Our New England Road Trip // Ohio Photographer Brooke Townsend

Holy cow. This trip was one for the books.

In November of 2018, we packed up the car for our first road trip as a family for a total of 15 days. Over the course of those days we traveled 2800 miles, stayed in 10 different states, and 2 countries all with a 2 year old in the backseat. And, you might think we are crazy for even thinking about doing this. And we thought we might be for even thinking about doing a trip like this while Leo was still so little!

BUT, Leo did SUCH an amazing job. Being his momma, I was honestly expecting the worst - late and sleepless nights, meltdowns, too much junk food and sugar rushes (def a reality there) and anything else you can think of. But he loved this and did better than we ever expected *insert clap emojis here*

Leo has struggled with his speech for a long time (As many 2 year olds actually do). But during this trip, Leo doubled the amount of words he could say and seemed to be more curious about everything than ever before. And with undivided attention from both me and Paul, we all grew closer together. Which was so necessary after such a busy photography season of mine. So, this was a magical trip for our little fammy jammy because of it.

I had so much fun documenting this trip because it was such a wonderful embrace of creative freedom to shoot only what I really wanted to. With all the diverse landscapes, buildings, and experiences we had together, these images will probably be some of my favorites I’ve ever taken for the rest of forever because when I look at them, I will always be able to remember all the wonderful memories attached to every single one of these. And hope that I can never, ever forget this one.

 

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO

WHITE MOUNTAINS, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA

LUBEC, MAINE

BAR HARBOR AND ACADIA
NATIONAL PARK IN MAINE

PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS