I just looooove walking around resort grounds! Especially at sunset when all the landscape lighting turns on... the stars pop up... ahhhhh, I just love it! This wellness resort was exactly what we needed on our final days in Arizona. Sedona was magical, and now a true desert feel just seemed right. The grounds at Civana were truly breathtaking. The attention to detail in picking out the perfect cacti, stones, CRYSTALS (omg) mixed with the perfect combination of fire and water... Bravo, you nailed it! I feel like someone really took the time to pick out every single piece of natures art. Finding out they had inclusive wellness programs ranging from yoga to outdoor adventures was just a major bonus. I’m so happy we stumbled across this healing resort. The way we did is for another post! Let’s just say after road tripping and not finding a place to stay with two kids for the past 7 hours... we needed something care free... 😉 tbc... SIDE NOTE: Do you know how long I tried to balance this photo? It’s balanced- I swear! The symmetry is messing with my eyes... but I sorta like that! #civana#civanacarefree#wellness#cactusysuculentas#queenofthedrone#resort#travel#dslr#canon#teamcanon#canon📷 #carefreearizona#landscapedesign#landscape#spa#nightphotography#sunset#wellnessresort#waterfall#water
Happy Mother’s Day! These real roses last over a year! Chris has ALWAYS been amazing about having fresh flowers for me. He made that promise to me when we started dating. I love flowers, but please! Don’t go crazy over it! But he did. He still does. Every week, for the past 12 years he comes home with a beautiful bouquet and a kiss. Thank you for these gorgeous flowers! They might be a part of our adventures for the next year! Special thanks to @fifi.fiore.official for making such gorgeous flowers for us to enjoy! #roses#mothersday#fififiore#everlasting#rose#queenofthedrone
It’s hard to come up with words. So here’s a video of my experiences at Cru. Thank you for the past 15 years of memories. I have faaaaar too many “Tressa stories” to ever attempt to write down, and honestly most are inappropriate for social media 🤷🏼♀️😂 right @nikkidolo1023 Cheers to the next chapter! I’m loving how this year is turning everyone upside down! Get back up, and go harder than before! :-) full version in biiiiio!!! Now go get dressed and let’s celebrate one final time! #bossbob#bo$$bob #cru#crufortmyers#video#canon#restaurant#restaurantvideo#queenofthedrone
Create everyday... I’m looking at life differently lately. I’ve let go of my constant go go go and focusing on taking better care of myself. When I broke my foot and couldn’t walk or drive for six weeks, I thought that would slow me down. But guess what happen? The second I got the OK to walk and drive- I was ON. Back on my go go go lifestyle. Saying yes to photoshoots back to back because it worked for the clients, although it killed me inside to drive ALL Around in circles. Back to saying yes to jobs I don’t necessarily want to do... but it makes me money, gives me new opportunities, meets new people- so I’ll take it. Lately though, I’m over it. I’m over getting stressed out over this non stop lifestyle we live. No matter who I talk to, it’s all the same. Everyone’s so busy, doing 100 things and for MOST feeling like they’re not getting anything checked off. Most importantly, this leaves little time for them to take care of themselves. How this nonstop action is taking over our lives, and we’re left at the end of the day still stressed out with a laundrylist of things still not accomplished. Add it to tomorrow’s already overgrown list... I see this the mostly in Moms. (Maybe bc that’s what I can relate most to🤔) On top of just growing a human in your body, you birth new life, attempt to control the raging hormones, the constant guilt, this new FEAR of everything to protect them from our sometimes ugly world... Oh, but don’t forget to keep up with your normal responsibilities in life. No biggie.... You got this... I keep reminding myself that I can’t be 100 for everyone else if I’m not 100 in myself. I got so overwhelmed with the go go go, that I finally just stopped, took a deep breath, went to Cali, came back, booked a last minute vacation for our family to AZ, believed in myself, and now I feel me transforming into a new Queen. I feel lighter but my goal is to feel weightless. I’m going to create something new everyday. Edits, paintings, yard work, new flying techniques with my drone...Or accepting something simple like creating cool new shape in my kids PBJ sandwich- Point is, I’m ready for a change. Hold on tight, let’s ride
Trip out for a second and enjoy my version of an ink blot test. What do you see? When I saw the waves in California, first time since I started droning, I couldn’t wait to get the drone up to capture the “look down” angle. It’s SO different in Southwest Florida. Our waves are caused by boats passing by in the Gulf of Mexico. I love both... but I couldn’t wait to play with some of the Cali wave footage. This is my mind break. I’ve been looking at things a little differently lately, so this video just makes sense to me. #enjoy#paradise#create#dronegear#dronelife#california#coasttocoast#waves#dji#dronetime#finalcutpro#editfun#mindbreak#alinabaraz#fantasy#airvuz#queenofthedrone#manhattanbeach *****^FUNNY SIDE NOTE::: On the plane from Florida to California, I didn’t realize my music wasn’t setup correctly on my iPhone. So I had a SMALL playlist I use for “work videos...” basically boring stuff. The only two decent songs were a Bing Crosby Christmas song, and this amazing song right here by: @alinabaraz which I instantly downloaded the second I heard it on @spotify. It only makes sense to use this song, since I heard it on repeat for seven hours....
It’s my biiiiirthday! Do you know what that means? I get a hall pass for everything. No whining. No making lunches. No breaking balls... No talking back! Today, I get to be selfish and not feel guilty about it :-) Haha! Anyways- here’s a fun birthday invite I made for a gathering last year. It’s always fun looking back at all of our memories! I have SEVERAL of my very favorite people who also share this month in birthdays. So, it’s basically a big party every March :-) Cheers to you my fellow ♈️ and ♓️ friends :-) This is an old invite, so don’t try to show up- unless you have a time machine. In that case, LETS GO! That night was a magical Bohemian evening! #byob#beach#beachparty#birthday#happybirthday#kygo#queenofthedrone#home#happy#love#friends
Out of all the places we were happy to stumble upon... this would have to be, “the one” for me. I cried. Why? I have no idea. It just happens sometimes. I had a moment on top of these red rocks. Feeling all the sounds vibrate through my body... The prayers flags whipping in the wind kept making me think there was a tribe of people trekking up the rocks. Seriously. It was the craziest sound. I kept looking over my shoulder expecting to see something... There was a ton of paths, and I love a good pathway leading to the unknown. We got lost in those little trails. Finding rock art along the way... the meaning of all this this I still haven’t researched yet, but intend to do so because it’s intriguing how calm my insides felt here. No matter what your beliefs, this place called Sedona has some special vibes. Open your mind a little to let go. It’s REALLY hard with kids around, but with all the distractions, I still felt it. I feel pretty lucky... #sedona#peace#vortex#queenofthedrone#explore#getlost#soul#redrocks#love#amitabhastupa#peacepark#locolocal#talk#nodestination#arizona#justroll#spiritualawakening#spirituality
I love the state of California. The fact you can wake up on the beach and that same day be up in the mountains is something I can’t seem to wrap my head around. The terrain is just incredible. As much as I love photography, photos don’t do it justice. Your senses do... Yet, being able to look back at a photo and relive the moment is pretty incredible. It’s like starring at that image, you feel the misty air on your skin- I get goosebumps. My eyes focus on the colors- how vibrant the green grass appeared in the gloomy skies. It’s almost like I can still hear the family sitting next to us that had five kids, but you barely hear any of them. If you’re lucky though, you would remember the smell. Taking a deep breath and it’s like your brain gives you the scent of the dirt for a super brief time. I can feel it. :-) I’m sitting on that edge looking all around at sooooo much to see. Just for a moment. Then SMACK. Back to reality. I woke up wanting to see this HOLLYWOOD sign. I’ve seen it before. We took the basic tourist pics... check. But I wanted to explore, see it from a different angle. We did just that @mrsbuckels#hollywood#hollywoodsign#exploring#tour#tourguide#losangeles#griffithobservatory#thehills#cloudporn#califlorida#queenofthedrone#photography#hollywoodstudios#hollywoodhills#hollywooddreams#classichollywood
I’ll never forget the first time we met Venice Beach. Our first trip to Cali went like this: newly married, Chris said, “just plan it...” so I booked flights into San Fran, “planned” on driving to and flying out of LA. 13 days to do it. I planned our flights. Then in my nature- that was it. I figured we would let the road take us on our journey. Chris obviously freaked out the morning we woke up in San Fran and he asked, “so where’s our rental car place and where is our destination tonight?” My response was simple: 🤷🏼♀️Let’s just roll with it. That we did... our travels south on the PCH, no plans, no destinations, all the locals we met advised us to hit Venice on our journey. They all seemed to do the exact same smile and giggle combo. What was so funny? Why does everyone have this glisten in their eyes when mentioning this city? After one evening there, I got it. We got it. My cheeks got it. I’ve never smiled SO HARD in my life. This brought people watching to a whole new level. It made my eyes go bonkers looking all around at the pops of color, everywhere. I’ve met some of the most interesting people in Venice since then on our travels in the west coast. I love all their stories. I love a good story. This little spot on this planet will always call my name. A BIG SHOUT out to @bbloss8 for meeting with me #weouthere 😂 It’s amazing how we can connect these days. PSS: Can we please note this amazing wall mural? The art here draws you in. Everything is so vibrant... Bonus that a silver car is parked in front making it appear 3D. #storytime#queenofthedrone#trippy#venicebeach#coasttocoast#explore#visualart#visual#californiaadventure#dji#dronegear#dronetime#dronelife
I can’t wrap my head around my love for this state. I grew up loving The Beach Boys and their song CALIFLORIDA Girls... (thats the name of it right? No? Well that’s what they meant to say! Silly song writers! Right @rtelfor 😏 Best name for the 239 girls in Cali... kudos Rachel. Kudos!) Anyways, I go there and feel so chill deep inside. It’s not just the vacation high you get. It’s 💯 a different feeling. How you can explore so many different terrains, temperatures, and cultures amazes this Florida born and raised Queen. Flying the drone there was nerve-racking in every thrilling way. it’s such a high to fly a drone. The best kinds are the natural ones 🤷🏼♀️ To see big waves from above, mountains in the distance, heavy dense clouds... it’s so opposite from my normal world. Yet the feeling in my body while capturing the beauty was the same. I love it. Bringing these photos to life with editing makes my heart race at a higher pace. I love it. I. Love. It. All. The normal photos are great too, but I get my fix from editing them my way, because only one person can do it my way. 🙋🏼♀️ #dronerboner#queenofthedrone#youDontSeeThatInFlorida#santamonica#santamonicapier#santamonicablvd#dji#dronetime#dronegear#dronelife#california#airvuz#californiaadventure#coasttocoast beachvibes #beachlife#cloudporn#clouds#adobe#adobelightroom#lightroom
Sanibel Causeway. This tiny little sand filled spot has held sooooo many important days of my life. Born and raised in Southwest Florida, I will always be drawn to the coastal breeze and sunsets. I’m happy I’m able to keep that love for nature going in my children. I’m not teaching them how to care for our planet, we just do it. It’s been in their memories since before they could walk. Picking up trash, stopping to stare at whatever sealife we’re lucky enough to stumble upon, and appreciating the FREE show of a Sunset. This will always be one of my favorite spots in SWFL. There’s something about pulling your car up to make your own fort area that just does it for me. Ahhhh. I love it. Queen Tip: If you are vacationing here, try to hit the causeway on a weekday instead of a weekend to truly appreciate the vibe compared to the wilder form that comes on the weekend. (Which is fun too! The jetskis put on an awesome show!) #sanibel#sanibelcauseway#ilivewhereyouvacation#florida#vacationflorida#vacation#travel#travelflorida#swfl#fortmyers#dronestagram#queenofthedrone#dronegear#dronelife#airvuz#travelguide
This is the type of thing that cools my mind down a bit. Making a video, a piece of art, just for fun. No deadlines, no revisions, just me and my own creativity from start to finish. If I even finish. I have hundreds of these videos around that will never be seen. I’ve always been a visual person, so when I hear a sweet song (Quinn XCII Another Day in Paradise) and the lyrics match my memories....ANNNNND I happen to have drone videos of said memory- this happens. 😂 It’s like my own sketchbook. In my case, random video files. This day was great. Our friend, a man I met over the phone selling him a dishwasher years ago- has turned into such a cool person in our lives. With cool magic tricks to insightful life lessons, I’m glad I picked up that phone call and sold him a dishwasher. You never know what small talk will turn into. Everyone says I talk too much to people- I’m ok with that. Because for all the 100s of randoms, if I find one person like this guy- it’s worth it. I’ll continue to small talk in the grocery store. Not sorry 😂 He asked me to send him the photos I took that day. You know me. I can’t just send a photo! I have to throw together some footage to a cool song, add as many transitions as my eyes can allow, and do it all under a time limit put on by myself. Anyways, here’s a day on a boat in southwest Florida! Taking the back river and canals to have lunch in Naples. Finding dolphins 🐬 showing us the way, manatees coming up for air, and the smiles my kids wore on their face was priceless. For the full version, go click the link about on @airvuz and if you’re feeling frisky, go ahead and scroll some other cool drone videos from around the world. You can get lost in it, but it’s ok. Sometimes your brain needs a vacation. What better way to spend it with looking at amazing aerial footage. Go ahead now. Click the link 🤪 #dronelife#queenofthedrone#airvuz#edit#fun#release#myart#art#memories#bonitasprings#vacation#ilivewhereyouvacation#naples#naplesflorida
I’ve been going through my old hard drives and finding some gold. Also finding some complete coal! 😂 Found this clip I started a while back... it was for “My signature landing Kick” video that I keep saying I’m going to make one day... but I never do. Every time I land the drone, I record me doing this kick. I have a tooooon of clips to say the least! 🤷🏼♀️ Anyways. I like this. Its a full three minutes of horrible editing, but cool footage. Maybe one day I’ll perfect it. If I can find the library file on one of my hard drives...For now- I’ll remind all of you that it’s ok to be different. Not following the trend sometimes IS the trend. Wear an umbrella hat to see the drone screen and in the same time protecting your skin- but do it truly not give AF what you look like. My signature kick is that, me being me. Also, I’m growing my hair back out 😂 #BTS: the first clip is the first time I used the DJI Osmo. Still a great tool I love to film with- if your outside chasing kids... 4K, hello! The shells- I have a whole video of this night. All filmed on my iPhone. (When the 6 first came out😂) The footage was incredible as a hurricane rolled through the Gulf of Mexico leaving THOUSANDS of creatures to wash ashore on our beach. But that night held so many important memories to me, maybe one day I will post that video... And let’s not forget my tank top in the umbrella hat clip created by yours truly @cocogonegreen “A Little Hippie A little Hood” I love this tank still! A Florida girls quote 😂 #beyou#queenofthedrone#dronelife#signaturekick#edit#create#memories#allforfun#nowork#justcreate#reflect#reflection#standout#ALittleHippieALittleHood#CocoGoneGreen#florida#floridalife
This clip with these black birds... money. I was flying my first Mavic Pro out on the golf course at Kelly Greens Golf Course a few years ago. I was testing it. One of the first real flights with the Mavic. I was having a ton of issues with my Phantom 3 Pro losing signal on the course, so I wanted to see if this new tiny drone would do better. I put her up, started messing with settings, then saw something flying around the screen.... wtf? So I look up and I must have looked like this emoji 😳 There was hundreds of birds flying all around my brand new drone. So close. I quickly turned the record button on, and let the drone just hover in place praying nothing would hit it... the drone and the birds all got out safely, but whoa... My heart was pumping! I’ve since used this footage in a lot of my videos, but finally starting to really master the proper usage of it. Layers, cropping, more special touches... I just love it. I have the clip saved on all six of my hard drives, and on my desktop for easy access. Ahhh. Editing is fun when it’s carefree. My style. My Art. I’ll post the rest of the video later. I just had to share this clip from it bc I love the memory of me freaking out thinking my brand new drone was going to hit a bird. I would have felt awful. It would have changed my droning life. Honestly, this is reason 312 why I like to keep my eyes on the drone and not on the screen. You never know what can pop up in the sky. So Queen Tip: keep your eye on the drone as much as possible. I feel it also helps you control the drone a lil better when you always know the direction it’s going. I had to fly my first drone blind when I started droning bc of constant signal interference on the golf courses. It would still record, so I said F IT, and flew it using my owl vision. You learn a lot about how to handle the controls when your relying only on the direction the drone is facing. It was annoying yet rewarding getting back to the computer to review footage to see if I got the right shots. Practicing the art on a daily! #dronelife#queenofthedrone#dronegear#editing#edits#finalcutpro#naplesflorida#dronetime#birds#fly#aerial#art#layers#dronephotography
Still one of my favorite drone photos. This was from the very beginning of my drone life. I was running on Mom brain and horrific nightmare sleepless nights. (that’s a thing) I was getting hired by my realtor friends. Leaving the baby at home for Chris to attempt to feed the feisty little Muffin a bottle. I cried this day. Sitting watching the sunset. I wiped away my tears I kept flying the drone. I would have left to go home- the sun was set... But the drone was calling my name. Next battery... My chest felt lighter.... My breaths were longer. Looking down at the screen to see these wonderful Florida AFTER sunset colors.... alone. Just me in this empty old Florida home. Looking down at years of TLC in the gardens, slowly being covered by weeds. Complete solitude in my head. For once. I won’t forget this night. It’s one of the nights I fell in love with drones and the way controlling it instantly changed my mood. I stayed until my last battery ran out. That house felt haunted, but I didn’t even care. I came inside that old home feeling so empty and left feeling on top of the world, like a Queen. A drone did that. Wtf. So random. I changed my IG name that night to Queen of Drones. #bts#sunset#dronelife#dronephotography#low#lowaltitude#dronegear#airvuz#queenofthedrone#realestate#dji#whereitallbegan#reflect#reflection#beachvibes#waterfront#gulfaccess#architecture#oldflorida#florida#fortmyersbeach#fortmyers
I’m so fancy! I love how “Queen of the Drone” has almost become an alter ego. I find myself referring to “her” quit often. I’ve had this logo for a few years now. I love it! @d_sonofnils made it and I had one request to change her hair length... and I believe I asked to make her boobs a lil bigger 😂 🤷🏼♀️ Back then, according to AirVuz, I was one of veeeeery few drone ladies out there flying drones. So I took my IG name and made it a company name. (Don’t google Drone Queen, it gets weird) I loved the black and white because I’m, “too much” naturally sometimes, I liked her being a little toned down. Leave the vibrancy for the real deal. 🙋🏼♀️ Well YEARS later, and SO many people seeing my phone case with the logo on it... They reply, “ohhh I thought that was Game of Thrones. Cool, Queen of the Drone. Is that you? You fly drones...” it’s been a cool convo starter, but I always shook my head at this game of thrones thing. What is this show everyone speaks so highly of!? Add my braided hair and now apparently I’m some Khaleesi chick? I kept saying I would check it out- but then on season ___ I didn’t. Now fast forward to current day, I run into an old friend from childhood @darbytpatton who informed me that my logo font is actually the same font used for Game of Thrones. WHAT!? 😂 Now my mind is officially blown. A quick google search confirmed my logo is 💯 Game of Thrones font. And. This. Whole. Time. I’ve. Had. No. Idea. So guess what? I think I’m finally going to do it! Check out this Game of Thrones 😂 There’s a backstory for your useless but somewhat entertaining purposes. She went from black and white to glistening in diamonds. I like her new style. Whatcha think? Watch out Drone World. Queen of the Drone is flying out of her beginner mode. #sparkle#dronelife#dronegear#dronetime#editlife#queenofthedrone#videographer#dronestagram#intro#femaledronepilot#dronepilot#airvuz#edit#editing#bossbob#doit#hustle #
I JUST LOVE THE FLORIDA KEYS COLORS! So much, I had to yell that at you. 😂 I’m craaaaaaving the vibrant skies, crystal clean ocean, the weightless feeling that hits you the second you DRIVE south... After miles of marshy Florida land, you are surrounded by crystal clear waters on both sides of you. It’s truly breathtaking... If you have any sort of emotions or feelings inside you that is 🤷🏼♀️😂🤦🏼♀️ At times, you get so lost gazing, it’s hard to find where the horizon line is. Ahhh! I JUST LOOOOOOVE IT! Add a Florida rain in the distance, making all the colors pop so bright it almost blinds you. 🤤 Is it really THAT VIBRANT? It is. It really is. Eeee!!!! #floridakeys#vacationflorida#keycolonypoint#keycolony#keyslife#florida#soflo#florida_greatshots#floridarain#queenofthedrone#canon#canon80d#landscapephotography
“Some people are so poor all the have is money” Patrick Meagher. Wealth is characterized is so many different ways. I guess it’s all about balance... anyways... I find it important to surround yourself with people who inspire you to do better, always. With getting nothing in return. This picture sums up our brunches. A bunch of successful ladies taking time out for themselves and spending it with much needed girlfriend time. Laughing so hard you cry. Cheeks hurting, stomach full of delicious food, fun outfits, and a wod of cash with empty cocktail glasses. 😂 Make money, save money, spend money....but more important, just live a happy life surrounding yourself with people who make you genuinely smile. Because really, all the money in the world couldn’t buy that kind of happiness. Money doesn’t hurt, greed kills... Find a balance ;-) #truth#girltime#brunch#bitcheswhobrunch#cash#makemoney#spendit#selfish#beselfish#gucci#balance#girlfriends#sundayfunday#naples#naplesflorida#women#canon#queenofthedrone#lovebracelet#foodporn
I love people watching. Even better is capturing candid photos of their expressions... what are they thinking about? Taking pics at @cru_fl I really enjoyed watching the chefs passion unfold in front of me. Their eyebrows change in shapes so quickly, very concentrated expressions on their faces. I swear I feel their eyes dilating and breath stop at certain moments when they are deep into thought. I just want to get the shot, yet sometimes the whole natural art form of culinary stops me in my own tracks, and I sit and appreciate the moment. I’m passionate about photography. I’ve realized I have always had a camera of some sort in my hands since a young age. I see the same thing happening organically with my oldest daughter. I don’t push it, I’m just letting it flow :-) doesn’t hurt we have a collection of cameras around. It all makes me happy. Thanks for the #bts of the BTS @mielkey.sarah! Whatever hobby your interested in, go for it. Give it time out of your day. You never know what it will turn into. #passion#culinary#culinaryarts#cru#fortmyers#restaurant#foodporn#queenofthedrone#behindthescenes#hobby#goforit#martini#foodphotography#foodie#foodstylist#foodstagram#bossbob
I can’t believe I’ve lived here my whole life and I’ve never rented bikes on Sanibel Island. Fail! I should have them hire me to do a video or something so I can ride and work at the same time. That would be a total win! 🙋🏼♀️ #sanibelisland
It was NYE. I woke up and had this sudden urge to NOT be at home for the ball drop. Call me crazy, but both our kids are born the end of September, do the math, we’ve had some good at home NYE’s parties... 😏
Anyways- so I jumped online, searched places high and low for a room, oh and dog friendly of course bc who will watch the rat last minute? I stumbled upon one of Floridas top rated beaches, Siesta Key, Florida. The softest white powdery sand and eclectic bars and beach shops on the main strip. Walking distance to everything. Who doesn’t love a good stroll in a beach town while people watching? I’ve traveled there before, all wonderful experiences to write in the books- so it all seemed to fall perfectly into place. Then- the kicker- I found an establishment called Siesta Key Beachside Villas. I called, booked a villa DOG FRIENDLY REMIND YOU, and boom. I came back in jumping up on the furniture dancing and screaming at my family to “hurry UP and pack! We’re going out of town!” Chris looked at me like I was crazy. But guess what? He knows the Queen has it all under control. 😏Last minute travel has always been my thing, everything always works. It makes life a smidgen more exciting 🤷🏼♀️ Here’s a shot of the gorgeous beach we stayed at. I highly recommend our location. You would be a fool not to stay at this beachy cool place! The cottages have everything you need... but the most important to me is always the location, and this is right dab in the middle of all the action with a side of chill. It’s perfect.
Not like your feed hasn’t been bombarded with these pics, but here’s another. Anyone who experienced this last night in the proper way would understand the urge of wanting to share a sliver of what it felt like to witness... for me at least 🤷🏼♀️ I really appreciate the simple things in life. The ones that come free, and give you the feeling of freedom. The clouds were crazy here in southwest Florida all day. My sister told me to make sure I took pics of the moon at 11:41pm, so I went out there a bit earlier to capture a few test shots. The clouds were heavy, so I didn’t expect to see much, but I was excited for another show put on by Mother Nature. I didn’t know what was happening to the moon this night, but when I started to see the eclipse I almost (and prob did) jumped in joy! I just thought it was a super moon that was orange or something... wasn’t expecting this. Hold on tight, I’m ready for this show! The skies instantly cleared up and the moon was incredibly bright illuminating my world. I started snapping away with different settings. I’m not familiar with night photography, so I’m learning as I go. When the moon quickly turned a deep orange color, the preserve I was sitting in became pitch black. Over the lake of alligators 😂 A dense fog rolled over the lake towards me on the boardwalk. Eerie? Absolutely! But thrilling none the less, especially with the song thriller playing on repeat in my head.. anyways... It was a gorgeous night and experience. There’s something so touching to your soul like star gazing. Mother Nature never seems to amaze me. Treat her right, I wanna keep this going! FYI: this lens is a kit lens. It came with my daughters canon rebel! So I’m happy with what I got my first time around. When’s the next one 🤷🏼♀️😂 this happens all the time, right??? 😂
The day I refused to wear pants to the beach. Suck it up buttercup, it’s not “that” cold... and when it is in Florida, you embrace the chills tickling your spine! It was 60degrees and the sun was shinning warmth on my skin. A gorgeous day with clear blue skies. Ahhhh, I love that feeling. I see this photo, and I can feel that sun blazing down on me. I just love Florida :-)
The Queen can never resist to take the drone up to get another angle. It’s allll about the angles! It was challenging taking photos in such a busy kitchen. I’m usually sprawled out using my body has a human tripod. You can’t really get down like that in a kitchen with flames, action, and the intense art of fine dining. I turned my body into a monopod with a quickness 😂 (that’s camera talk people) Anyways, this restaurant is celebrating their 15 years in business. After being a part of it for only a few hours while snapping some pics, I can see why. It has good vibes, runs smooth and seamlessly, the attention to detail is shown on every level, quality dining and service... I get it. I can see why it’s held it’s good name for 15 years in this city. Kudos to you @cru_fl, kudos! Make sure to check out their page for upcoming #foodporn But for now. Let me introduce you to the restaurant vibes via my drones eye.
Droning with a dog 🐕 Too bad I only had to pick her up because her Napoleon syndrome had her thinking she could take on this gorgeous German Shepherd, named Karma... “because you know, she’s a bitch.” 😂 Best dog name and one-liner ever! Kudos to you man on the beach, kudos! Anyways... this dog, and my kids, are so used to having a drone around. Most dogs flock to the drone when it’s taking off or landing. That scares me more than children because they are a smidgen more unpredictable. With kids, I tend to block them with my limbs. Dogs come at the drone from all angles. So, word of the wise, take extreme caution when taking off or landing when pooches are around. Unless it’s my little devil dog pictured here. She knows I’m Queen of the Drone, she gets it. She won’t even flinch 🐕
This IG story had a crazy amount of replies, so I decided to share it with the rest of the IG world who missed it. Apparently you guys love my facial expressions. With that said, @haleyamber369 I need some Botox coming up here soon! 😂 all this droning in the sunlight makes for some ugly drone concentration faces! Anyways... If you have followed me during his drone adventure of mine for the past four-ish years, you will know about my vents on this subject. “Your husband let you fly that thing today?” “Is this your husbands business?” “WOW, I didn’t expect to see a girl flying that thing...” and the most common, actually expected now when I’m flying in a residential development, “that’s you flying that thing?” Meanwhile the drone is hovering about 10 feet above me, I’m looking up at it, controller in hand, Queen of the DRONE shirt on, landing it doing a signature kick.... no. No sir. This is my makeup kit in my hand, my apron is in the kitchen while I take a break from making my husband a sandwich. 🙄 “you really know how to fly that thing? I know it’s harder than you think. My son had one and ______” insert every single story I have heard of a drone flying away. Ahhhh, guess what though? I still love it. Love showing off these machines, educating people young or old on them, answering the pretty standard basic questions... always slightly excited to see if I’m going to be handed a question I haven’t been asked yet. Gotta love it. Pardon my language, it slips out sometimes 🤷🏼♀️ Children, do as I say not as I do!
I’m 💯% obsessed with a good Florida rain. When Mother Nature wants to add a beautiful rain cloud during sunset... I applaud her majestic show! Simply gorgeous. This was taken on the @dji#mavicpro2 I will continue to preach how awesome this tiny machine is. The gimbal is such a step up from the First generation Mavic Pro. Being able to capture the sky somewhat above you, and pan all the way back down to the ground with incredible low light reaction... 🤤 incredible. Bravo you techy people creating these flying cameras. Bravo. It’s insane how they just keep getting better and better. Fly safe everyone! Here’s Fort Myers, FL skyline. I’m sure one day this photo will look drastically different as our area grows in population. I already have soooooo much footage of the changes our city has seen since I started droning. I like to take random photos of intersections, knowing one day there will be a @walgreens on one corner with a @cvspharmacy on the adjacent side. 😂 ahhhh, I love how flat Florida is :-) I just love this sunshine state