Oh, I've been a bad blogger the past couple months! Sorry guys... My bad. Apparently coming back to the States has been more distracting than I imagined it would be. So let's see, I came to Washington, DC after almost 8 months in Vietnam and had the opportunity to housesit
in the Georgetown area for a couple of weeks. FYI, housesitting is the best invention ever. So, this was the perfect chance to recover from any potential jet lag, get to visit with old coworkers and good friends, and figure out what the heck my summer was going to be like in America.
(News flash: I forgot how freaking expensive everything is in comparison to life abroad. Holy guacamole.)
But I digress. So Washington, DC was AMAZING. In addition to the social life aspect, work-wise, I booked really successful photo mini-sessions and had a ton of fun capturing iconic landmarks in fun ways (photos below). Then I spent about a month in North Carolina which was everything. I got to see my nieces and nephews, who are basically my entire world. Almost all of my youngest niece's life on this planet has been while I lived in Vietnam. Watching her grow up via FaceTime has been ROUGH. As you can imagine, I spent a lot of time kissing them repeatedly and telling them how truly magical they all are. And, I took some time to explore my old hometown through the eyes of a visiting photographer, which I've never done before. I had the best time, and those photos are at the bottom of this post.
Then, I came back up to Washington, DC to another housesitting opportunity. (Traveling and living rent-free is HIGHLY recommended, guys.) I haven't been booking as many photoshoots as I would have liked, which sucks, but I've used this as time to find and work for more writing and editing clients. I've also been stalking other photographers, branding geniuses, marketing gurus, and content creators. There are a lot of successful people out there who have webinars and free tool-kits, and it would be a shame if I didn't try to take advantage of every opportunity to me and figure out what I can do better.
But my time in America is winding to an end! I'll be heading overseas again sometime in October. As fall rounds the corner, I am getting back into hustle mode and pushing myself to keep growing and building my community. Thanks to everyone for following along on the ride, and stay tuned for WAY more updates.
Danielle Desnoyers is a traveling freelance photographer with a focus on humanitarian, travel, and family photography. She currently splits her time between the United States and Vietnam with travels to other countries as well.