At the end of June I decided to plan a spontaneous trip to the beach! I happened to find a beach house that had a cancellation in North Wildwood and we set off the week later for the July 4th week! This was a first for me, renting a beach house and actually turning social media off! It. Was. Amazing!!!!! Half of us were photographers and we even left our cameras at the house for the most part. It really is so important to turn your business brain off once in a while. Recharge. We took a few days at the beach, walked the boardwalk, ate funnel cake, fried oreo’s (ya i’m not gonna hide it!), cooked healthy lunches and dinners together…went for my first bike ride on the beach trails after 15 years of not riding a bike, thanks to bike rentals and ice cream after from Hassles on 21st street!
To say these days were amazing is an understatement. I never realized why families took a beach trip each year, until now. To set aside 5 days to reconnect with your friends and family was just perfect. If you haven’t taken a beach trip longer than 2-3 days with your friends and family recently, then you need to set a date! Set aside 5-7 days and go away, catch up, and share all the stories that facebook & text messages don’t share!
We took day trips to Cape May, Congress Hall, Wildwood, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Wildwood Farmers market, and Heritage Vineyard. I wanted to capture a glimpse of how vibrant & refreshing beach living is, to remind myself that this HAS to be a new tradition! Here’s to 2015 Beach House trip maybe in Cape May, Stone Harbor or Avalon!
Before getting to the Jersey Shore we made a pit stop at a Vineyard wedding venue in Mullica Hills, NJ – Heritage Vineyard! The wines were so good and their peaches were ripe for picking!! What a perfect start to our 2014 beach vaca! (a mix of IPhone and Canon photographs!)Driving through towns on the outskirts of the shore was sad seeing so many deserted shops and homes.
WE MADE IT!! Jersey Shore here we come!
Of course since I arrived to Wildwood with two of my favorite friends and photographer’s we HAD to scout the area for great photo ops!A few IPhone photos from North Wildwood Beach!
Having fun with IPhones, Instagram, and Beach! True meaning of #photogslife 🙂Hat selfie!Yes there just so happened to be Wedding day bridal photographs being taken down on North Wildwood beach!Out to dinner our first night at Harbor View Restaurant, one of the best views and decks!Any Philly’s fans? These people are serious about the teams they love! Even bringing flags to the beach?!Patterns left in the sand from the crazy storm we had on the morning of July 4th from the hurricane passing the coast.The only Doggy beach we found! Sites along our bike ride on the Wildwood Bike Trails, thanks to Hassle’s bike rentalsTrav, Wendy and I took a fun adventure driving to all the other Shore towns north and south of Wildwood beach! One of our favorites was Avalon, NJ, two towns north of Wildwood and full of GORG homes and beach views like this rock wall we found!Off to the Wildwood Farmer’s market with my Canon 5D MarkIIIBack to the beach for fun boardwalk portraits!Congrats to Dennis & Ryan, they’re engaged!!! Dennis & Ryan’s Wildwood Crest beach proposal photographs will be on the blog soooooon!IPhone photograph right before Dennis proposed to Ryan! I had been to a Congress Hall wedding last year but never went wedding location scouting there. If you are looking for an exceptionally gorgeous and timeless wedding venue in Cape May, NJ DEFINITELY check out Cape May’s most exclusive Beach Front Hotel – Congress Hall!I fell in love with Cape May, NJ especially the charming downtown boutiques and restaurants! 2015 beach trip may just have to be on the shore of Cape May!