She met his sister 10+ years ago while studying abroad in Australia. They became fast friends but as their time abroad ended she headed back to the States and her friend moved back to Germany. Years later her job brought her to Italy. She reached back out to that friend and they reunited for a […]

My oldest and I snuck away for a quick weekend trip to beautiful Calabria. Seeing the Aeolian islands and Tropea were on my bucket list so when a friend invited us to tag along on her trip we jumped at the chance. Tropea is about 5 hours by train (with one connection) from Naples. We […]

Puglia is a region of Italy across from Campania that encompasses the heel of the boot. For our Easter weekend break, we decided to take the quick drive over and explore the northern portion including Ostuni, Alberobello, and Polignano a Mare. Puglia has certainly become my favorite region in Southern Italy. It is dotted with […]

When people find out I’m a photographer they often ask me what my favorite thing to photograph is. I have a hard time answering because each genre has it’s perks. I love the romance of couples, the glamour of seniors, the story-telling of weddings… but my favorite challenge is working with families with small children. […]

Florence is one of the most popular cities for tourism in Italy, and rightfully so. My love for road trips led me to plan a long-weekend trip to Lucca, Pisa, and Florence. Although our time in Florence consumed most the trip, we enjoyed each of the locations equally. We started our trip by driving to […]

I’m already seeing posts about the Yuma Fair and I have to admit… it makes me nostalgic for Arizona. I absolutely love the excitement and colors of fair sessions and this sister session was no different. These girls rocked it!!!! I submitted 4 photographs from this session to the 2018 Shoot & Share contest and […]

Perched on a hill overlooking the Caserta Palace and modern-day city of Caserta is the beautiful medieval village of Caserta Vecchia. This sleepy little town is a nice break from the hustle & bustle of daily life in Naples and is exactly what you picture when you think of the Italian countryside. The weather was […]

Wow, it’s been a busy start to the year. I’ve neglected my poor blog so far in 2018. But at least I’m back now! I think most of us feel like the hardest part of a photo shoot is the prep work. It’s not easy to figure out what to wear. BUT…. good styling can take […]

Carnevale, similar to the American Mardi Gras, is a last hurrah to get the partying out before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Italy has some of the best and most famous Carnevale celebrations in the world and we knew we had to participate while here. Since Italians don’t celebrate Halloween, this is the […]

I’m admittedly obsessed with Lonely Planet travel guides. I’ve had a few different brands over the years but always come back to them. As soon as we found out we had orders to Italy, I went online and bought three. The Lonely Planet guide to Italy’s Best Trips has a photo on the front that […]