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Hello again!! 🙂 In case you missed the previous blog post… I will be out of the country from January 7th through Jan 19th shooting Katherine and Matts wedding!  But while I’m out… so I don’t leave you guys hangin’… I’ll have a series of blogs automatically post from my Europe trip in October… when I was there for Elizabeth and Stewarts wedding!  I took my mom with me… and we went a few days early to go to Italy first… and we stayed a few days after the wedding and went to Paris! 🙂

 

So, when I was in Vernazza in 2007… I stayed next to the same room (owned by the same people) as I did this time… but this time I noticed something different… As I walked up the steps to get to my room I noticed this open door with these things hanging!! Come to find out… This is how they make their homemade wine!! (Everyone there makes their own wine… kind of like we make tea! haha!) Anyway…this homemade wine is called Sciacchetrà  (pronounced Sha – keh – trah…. ha! Hooked on phonix worked for me :P) Anyway…I thought it was really neat how they hung the grapes from the ceiling of their… I don’t know what it was… but it looked like their storage room!

PINIMAGEThis contraption on the right is what they squeeze the dried grapes into… it is a super concentrated and sweet wine!PINIMAGEThis is Allesandro and Giani working on their boat 🙂  Sadly… the week we were there… right after we left… it rained about 20 inches…causing a mudslide.  If you didn’t know anything about that…please watch this video… Ahh..just breaks my heart! I thought about Giani working on his boat… which is most likely in several pieces now…or washed onto the piazza…PINIMAGEIf you watched the video up there… The area that the water was flowing over… is this area below… Here is another videoPINIMAGEThis is Monterosso!PINIMAGEWhen I was there in 2007 I did a photo shoot for Ciak Restaurant! I knew they had published the images in a cook book… but I didn’t know they had post cards displayed! So neat to see these in print!PINIMAGELuigi Ciak in his kitchen! More specifically, he was making my pesto and pasta!! Pesto is from the Cinque Terre… I didn’t learn that until this trip! haha! It is DELICIOUS!!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEThe Leaning Tower of Pisa!PINIMAGE

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  • Tiffany - OH MY…these photos are amazing! I want to go there right now! Can’t wait to check Italy off my bucket list!

  • Ryan - Living the dream!

I will be out of the country from January 7th through Jan 19th shooting Katherine and Matts wedding!  But while I’m out… so I don’t leave you guys hangin’… I’ll have a series of blogs automatically post from my Europe trip in October… when I was there for Elizabeth and Stewarts wedding!  I took my mom with me… and we went a few days early to go to Italy first… and we stayed a few days after the wedding and went to Paris! 🙂

 

These guys were our waiters at Stendhal restaurant… where I  left my Aggie Ring!! I know…I’m a genius. 🙁  I didn’t realize it until I was in Vernazza (about a 2 hour train ride)… but I called them and they mailed it to me!  (I know…I couldn’t believe it either! I’m happy to say my ring is now safe and sound on my finger!) haha!  The guy on the left is Luigi… I can’t remember the other waiters name for the life of me…but Luigi was hilarious!! About 5′ nothin… but a ball of joy! You just wanted to squeeze him!! 🙂

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PINIMAGEAfter dinner my mom and I walked around and did a little window browsing! 🙂PINIMAGEPINIMAGELOVED their presentation/details!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEDuomoPINIMAGEThis bottom left photo was a HUGE billboard on the side of a building… Loved it!PINIMAGEThese are the the doors of the Duomo in Milan… during the day! See the bronze hands?  People have rubbed that spot so much that it has “polished” the bronze!  Rubbing it apparently symbolizes peace… or like you’ll be watched over…PINIMAGEMy lovely mother on the left lighting a candle in the DuomoPINIMAGEPINIMAGE

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  • Lizzy - Loved the ones from the cathedral! GORGEOUS!!!

  • Samantha - The baby clothes (well clothes in general) are so so so much cuter than over here. Over half of Emma’s room is from France!

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Sweet  Baby Jackson!

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A couple of years ago I had the honor of photographing Josh and Cassie’s San Angelo wedding… And it was my pleasure to document this super sweet start to their adorable little family!! 🙂 Congratulations you two!!

(In case you missed their wedding posts…you can see them here and here… Their engagement shoot is here… and Josh’s surprise proposal is here! Seriously.. more people should document proposals!! LOVE it!)

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  • liz perdomo - you’re incredible…for you to have been there for their proposal, engagement images, wedding, and now capture images of what they’re love has made…sweet Jackson!! is truly amazing and a testament of how wonderful you are!
    you are blessed to have clients/family (and practically now like family ha ha) come back for your services over and over to record some of the best moments in their lives. Flat out awesomeness!!
    May your cup over-floweth this year with an abundance of love, laughter, good health and happy shooting! much love, Liz

  • Lacy - @Liz YOU are incredible! Thank you for always commenting and being absolutely FABULOUS! Thank you for the well wishes… I hope your year is full of INCREDIBLE things!! You deserve it!! 🙂

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Happy New Year!

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SOOO Excited to show you this shot from my shoot with Bridget Marquardt.  She looks fabulous as always!! Happy 2012 everyone! I LOVE stepping out of the box and being creative… and not only is she stunning… she is INCREDIBLY creative… and sweet… and it is such a blessing to work with her! We always have such a good time! Thanks for another incredible shoot! and Thank you Katarina Van Derham for being an incredible makeup artist/stylist…for being so much fun to work with and for being a friend! You are the best!

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  • Lindsey - Love it!! That looks like so much fun!! She is stunning!!

  • Lacy - Thanks Lindsey!! It was SO much fun!! LOVE working with her!!

  • liz perdomo - SWEET!!! everything about this image is fab! love the lighting and feel of it. Happy New YEAR! 🙂

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