Views from Doors Open Hamilton | Hamilton Photographer | Moments -by Lauren

Have you heard about “Doors Open”?

I randomly stumbled upon it last year, where at the last minute my Mom and I toured the old Knitting Mill here in the heart of HamOnt… and it. was. EPIC. This year, I knew I had to throw it on my calendar and do a little planning ahead of time to make sure I didn’t miss out.

Four of us spent the day exploring a few unique spots in this awesome city that are not typically open to the public. We took in a little history and got the chance to see some pretty awesome stuff. We started at Auchmar, popped over to Gibson School Lofts (where I am in the last photo), followed by Playhouse Cinema, BD Salvage (which is AMAZING), and then wrapped up at Custom House! If you’ve been hanging around a while, you know I’m a huge fan of anything vintage, and anything with a story. This lovely afternoon brought everything together with some great company and I just wanted to share a couple favourite frames from my day of exploring — little details that I found pretty cool. A few from my DSLR, and a few from my iPhone too!

It’s a bit different than the normal things you see here on the blog, but thought sharing a day from my personal life was a great change of pace!

Is this your type of thing too?! Did you go? Want to tag along next year?! Let me know, below!

Pittsburg | Hamilton Lifestyle Photographer | Moments -by Lauren

I've been meaning to share a few favourite frames from my day in Pittsburg last month, and tonight seemed like the perfect time to do it! 

This impromptu getaway came when one of my best and longtime friends was home on a visit. We figured instead of hanging around the Hammer, we'd road trip to see her Dad down in Pittsburg. We jumped in the car with her Mom, spent the whole mid-week getaway catching up and laughing a bit too much. The only full day we had in the city, we definitely spent exploring...and it's documented below.

So random. So fun.   

New York City | Hamilton Lifestyle Photographer | Moments -by Lauren

Dreaming of adventure on this Monday afternoon ... and it had be thinking back to my time in NYC last summer with my two favourite ladies. I could think of no better way to celebrate a Mother's Retirement + a Sister's 30th birthday than to jet off to the Big Apple for a 4-day getaway...so that's exactly what we did! It was my Mom's first time there, my second and Gill's third, but we still managed to cross so many new things off the bucket list of things to do! We strolled Central Park, saw a Broadway Show, took in a taping of Live with Kelly, and hit up the top of the Rock too. We had such a blast that my trying to describe it would really just not do it justice...but here's a few faves I managed to snag from our visit!

Something a little different you're used to seeing here...but why not! Got an adventure of your own planned soon? I'd love to hear where you're headed!!