a colorful shack sits on sand


May 15, Honeymoon to St. John USVI and Tortola

I went on my honeymoon since my last blog post! YAY!

Rob and I headed to my favorite place in the world, St. John USVI. Since I’ve been there a couple times already, we also visited Tortola BVI too. We enjoyed reading books, not using our smart phones or laptops, swimming, hearing the ocean, and driving around the islands on the left-hand side of the road while blaring Rihanna’s “We Found Love.” I finally made it to Tortola’s famous Bomba Shack, and we made friends with another shack owner, Nature Boy. We saw wildlife and animals roaming freely on the islands: donkeys, goats, chickens, huge iguanas, little lizards, hermit crabs, sea turtles.

I left determine to keep that Caribbean feeling alive inside of me. I think it may be called relaxation. So I’ve been trying to use my iPhone and laptop less and read more.

I debated bringing my camera along, partially since sand and water are just about the worst for your camera, but mainly because it was my HONEYMOON. Well I did bring it, but tried not to be tethered to my gear the entire time. And I promised Rob that he would not have to constantly model for me.

Of course, the images are below. So many blues! So colorful! If anyone wants me to do their engagement session at the Annaberg Sugar Mill ruins, go right ahead and set that up! Or a wedding. I am up for that challenge for sure.

a colorful shack sits on sand

All images © Susannah Allen 2012


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  1. Rob Allen says:

    Looks fun, wish I was there

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I've been photographing families professionally since 2006. I am a wife, mama to 2 boys, companion to 2 cats who are named after members of the royal British family, a former preschool teacher. I love running, hiking 14ers, sparkly clothes, the band Phish, river float trips, St. John USVI, farm CSAs, and Colorado blue skies.