Having gotten married in May of 2018, I've been the immensely
excited, overwhelmed, blissful, ready-to-do-this-thing bride. Even though I love details and logistics, I was also SO ready for my
wedding day to arrive. Just like you, I was eager to watch all
I had planned unfold into one blissful, blurry day.
And hello, that's where I step in as your photographer, friend, and former bride who's checked your same emotions off my list. You've worked so hard to piece everything together, and now you're wanting your photographer to capture it all. I know the details matter.
Your gals cheering you on because dang, you look good. Your teary-eyed grandparents watching you say your vows. The way your cute couple friends look at each other as they slow dance.
My husband and I spent a long weekend in Rovinj, and before the first day was over, we were absolutely enchanted by this small coastal city. The cobblestone streets are lined with pastel buildings with some of the alleys leading straight into the crystalline Adriatic. One afternoon, we swam in the ocean, taking periodic breaks against the wall of the city. Chris and I are planning to go back and explore more of this incredibly underrated but absolutely picturesque country.
Having lived in Naples, Italy, for three years, I was thrilled to revisit the Amalfi Coast this past September 2019. This time, I was with my husband, and he was immediately immersed in Neopolitan transportation by driving a stick shift Mini Cooper along the coast. What a time. With the endless rainbow buildings and hand-painted tiles, Positano is a vivd speck along the dazzling coast. The surrounding turquoise patches of the Mediterranean are tangibly my favorite color.
While living in Italy, my family and I frequented the three hour drive to Rome. Anytime friends or family visited, Rome was at the top of their list, and understandably so. Walking the streets of a city so old and so heavy with history makes you feel small but bewildered.
The Grand Canal is one of the most whimsical sights with gondolas playfully gliding through the water while men in those classic striped shirts serenade their passengers. You're bound to get easily lost in meandering alleys leading straight into canals, but you're okay with it because each corner you turn is just one more piece in this iconic city. Piazza San Marco is riddled with people and pigeons, while the basilica majestically towers above you with its glistening facades and brilliant mosaics.
Prague is the closest thing I've seen to Disney World. With so many vibrant buildings and gothic architecture, this city is truly a storybook. My husband had previously been to Prague, but this past September was my first time visiting. I remember turning a corner and entering the Old Town Square, truly speechless at this impeccable city with its incredibly preserved buildings and Baroque flair.
The summer of 2017, before my senior year of college, I spent two weeks in Poland teaching conversational English. To conclude our trip, my team and I spent a couple of days in Poznan to debrief about our classes. Our favorite spot was renaissance Old Town with its rows of slivered colorful buildings, fountains, and cafes- all climaxing with Old Town Hall.