Have camera, will travel!
Last month presented the opportunity to photograph a lovely B&B in Taupo. It also presented a wonderful opportunity for a road trip with our daughter.
As we drove through Taupo and headed on the road out towards Acacia Bay, my mind was flooded with my own childhood memories of our summer holidays in Taupo – my grandparents, hot pools, horse riding, fishing, walking and exploring the lake edge and surrounding rivers. The feeling of peace and familiarity was reassuring and I knew this would be a successful trip.
Jane welcomed us in her driveway. My photographers eye was honed, the warm late afternoon light which was accentuating her home was so inviting that I was itching to pick up my camera and start shooting… the lake views, the majestic redwood trees, the serenity…
Jane is a wealth of knowledge – mountain biking, walking, kayaking – whatever your adrenaline fix is she’ll know where you can go to get it – and it’ll be close by!
Take the time to stop, talk and listen. A local is usually more than willing to share the hidden gems of their home town with someone who is curious. I find these are often the places and moments where the best memories are made.
Thanks again Jane, it was a pleasure working with you!