Sunday, May 13, 2012

St. Simon's Island

Emily and I had an adventure yesterday, it was one of the best days I have had in a long time. We started out at a small breakfast place called Cafe Frederica, with a model train whirring along the edge of the ceiling and pretty little windows that spilled light onto yellow and black table cloths. She said Cafe Frederica was very popular for its cinnamon rolls but by late morning on a Saturday it would be near impossible to get one. To our surprise they were still in stock and paired with bacon, sausage and home fries it was a breakfast to be remembered.

Full and happy, we adventured to an outdoor flower shop that we had passed earlier in the day. Emily goes there often to purchase flowers for her mother's grave so we decided to explore and pick some up on our way to the cemetery. It was honestly like magic, the whole entire place was a dream.
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After the garden, we visited the cemetery, where I shot a few polaroids with my Mamiya. scan009 scan008
(the loveliest light leak I could ever imagine)
We went down to the pier and explored little shops and neighborhoods. We snacked on dairy queen and rock candy. The tide was so high that it swallowed the entire beach and left the edge of the island surrounded by water. We walked down to the lighthouse and weaved through the back roads. Because it seemed it was going to rain, I left my camera in my car. I did take a few instagram photos so they will have to suffice ;)

We then drove to Jekyll Island where we explored the grounds of the old hotel and the houses that surrounded it. It was like being in a foreign country, there were intricately designed homes surrounded by beautiful gardens and I climbed the oldest oak tree on the island, it was over 300 years old.
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Our final photo destination was drift wood beach, a place we explored the last time we were together but not so in depth. We walked further than Emily had ever been before and came across a huge patch of dried out trees, each with scars from fire and maybe even lightning. There we made camp and took lots of photos, both film and digital.
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We stayed at the beach until the sun started to sink, then headed back to St. Simon's for dinner and goodbyes. I can't wait until Emily moves to Georgia for a few months this summer, her company is something I honestly treasure so much. We always have wonderful conversations and discover beautiful places. Yesterday was a dream.
Take a day and take advantage of it


  1. I'm running out of adjectives to describe how much I am fascinated with all the pictures you take. They're really something magical.

  2. Full of so many great pictures!


    i love this one!!

  4. You are both very lovely! I love everything about it. :)

  5. these are such beautiful, beautiful photos of emily. i saw the ones she took of you, and they are beautiful as well. the two of you are such great talents.

  6. Everything is so gentle and beautiful; it's so great that you added in descriptions to add to the whole scene. These photographs are beyond beautiful in many ways, and I love how you captured Emily. Every single photograph of her shows her whole gorgeous being and just exposes everything great about her.
    You two are truly wonderful- I love the photographs you took, you magical girls!

  7. Beautiful photos Lexi!!! What a magical day is must have been for you two.

  8. these are gorgeous, drifted wood beach ones are amazing :)

  9. thanks so much everyone, I really am proud of these photos but even now that don't do the location justice! I wish we could all take a field trip there and take photos forever

  10. Are these with the 28 1.8? That is some stunning DOF you've got going on there girl.

  11. I am currently working at a flower shop and... I wish it looked like that!