty and I, we even got up to shoot the sunrise together (We only got up because our room was on the beach,lol). Here are a few pics from the getaway, some taken with the iPhone 4s and others with my Nikon:

Today is Denise's Birthday! Happy Birthday Denise!
Taken while having Dinner at Mulligans on July 5th, 2012

The Four of us at the Ocean Grill. They have yummy mojitos and delicious desserts!
They also serve up one of Loran's favorite drinks: The Painkiller:

Cool cup too!

Blue Chairs at Mulligans

Before Misty joined me to shoot the sun rising, I had the whole beach, ocean and sky to myself:

Vero Beach Sunrise
 July 6th, 2012

Pool Deck Chairs
The Surf Hotel, Vero Beach

The Blue Umbrella

I discovered a time lapse app on my phone. I must have downloaded it a long time ago. We had fun with it, although we couldn't figure out how to make it go slower or how to get sound. Did figure out the speed situation after I got home and could see the teeny, tiny controls with my readers on. Sound, well, still working on that!

Damn Misty! You are fast! :)

Fast Beach Walkers! If you blink you'll miss the bird flying by!

Loran relaxing on the porch of a cute store we stumbled upon.

Misty surrounded by the bokeh lights and emitting her own beautiful light through those pretty eyes.

It was such a short trip but totally worth every second. It made me miss them all that much more. Hopefully, it won't be that long before we are all able to share some time together again. And dear readers, whatever your beliefs, please send prayers, healing lights of white and warming thoughts of love to Misty as she fights her fight against breast cancer. And I hope you all get to have a wonderful weekend with those you love. xo


Misty said...

It was wonderful seeing you. Thank you so much for coming up. I love my gifts. I can't wait to share my art. Talk to you soon, love

Anonymous said...

LOVe love this picture of Misty near bokeh lights. Looks like you ladies had a great time. JH

Nichole Renee said...

You have such a gift for capturing the souls of your subjects in their eyes. You can see the strength in Misty's eyes (they are beautiful).

What a wonderful trip for you all!

(And what a gorgeous sunrise! Loved the little video! "But it's early" still has me giggling!)

Laura said...

Thanks everyone! It was a wonderful time shared with great friends! Can't wait to do it again!

Luke A. Bunker said...

Awesome photo of the sunset (read: "utterly divine"), and I will definitely be keeping Misty in my thoughts and prayers!!

Laura said...

Thank you Luke!

phoebe said...

It really does sound like you had a great - but short! - trip. I love the time lapse videos, Misty is fast one lol!

Laura said...

Thanks Phoebe! Aren't those videos funny? We should try to go see Misty and Denise and take a short weekend getaway to Savannah sometime soon! xo