Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Getting Ready

We are Julia and Yuriy Manchik. We photograph people and weddings together, we're crazy about each other, busy preparing for our own wedding on 09/25/10, and planning on ditching the country for half a year immediately after the big day. This crazy idea has been tempting us for years, even before we were engaged. 

Why we love to travel: 

- culture exposure
- interesting food
- discovering neat places away from home
- amazing photo opportunities
- diverse outdoor activities
- sleeping in or not sleeping
- exploring foreign streets
- bargaining and sweet deals at the market
- creative exploration
- meeting cool people and getting inspired
- escaping the mundane life at home
- appreciating home upon return

We think this is a prime time in our lives to get away and see the world. Without school, work, or friends as distractions, we will grow strong as husband and wife at an amazing rate. We can’t wait to indulge in spending every single day together at home, on the other side of the planet, and everywhere in between. We plan to return home 6 months after the wedding, absolutely broke, but loaded with unforgettable memories, and more in love than ever.

You know we wouldn't leave home without a camera. This blog will serve as our online photography journal. You can expect to see photos of each place we visit and journaling about the experience from both the Mr and Mrs. We will do our best to show a glimpse of the local culture of each country we visit by highlighting style, food, people, places, and art. We are especially excited to photograph and interview various artists abroad and feature their work here.  

Rough sketch: Paris, London, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Thailand, and beyond...