Travel Tuesday || A Tuscan Rehearsal Dinner || Cortona, Italy

We've decided to try something new here on our blog. We have been very lucky over the past few years to travel A LOT for work. This is has resulted in tons travel photos just sitting on our hard drives, so we decided to publish them in a series called "Travel Tuesday". 

To start things off, we decided to share Eryn + Jon's beautiful rehearsal dinner that we had the opportunity of photographing in Cortona, Italy.  We spent the afternoon wandering the charming streets of this Tuscan hillside town.  We loved getting lost in the little alleyways & staircases of this romantic city.  After walking around the city for a few hours, we met the bride & groom at Villa Laura - a beautiful, private villa only minutes from downtown Cortona. 

Eryn + Jon chose to have an intimate wedding with only their closest family & friends.  This made for a easy-going evening that was full of love, laughter, and lots of wine :) They had a private Italian guitarist play classical Italian music as they enjoyed each-other's company, danced, laughed, and made the most of the evening before they got to wake up the next day & say "I-Do" under the Tuscan sun. 

Zion Engagement Session || Callie + David

We love Callie and David. They have always been adventurous, traveled to new destinations, and both are incredible photographers themselves; which ultimately brought them together. As you can see, they don't take themselves too seriously and are extremely photogenic, an awesome combination.

As we were planning for the shoot and brainstorming about locations, we were initially going to photograph their session in Moab but ended up in Zion. We are SO happy we ended up in the Zion Wilderness! The wilderness area has it all; red rock, high desert foliage, a super soft sunset, and an impressive blue hour. 

Iceland || Our 12 hour adventure in Black & White

Our flight touched down in Reykjavik a little after 12:00 am, and our flight to London didn't leave for another 12 hours.  As we walked around the airport, it was so empty & quiet that we could hear the sound of the Icelandic wind ripping around outside.  We knew that this opportunity was only going to come around once, so we decided to go for it.  We spent way too much on a small little rental car (close to $150) & drove off into the cold, rainy, windy night.  

We only made it about 45 minutes until the jet lag started to get to us, so we decided to pull over & try to get some sleep.  We pulled over on one of the pull-offs along Route 1 on Iceland's southern coast.  About an hour before sunrise, the wind woke us up.  We decided to just keep driving until we saw something.  Then, right as the morning light started to filter in through the heavy clouds, we saw what we had came here for - an Icelandic waterfall, Seljalandsfoss.  

We spent the next few hours driving, stoping periodically, and soaking in the beauty that the southern part of Iceland had to offer. I am so glad we decided to spend the money on a rental car & see this amazing place, rather than wait it out in the warm, safe, comfortable airport.  Even though the car rental price seemed a little crazy at first, I would have spent 3 times that much to have the memories we have now - those 12 hours were priceless.

 The amount of time we had here did not do iceland justice. we are just counting down the days until we can return & spend more time, getting even more lost.  Next summer is our hope - anyone want to tag along?? 

New York City - Film

It is said that we photograph the things that we love most.  When I got these film rolls back from our trip to New York, it became very obvious to me how true that actually is.  Shelby is my rock, my muse, and the love of my life.  I am so happy I chose to embark with you on this journey we call life & I cannot wait for the adventures to come.

I've said this many times before, and I don't think this will be the last time that I say it, but I really do believe that the greatest adventures in life will amount to nothing if we don't have someone to share them with.  Sharing experiences is what gives them value.  So get outside of your comfort zone.  Connect with people, see new places & meet new faces.  Or just grab a familiar face & go somewhere new.  Create experiences with those that you care about, and in the process you will strengthen your relationships.  My closest friends aren't my closest friends because of who they are, but because of the experiences we have shared together, and I think most people can relate to that.  This is why Shelby & I want to see & experience the world together, and that is why we have started this blog. We hope to connect, collaborate, & create amazing things with people along the way.  We also hope to experience new things & establish new & meaningful relationships with those that we meet.  So don't be a stranger! Send us an email, we would absolutely love to hear from you.  We know that our Journey is just getting started, and we couldn't be more excited.

These were all shot on 35mm film (some cheap stuff I grabbed at Walgreens) using a Nikon fm10 and a kit 35-75mm f/3.5 lens.  The b&w's were developed & processed by me, and the color images were developed through Acme Camera in SLC, UT.

- Scott