Samantha Okazaki
Samantha Okazaki
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Pinch me, I’m dreaming. ✨
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When we first started talking about a big trip (at like month three of dating, mind you!) the one place Andrew really had his heart set on was Croatia. I was like 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ To be honest, I would have gone anywhere with him! But he seemed so excited, so we started looking into it and six months later there we were!
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And wow did it blow my expectations out of the water!!! I still can’t believe we got to spend a week in such a stunning country that just a few months ago I knew nothing about. The ancient cities, the turquoise sea, the PEOPLE! Oh man, the hospitality in that country is unbeatable. Honestly if it’s on your bucket list at all: GO FOR IT! And DM me because I have allll the recs.
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Some highlights include:
• Getting lost in the old town of Split 🏛
• Island hopping to Hvar and Vis 🚤
• Hiking to the waterfalls in Krka National Park 🏞 • Driving the world’s smallest rental car up and down the old coast (and chasing a lunar eclipse!) 🚗
• Eating street corn and beer at the sea organ in Zadar 🌽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#passionpassport #beautifuldestinations #travellover #aroundtheworld #passportready #amazingplaces #instapassport #stayandwander #wanderlove #roamtheworld #livetotravel #wearetravelgirls #thetravelwomen #traveldreamseekers #travelgirlsgo #sheisnotlost #livetravelchannel #lonelyplanet #lpfanphoto #travelandleisure #tlpicks #tastemadetravel #travelawesome #theglobewanderer #forceofnature  #visitcroatia #croatiatravel #traveltocroatia
It’s been a while since we’ve had some good old fashioned dog content, so....tada! Happy Thursday, party people.
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She’s in that awkward teen phase right now but I’m in denial and can't she just stay a puppy forever okgreatthanks.
#BluePathBinny #BinThereDoneThat #FutureAutismServiceDog
#PuppyRaising #ServiceDogsofInstagram #ServiceDogLife #goldensofinstagram #goldenretriever #puppies #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #lovedogs #gloriousgoldens #boopmynose #mydogist
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@GoldenRetrievers @BluePathDogs @thedogist @thefoggydog
Happiness is photographing your friend from middle school and his wife on their fifth year wedding anniversary. Congratulations you two lovebirds - five years is amazing! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#our_everyday_moments #thehappynow #morningslikethese #livethelittlethings #thatsdarling #livefolk #seeksimplicity #pursuepretty #petitejoys #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #thefamilynarrative #thehonestlens #theheartcaptured #follow_this_light #thegallerycollective #thenarrativesociety #lifewellcaptured #shared_joy #beunraveled #childhoodpure #the_sugar_jar #boldemotionalcolorful #heartofhome #freelancephotographer #localphotographer #brooklynphotographer #brooklynfamilyphotographer #newyorkfamilyphotographer
I know that it probably looked like I didn’t work a day this summer, but I just want to set the record straight: behind the scenes I’ve been hustling my butt off!!
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Yes, I’ve taken some crazy amazing trips, and sure my “boss” is very lenient when it comes to vacation days, but ultimately I made my schedule work for me. For years I dreamt of being able to travel more, to carve out the hours that made sense for my life and to restructure my priorities. So I did just that!
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I worked hard to save up for all these trips. I worked long hours to make up for the time I would miss. And I booked shoots, edits, and client calls so that I stayed busy while I was away. I was working remotely! I’m just lucky enough to have a career that allows me to do so and a work ethic that won’t stop.
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By no means do I think everyone should just up and quit their jobs, but I’m a big supporter in doing whatever makes you happiest. Figure out what lights your fire, find the drive inside of you and plan to make it a reality. It’s not easy but it is insanely rewarding!
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TL;DR: summer 2019 was dope. Can’t wait to see what this fall has in store!
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#passionpassport #beautifuldestinations #travellover #aroundtheworld #passportready #amazingplaces #instapassport #stayandwander #wanderlove #roamtheworld #livetotravel #wearetravelgirls #thetravelwomen #traveldreamseekers #travelgirlsgo #sheisnotlost #freelancephotographer #localphotographer #brooklynphotographer #brooklynfamilyphotographer #newyorkfamilyphotographer
Do you ever have those friends that just inspire you to keep doing your jive?
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My friend, Meg, started her own art collective called @evergreensummerco and I’m constantly impressed by her creativity, enthusiasm, and general badassery. She hand paints these beautiful greeting cards and I genuinely think that you guys will love her insta. Especially now that we’re moving into fall and we’re losing those perfect summer days.
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I brought some of her cards with me to Costa Rica (pics of that trip coming soon!) and snagged a couple of shots before mailing them off to friends and family!
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#notanad #womensupportingwomen ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#passionpassport #beautifuldestinations #stayandwander #wanderlove #roamtheworld #livetotravel
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#greetingcards #stationerylove #sendmoremail #snailmaillove #penpal #outgoingmail #hellocolor #happyday #visualcrush #signsofsummer #fortheloveofpaper #paperlove #paperaddict #beachinspired #aquarelle #letterlove #colorlove #colorcrushcreative #foundforaged #theeverygirl #thehappynow #darlingdaily
Still trying to relive this perfect vacation…
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These three gals beside me are some of the craziest, goofiest, most daring spirits I know. We decided a few years ago to do a girls trip the same week in August each year - every other year is international so this time around we flew to Costa Rica! We love to jam pack our trips with insane adventures like surf classes, ATV rides, ziplines, paddle boarding, boating, whale watching, tubing, snorkeling…to name a few things haha, and that was all just in one week!
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Don’t get me wrong, I love a good lazy vacation, but there’s something about being with this group that just brings out the adventurous side in me. What’s your favorite way to vacation? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#wearetravelgirls #thetravelwomen #traveldreamseekers #travelgirlsgo #sheisnotlost #passionpassport #beautifuldestinations #travellover #aroundtheworld #passportready #amazingplaces #instapassport #stayandwander #wanderlove #roamtheworld #livetotravel #livetravelchannel #lpfanphoto #tlpicks #tastemadetravel #travelawesome #theglobewanderer  #adventure #nature #nature_seekers #forceofnature #earthpix #neverstopexploring
It’s this man’s birthday today!! 🥳

Happy day to my almost birthday twin, spontaneous tattoo partner, dog dad, adventure buddy, roommate, love of my life, blah blah blah, etcetera, etcetera.

#ilovethisman
So I guess this is 30?
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Thank you, 29, for being one of the biggest years of my life. I hit the ground running with a new business, met the love of my life, prioritized adventure, and added a puppy to the mix! Things are crazy, but in the best way possible. I love waking up every single day, and that's a level of contentment I never saw coming. I cannot wait see what this year has in store. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#passionpassport #beautifuldestinations #travellover #aroundtheworld #passportready #amazingplaces #instapassport #stayandwander #wanderlove #roamtheworld #livetotravel #wearetravelgirls #thetravelwomen #traveldreamseekers #travelgirlsgo #sheisnotlost #nature_seekers #forceofnature
What a whirlwind of a month this has been! Birthdays, families meeting, and now my brother is engaged!?
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I knew from the day I met her that she was family…now it’s finally going to be official! Welcome to the best damn fam, Mira. And congratulations to you two on your sneaky sneaky engagement! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#shesaidyes #brooklynphotographer #brooklynfamilyphotographer #thewandererscommunity #thehonestlens #loveintentionally #thebelovedstories #radlovestories #junebugwedding #adventurouslovestories #heartmagazine #authenticlovemag
This California girl is wishing she was back in sunnier weather...
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Just kidding, Instagram's a lie! San Francisco is always chilly, sunshine or not haha. Part of me is excited for fall, but mostly I’m a summer baby and I’m just not ready for gloomy NYC weather, anyone else with me??
TGIF! Here's some Binny content because you made it through the week and dang it, you deserve it! (Also I miss her squishy face cuz she’s with @andrewkpeterson at work today 😭😭😭)
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#BluePathBinny #BinThereDoneThat #FutureAutismServiceDog
#PuppyRaising #ServiceDogsofInstagram #ServiceDogLife
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#goldensofinstagram #goldenretriever #puppies #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #lovedogs #gloriousgoldens #boopmynose #mydogist
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@GoldenRetrievers @BluePathDogs @thedogist @thefoggydog
I can’t believe it’s already been a year! From our very first fried chicken-fueled road trip to our summer in Italy and Croatia….life is the best adventure with you!
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#jackpot