Oh, Switzerland. This country has my heart. There's so much rest in this beautiful place. As if the country and people have this innate ability to be so assured amidst the mountains and breathtaking water. The architecture was incredible and the whether in July was perfect.

The best, best part of our trip- we took a train, a ferry, a shuttle and our own two feet to the top of Mount Pilatus in Lucerne. From the very top we saw all of Zurich with overlapping green hills, snowy peaks, and green-blue water. The views, my good gracious, they knocked my socks off and made me fall even more in love with this incredible place.

Part one coast of Italy here // Part two Rome here



This girl. Good gracious, she is amazing. An incredible friend and a spectacular photographer, she consumes half of my instagram feed and perpetually keeps me giggling. I've had the privilege of having her second shoot for me twice this year, we've gone on some of the greatest most misfortunate adventures together, we both have a tendency to sprain ankles when we're abroad, and she gives great hugs.

We dragged our tired feet to the beach during her stay here in North Carolina a few weeks ago, ran to opposite ends of the beach, read our books, listened to the waves crash, and didn't talk for three hours. Rest and the ocean were exactly what we needed…



Love second shooting alongside Gina Zeidler every single time! Gina & I road tripped it to the tiniest town in northern Minnesota to shoot this breathtaking wedding at the Ottertail Creamery. From the start of the day with prep at Lexi's parents gorgeous new home to the last dance, Lexi and Billy knocked my socks off. The way they love each other and everyone around them amazed me!



Resting and refreshing in the midst of closing chapters, ending semesters, making decisions and searching for new doors to open. One of my favorites, Sarah Delanie, is staying here in North Carolina with me for the next week. See a smidge of what we are collaborating on for S&S issue 4 below!