Creek in a Forest

If you ever wondered wtf Pennsylvania looked like, well, this is pretty much it in a nutshell. Trees on trees on trees. Save for a few cities (like Philly and Pittsburgh, for example), this is basically the entirety of the Keystone State. 

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Groom and Bride (Holding a Yellow Bouquet)

Remember that beautiful 3-tiered wedding cake I posted a few posts back? This is the same couple, for the same wedding (obviously). 

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Colorful Paper Origami Swans on a Table

One of my husband's besties got married and I have got to say, this was one of the most unique weddings I have ever been to. No detail was left out and it was a perfect blend of both the husband and wife-to-be's interests and personalities. #goalsAF

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Dark, Moody Ocean Waves

Here's an emo photo of the ocean. If I had to guess my internal aesthetic, it would most likely look like this photo, tbh. This was in California, btw. In case you were wondering. 

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Girl (With Canon Camera) Taking a Photo on The Beach

This is my beautifully talented sister-in-law. She's got a new single out. When you're done downloading this photo, you should take a break from whatever it is that you're doing and listen to it here

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Beach Pier On an Overcast Day

This was taken at Manhattan Beach, California. Probably one of the nicest, cutest places I've ever seen. It reminded me of those little Jersey Shore towns that I know and love. One day I'll go back (if this blog ever takes off). 

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Fried Appetizer in a Bowl

Remember that pretty purple drank I posted a few blogs ago? Yeah this thing right here was a part of the same meal. Austin treated me very well, needless to say. These things, I believe, are called Fried Artery Clogging Chips - but don't quote me on that. 

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Beautiful 3-Tiered Wedding Cake

Back in the day, I used to say yes to shooting weddings. It was both stressful and exhilarating, but I don't do them anymore because heavy emphasis on the stress part. I always had nightmares leading up to a wedding where everything on the memory card gets wiped out and the bride-to-be vanquishes me into another dimension. 

Anyhoo, this is a cake from a wedding that I highly enjoy and the bride was the best ever (and she was actually my photography mentor #funfact). 

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Girl (Wearing a Hat) Looking At The Ocean

This is one of my friends. She's one of the sweetest people I know. We were at some beach between Venice and Santa Monica. It was my first time ever visiting California and I wish I was back there every single day. 

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Pretty Orange Flowers

If you can believe it, this was taken at a botanical garden in Wisconsin. However, I literally have no idea wtf these flowers are called. But if you do, feel free to tell me in the comments below. I'm sure I'll retain that bit of information for many years to come. 

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A Single Palm Tree

Here's a palm tree from when I was on my honeymoon. I wish my life had turned into Groundhog Day while I was there and I could repeat my time there over and over and over again. Wouldn't have been a single complaint from me. 

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Purple Cocktail in a Tall Glass

I remember this drink like it was yesterday. It was perfectly sweet, with a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. And the blackberry bits kept getting stuck in my straw. 

Don't ask me what the name of it was, tho. I've long since forgotten that shit. 

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Lit AF Italian Architecture Pt. 3

Remember when I was talking about how big the doors in Italy seem to be? Here's a glimpse of one. They belong to the Duomo in Florence. Which was unlike anything I've ever been in. No one does churches quite like Italy, suffice it to say. 

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Lit AF Italian Architecture Pt. 2

This isn't exclusively a blog about Italy, but for right now, it's mostly comprised of photos from Italy. Don't hate, just appreciate. Florence was my favorite place in Italy. I'll probably end up there in the future, old and grey, with my husband, eating delicious gelato and laughing along the cobblestone streets. And hopefully weed will be legalized worldwide by then and the gelato will be deliciously medicated. A girl can dream, right? 

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Lit AF Italian Architecture Pt. 1

The architecture in Italy is quite a sight to behold. The colors, the detailing, oh and the doors. How come no one told me about the massive doors all throughout Italy? It was fun to imagine giant Italian monsters going in and out of them. Since that's what nerds do, right?

I'll be posting more of Italy's architecture in a series I like to call "Lit AF Italian Architecture," so stay tuned for more! 

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Take Me On A Magic Gondola Ride

When you visit Venice, you are basically obligated by law to take a gondola ride. Idk. I didn't make the law. But trust me, it's pretty neat. I will say the only thing that would have made it an even better experience for me is if I had consumed an edible beforehand. Maybe I should have asked the gondolier if he had any weed on him. Damn. Oh well, next time I suppose. 

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Random Venice Canal

I'm still thinking about Italy and will probably feature more photos from there for the next few blogs because I'm obsessed and can't let it go. Here's a photo I took while walking across one of the many bridges in Venice. If you ever have the opportunity to go to see this city, do it. While it's mostly made up of old Italian men and women, it's quite a sight to see and plus, you can take a boat to the airport - what's cooler than that?? 

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Divine Venice Meal

My MIL is headed to Italy today to teach a semester abroad and I'm supremely jealous so for today's free photo, here's a plate of Alfredo pasta from Venice that my husband ordered the last time we were there two years ago. I wish I had this plate in front of me right meow. Doesn't it look delicious?

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