In the beginning of May I took a much needed vacation with my mom, sister, and Dave to Anna Maria Island, Florida. It was one of the best weeks of my life! Everyone who knows me knows I'm a beach girl. I daydream about palm trees and the ocean on the daily. When I want to unwind I put steel drum tropical music in my headphones, close my eyes and pretend I'm lying on the beach. Needless to say, ACTUALLY getting to lie on the beach for a week with my boyfriend, mom and sister was like heaven for me. I don't think I stopped smiling the whole week! I've been taking trips to various places in Florida with my family since I was a little girl. Up until this trip my favorite was always Marco Island. It's so peaceful and beautiful. However, Anna Maria Island totally won me over and now completely has my heart! It's such a quaint, vibrant, tropical, happy little island! There were bright tropical flowers everywhere and the ocean water was the most amazing blue-green color I've ever seen! And oh my GOSH the sunsets were incredible!! It was truly a photographer's dream. I took my camera around with me everywhere and could hardly put it down. Go mix yourself up a pina colada, throw on some Jimmy Buffett, and enjoy some of my favorite shots!