Guess what!!! I am FINALLY posting a new blog. I know, I know I am so terrible at this. I had the pleasure of taking a girls trip with my great friend Jen who is also a photographer. You can see her page here.We went to Amelia Island. I have been told to go here for a while but just never did. Honestly I am not sure why. It isn’t even two hours from me. Anyways. Naturally when we arrived we went straight to the beach then sat down at Sandy Bottoms for some drinks and food. I absolutely loved that they had outdoor tables and chairs in the sand. You could have shade from the umbrella but keep your toes covered with sand.
I like to use my iPhone and “big girl camera” when taking pictures. The two below are with my iPhone at this particular part of the beach.
We left there and decided to head to historic downtown. Little did we know that it happened to be the start of the Shrimp festival. We decided not to stay for the parade and walked through all the shops before it started so we could get out of there. The street leads to a very nice pier with lots of boats! There are lots of nice boutiques and small quaint places along the road. They even have the oldest bar in Florida. I definitely plan to go there when I make my husband take me back to this island! Ahah!
A super sweet lady told us about their nature trail, Egan’s Creek Greenway, that runs through the island and after walking through stores we headed straight for that. There was a lot of wildlife on this trail! It was amazing. I don’t remember how many rabbits we ended up seeing. It should definitely be nicknamed rabbit island though. Lots of people walk or bike this trail and they are all very friendly. I have a problem with photographing landscapes. I just prefer to have people in my photos unless they are macro. So while we were on the trail I started snapping away with Jen in the photos. =) She had her lens baby which made me decide I should do some freelensing. I ended up doing that on just about everything. I love the way freelensed images turn out.
We moved to another location on the trail to try and reach the baby gators we were told about but never made it. lol. But while we were trying to find a short cut we did come across a tortoise! We put the car in park and jumped out to get his photo.
I took the one below with my iPhone but the tortoise with my camera.
He hissed and ended up running away to continue eating. We didn’t mean to make him angry.
The other part of the trail we ended up reaching was starting to glow from golden hour. This is my FAVORITE time to shoot!!!
After a little more walking we decided to leave so we could get to the beach before the sun set. We tried to head as far south as possible and ended up catching it just in time. I honestly preferred the beach here. I know the next time I go to come to this part. Surprisingly I didn’t take many photos of the actual water. I pointed my camera at Jen instead. lol.
I am very glad that I got to take this trip with my sweet friend. She is leaving Savannah very soon and heading to Wisconsin. I will be so sad to see her leave but I know that we will keep in touch. I promised to visit when it isn’t snowing. lol. We met through Instagram and the first time we got together was at Tybee Island, GA. So it was only natural that we take one last trip to another beach. To all my photographer followers out there do yourself a favor and become close with other photographers. It is so amazing to be able to sit and talk for hours about your passion with someone who does it as well.
I don’t want to get too sappy so I will just let you know that I will miss being able to see your wonderful face all the time. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend!
All the photos seen above were taken by and belong to Southern Boutique Photography. They are resized and watermarked. Please do not download them and claim them as your own. Thank you.