I’m Renee, a South Louisiana wedding photographer striving to create blissful experiences and timeless images. As a former CPA, I live for organization, but my secret power is handling chaos with grace on wedding days. From rounding up rowdy wedding parties to bustling dresses, I’ve got your back - without missing a shot.
Last week, we got back from 6 days in my favorite place…the mountains! One thing that I love about my relationship with Caleb is that we both share a love of skiing!! Ever since we started dating, instead of an annual beach trip in the summer, we take a big once-a-year trip to Colorado. This was our FIFTH trip in six years! (We skipped last year because I was pregnant!)
Also this year, it wasn’t just us! We of course had Camille, and Caleb’s mom, stepdad and sister joined us as well so it was a lot more exciting than usual!
So for every trip we’ve taken pre-Camille, I planned it. I mean, really PLANNED it. I research restaurants, spend hours looking up things to do, where to go, how to get there, basically I like to be prepared…but it’s on the verge of obsession! This time, either because I’m now a mom and I’m a lot less enamored with vacation (nothing is as exciting as my baby), OR maybe because I’m just REALLY busy these days, but I didn’t do any of that. I booked the necessary stuff like the flights and condo but for once just kind of winged it for everything else! And it was stressful…for me. At first. Because I’m a worrier. And I worried that the condo was a deal that was too-good-to-be-true, worried about Camille flying, what stroller to bring…and so on.
But you know what? Everything was fine. The condo was beyond perfect. Camille did GREAT on the plane (snacks for the win!) Gate-checking the stroller was easy-peasy. Basically, I worried for nothing. And I figured out that I probably OVER planned a bit in the past unnecessarily. So maybe next trip I can actually relax a little haha!
Also as a side note, if you’re traveling anywhere with a baby.. I highly HIGHLY recommend Baby’s Away to rent any and all baby gear! Brandy was our contact in Steamboat and she was SO incredibly helpful even when the property management didn’t really cooperate with her. She was great at keeping in touch, personally dropped off and picked up the items…it was just a really convenient process and I was thankful for that! We rented a pack-n-play and high chair and they were worth every penny!
Anyways, here’s a few highlights from our week in Steamboat! It was a great little town, super super nice people, we had some awesome snow, and we got to enjoy a little bit of their Winter Carnival (which I’m kicking myself for not getting pictures of…but I was living in the moment!)