Art & I headed on an 11-hour road trip Labor Day weekend to Charleston, South Carolina making a stop in Asheville, NC and Chimney Rock on the way. Asheville was the cutest city, tucked away in the mountains, and full of delicious southern cooking and craft breweries like Wicked Weed that made my beer geek fiance Art ridiculously excited. We then spent a few days relaxing on Seabrook Island with some our friends from Carnegie Mellon, and broke up our long drive back with a stop at New River Gorge, WV – which is insanely beautiful! I know I’m all about traveling abroad, but I must say, the US has some pretty spectacular places to see too
Obama ate here!
Fried Oyster Salad & Vanilla Bread Pudding!
Chimney Rock State Park
Our luxurious getaway in Charleston
New River Gorge, WV (taken on iPhone)
A few Sundays ago, my photographer friend Lauren from Lauren Renee Designs and I were finally able to squeeze in a fun shoot into our busy schedules (I literally had to rush off to give a talk to 400 freshman at CMU, and she works full-time and also shoots in any/all free time so this was a miracle!). After changing and getting ready in the bathroom at Schenley Plaza, she took some yoga photos for me, and then we swapped roles. As some of you may know, I love ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING BOHO, and I was actually able to re-use the garland on the rowboat from my own engagement shoot to make a flower crown for Lauren! She originally brought a white dress, but we decided that this pink dress from Lulu’s (www.lulus.com), the one I wore for my engagement shoot also, was much more fun and flowy. I absolutely loved the way these turned out, and it also helps when your model is gorgeous! Doesn’t she look like a fairy princess wandering through a forest? We are planning a “real” styled shoot sometime in the fall, but not bad for being thrown together last minute eh?