Photography: Sunset Drive

“Some roads aren’t meant to be traveled alone.”
-Chinese Proverb

My favorite thing to come out of quarantine was the tradition of evening drives with my daughter. We play loud music, talk about everything, and just drive. After spending the majority of last week apart from each other it felt good to get behind the wheel and see where the road took us. We found dragonflies, cows, our favorite parking lot, and a gorgeous sunset.

As we process our grief and plan a memorial to celebrate my mother-in-law, it felt extra special to have these moments of beauty to reflect on the blessings in our lives. Thank you to everyone who has reached out and supported our family. We feel the love.


  • Photos were taken with an Olympus OM-D and edited with ON1 Photo RAW.

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46 thoughts on “Photography: Sunset Drive

    • There is something so peaceful and calming about just taking a drive with no destination in mind. Meandering to see what you can see. I joke with my daughter now by shaking the keys and saying “do you want to go for a ride?” I’m so glad you have that with your mother too.

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    • Thanks, Nitin. It’s a huge parking lot of a casino near our house that my daughter and I love to drive through at night. There’s something eerie and beautiful about the rows of lights. It’s even better when its foggy out.

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  1. Gorgeous photos, Bridgette. I love the one of the crescent moon, and the sunsets are glorious. I wish you peace and comfort as you manage the celebration of your mother-in-law’s life. We did this, too, for my Mum when we lost her. It was a very special day. I hope yours is, too. Xx 🦢💝

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Ellie. I’m sorry you lost your mum. It’s so strange to lose someone who has been such a huge fixture in your life—a loving and strong guidepost. We plan on having her favorite meal, brunch, and sharing stories.

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  2. I love that you do that with your daughter! That’s the perfect time to get information out of them and really hear their thoughts. Just yesterday while driving around with Nikolai I got to hear all about his day and his dreams. Love the photos my friend!

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    • Thank you so much, LaShelle. Yes, it really does open the dialogue between us. I drive my son around for various things too and often take the scenic route so we have more time to chat. He’s 17 and our drives are getting fewer and fewer, but I know he needs me now as much as he ever has. Only I miss the dreams of his little kid mind so much!

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      • ugh I’m dreading the teenage years because I love how snuggly my kid is and I love how much he thinks of others. I feel like he needs me less and less everyday.

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      • It’s an interesting transition. They still need us (I still in my 40s need my mom), but the art of motherhood becomes more complex and nuanced. You have to navigate how to be most helpful and guide without seeming like you are trying to run their lives. I’ve found its mostly about listening. Lots of listening.

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