The third stop on our trip was Florence. I think Florence was probably my favorite city. It still had all the charm but was a little more laid-back. We had planned to rent a car for a day so we could see some of Tuscany as well, but that didn’t pan out like we wanted so instead we booked a day tour of Tuscany. It turned out great! We probably saw a lot more of Tuscany in that tour than we could have seen in one day on our own. I think it worked out for the best honestly. We visited Pisa, Vinci (the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci), San Gimignano and Sienna, as well as a fabulous lunch with wine tasting.
The second stop on our Italian tour was Naples. While we were in the area we also climbed Mt. Vesuvius and toured Pompei. Naples had a charm a little different from Rome, but still very beautiful and full of life. Mt. Vesuvius is big! I mean, it’s a volcano after all. We thought it would be a cool to climb to the top of a volcano and it was! A little tiring, but definitely worth the hike. And Pompei was so much grander than we imagined it would be. It’s amazing how much of the city has been unearthed and is still in almost pristine condition. You could literally spend all day winding through the cobbled streets.
Ok, so this post is seriously late. We went on our grand Italian vacation in September. But life has been pretty insane since then and I am just now done editing the images from our first stop in Italy, ROMA! It’s a lovely city! Cobbled streets and statues, art and so much history. 3 days was fairly sufficient time, but we could have definitely spent more time in beautiful Rome. Next stop…Naples. Stay tuned for images from the city by the bay.
This was a bittersweet day for me. Meghan & David’s wedding was my last official job in Alabama before we made the big move to California. I had it in the back of my mind throughout the day, along with the news that I was expecting which I had found out just days before. I made a point to enjoy myself and do my best since I wasn’t sure when I’d get to shoot another wedding again. Thankfully, I’ve already booked 2 weddings here in California so it won’t be as long as I thought.
Amy & Jeremy are funny and real. From my initial meeting with them, I knew that shooting their wedding would be right up my alley. Amy had all but given up on finding her future husband until she met Jeremy. But at first he wasn’t exactly what she had imagined. But thankfully, over time she grew to like him and said when they finally when on their first official date, she fell in love! They are so genuine and so kind with each other and I can tell they truly appreciate one another for who they truly are. Amy wanted her dream wedding but also wanted Jeremy to be comfortable and have a good time, since we all know guys don’t dream about their wedding day like us ladies do. So they decided to have a small ceremony with just their families and closest friends and invited everyone else to the reception where they could kick-back and have a great time! The ceremony was held at the historic Lyon Chapel on the University of Mobile’s campus and the reception followed at Millcreek Community Center in Citronelle. Here is sampling of their gorgeous fall wedding!