Wednesday, May 28, 2014

California | Through My iPhone

Last week I had an amazing opportunity to second shoot a wedding in California with my friend Niki! I had never been to California before, and it definitely exceeded my expectations! I knew I was going to love it, but I had no idea I was going to love it as much as I did! And shooting a wedding out there was beyond amazing!

My first flight to Dallas left Boston at 5:40am and thankfully I made it just in time to grab Starbucks before I had to board my flight.

 I met up with Niki in Dallas, and we flew from there to Sacramento together. Niki's muffin she got at the airport ended up getting a little squished on the flight...

Sacramento has a ton of amazing restaurants! There were so many that I wanted to try, but we didn't have time. The first night we went to Cafeteria 15L and it was so good! The atmosphere was great, and the food was really good!

 That dessert? That's a s'mores skillet that Niki got...

 I loved the palm trees lining the main road our hotel was on.

 On day 2 of our trip, we walked around and explored downtown Sacramento! As we were walking around, we cam across the capitol building...and then realized that it was right down the road from our hotel!

Our third day of the trip was the day we got to shoot the wedding! Our day started super we left the hotel at 6:45am. We were pretty excited to be shooting a wedding in California!

 For some of the bride and groom portraits, we got to shoot at a beautiful vineyard. I could not get over how beautiful Northern California is!

 Of course I took a selfie ;)

 The morning after we shot for an almost-15 hour day, I had an early morning flight back to the east coast and then up to Boston. This definitely called for venti skinny vanilla soy latte. 

California was incredible! I cannot wait to share the beautiful wedding with you all! I'm still trying to recover from jet lag so if you see me and I seem a little tired, just bear with me. ;)

If you want to see more pictures on instagram, just search the hashtag #lizandnikitakecali

Also, if anyone else wants me to shoot their wedding in Cali, let me know! ;)

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Hey all! For all my East Coast readers, this is going up rather late for you all. But I am currently in California so it's only about 8pm here. :P I am out here for the weekend, because I am second shooting for my friend Niki this weekend! I flew out of Boston at 5:40am this morning, met up with Niki in Dallas, and then we flew together to California! The wedding is on Saturday and I am flying back home on Sunday.

For our first dinner in Cali, we went to Cafeteria 15L and it was delicious! This was my dinner and it was so good!

I haven't even been in California for 24 hours and I already LOVE it!!! Plus, working outside with palm trees blowing in the wind is a definite plus. ;)

I hope y'all have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

PS- If you want to follow along on our adventures on instagram search for the hashtag #lizandnikitakecali

Monday, May 19, 2014

Adam & Taylor | Married [sneak peek]

This past weekend I had the privilege of shooting one of my best friend's weddings! Taylor started going to my school in 6th grade and she is one of the sweetest girls you will ever meet! Her and Adam are just perfect for each other and I am so happy for them! Here is a little sneak peek from their special day.

Congratulations Adam and Taylor! I hope you're enjoying Charleston! :)