Monday, 25 November 2013

Portrait Photo Session with Brandon


So kind and such a gentleman Brandon :) It was nice catching up! 
I mean it was beautiful out, but the weather is getting so cold! We didn't (couldn't) stay out for long - went for pho after haha.

The natural colours of autumn makes for a tasteful backdrop, doesn't it?


han.

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Dinner at Maya's



Last night was girls night. Before heading out, Maya prepared for us a lovely dinner. It was delicious! I couldn't ask for better friends. 

x
han
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Thursday, 21 November 2013

7 Places I Visited in Philadelphia

1. Philadelphia Museum of Art 
This is where the iconic rocky balboa statue is. I had done the running up the stairs and doing the balboa pose earlier this year, it's a fun philly must-do. Everyone does it :).




2. The Italian Market 
I think that at one time this market may have been Italian ( I mean there are Italian shops) but its more of a local street market run by mexicans. There's lots to see and inexpensive groceries. 




3. Penn Museum 
My favourite of the ancient eras is Egypt. I find the pyramids, mummies, and hieroglyphics all so intriguing. The Penn Museum had lots of artifacts, information, and the mummies are impressive. 




4. The Penitentiary
I was most excited for this. I ended up going by myself, so it was kind of scary but still totally worth it. I don't know if it's just me, but I love experiences like these! The pamphlet described the place to have an eerie beauty and I agree. The last photograph is of an escape rope they found made out of bed sheets!







5. Reading Terminal Market 
Inside the Reading Terminal Market are local bakeries, meat shops, groceries, and other cute shops selling candles and soaps. If you've been to Pikes Place in Seattle on the west coast, thats what it reminds me of (except its less pricey here). This is also where I had my first philly cheesesteak - It was real good after running around sightseeing. 


6. Love Park 
Philadelphia - the city of brotherly love. They usually have a fountain running behind the letters, but since Christmas is around the corner, they had a huge christmas tree up, pretty cute. 





7. Frankford Hall 
The best for last. It was really nice here, I definitely recommend this place if you are in the area. Especially in the evening, when they have the heaters and fire pits going, and the little holiday lights are on. 





Hope you enjoyed the photographs.
If you were thinking of visiting and it has helped in any way, I'm thrilled.

x han

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Monday, 18 November 2013

Philadelphia City Hall


Spending time in Philly at the moment, it's actually almost time for me to head back home (Vancouver). I've been here twice now, and every time, I love going to the centre city to admire Philadelphia's City Hall. The building is stunning. 

More Philly photographs to come.

x
han.
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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Portrait Photo Session with Daizy


Daizy and I chose the most beautiful autumn afternoon to visit the lake. The changing colours of the leaves are always alluring. 

This gal, so stylish and knows how to joke & laugh. love her. 

Hope you enjoy the photographs.
x
han.







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Monday, 4 November 2013

Homemade Granny Smith Apple Pie


These pies make your home smell heavenly. Once they're out, scoop vanilla ice cream on the side - perfecto. My favourite fall dessert!

x
han
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Portrait Photo Session with Mother


The woman who taught me what it means to be generous, to be caring, to be selfless. Mother. 

x
han.
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