Sunday, April 24, 2011

Our Trip to Cumberland Island

This past weekend I was able to go home and visit my sweet family. While there, I had the honor of taking my precious sister's senior photos. She is a beautiful, talented young woman and I am proud of her! As I was pondering on the best place to do the shoot, Cumberland Island popped into my head. It had ruins, beaches, wild horses and beautiful Oak tress. Perfect. It was a bit of a drive but it was worth it. I don't have a fancy smancy camera, but a little creativity and a beautiful background goes a long way.

I am still editing some of her pictures, so I thought I'd share the story of our day with you all first.

Once in St. Mary's, we had to take a 45 minute ferry out to the island.
After we got off the ferry, we began the trek to the Dungeness ruins. They used to be a majestic home of the Carnegie's, but unfortunately a fire destroyed their beautiful home. However, it did provide a great backdrop for out little adventure.
Early in the day...we were still enthusiastic about walking so much.
When we walked up I got so incredibly excited. It was more beautiful and majestic than I had imagined.
The ruins were still so incredibly beautiful. I can only imagine what she looked like in her prime. It was fun to imagine what it might be like to be the mistress of such a grand place.
Just imagine us in big puffy dresses about to enter into a grand ball at this place back in the late 1800's. How fun would that be? I've always wanted to go to a ball. I suppose it's every little girl's dream.

Then the silliness commenced. I blame it on the heat.
After several hours we began the journey back to the dock. We were tired and hot...but we soldiered on.
I thought skipping might distract me from the heat.
But alas, it took my sister...
 I failed to notice because I was busy navigating our way back to base.
Soon we were on our way again...we are troopers, yes we are.
Neither heat nor sweat can keep us down...well maybe a little...but not much.
At this moment, we realized that the ferry was leaving soon...so we had to start running.
We didn't want to get left behind. Not like the Christian series "Left Behind" but actually left on the island. We might end up Lost, not like the tv show...but just lost.
Sis tried to imitate that creepy Charmin commercial. "Enjoy the go" she said.
Finally we arrived back at the dock.
Our poor feet were so tired and dirty.
But Cumberland Island was good to us, despite what our tired and dirty feet told us. My only wish was that we had seen the wild horses. Alas!

Stay tuned for her senior pics....and the vlog!


38 comments:

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

awesome pictures! that looks like thee perfect place to take senior portraits :) can't wait to see 'em. you two are just beautiful!

Jami said...

What gorgeous scenery! You guys are funny, looks like it was a good time. Those pics look like you have a fancy shmancy camera. Great job!

Laura Nelson said...

looks like a fun little trip, you two are beautiful, I LOVE those big blues :)
Wild horses???!!!! That would be so fun to see :)

Emily said...

This was so darn cute. Loved following your day. And the movie, not movie, show, not show ;)

Beautiful location by the way, can't wait to see her pics.

SavedthruLove said...

hahaha... not Lost like the show... just lost.

you guys look like you had an extraordinary time together. Was the island solely dedicated to one home or were there other homes and establishments there. And is it deserted and just used for touring now? I'm sorry. I'm quite intrigued
lol

GOD BLESS YOU GIRL!! HAPPY EASTER. Christ is RISEN. God in the flesh :)

♥cheche

Laura said...

This post brought a smile to my face! Thanks for sharing :)
PS - Love love love your outfit. The little scarf around your waist is such a pretty idea!

Caiti said...

Wow! You two are so pretty! And so is the place where you took the photos. I don't think it is a super long drive from where we live so we might have to visit there some time!

Randa said...

Cute, cute post! I am super jealous that you went to Cumberland - I've wanted to go there for SO long but never have. Maybe one day! Hope your sister's pictures turned out great!

Marli and Memory said...

Her dress is so cute! And I agree with Caiti... y'all ARE pretty!!
Y'all look alot of alike :)
*MeMoRy
Can't wait to see the senior pictures!

Marli and Memory said...

How fun, Amazing, and EXCITING! I love "sister" days!

Marli

meme-and-he said...

you both have stunning eyes! and outfits! looks like a blast...makes me want to go do a photoshoot!!

Ashley Slater said...

what pretty sisters! And your adventure looked like so much fun! What a great place for pictures!

Samantha said...

OH that looks like SO much fun! What a beautiful place! :D

larissa said...

This looks like summer and I am so jealous. Especially because I wore a dress yesterday but had to wear tights too because it was just a titch too cold for not tights.

ALSO. I laughed out loud at "Not like the Christian series "Left Behind." And "not like the TV show...but just lost." hahaha you're hilarious.

Lindsay J Neumann said...

Love it! You remind me of my sisters Hannah and Callie, and me when we get tired! We are weirdos yes we are. :)

I blame it on the fact that we are Neumanns. The whole Neumann/Going clan is crazy...and that means tons of fun! Don't you just love family?

Lori said...

This looks like so much fun! You and your sister are absolutely gorgeous and those senior pictures are going to be AMAZING!

Amylou said...

WOW! I am completely in awe of the beauty of that place. Perfect for a shoot! =)

M. said...

ya'll are adorable! i hope you had a lovely resurrection sunday, sister.

love!

stephanie [the merry way] said...

You guys are so cute! beautiful photos!

CarrieJo said...

looks like so much fun! :)

elvi said...

You girls are silly but wow you sure did a great job persuading me to visit Georgia one day!

sarah nicole said...

Gorgeous pics! And aren't sister just the best? : )

xo,

Sarah

Sarah Ann said...

Gorgeous! I live in Charleston and all of that Spanish Moss makes me so happy! Hope you had so much fun (it looks like you did)!

Jenna said...

so pretty! my little brother made a trip to that island last month and loved it. by the way, are you from georgia?!

Alexis Kaye said...

You two are darling! looks like such a fun trip :)

iheartkiwi said...

How adorable are you girls! I love the sneak peek of her senior photos :)

My little brother is graduating from high school this year too... It's crazy to see your siblings growing up so fast!

Stephanie and Such said...

HOW CUTE! I wanna go there!!

xoxo
Stephanie&Such

Janine said...

Such awesome pics!!! I loved your post. Made me smile today.

Jennifer said...

It was a great place! It is definitely worth a trip if you live anywhere close!

theappletea said...

I am so happy to find your blog!!! :) love it!

Ruby Girl said...

what cuties!! you take AMAZING photos. seriously. beautiful! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

Sfizi e Sfarzi Moda said...

Bellissime foto !!!

Stephanie said...

How beautiful! These ruins are now on my list of things to see! STUNNING!

Kris said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Jennifer! I love your photos, so great! i was looking back over some of your old posts and I love the old photos from college. You look like a really funny girl! Haha!

Chelsea said...

that outfit looks great on you!!!

Courtney B said...

Love LOVE the pictures!! You are gorgeous! (Wish I looked that good when I'm almost dying from heat ha)
Looks like SUCH a fun weekend!

Cara-Mia said...

Pretty background + pretty girls! These photos turned out so great.

Love your nail polish, too. :)

Hayley said...

You girls are so pretty and I have never heard of this island but it looks so cool! Great photos!!

Hayley
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