Thursday, May 28, 2015

Venice, Italy | Destination Wedding Photographer | Travel Photographer

Venice had to be my favorite town to photograph! Italy is gorgeous but I was infatuated with the colors, the water, the weathered buildings and the bridges!!!
AHH Venice!  
This quote kept coming to my mind while in Venice. 
"Roads?  Where we're going we don't need roads!"  Venice it made entirely of waterways and sidewalks.  No streets. No cars, bikes, rollerskates... Pretty much nothing with wheels!
I loved seeing clotheslines hanging everywhere!  I know it's crazy but it's just so beautiful.  Even their Italian undies!! :D
I'm pretty sure Mark and I went over at least 1/2 of the bridges in Venice!!! There are 409 bridges!
Mark and I stood on the Rialto for an hour and a half waiting for an amazing venetian sunset over the grand canal.  It never was as spectacular as we hoped, but it was super fun watching all of the activity over the water and lots and lots of tourists!!! 
Venice at night is still amazing! 
I loved all of the colors and texture! When I saw these steps leading into the water I had to snap a pic.  Later that night the water was all the way up to the sidewalk!!
I watched this little old Italian lady in the window putting out her laundry! 
Mark and I found ourselves in a residential area with no tourists as we got lost again!  Getting lost was the best part of being in Italy!!  We found ourselves in a tiny little square with a church and heard someone, I'm assuming a little old Italian man, playing an accordion.  It was like something out of a movie!! For real!! Mark and I danced for a minute. It was SO wonderful!!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Florence, Italy | Travel Photographer | Destination Wedding Photographer | Pisa | Tuscany

After Leah and Chris' wedding in Rome, Italy we took a few days to travel the Tuscan countryside! 
On the way to the leaning tower, we stopped at a little street market in Pisa!  The food in Italy is not only delicious but it's also beautiful!
I'm not a fan of olives, but they are pretty! 
We got lost walking around Pisa, and accidentally came across this aquaduct!! I was sooo excited!! I never thought I'd ever see one in person!
The leaning tower in Pisa did not disappoint!! Even after getting lost and walking an extra 5 miles, it was so awesome when we finally saw it leaning in the background of the small town! 
I had a couple of things to cover on my bucket list!
Florence is a beautiful city!  We walked over 5 miles around the city and our favorite things were to shop in the small un-touristy areas and go for walks after dinner on the narrow cobble stone streets at night! It was definitely the most romantic city we visited! 
Visiting the beautiful vineyards in the Tuscan countryside was the highlight of the trip for Mark!  He loved every part of it.  We're thinking about planting a vineyard in our back yard now!! :D  I got to enjoy some locally grown olive oil! AND I bought some to take home!
A tiny village in Tuscany. I loved visting the small butcher shop and markets.  I got a cute pair of earrings in the town.  I wish I could remember the name!