I'm rarely one to volunteer an unnecessary pre-dawn wakeup, but it's almost always worth it. Thankful Noah got me out for this one.
Walking back to my parents' apartment in Jersey City, I looked left and saw this.
First ever hike in the otherworldly landscape of Joshua Tree. Look closely and you'll see my friend ahead on the trail.
I had the great fortune of joining a Trail Mavens weekend trip to Big Sur in September. Led by the ever-enthusiastic, enlightening, educational, effervescent Sasha Cox, I had a true getaway, where I met some fantastic women, took in new stunning landscapes, had honest campfire conversation and never checked my cell phone. By the end, it felt like I'd been gone for a week.
Photographs by Kara Brodgesell, of a Trail Mavens trip
There's a reason that this entrance to Yosemite Valley has its name.
View from the boat as we travel from Krabi to Maya Bay
Making the last-minute decision to exit the Bay Bridge for Treasure Island is usually worth it. Especially around sunset.
On the way to breakfast at the Camp Ohana's main lodge. I shot a wedding there in late September and felt lucky in so many ways- beautiful location, friendly guests, an exceptionally wonderful and thoughtful bride and groom, had a little college reunion and was able to photograph it all alongside my talented and caring boyfriend (who took this photo).
From a weekend hike last winter to Muir Beach
Dawn, the morning of their wedding.