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ACROSS THE WORLD

After visiting Kate in New Zealand I flew over to Bali on my birthday to meet up with my sister who had been traveling throughout Southeast Asia the month of July.  We spent two weeks together in Bali.  She summed up exactly how I felt on my birthday card:  “I’m so excited to come find you at the airport in just a few hours…having two weeks to hang out and explore beautiful islands on the other side of the world with my sister sounds pretty perfect to me.  If I was stranded on a deserted island and could only have three things, I would pick YOU!  A massive chocolate cake with passion fruit ice cream, and a load of brilliant fireworks to celebrate your birthday.  Looking forward to sharing a brand new bright and shiny year with you.  I only see beautiful things coming your way.” – Love Roxanne.

You too Rox.   I feel so grateful for the memories we created.

….And the epic adventure begins!!!

One of our hobbit-esque nook overlooking the cliffs and sea…

The most impossible to find beach in the world.  Took us 4 hours of driving around dodging motorcycles and roosters…and walking through cattle farms and cobblestone streets.  Well worth it.

The infinity pool we discovered just wasn’t enough for my poor sis…

This is exactly what driving looks and feels like in Bali…

Balinese cremation ceremony we came across in a “traffic jam.”  It was one of the most joyous occasions I have ever had the luck of attending.  The ceremony represents the feat of their most sacred duty…returning all 5 elements of the deceased back to the cosmos.

Soccer team mob on the way to the beach!

Fisherman at Bingin Beach.

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September 20, 2010 - 8:53 am

Jenny Tenney - These are beautiful. Looks like you and Roxanne had an amazing time exploring Bali.

September 20, 2010 - 10:16 am

Kelly Langner Sauer - Wow. Absolutely amazing wow…

September 20, 2010 - 10:53 am

Jennifer Stevenson - Unbelievable! These are the amazing! The best I have ever seen.

September 20, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Laura - Incredible!! Looks like you had many amazing adventures and wonderful memories with your sis. Is there a better definition of paradise?? So happy for you. :)

September 20, 2010 - 2:37 pm

tim willoughby - damn tracy. these photos are so rich and so incredible.
and btw, i’m really jealous of your recent expeditions! I thought i was going to book a new zealand wedding for next year but i guess it’s not happening :( booo.
anyways, i’m working in charleston now and we should definitely meet up sometime!
i’m a huge fan :)

September 22, 2010 - 3:47 pm

ida - Love, love, love {swoon}

October 1, 2010 - 6:48 pm

Melissa Williamson - These photos take me to an ethereal place. So lovely!

October 1, 2010 - 7:03 pm

Dana Laymon - OMG these make me want to cry. and go to bali! these are amazing and you never cease to amaze me. happy birthday!

October 5, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Whitney Gray - INCREDIBLE. ABSOLUTELY.

October 7, 2010 - 10:29 pm

lisa - such gorgeous work, as always, tracy. i especially love the underwater robot necklace. keep it up!

October 13, 2010 - 4:13 pm

Jackie Hall Robinson - AMAZING Tracy…. Loved all of these, you are so freaking incredible :)

October 26, 2010 - 2:49 pm

Cindy Giovagnoli - Absolutely amazing…the places, the photography, all of it!! You rock!

BALI

More images coming soon!

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September 3, 2010 - 11:47 am

Kelly Langner Sauer - omg – you are AMAZING.

September 4, 2010 - 7:37 am

Della MacNicholas - wow, cannot wait to see more

September 4, 2010 - 11:40 am

Krista - Oh my…this is stunning. I have a fear of deep water so I am not sure I could pull this off! Fantastic job!

September 4, 2010 - 1:13 pm

Lauren Massey - Beautiful. I would love to be able to swim gracefully in a pretty dress:)

KATE + LILLY

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August 10, 2010 - 8:44 pm

Bethany - a-mazing. this makes my heart joyful in an enormous way. as if things will be all right afterall.

August 10, 2010 - 8:46 pm

Lauren Massey - This is beautiful. What strong women:)

August 16, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Laura - :)

August 26, 2010 - 8:03 am

Holly - What a beautiful picture. I don’t know Kate or Lilly (or you, Tracy!) but this just makes me feel good, knowing that life does indeed go on. So happy to see that smile on her face.

August 28, 2010 - 5:14 am

Cindy Giovagnoli - An amazing shot (as usual!)…I second the comments above, especially that Kate must be an exceptionally strong woman. Just beautiful.

August 30, 2010 - 12:33 am

brandy - i can’t stop looking at this.

October 3, 2010 - 8:38 am

Monica - You have really just wowed me with your talent. Every picture of yours emits a beautiful vibrance and radiance only a good photographer is capable of capturing. I’ve quickly fallen in love with your work.

I’m not getting married or anything, but I would most definitely have you at the top of my list whenever I do. Even though I probably would never be able to afford you 😉 Which brings me to the question, how much do you typically charge for your sessions?

October 10, 2010 - 7:53 pm

Chi Pritchard - Simply adorable~

GLOBE TROTTING

I will be out of the office the month of August as I make a trek to New Zealand, Bali, and California.  Please email me at tracy@tracyturpen.com if you need to get in touch with me.  I will be checking my email periodically and will not have access to a phone.  Thanks for your patience and I plan to keep you updated with photos!  My underwater housing is packed in my carry on…

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August 3, 2010 - 9:38 am

Bethany - and…. thats awesome.

August 10, 2010 - 8:46 pm

Sarah - Awesome awesome awesome

August 10, 2010 - 8:49 pm

Farrah - Wow, I’m so excited for you Tracy! What a wonderful trip, can’t wait to see all the photos!