Hands down, St. Augustine is one of my favorite places in the world to go to relax and re-energize. It’s where Jimmy and I honeymooned for four days last year and we keep coming back because we love it so much!
The cute and endearing thing about St. Augustine is the anti-corporate mentality that a lot of the shop owners and residents have. East of US-1 in the historic district, it’s all mom & pop shops amongst beautiful Victorian homes built in the early 1900’s. When we go, we walk around for hours without a schedule, just observing and letting our minds at ease.
There’s just something about this town that is so magical to me. I don’t know, maybe it’s the small town atmosphere that I’ve never been a part of. Maybe it’s having two (TWO) Kilwin’s ice cream shops on the same street, within a mile of each other. Maybe it’s waking up early and actually enjoying a hearty, unhurried legitimate breakfast (pancakes AND bacon) instead of rushing off to work without. It could be hanging out in Jimmy’s grandparent’s living room with Grandma Edie on the piano, Jimmy’s dad on the drums, and Jimmy on bass playing old songs that makes life slow down, just a little. Just enough to get a glimpse of what life was like before people got distracted by too many things.
Jimmy and I take this time to walk around and sharpen our photography with little to no pressure. Here’s what we came up with. I can’t wait to go back this December and compare!
The first two pictures are film shots taken with a Canon AE-1 film camera with Kodak Supra 100 film (expired). I got the film bug again and borrowed Jimmy's camera!
This was fun to spot... another photographer doing an engagement session. He was in the right city - St. Augustine has so much personality!
My beloved. :)
Just because I absolutely love my husband's photography, I thought I'd brag on him a bit. He is so good!
Starting out with Jimmy's grandparents' house... right in the middle of the historic district!
Hope this finds you well!