Renee Whiting Photography-Santa Cruz, CA Photographer » Santa Cruz, CA Newborn and Child Photographer

I LOVE the East Coast!~Santa Cruz Photographer

I’m not even sure where to begin. We did so much in such a short amount of time! Let me begin with a few of my favorite East Coast things! (Oh, I’m reminding myself of Julie Andrews right now in the Sound of Music ♫) Seriously, the East Coast is gorgeous! I love the coastline (and how different it is from California). The seasons (I love Fall!). Small towns. Old churches. Architecture. Weather vanes. Adirondack chairs. Shutters. Dunkin’ Donuts. Fall colors. History. Antique shops. Friendlys. Clam Chowder. Brick buildings. Church steeples. Cemeteries. Lobster. Those are a few of my favorite things…..

The reason for our trip was a wedding on Cape Cod, but of course if you travel that far, you might as well do some site seeing too! My husband & I toured around Maine (along the coastline) and into New Hampshire (trying to find a little fall, but we were a little early) for a few days before Kendyll, John & Beckett joined us for our Boston and Cape Cod adventures.

Boston was great! There is so much history there. We enjoyed walking the Freedom Trail and soaking in a little history. We had wonderful meals and of course had to check out Fenway Park! Beckett is now sporting some new Red Sox Gear!

After a couple days in Boston, we drove out to the Cape. I will admit that it was nothing like I thought. I was expecting all the homes to be cute little beach cottages right on the beach, but instead found myself amongst scraggly pine trees. Once I got over my initial shock, we did realize that the Cape is full of bustling beach towns (they just look different than expected). Anyways, while on the Cape we attended a wedding of some great friends. Congratulations Matty & Kate!

Did you know that the coastal towns in Maine and Massachusetts shut down in the winter? I guess snow on the beaches is not very conducive to business! Seriously, most of the businesses close and everyone packs up and goes home to their real homes for the winter. Wouldn’t it be nice to summer on the Cape?

Here’s a few photos to better explain our trip:

Nubble Lighthouse, a random Lobster Shack, Pres. Bush

Nubble Lighthouse, a random Lobster Shack, Pres. Bush's residence and some random fall color

I love the mix of the old and new architecture

I love the mix of the old and new architecture

Statue of Paul Revere, North Church where the lanterns hung and his home

Statue of Paul Revere, North Church where the lanterns hung and his home

Boston Harbor and Plymouth Rock

Boston Harbor and Plymouth Rock

Wedding Weekend!

Wedding Weekend!

  • Julia - October 8, 2009 - 2:02 pm

    BEAUTIFUL Renee! It looks like you guys had a great time!ReplyCancel

  • Meaghan - October 8, 2009 - 2:26 pm

    We love a lot of the same East Coast items!
    And I love your East Coast photos!
    (And West Coast too.)ReplyCancel

  • Dawn McCarthy - October 8, 2009 - 4:09 pm

    Renee…I LOVE these images! The color is so beautiful! I have been to Maine and NH (that’s where Hubby was born) and it is so different up there…but certainly beautiful! I particularly love Hampton Beach. I am so glad that you had a nice trip with your family! These images portray a fabulous vacation!ReplyCancel

  • Gillian - October 8, 2009 - 7:14 pm

    Beautiful shots, as always Renee! Love the storyboards and your pp is fab, as always!!ReplyCancel

  • evie - October 9, 2009 - 6:00 am

    Renee, don’t you think the coast of Maine is some of the most breathtaking scenery? We traveled up there at the same time of year 3 years ago and fell in love with it. You have captured some really beautiful images from your trip!ReplyCancel

  • ~Jen~ - October 9, 2009 - 7:43 am

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I’ve always wanted to visit the east coast. Did I mention these are beautiful?ReplyCancel

  • Darlene - October 9, 2009 - 6:07 pm

    Love these shots! I have always wanted to visit New Hampshire. I would love some Fall weather also. The landscapes are just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Michele - October 9, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    WONDERFUL PHOTOS!!!! Makes we want to visit the East more then ever.ReplyCancel

  • Schona Kessler - October 9, 2009 - 9:28 pm

    Wow what a colorful trip! Looks like you really got to enjoy it too. Neat!ReplyCancel

  • Jeannette Chirinos G - October 10, 2009 - 10:56 am

    Love the story and the pictures are ver colorful,
    nice presentation tooReplyCancel

  • Heather Georger - October 11, 2009 - 1:28 pm

    I am loving the fall colors in the landscape! Makes me sad we don’t get fall color! Looks like a great vacation!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Davis - October 19, 2009 - 2:04 pm

    So cool. You have a gift for landscape/architecture photography too.ReplyCancel

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