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When Rachel left the U.S. for the University of St. Andrews in Scotland to earn her Master’s degree, she never imagined that her very first week there she’d meet the man that she would later marry. James noticed her right away when she walked into his church the week that he happened to be on welcome team and he made a mental note that he needed to talk to her later. James was also a student at the University, but was born and raised in Scotland so he introduced her to everything that their beautiful country has to offer from the picturesque little seaside town of St. Andrews to the beautiful Scottish

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

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

Venice. Ahh Venice. I truly believe that it’s one of the most enchanting cities in the world. It has this air of magic to it…you can sense it as you walk along the water through the winding streets with the old, charming buildings staring down at you. If only buildings could talk…because surely they are holding on to thousands of stories of people who’ve walked by them before you. Europe is so rich in history and I think that only adds to the romance of it. As Amy and Jordan held hands and leaned against an old bridge with the light enveloping them, the pastel colors surrounding them and


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A glimpse into my daily life in Richmond, VA (and travels beyond) with my husband Ryan, our son Gray, and our disobedient puppy Lexie, plus the work, style and attempts at minimalism in between.