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Behind the Scenes in 2015

December 23, 2015

Personally, 2015 was an epic year for us. We rang in the new year on the freezing streets of NYC and spent all of January finishing up David’s rotation in the Big Apple. Then, on Valentine’s Day, we flew across the Atlantic to our temporary home (but forever in our hearts) Milan, Italy. We spent the Spring exploring Europe and traveling every weekend. Still can’t believe all of the countries we visited! This summer, we embarked on a three-week Western USA road trip to Utah, Nevada, and California. The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Pacific Coast Highway, Napa. #murica. Finally, in August, we settled back into our home and life in Tampa. It was a surreal year for us. This was definitely the year of travel but of course, we still found time to get our hands on our cameras and document beautiful places and people! This is one of my favorite posts of the year – the Behind the Scenes photos of us working!

Here’s a look back at 2014 and 2013. Enjoy!

Full disclaimer: If you hire me as your wedding photographer, I will take advantage of your dance floor!
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Family Travel

Courtney and Tim – San Clemente, California Portraits

August 3, 2015

David grew up in sunny Huntington Beach, California until he moved to Orlando around 5th grade. Growing up, David spent his days playing outside and at school with his best friend Timothy. It was such a sad day when David’s family drove towards the East Coast and he had to say goodbye to his little buddy. Fast forward twenty years and here we are – both guys are married and in their mid 20s! Tim and his beautiful wife, Courtney, live in San Clemente, California and have been married for two and a half years. We’ve met up with them a handful of times over the past few years, including a freezing January day in NYC. This time, we spent the evening with them exploring Southern California and walking along the gorgeous beach. I have always wanted to photograph on the West Coast and these two lovebirds were happy to model for me! Tim and Courtney, your love is gentle, kind, and enduring. It is always a joy spending time with both of you. Happy two and a half years!

*Brides – if you’re looking for a customized wedding website, Tim is your guy! Check out Premium WedSite for a beautiful, unique, customized site for all of your wedding details (with so many great features!). I totally recommend his services!
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Europe Travel

Krissi and Simone – Milan, Italy Portraits

July 25, 2015

My new friend, her Italian boyfriend, red wine, and Milan’s biggest park was the perfect mix for this session. I met Krissi a few weeks after moving to Milan through an expat Facebook group. We met for cappuccinos and instantly hit it off. For the following months, we adventured through Milan together and took each other to our favorite spots. She kept telling me about her Italian boyfriend, Simone, and how she would spend the weekends with him and his family. She told me stories of how they met through an Italian exchange student that stayed with her family in high school. After talking on the phone and video chatting, Simone flew to America to meet Krissi and her family. It was definitely love at first sight… they’ve been together ever since! After dating long distance, Krissi decided to move to Milan to work as an au pair and to be closer to Simone. Now, they are doing life together in Italy. I love it!
I hope you enjoy these photos of my favorite American and Italian couple at Parco Sempione in Milan, Italy.
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Europe Travel

Europe Travel: Paris, France

June 22, 2015

I am so excited to share our weekend in Paris! We met our friends on Friday afternoon in the City of Light and all stayed in Kevin’s apartment. We toured the major sights and enjoyed so many great experiences. My favorite things were climbing the stairs up the Eiffel Tower on Friday night and getting a beautiful view of Paris from the second level. I also loved doing a river cruise along the Seine River and getting to see the sights all lit up at night. We enjoyed buttery French pastries, fresh baguettes and delicious meals. I even got to pose my beautiful friend, Stephanie, for some quick photos in a beautifully lit Parisian park. This was our fifth, and final, weekend traveling with our co-worker friends in Europe. I have truly loved exploring Brussels, Dublin, London, Milan, and Paris with this crew!
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Europe Travel: Marrakech, Morocco, Africa

June 8, 2015

At the end of May, David and I went off on our most exciting adventure yet! We flew from Milan to Marrakech, Morocco on Sunday morning. We were immediately greeted by the heat, fast-paced hectic driving, and camels on the side of the road. Marrakech is fast. It’s demanding and exhausting. But it’s such a unique place. It is really hard to describe this North African city. There is so much to see, smell, and do. We spent three days in Marrakech and had such a memorable experience! I’m going to write a commentary on our trip throughout the blog post. Scroll down for more pictures and details on our trip to Morocco!
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