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  • Rome, Italy // November 2011

    I did the math and I was in Rome for probably about two weeks altogether in the four months I was living in Florence... but, it was always in passing. Rome was the cheapest to fly out of so I was constantly on trains back and forth from home base. It wasn't until mid-November that a handful of friends and I did a weekend trip to Rome, rented an apartment and did the tourist-thang. It was a perfect trip. We got in Thursday and saw Fleet Foxes there (no big deal, right?) and one evening invited some friends over and enjoyed a meal together complete with wine (obligatory). These are photos from the Vatican, our cute little apartment, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and St. Peter's Basilica :)

  • Venice, Italy // November 2011

    About four months ago, I took a day trip out of homebase (Florence) while abroad with a friend of mine to Venice, the city of water, bridges and lights. One of my favorite movies is The Italian Job (Charlize Theron is such a BA in this movie!) and ever since seeing it, I have wanted to go to Venice. It was cold and rainy, but still, so worth it. A town full of Venetian masks and water cabs, pigeons and little canals of water to the left and right... known for its tiramisu and Bellinis. Don't worry I bought both ;) I'm definitely feeling a bit nostalgic today.

  • Lexi in Florence

    Lexi was the last friend I was able to coerce into letting me photograph this past fall while I was living in Italy. I'm glad she did, because I loved loved capturing these images of her. She's a beaut. Missing you across the country lovely.

  • David

    David tricked me. I came to find out that he's worked as a model a couple days after I photographed him... and there I was thinking to myself, "Wow, this guy's a natural." It all makes sense now. Ha. But I'll be honest, photographing guys has been such a fun challenge for me. David is one of the few guys I've met while abroad and he's been an awesome friend. We were lucky enough to have design class together and this guy's sense of humor and love of life never failed to make me laugh. He's smart, loves the big guy upstairs, knows what he's doing with his life and there's no doubt in my mind he'll go far. Gonna miss you, David :)

  • Chapman

    Chapman. I'm really going to miss Chapman. My first impression of this kid was a happy-go-lucky, full of life and laughter, I love his laugh... you can't not laugh when you're hanging with him. I was not wrong. He's one of those people you have to get to know. Chapman is here in Florence for the next three years studying Fine Art and he is an incredible artist (check out his work here)! I was able to travel with him along with a few other friends to Palermo, Sicily back in October and it was one of my favorite trips during my time here in Europe. This guy loves Jesus, and makes everyone feel so loved. 

    This morning, the two of us woke up at the crack of dawn and hiked up to Piazzale Michelangelo here in Florence to catch the sunrise, record some videos of Chap on his guitar and have a photo adventure. It's amazing the things you can accomplish when you wake up early, but I'm definitely not a morning person. Regardless, the two of us had a blast taking advantage of my last few days here in Italy! So thankful for days like this.

    It's a holiday here in Italy (don't ask me what holiday, I was just happy classes were cancelled today), so the remainder of the day has been spent not doing much. For me, that means catching up on editing my photos. I was too excited about these images. I can't believe that time has passed so quickly here. Also the fact that my Facebook page has reached over 1000 Likes, which is awesome! Thanks so much for all of your support. I can't wait to get back into the swing of things when I return to Seattle in January! Much love :)

  • Mackenzie

    Every now and then, if you're lucky, you'll come across people who will change the way you see things, challenge the way you think, cause you to slow down and see the world in a new light... Mackenzie is one of those people. She has a beautiful, quiet, yet hilarious sense of spirit. From her, I've learned the importance of words, the necessity for words... and my words will never do justice for the friend that she has been to me. Mackenzie is a poet and I love that.

  • Griffin

    As much as I love expanding my horizons and being challenged to photograph the beautiful places I have been traveling to, it always makes my heart happy to photograph people- this is what I love doing and lately, I've been having serious withdrawals. In the past few months that I've been in Italy, I have been honored to befriend Griffin, who is stinkin' gorgeous. She is a joy to be around and I am in complete envy of her hair. We ventured off and got lost in the city a bit ago and ended up in this beautiful neighborhood, where it seemed like all the mansions were at... In my dreams, right? We were lucky enough to catch the sun going down- I had to snap a few photos of her ;)