For most people working a 9 to 5 work week, it’s almost Hump Day. It’s the middle of the week that for some seems like the biggest hurdle. The monumental task to get past it and finally make the turn to your much awaited Friday release from the everyday routine you find yourself in. I picture a bunch of people staring at the clock waiting, much like we all did in school when waiting for the final bell to ring telling us our day was over. We ran out the door screaming and jumping, thinking at that time there is no better feeling than that freedom we just earned and what we call life.
So while the rest of the working world is trying to cope. Where does that leave us? Today we find ourselves walking the small cobble stoned streets of Old San Juan Puerto Rico. With cameras in hand, we are surrounded by the smells of food from every culture, locals and tourists from every walk of life, sharing the heat that makes you want a cold glass of sangria or a rum collins and it’s only 10:00 am. This is what we do. Not the drinking part of the description (well not always), it’s the cameras in hand exploring the corners of far off places.
Our names are Caroline and Drew. Two adventure stricken photographers, travelling and capturing memories for any occasion for anyone who asks. Whether it’s a high fashion shoot (As seen in the April & September issues of Elements Magazine & the July issue of Scorpio Jin), destination weddings, engagement photos, travel, or fine art photography…we do it all. We have travelled extensively for the past 15 years exploring the sights, sounds and off the beaten path places that some people only read about. Our specialty is making these locations feel like home for anyone who wants a piece of it. We have both worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years which is amazing since we’re not a day over 21 (or at least that’s how it feels). Working in the industry has taken us too many places around the world and it’s through this travel we thought it was about time to share it with others.
Like I said before today found us in Old San Juan, taking in the culture which we have grown to love, in one of the most beautiful and historic places in the Caribbean. Completely different from the island of St. Maarten which we scouted out yesterday. This morning we quickly became adopted parents to about 30 wild cats calling the streets home. The sound of the ocean waves crashing against the shores at the foot of the fort walls, while the hot sun casts warm shadows on the multi colored buildings which line the narrow streets of the old town. When you find a tree with a park bench underneath it, make sure to stop, take a seat and take in the world as it passes you by…or observe the cracked out woman calling the bench home. This is all part of the experience and these are the moments we want to share with all of you.
So stay tuned everyone. This story has just begun for all of you to take part in. But for the two of us, it continues an adventure we decided to share together 2 years ago, where we have visited Spain, Italy, France, England, Canary Islands, Portugal, Hungary, Austria, Canada, USA, Mexico and all over the Caribbean Islands (12 in total) since then.
Pack light, don’t forget your passport and here we go.