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last week while in palm springs, we got to spend a few days with josh’s parents at the bnp paribas open! josh and i also got extra lucky when we got to sit down on the court for one of the men’s quarterfinals matches with these incredible sport photographers and their fanciest of fancy cameras and lenses while holding our smaller (but still awesome!) camera and iPhones  while novak djokovic and julien benneteau played. ;) if you missed it on instagram, you can see this short video clip from my iPhone of novak literally making our jaws drop while waltzing back and forth on the court. it is worth watching!

this was such a fun experience to witness up close with josh! i feel like tennis is one of those sports that is just so much better to see in person. the physicality and athleticism blows my mind. i have gained such an appreciation of tennis over the years as my family loves to play and josh’s family does as well.  i still haven’t figured out how to play without making a fool of myself, but i know how to enjoy watching, and that is something. haha. and hanging out at the bnp paribas tournament was a blast. let’s just say there were quite a few giant waffle ice cream cones  shared and open spaces for the kids to play around in too.


^^^see what i mean about those lenses? serious stuff!^^^


^^^this woman’s feet propped up behind us kept catching my eye.^^^

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^^^watching these guys move around on the court really inspired me. my body is not in shape the way it once was back in my dancing days. i’ve come to accept that it’s unlikely i will ever get my old abs back after these two kiddos, but it’d still be nice to to be in better shape. time to get a little bit more physical! ^^^

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thanks for a fun afternoon, josh!

  1. Vicky

    I love tennis! I played my freshman year of high school and it was quite an experience. I appreciate the sport much more, now! This looks like so much fun. I also love the bright colors — makes for great pictures! Your hair looks fantastic, by the way! Hope you guys had fun!! :)

  2. kristin

    beautiful people! i love watching tennis and i especially loved these shots! ready for the sun to come out in south carolina now. :)

  3. Wow, these are AMAZING photos! You have quite the knack for capturing action shots! I love tennis, too, just wish I played more :)

  4. Laura

    I love the photo with a random woman’s feet and the small, colorful dots behind! Haha, that sounded quite morbid.

  5. Camille

    They look like they’re dancing!

  6. Janis

    Ah, love tennis!! Play every now and then, and I still haven’t figured out why I haven’t visited any big tourneys here!! Great shots by the way!! and of Djokovic!!

  7. megan

    Fun in the Sun!!!

  8. andrea

    i love seeing your vaca photos. here in cold dreary indy i love seeing colorful posts of other places and dreaming it is like that outside here too. thanks. love it!

  9. Sinead

    Looks like fun! Those lenses are crazy :-)

  10. Lauren

    The two of you are just so very sweet! Where did you find your shirt/dress and your sunglasses? Too cute!

  11. hanna

    Your camera did an amazing job of catching these photos. –Hanna Lei

  12. Sarah

    I know this is all we ever ask, but girl where did you get your shirt/dress? xo

  13. Courtney

    Great photos! What kind of smaller camera do you use? I want to get a more petite option away from my DSLR and would appreciate any insight you have :-)

  14. K hate to ask this because it must get old but what are you wearing? Please tell me that’s a dress that I can get my hands on. Short sleeve chambray is such a good idea.

  15. Melanie

    Loving Josh’s manly beard!!

  16. Paige

    I’ve been wanting to go to a live tennis match for so long! These pictures look like so much fun! Glad you got to enjoy yourself!


  17. Kelly

    Great photos and great selfies, it sounds like an amazing time plus that “dancing” video on Insta was amazing!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  18. Shannon

    This looks like such an incredibly good time! I love tennis but haven’t ever gotten to go to a live match!


  19. Teresa

    Ok I can’t help but to notice the man-marries on the shirtless dude in almost every crowd shot. Is that normal to have shirtless men at these events. I’ve been to many golf tourneys but never tennis. Would expect it at beach volleyball-but this is no Top Gun shoot.

  20. Bea

    You surely had a great time together!!
    I loke these kind of afternoon!

  21. nanette

    i played tennis in high school and really enjoyed it! i should get into it again! i know what you mean by wanting to get more physical! let’s do it! :)

  22. Maxi

    Funny how everbody in the audience is wearing a cap or a hat :-)

  23. Marian

    It looks so sunny and fun! Love the bright colours and greens in this post! :)

  24. Iseta

    My sister and I die for your braid!! Please show us how to make it one day!!
    Kisses from Spain

  25. Taylor

    I’ve actually never seen a tennis match up close, but this looks like a blast! And it’s sooo gorgeous outside! I’m glad you guys had a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see the rest of the vacation pictures! Exciting!



  26. Anne

    what a fun an exciting date!

  27. amazing shots!
    josh looks great with a beard, and i love your new honey shade of blonde!

  28. Chelsey

    I’m not a huge tennis fan unless I’m playing, but I found these photos really striking. The audience makes such a beautiful sea of color. Always love your looking at your photos, you definitely have an eye!


  29. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been reading this blog since 2009. I’ve always admired the photography on the blog, and it inspired me to start documenting my own life (in fact, it’s the reason I got a Holga!). The pictures have only improved and it gives me faith that I will continue to get better if I keep working at it. :)

  30. I love tennis but I’m a better spectator than player. ;-) Love your hair up like this!

  31. My C would love to attend this.

    Whether they have fancier cameras or not, your photos are so gorgeous, taza I’m glad that y’all had a great time!

  32. Looks like a fun day! I love playing tennis. I’m not very good but I like to play all the same!

  33. BSV

    he looks great with a beard! Such a great looking couple!

  34. Zainab

    That looks absolutely wonderful and it must’ve been an absolute honour! I am so glad that someone I can hear from got to record their live experiences and that you know how to appreciate what you get to see; it’s weird, a lot of my family love to watch sports but my sister sometimes hates it and it feels quite odd sometimes ;) All the same, it seems an absolute joy and I’m so glad that you had that experience :D
    Have a great one and thank you!<3