I love to travel. I love to photograph all the adventures I embark upon while exploring new places. Until this trip, I hated my options for making this happen.

Carrying around a gigantic camera and lens (while they produce incredible quality photos) isn't fun. During a wedding I'm used to this, its part of the job and obviously needed. When I'm traveling and just wanting to have fun it is a nuisance. iPhone photos are great, but other than sharing online, there's not much else you can do with those. So I finally bought a small mirrorless Fuji, the x100t to be exact, and I am in love with photographing my travels once again. It's brought back that same intrigue and giddiness I felt shooting film with my Pentax k1000 when I was just a kid. It's a beautiful feeling.

I got to explore the beautiful little island of Puerto Rico with my sweetheart and her childhood best friend Helen and her partner Shawn (both who I met for the first time at the airport, and they now hold a very dear place in my heart). We had such a wonderful time, and I can't wait to go back and explore even more.