Summer Trip to Siasconset Nantucket

July 21, 2023

Trip To Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard

Cape Cod Summer Vacation

As I sit here, sifting through the countless memories captured on film during my recent trip to Cape Cod, a wave of reflection washes over me. It’s incredible how a simple click of the camera can transport you back to a specific moment in time, evoking the emotions and sensations experienced in that very instance. Wanting to visit this area for years, I knew I was bound to capture the essence of this coastal haven. But little did I know that I would also stumble upon a world brimming with vibrancy, warmth, and an undeniable sense of tranquility. I hope you enjoy these images taken during this breathtaking coastal retreat. I’ll do a part two once I finish going through them all!

Nantucket in Cape Cod

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Nantucket, with its cobblestone streets, weathered cottages adorned with roses, and the inviting aroma of freshly baked pies lingering in the air. The image of a quaint shopkeeper watering a collection of hydrangeas by the front porch merges seamlessly with the essence of summer that permeates the entire island. It is in these fleeting moments that I found solace – a reminder to appreciate the beauty of simplicity.

Siasconset, Nantucket

Siasconset on Nantucket is a charming coastal village that has a rich history and a distinct fishing town vibe. This quaint destination is a hidden gem for photographers seeking to capture the beauty of the coast and the unique character of the area. Another notable feature of this charming village is its abundance of roses. Beautiful rose-covered fences and gardens can be found throughout Siasconset, adding a touch of romance and natural beauty to the streetscape.

Siasconset on Nantucket roses in bloom

Siasconset on Nantucket walking trail

Siasconset on Nantucket roses in bloom with white picket fence

Siasconset on Nantucket roses in bloom

Martha’s Vineyard in Cape Cod

Yet, it was Martha’s Vineyard that truly captured my heart. With its hidden towns and windswept dunes, this picturesque island whispered secrets that only a keen observer could discern. As I wandered along the streets, my camera clicked away, capturing the ebb and flow of the tide, the kaleidoscope of colors reflected in the water, and the sheer joy of children playing in the distance. The sight of a young girl collecting seashells, her sandy toes leaving imprints in the sand, reminded me of the transitory nature of life – how we are all mere specks in the grand tapestry of existence, leaving behind footprints that will one day be washed away by the passage of time.

Gingerbread House on Martha's Vineyard

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Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard

Edgartown, with its rich history and undeniable charisma, beckoned me to venture deeper into its quaint streets. The architecture whispered tales of bygone eras as if each historic home held the memories of countless summers.

The hydrangeas, soft and delicate, painted the landscape with hues of white and pink. They stood as silent guardians, their petals blushing under the golden kiss of the summer sun. In their quiet elegance, they embodied the essence of Martha’s Vineyard – a delicate balance between beauty and tranquility.

Summer Trip to Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard on the dock

Summer Trip to Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

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The Aquinnah Cliffs

While on Martha’s Vineyard, I had the pleasure of exploring the stunning Aquinnah Cliffs. Situated on the island’s scenic coastline, these majestic cliffs hold a rich history and exude a charming, summer vibe.

The Aquinnah Cliffs, also known as Gay Head Cliffs, are a sight to behold. As you approach, you’ll immediately notice their colorful layers, composed of clay, sand, and gravel. These distinct hues, ranging from burnt oranges to deep purples, create a breathtaking display against the backdrop of the endless blue ocean and clear skies.

Not only are the cliffs visually captivating, but they also carry a deep cultural significance. The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, who have inhabited this land for thousands of years, consider these cliffs sacred. They hold a deep spiritual connection with the cliffs, which have provided them with shelter, resources, and inspiration throughout history.

Cape Cod wedding & elopement photographer elopement at cliffs

Cape Cod wedding & elopement photographer elopement at a lighthouse

Sandwich in Cape Cod

We visited the Heritage Museum for the Hydrangea Festival in Sandwich, and let me tell you, the gardens were beautiful. Sadly, there weren’t many Hydrangeas in bloom this year because of the late Spring frost. However, Heritage Museum showcases the rich coastal heritage of Sandwich, with its collection of artifacts and displays. My personal favorite was this Old East Windmill and the vintage car exhibit.


We decided to take a day trip to Salem while in Cape Cod. Salem’s historic district embraced me with its cobblestone streets and charming architecture. We took a trolly tour and came across this adorable lighthouse and of course, I had to get a photograph!

My adventure on Cape Cod was so much more than a simple exploration of picturesque landscapes and vibrant scenes. It has been a journey of self-discovery, an opportunity to weave together the threads of my passion for photography with the genuine emotions that unfold before me. As I bid farewell to this beautiful corner of the world, I leave behind a part of myself – infused with the coastal charm, the preppy spirit, the scent of roses and hydrangeas, and the joy of long, sun-drenched summer days.

I plan to visit again soon! If you’re looking for a wedding or elopement photographer in the New England area feel free to reach out here!


Torianna Brooke

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