Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hello Real World. I'm Back.

Scott with the dogs at White Sands National Monument. 2010. New Mexico. ©Jill Richards Photography

  The honeymoon is over. Literally. My husband and I ended our yearlong honeymoon road trip in January. We counted more than 365 days spent together. Most of those days we were separated by only the center console of our Honda CR-V. We explored 36 states, drove more than 30,000 miles and slept in more Motel 6s than I care to admit.
Snorkel Nerd. Vieques, Puerto Rico. 2010

Enter the Real World. Jobs. Schedules. Alarms. Bills.

Scott is now back to work. And I am creating Jill Richards Photography, which for the past two years sort of ran itself — thanks to some pretty incredible clients. This year will be my first year of complete self-employment.

In the next month, I will unveil new branding and a redesign of my website. This is an exciting time.

The most daunting task ahead is editing, organizing and archiving a year's worth of pictures from our road trip across America. There are about 2,000 images in the first round of edits. My eyeballs might very well fall out of my head.

As I get through photographs from California to Maine and even Puerto Rico, I will share them here on this blog. Maybe these posts will give you the bug to hit the road on your own adventure. I highly recommend it.


  1. We are looking forward to those photos and to hearing more of your story! Congrats on your new business beginnings!

  2. I cannot wait to see your photos! I missed your 12 legs travel posts.

    Cheers to your new close-to-home adventure. :)

  3. Thanks to the both of you for your encouraging words. It's been both exciting and weird to be home.

  4. I'm looking forward to more photos of your trip. I was curious about the sudden end of the 12 legs blog posts, but I just read Scott's post about what happened. Welcome back to whatever version of the "real world" you decide to create.