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I had the awesome pleasure of heading to Brooklyn a couple weekends ago to photograph the Blue Eye Brown Eye Calligraphy Workshops at Knot & Bow‘s Studio with my bestie Lauren. If you don’t know about Lauren’s calligraphy, check out her work here. And, if you don’t know about Lauren’s workshops, check out her schedule here. We had an amazing time enjoying Brooklyn, and it’s always fun and inspiring to watch Lauren teach her amazing skills. She is a traveling machine and is constantly heading all over the US to share her talents and inspire creativity! Lauren taught two classes over the weekend – both beginner level and full of the most wonderful group of New Yorkers, ready to take it all in. I loved watching these folks learning and getting excited about their new skills. And, it’s always a blast to meet new people along the way and learn about their creativity and what inspires them. Here are some of my favorite grabs from the workshops.

You know Lauren and I had a blast enjoying the city when we weren’t working – poolside drinks at our beautiful hotel, insanely delicious eats and a trip to the Whitney to gawk at the Koons exhibit among other things. Thanks for letting me tag along with you, Lauren! Let’s go back every weekend!

Scans by Richard Photo Lab.

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I am so excited to share this amazing Charlottesville, VA wedding with you all on this beautiful Friday. Plus, it’s finally starting to feel like Fall and I’m so happy. This is one of my favorite weddings to date. Not only was it such an honor to capture two amazing people who share an amazing bond, but we got to shoot at one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen. Trump Vineyards was truly the perfect location for this sweet pair to tie the knot. Jonathan and Katie exchanged vows in a tiny chapel, surrounded by rows and rows…and rows…of vinyeards. What followed was a stunning reception on top of a hill with views of what seemed like the entire state of Virginia. Katie and Jonathan threw one of the best parties I’ve had the pleasure of capturing. Congratulations again, you two! Thanks for letting me be a part of your day.

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Happy Tuesday! I swear I’m going to blog a wedding soon – it’s just been such a busy month! I’m excited to share this sweet Maple View Farm family session from a couple weeks ago. Love this family of three!

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It’s hard for me to go through these images and not want to drop everything and go back to Tuscany! I had the amazing opportunity to spend over a week in Italy with my family a couple weeks ago. We haven’t been able to vacation together in a couple years. Lots of things have happened in those couple years, including the addition of my adorable neice, Sloane, to the family – AND, the upcoming addition of neice #2! Needless to say we were all super psyched to be together in such an amazing location. We had a blast taking day trips across Tuscany to some of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. We also took full advantage of afternoons at the pool, drinking lots of wine and eating lots of pasta. We stayed at a villa just outside of Cortona, which turned out to be one of our favorite cities in the area. The last two nights, we headed to Florence and took advantage of all the toursity things to do in the big city – sites, museums…you name it, we did it. Basically, it was the perfect vacation, and I was so sad when it ended. I had planned to photograph our entire trip in film, but unfortunately I left a HUGE bag of film in Paris the week before (more to come on that trip). I was able to find a few rolls of film here and there in some of the larger towns we visited, but this post is a mix of film and digital. The film shot was Ilford 3200, Portra 400 and Fuji Pro 400H.

The view from the top of Cortona, the city we spent the most time in during our trip.

Cortona had so much to offer in the way of piazzas, shopping, food and drink. I would send anyone here heading to Italy. Such a beautiful old city.

There was an amazing public art show in Cortona while we were there – beautiful portraits!
Our villa had stunning views and was a picture perfect place to land for the week.

We loved hanging by the pool in the afternoons, enjoying some locals eats and drinks, watching our neighbor farm and having dinner under the 100 year old walnut tree in the evenings! The fresh ingredients we had available within a stone’s throw of the property was really amazing.

We loved spending evenings in Cortona too.

One of my favorite day trips was to Perugia where we caught a Jazz Festival!

We also visited two other very quaint hillside towns – Pienza and Montepulciano.

Amir ate the best 36 oz. (!!) steak of his life in Montepulciano, butchered in the restaurant by the owner. So cool.

Siena was another favorite with one of the most fantastic piazzas I’ve seen. We also did a walking food tour where we sampled espresso, gelato, Pecorino, wine, truffles and more! It was delightful.

Before we left Tuscany we got real touristy and stopped in one of those beautiful sunflower fields to grab some photos. It really is such a sight to see these 6 ft. tall blooms in row after row after row.

I also wanted to be sure to grab some quick portraits of my sister and her family. They’re expecting their second child in October and what better place to grab some maternity/family portraits than Tuscany?

Our last two days were spent in Florence where we loved walking around, checking out all the amazing sites and enjoying the cafes. It was a perfect end to the trip!

It rained a little bit, but sun was always around the corner…

I hope to get to spend more time in Tuscany in the years to come!

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  • Jenny Routh - Anna, thank you for capturing our trip so beautifully. These images are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Kenneth Maddox - Beautiful throughout!ReplyCancel

  • Suz - Beautiful shots! I studied abroad in Florence and this was an awesome reminder of all those amazing foods and vistas. (And now I really want to go back…)ReplyCancel

  • Amy Hodges - These pictures are wonderful. It looks like you all had a fantastic trip!!ReplyCancel

  • Blair - It looks like you all had a wonderful trip! So happy for you!!thanks for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Lackey - Such a special trip. Beautiful photos, gorgeous fam! Inside and out. Love!!ReplyCancel

  • Eric Crouse - Anna, lovely travelogue. Some really fine compositions! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

I really enjoyed photographing this beautiful story for Carolina Alumni Review a couple months ago, and it was such a joy to see it in print this month. Sandra tells a beautiful story of taking a leap of faith and turning a family property into a truffle orchard. Do take the time to read about her journey and keep your fingers crossed that an abundance of truffles is in her future!

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