Barry & David's Guatemala wedding!

First of all, I want to say that photographing this wedding was a dream. As you probably have figured out by now, I love a good adventure. So, when travel and photography are combined, life is good. Barry and David's wedding in Antigua, Guatemala was no exception. Sixty of their friends and family were around them and under the stars, in 17th century ruins as they exchanged their wedding vows. The colors, the greenery and the history of this place really made this a pretty amazing spot for a wedding that was so many years in the making. There was just so much love.

They kicked off the weekend with a welcome reception on Friday night. Since everyone was traveling in for the wedding, it was a fantastic way to mingle and get a sense of what was to come. Antigua is a town set amongst the volcanos, so a rooftop welcome reception was a great way to take it all in. Here are a few of my favorites from Friday.

Take a look!

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Then it was time for the wedding! They got ready together at the most amazing hotel, El Convento.

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Barry and David put together quite the wedding day and it was an absolute treat to photograph. What an honor! 

Congratulations, you two!

 

Planner: I Do Guatemala, weddings of a Lifetime
Decor: Josean Garcia
Caterer: Camino Real Antigua
Venue: La Ermita Antigua, Guatemala

A personal post: Porto, the Douro Valley and Caiscais

You have all seen my post on Lisbon, but now it is time for Porto to really shine. I loved this part of Portugal, you guys. The textures, the water, the food. You really can't go wrong. Go!

Here is my trusty partner in life and travel. 

Here is my trusty partner in life and travel. 

Most nights were spent on this little patio at our Airbnb, drinking vinho verde and watching the sunset. We loved the Portuguese way of life.

After exploring the hilly streets of Porto, we headed to the Douro Valley with Marco from Douro Exclusive. We learned all about port and tasted so many types, I began to loose track. The day trip was exceptional and I highly recommend taking it during your visit to that region! The daystarted with a tour and wine tasting at Quinta de Tourais. It was our favorite stop.

From Porto, we headed south along the coast. We visited beaches, small medieval villages and eventually ended the road trip in Caiscais, Portugal.

A quick stop in Óbidos had us wishing we didn't have to keep driving. Once we got off the main drag, we loved every little bit of this amazing little fortified city.  

Dave even snapped this one of me on this picturesque stoop.

Dave even snapped this one of me on this picturesque stoop.

Then we were off to Caiscais for a little rest and relaxation before heading to Copenhagen.  I know, random.

Stay tuned for more travel goodness coming soon.

2016, what a year!

You guys! I have been putting this off for some reason and I truly do not know why. I loved 2016 and all that I did! The couples I met last year were incredible and I was honored to travel to both coasts for some extra special weddings, elopements and sessions. If you know me, you know that I love to travel and this year I got to combine travel and photography. Bonus! I photographed in mountains, skyscrapers and castles and while I was busier than ever, I didn't want it to end. 

Take a look, won’t you?

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If you are curious what I look like while documenting these extra special and amazing moments, here is a shot of me while at a ranch on the Olympic Peninsula. Thanks to my husband for the photo.

Thank you for sharing these moments with me. I am beyond honored!

The O'Malley's!

Here are a few from one of my favorite returning clients throughout the years. It was a warm, sunny fall day and well, I thought we may all be missing that warmth right about now. I know I have said it before, but I have loved following along with these guys as they grow. Also, getting out of the city is always fun as well. For this session, I headed to Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso, Indiana. 

Take a look! 

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Cheers!