Canada / USA Trip

This trip started off as a holiday but ended up being a working trip which was fabulous! We drove so many miles! Got a speeding ticket! Stayed in a different hotel each night, so I guess it was like up market travelling! Our journey started off in Toronto. It was late when we got there and so after eating dinner we got an early night. We then woke up to this view..

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We then started the epic 4 hour drive up to Algonquin national park. We didn’t drive the whole way there in one go, we stopped often and drank tea, chatted and ate in lovely diners. We got offered a trip on this lovely mans boat though he wanted to go the following day and we still had a lot of driving to do. There are so many friendly black squirrels in Ontario… They are much cuter than our grey ones…(11 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (13 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

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Moose cafe & grill! the best pancakes and maple syrup… yum!(85 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (90 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (93 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (96 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (112 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

The following day we finally arrived at Algonquin…
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We then quickly drove 4 hours back down to Toronto, Kris was djing that night…(140 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (146 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

The next day it was a beautiful day. We popped onto a boat and sailed over to Toronto Islands where we met Seema & Joel. As I specialise in wedding photography, I shot their engagement photo shoot. The power of social media!! It was such a gorgeous island. Apparently the waiting list to live there is something ridiculous like 200 years!(28 of 90) seema joel canada toronto enagement photo shoot photography chelsea shoesmith photography

After the engagement shoot, we drove out of Toronto and to the Canada/USA border. We stopped to look at Niagara Falls. It was so beautifully lit up. The area around the falls was a bit like Blackpool and quite funky…(156 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (162 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (169 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

Crossing the border. They sure do take things seriously… we didn’t get our passport out quick enough so got taken into a room for an interview! All was well in the end though!(170 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

We then drove to Buffalo, New York…(180 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

The following day we crossed the border again (on foot) to take a look at Niagara Falls in the day time. It was incredible!(189 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (200 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

Guinness World Record Museum…(205 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (229 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

This upside down house still makes me feel dizzy looking at the photos!(238 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (245 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (252 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

We decided to get a closer look and go on the famous “Maid Of The Mist” boat…(258 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (270 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (285 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (294 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (299 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (309 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

Back over the border to Buffalo, New York to watch Kris DJ…(322 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

After a great night we then drove 7 hours though New York and Massachusetts through to Providence, Rhode Island. Kris played in an amazing club called the Collesium which as you can guess by the name was all Roman themed… The hotels cost a small fortune in Rhode Island so we actually stayed just 3o minutes away in Connecticut. In total we were in 4 states that day…(374 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (385 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

The next day we drove just over 3 and a half hours to New York, I did some shots for Rebekah & Thomas at a gorgeous venue named Leonards Palazzo
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Wedding over we drove towards Long Island, the beaches were out of this world…(412 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (419 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_

The next day we drove into New York City!
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Central Park was so gorgeous…(467 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (473 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (489 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_ (511 of 606) Canada-USA holiday 2015 chelsea shoesmith photography_Times Square… It is actually a rectangle. Never knew that…

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Heading out of NYC and back up to Toronto…
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What an amazing trip this was!!!!

 

Chelsea xx