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Friday Fun: Workation in the 1000 Islands

So this is post #5 about our trip to the thousand islands region. I promise, it'll be the last one for a while! We showed off the 4 sessions we had while we were there, but then there is the rest of the trip. We R&Red, hiked, read, watched the sun set, played silly games, swam, and played tourists for a day. It was a fantastic workation (my new word for working-vacation), and every time I look at the pictures I start dreaming about the next trip. So enjoy, here is a sneak peek behind the scenes with Erin and I, our hubbies and of course, our puppies! hiking in the 1000 islands

The gang, hiking on Wellsley Island

st lawrence river viewpano of our view

The view from where we stayed

Boldt Castle in black and white

We spent a day touring Boldt Castle

the yacht housethree dogs

The dogs of Lori and Erin Photography

silhouette on the river

I love this shot Erin took for us!

my nephew

We shared the week with my nephew Landon, who added unlimited smiles!

kayaking

Molley waited at the end of the dock for John to come back from his kayaking adventure. I think she missed him.

reading at sunset

pretty scenes

working photographers

sunset dogs

We were fortunate to catch a couple of gorgeous sunsets from the dock!

If you missed our other posts about the trip, check them out here:

Matt & Nicole, Jessica & Keith, Landon's 1 year & Family Portraits on the River

Where is your favorite place to vacation? My husband and I haven't decided on our next trip yet. We're between Germany/Netherlands/Belgium, New Zealand, or a west coast trip of Seattle to San Fran. In the mean time, we're hitting up Boston and the river again for sure. Erin and I are making a short workation when we go down to Virginia in October, too.

Oh the places we will go...

Matt & Nicole's 1000 Islands Engagement Session

boldt castle engagement

To say that this was a fun engagement session, wouldn't do it justice. Once I got over the fact that I had to tell my brother-in-law to kiss his fiance that is... Matt & Nicole are planning their wedding for next 4th of July-- Nicole's favorite holiday. I'll be there, in a bridesmaids dress, trying not to get in the way. Since I won't be documenting that event, I'm glad I got to do this one! We went to Nicole's family camp up in the thousand islands region, a place the couple frequents in the summer months. We hit up Boldt Castle in Alexandria Bay our first day in town, avoiding the crowds of bikers that were also in town. We also got a nice sunset in at the docks by the camp.

Matt and Nicole rocked their session, and I have to say a special thank you for hosting us! We loved heading up to the river, and will go back anytime you want. :)

1000 islands sunset engagement

Nicole grew up spending her summers at their camp on the river. We were so glad to incorporate their view from the dock into the session, even their dogs, Winston and Jackie, got in on this one

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Keep your eye on the blog for more from our trip to Alexandria Bay! And if you are planning your own session-- keep in mind, we love to travel! Its so fun to shoot in different areas and get creative with locations, light and weather!