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Earlier this fall, on a rare wedding-free-weekend,  I traveled to Mass/New Hampshire for a weekend getaway. One of my childhood friends resides in Boston, plus I’ve become good friends with one of my wedding couples (who were married in Italy in 2013!!) who also happened to have moved from Minneapolis to Boston.  While my friends mostly worked, I spent a couple days wandering the city and eating at the most amazing vegetarians spots (like here, here, here and here), then we headed out for a weekend trip in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  We hiked Mount Lafayette, one of the highest peaks in the range, which has a 3900′ elevation gain over 4 miles, with a 5249′ summit.  It was challenging, but the reward at the top was pretty amazing!

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  • Catharine - I always love to see gorgeous photos of your travels and adventures Laura!

I recently road tripped to Bayfield/Madeline Island, Wisconsin with a small group of girlfriends for a short overnight trip just to get out of the city and enjoy nature!  We wanted to go kayaking around the beautiful Apostle Islands and explore the area.  On a rare Saturday off (after a Friday wedding), we loaded up a car and headed up north.  Shortly after arriving in Bayfield, we stopped for lunch and asked the cook what we should do with the remainder of the day. She encouraged us to go to Madeline Island via ferry and rent mopeds to cruise around the island, so off we went.  At the moped shop we met a Bulgarian guy, and I surprised him with my (very limited) Bulgarian-speaking skills and very Bulgarian name, thanks to my hubby! ;)  We ended up hanging with out with Alex (the Bulgarian) and had a fun day on the island.  We hiked and Big Bay State Park and skipped rocks on the lake.  I don’t want to brag, but we perfected the art of rock skipping (you gotta select the perfect flat, surprisingly heavy rock, and get really low with your arm and body), skipping rocks 6+ skips!  After dinner and many drinks at the coolest bar, we took the last ferry back to the mainland, and rested up for our all day kayak expedition the next day with Lost Creek Adventures.  Though the kayak adventure didn’t go as planned (and I got super sea sick), due to rough seas and wind, we still had an amazing day.  I love being up north!

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{This trip was part of a month long adventure across Bulgaria, GreeceIstanbul, and Cappadocia, Turkey}

Earlier this year, I traveled to Las Vegas to attend a photography convention, and while there, had the opportunity to work on a styled shoot with the amazing team at Scheme Events.  They are wedding planners serving the Vegas area and beyond, and they are so incredibly talented and creative.  We had previously teamed up on a shoot, so when discussing their vision for another styled shoot, I knew it would be a fun opportunity to work together again, be creative, and meet new vendors.

The shoot was recently featured on Style Me Pretty.  You can check it out here and read more about Scheme Events’ vision for the shoot.  Thanks to all the amazing vendors involved:

Coordination & Design: Scheme Events | Venue: Red Rock Country Club | Cake and Macarons: Gimme Some Sugar | Cotton Candy: B Sweet Candy Boutique | Sequin Table Linens: La Tavola | Sequin Table Runners: Koyal Wholesale | Wedding Dress: Bella Bridesmaids | Bridesmaid Dresses: Style the Aisle | Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals | Floral: Enchanted Florist | Hair & Makeup services: Amelia C & Co. | Cotton Candy Favors: Welcome Bag Shoppe

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  • Rissa - We love getting to do these shoots but LOVE even MORE getting to work with you! Love your style…you captured everything so amazingly!!