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Europe Part 2 | Adventures in Venice

If you saw my post yesterday, you know that I have a new found love for Venice, Italy…It is no doubt one of the most incredible places I have ever had a shoot! Everywhere you look is a photo op. There is no shortage of charming buildings, gorgeous teal water (I couldn’t stop taking pictures of it!), or cute old boats and I could have walked around for days just photographing the people and culture that this place holds…It was entirely different than all of the other places we visited on our trip to Europe and I’m SO happy that Amy and Jordan wanted to squeeze in a shoot to the end of their trip so that we could make this a part of our adventure! If you look past all of the tourism, there is a unique old world feeling to it mixed with the laid back vibe of a seaside town. If we had been able to spend longer here, I could’ve envisioned us renting a small little motor boat to spend an entire day on the green-blue water just relaxing and enjoying the breeze. Venice was HOT. Much hotter than we were anticipating…so it would have been so nice to be out on the water all day! We settled for a ride on the boat taxi to visit the other nearby islands of Murano and Burano and I’m so glad we did! Other favorite aspects of Venice included the FOOD! I love coffee, wine and pizza so this place was right up my alley in that regard.

We rode on a  sleeper train to and from Venice and I’m so disappointed I forgot to take a picture of our cabin on board the train! I actually didn’t mind it, but since Ryan is 6’4” he wasn’t a fan of the tiny beds.

Mostly we loved getting to spend times with friends and eat lots of gelato! I’d probably go back to Italy just for the gelato….but I think it’s the pretty pastel colors that make this place such a dream! I don’t think there’s anywhere else like it! We didn’t really have any specific plans for Venice aside from shooting the Anniversary Celebration Session for Amy and Jordan, so it was a lot of fun just to explore and soak up the unique atmosphere!

I hope you enjoy my favorite photos from this part of our trip!

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  1. katelyn james

    August 28th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I have so many of those same pictures from our honeymoon!!! So fun! Venice is our favorite !!!

  2. Melissa

    August 28th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    LOVE!!! I want to hang some of these photos in my apartment!

  3. Mia Bjerring

    August 29th, 2014 at 5:55 am

    All these beautiful photos are making me want to go to Venice even more! So beautiful! Looks like you had the most lovely trip!

  4. Kathryn Grace

    September 2nd, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Delightful! Someday… :-)

  5. Europe Part 3 | Rothenburg and the Alps

    September 2nd, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    […] After leaving Venice on a sleeper train, we arrived bright and early back in Nuremberg where my uncle picked us up and took us to my aunt house. We spent the morning resting for a while on an actual bed and taking showers before heading out again with my uncle Gerold. He took us to Rothenburg for the afternoon where he sat in a cafe and got some work done while we explored the town! This little town is surrounded by a wall that you can walk on and is nicknamed Germany’s fairytale town. Their also famous for Schneeballen (snowball in English) which are pastry dough rolled into balls, fried, and then covered with chocolate and powder sugar…I always get one when we go to Rothenburg! They are the best! We headed home early that day because the next morning we had an early wake up time for our anniversary pictures with Nadia Meli in Nuremberg! If you haven’t seen them yet, you should check out her blog! Her work is incredible! […]

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