Footstone in Italy Post 5 – The Wine Region
July 27th, 2015

Wine and Italy are two words said almost simultaneously.  Just about an hour east of the Castle is the Friuli-Venezia Guilia Region, known for it’s stunning landscape including the sea, mountains and hills of vineyards. With two of our clients, we ventured East to enjoy a wine tour and stroll through the lovely town of Cormons.

Wade & Lynn actually braved the adventure on a scooter.  You can rent these fun yellow scooters and drive them from vineyard to vineyard… seems a little dangerous perhaps after multiple tours?  We just did one! This may not seem scary to the average person, but none of us had ever driven a scooter and attempting to learn while heading up a semi-steep mountain was a little unnerving!  I, Kristin, almost hit two cars… not even joking.  Lynn was smarter than myself and rode on the back of Wade’s scooter.  Paul led the group and poor thing kept turning back to make sure we were all injury-free. It was a little scary, yes, but a seriously fun adventure!

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After our yummy tour, we returned to the Castle for an incredible 4 course meal, hosted by GraphiStudio.  Before we dined, we snuck Keith and Roberta outside for just a few minutes to photograph them as the sun started to set.  This would be our last night at the Castle and it couldn’t have been more special.  Spending the past 9 nine days with 3 special couples and being a part of this incredible journey with them was truly honoring.  Ceconi Castle

We still have a few more stories to share of our trip so keep checking back.  After we dropped off Keith & Roberta at the Venice Airport the next morning, just the four of us, Paul & I and our two boys, headed to the Amalfi Coast for a week of vacation.  Before we left the States, the chef of our favorite Italian restaurant, Antonio’s, told us “you’ll never return” after seeing Positano.  More to come!

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Footstone in Italy Post 4 – Dinner at the Castle
July 23rd, 2015

If you read yesterday’s post from Paul about the accidentally long hike with a few moments of slight fear and lots of sweat… while he, the boys and Sally & Patrick were hiking, I (Kristin) was preparing a meal for everyone, including our recently arrived second couple, Wade and Lynn.  A few months ago, we announced on Facebook that we had booked another family, but that we couldn’t share who it was because it was a husband surprising his wife!  Wade decided to do something extra special for he and Lynn’s 25th anniversary.  We met several times and planned the adventure and about two months before the trip, he revealed his plan to Lynn over a candlelit Italian dinner.  Wow!  What an amazing gift!  Wade jokes there’s an “I hate Wade Club” developing by husbands on Facebook.  :)

Wade and Lynn started their Italy journey with us at the Ceconi Castle.  We were able to welcome them at the airport and acclimate them to some of the Italian basics.  The first night they arrived, we hosted a special dinner outside on the mountain where the Castle stands.  Our view of the Italian Alps was exquisite.  The meal consisted of fresh and local meats & cheeses, fresh bread, fruit and Italian chocolate cookies for dessert.  We dined as the sun was setting, then Wade and Lynn settled in their room early to get some much needed rest.

As we cleaned up after our marvelous meal, Paul and I talked of how grateful we were to share this experience with Wade & Lynn.  The fact that they would trust us enough to follow us out of the country, and spend 2 days with us on an adventure of a lifetime, humbles us.  In the following days, we’ll share more of their journey in Venice, plus the super thrilling day riding scooters through vineyards in the mountains!

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If you’re interested on joining Paul and Kristin in Italy in 2016, email or call the studio and we’ll arrange a time for you to meet us and start dreaming and planning for your ultimate Italian Destination Session!   

Read more about our first summer in Italy! (linked below)  

Italy Blog Post 1: Arriving  –  Italy Blog Post 2: Camaiore

Italy Blog Post 3: Florence  –  Italy Blog Post 4: Siena

Italy Blog Post 5: Cinque Terre  –  Italy Blog Post 6: Venice

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Footstone in Italy Post 3 – Lost in the Alps!
July 22nd, 2015

This is a guest post by Paul for several reasons – first, I was there.  Second – it was my fault.  Bear with me as I compress a 2.5 hour hike into a blog post.  It all began as a great idea…

“Let’s hike down to the river!”  From our castle you could hear the sounds of running water, and our gracious host Dario mentioned there was a great trail that led to the river.  Kristin “volunteered” to stay behind and attend to our clients, so we (Sally, Patrick, Brasher, Win and I) set off, briskly and enthusiastically.

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Win led the hike most of the way down, and Brasher mooched rides off Sally and Patrick.  After about 15 minutes we arrived, rested, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.  This is where it became my fault.  “Hey, I bet if we hike up the river we’ll end up at the little bridge right by the castle!”  So we began our climb.

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You can see by the pictures it was not a hike any more, rather an intense climb.  The boys loved it though!  As I took some of these pictures of the boys jumping from rock to rock and climbing dead trees, I was thinking to myself, “Boy, I’m glad Kristin decided not to come…”  We got to a point where we could see pretty far up the river and there was no sign of the cute little bridge I had promised them, as a matter of fact there was no sign of anything.  The good ideas kept flowing – “Sally, you head up the river a little more and see what’s there, and I’ll climb this ridge and see if I can see the castle.”  Sally didn’t find anything and I kind of got stuck at the top of the ridge.  I finally had to resort to sliding down the side of the mountain, creating a rock slide that almost took out the rest of our troop.

Let me be clear, I was never lost.  We were following a river.  I just didn’t know where the river was.  We climbed back down the river, then back up the mountain to the castle, and I continued to remind Sally how much fun it will be to tell the story.

We arrived back at the castle where Kristin had an amazing meal laid out for us and our clients.  We had to shower quickly and get rid of the evidence of our precarious hike. We’ll share the images of our first dinner at the castle on tomorrow’s blog post!

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If you’re interested on joining Paul and Kristin in Italy in 2016, email or call the studio and we’ll arrange a time for you to meet us and start dreaming and planning for your ultimate Italian Destination Session!   

Read more about our first summer in Italy! (linked below)  

Italy Blog Post 1: Arriving  –  Italy Blog Post 2: Camaiore

Italy Blog Post 3: Florence  –  Italy Blog Post 4: Siena

Italy Blog Post 5: Cinque Terre  –  Italy Blog Post 6: Venice

 

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Footstone in Italy Post 2 – Gliding over the Alps!
July 21st, 2015

It seems more often we must look back to reflect on the days and moments that were the most meaningful in our lives.  Not often do we realize as the day is actually unfolding, that it’s going to be one of the best we’ll ever experience.  I consider it a blessing that we’ve had many of those days since we started traveling.  Making an actual effort to stop, and breathe it all in, has given our family an awareness of how special these moments are.

This day was a day we will never forget. Last year, when we first met Dario with GraphiStudio, he and Paul connected on an interest in gliding.  Dario is an experienced pilot and shared stories of the beauty and science behind flying these sleek white engineless planes.  Paul was hooked.  Dario mentioned taking Paul up when we returned this summer.  For a year, Paul has been counting down the days.

As Paul flew, the boys and I played outside at the base of the Dolomites.  The little cafe at the airport had snacks and a foosball table.  As evening came, many of the locals came to hang out and play soccer in the breathtakingly beautiful valley.  Win and Brasher jumped right in and even though were significantly less skilled in soccer compared to the Italian kids, were accepted immediately.

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As the tow plane pulled them up and the cable was released, Paul says it the adrenaline was pumping and it was absolutely exhilarating.  Dario expertly guided them from thermal to thermal, and after an hour and a half they were actually at a higher altitude than when they released the tow plane cable, all without an engine!

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This is one of those moments, watching Brasher run in pure joy out to welcome his daddy, in such ridiculously beautiful surroundings, that I consider a true blessing to have. However, I am slightly worried that now all of my boys have a new dangerous hobby.  :/Footstone In Italy - Flying Gliders over the Dolomites Mountains in Italy - www.footstonephotography.comDario’s friend and fellow photographer at the airport sent us these next two images.  Paul’s “thumbs up” doesn’t look nervous at all does it?!Footstone In Italy - Flying Gliders over the Dolomites Mountains in Italy - www.footstonephotography.com Footstone In Italy - Flying Gliders over the Dolomites Mountains in Italy - www.footstonephotography.comFootstone In Italy - Flying Gliders over the Dolomites Mountains in Italy - www.footstonephotography.com

And we conclude with Dario and Paul’s selfie after the successful flight.  Watch the video below for a hawk’s eye view of the Alps! What a glorious day!

Follow us at #FootstoneInItaly on Instagram (@footstonephotography) and Twitter (@footstonephoto @kristinprivette)

If you’re interested on joining Paul and Kristin in Italy in 2016, email or call the studio and we’ll arrange a time for you to meet us and start dreaming and planning for your ultimate Italian Destination Session!   

Read more about our first summer in Italy! (linked below)  

Italy Blog Post 1: Arriving  –  Italy Blog Post 2: Camaiore

Italy Blog Post 3: Florence  –  Italy Blog Post 4: Siena

Italy Blog Post 5: Cinque Terre  –  Italy Blog Post 6: Venice

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Footstone in Italy Post 1!
July 20th, 2015

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Wow!  I’m struggling with the task of putting into words how incredible this trip has been so far!  For the past year, we have been preparing, planning and praying over this journey. Our family is incredibly grateful for this unbelievable experience and the best part is, we’ve been able to share this life-changing adventure with other families.

If you’ve been following our blog for awhile now, you know how this story began.  Last year, we decided to embark on the task of creating a destination experience for our portrait clients.  Destination Portrait Sessions for 2015 are in Northern Italy. Our clients stayed with us at the private Ceconi Castle, owned by GraphiStudio, our exclusive album printing company. Each family spent 3 nights and two days with us. We explored the magical city of Venice and spent a day wandering the incredible landscape of Collio, a wine region at the base of the Alps.

Before our clients arrived, we liked the idea of having a day to rest and recover from the flight. So we flew into Milan and considered the first day basically a wash. Our flight landed at what was 2:30am our time, but 8:30am Italian time.  This is the point where you desperately want to go to sleep, but if you do, jet lag will set in even more.  We pushed through our exhaustion; the boys were troopers.  We decided to stay outside, in order to stay awake, so we just started walking.

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Our first couple, our dear friends Meghan and Jeremy, arrived the next day. Over eight years ago, we photographed their wedding and now they are some of our closest friends. We met them at the Venice airport to make this transition a little easier.  Last year, we found this to be one of the toughest parts of our trip.  Having to step off the plane after an overnight flight, and see signs in a language you don’t speak, was quite intimidating!  For Meghan and Jeremy, we wanted the transition to be smooth and even fun.

After leaving the airport, we headed North to Arba where the GraphiStudio plant is located.  Dario, Graphi’s Marketing Director and the main person who has helped make this experience possible, greeted us and escorted us to the Ceconi Castle. Watch this video to hear our reaction to seeing the Castle for the very first time!

Over the coming days, we’ll continue to share more images of our adventures. For now, here’s just a sneak peek of Meghan and Jeremy’s enchanting evening in St. Mark’s Square in Venice!

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Follow us at #FootstoneInItaly on Instagram (@footstonephotography) and Twitter (@footstonephoto @kristinprivette)

If you’re interested on joining Paul and Kristin in Italy in 2016, email or call the studio and we’ll arrange a time for you to meet us and start dreaming and planning for your ultimate Italian Destination Session!   

Read more about our first summer in Italy! (linked below)  

Italy Blog Post 1: Arriving  –  Italy Blog Post 2: Camaiore

Italy Blog Post 3: Florence  –  Italy Blog Post 4: Siena

Italy Blog Post 5: Cinque Terre  –  Italy Blog Post 6: Venice

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To the Castle!
July 8th, 2015

As anyone who’s traveled over seas knows, the first few days must simply be “survived”!  Some may sleep on planes during overnight flights, but not my little one who happened to be sitting with me.  With a 6 hour time difference and quite a bit of jet lag, I’m finally sitting down to my computer to share that we have arrived in Italy safely and our journey is just beginning!

For those of you who have been following our blog for the last year, you already know our destination for this trip started at the Ceconi Castle in Northern Italy.  For today, we’re giving you a sneak peek, of the drive we took up the mountain to the castle in the clouds.  It’s an unbelievable place and I can’t wait to share more!



Thank you to GraphiStudio

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Wedding Inspiration- Veils
July 2nd, 2015

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I can remember it just like it was yesterday.  After many days of trying on wedding dresses, I had finally found one that I thought was a winner.  There was just a little doubt still in my mind.  Then, they put on a veil on me as I was standing in the mirror.  That did it!  The tears started to well up in my eyes.  It was in that moment I truly felt like a bride!  It was the perfect dress, and the veil was the perfect finishing touch!  – Stephanie

We wanted to continue our series on wedding inspiration with another favorite detail of the wedding day and bride’s wardrobe – the veil!  Of course, you don’t have to wear a veil to be a bride, but for many, it really does provide that finishing touch!  It is something that makes your wedding day different from any other day in your life.  There might be other special occasions for a beautiful gown or fabulous shoes, but for the veil… this is the day!

Let’s get right to it!  Of course, there are so many different styles to fit every occasion and personality.  Two of our personal favorites are the ballerina and cathedral veils.  We just love the dramatic flair we can add to images with theses stunning veils that typically are long enough to reach your ankles or the floor.  These veils can also be used as a way to add a faux “train” to your dress.

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Mid-length veils or fingertip veils are another favorite!  We especially love that many brides choose veils that have a little bit of sparkle or lace, or they “accessorize” these veils with a special hairpiece.  As with almost any wedding detail, you can dress it up or down, depending on the style of your wedding day.

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We also love veils with lots of tiers!  The shortest tier is often worn as a blusher – a very traditional and romantic detail.  The blushers are usually worn as a part of a two or three-layer veil ensemble, but can be worn alone, as well.

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There are also birdcage veils; what a statement piece!  This is a vintage style, but works with almost everything these days.  Birdcage veils are a really great way to show off your dress, especially if it has a great neckline or really interesting back.

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And, as with any wedding day detail, it is made even more special by the meaning behind it.  This bride chose to use her mom’s wedding veil.  So timeless and perfect!

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We hope you have enjoyed this little bit of inspiration from our brides!  Check back for more inspiration on all your favorite wedding details!

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Farren and Derrick’s Central Florida Barn Wedding
July 1st, 2015

When a bride and groom decide to center the focus around a particular theme, it helps them and their vendors to know what “look” they’re going for.  But surprisingly, this endearing couple centered their wedding around family.  From how we structured their photo timeline to include time devoted to special people, to their decor displaying family heirlooms and pictures of loved ones, Farren and Derrick’s relationships with friends and family was made a priority the entire day.

After bouncing around many options for venues, Farren and Derrick, along with their parents, decided the most special place for them to marry would be Farren’s family property.  This is perhaps the option that includes the most work on the family’s part, but can absolutely be the most beautiful option.  Thanks to Farren’s dad actually building a barn for this special occasion and Keith Watson Events bringing in all the beautiful decor, this wedding was spectacularly exquisite!

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With many of our brides, the first look with Dad is planned in their timeline so we’re sure we don’t miss this precious moment.  Often times, our dads go ahead and get in their suits, even though it happens sometimes a few hours before the ceremony.  They change after of course, but Farren wanted her dad to be wearing exactly what he would on any normal day.  She has pictures in her prom dresses with dad in his seersucker, blue jeans and work hat; so that’s what she wanted for her wedding day moment as well.Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com

We’ll never forget what Farren’s bridesmaid said to make the girls roar in laughter at this moment above… but we definitely can’t share that online.  :)Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com I have found the one whom my soul loves, wooden wedding ceremony details - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.comCentral Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com All because two people fell in love wooden wedding sign details - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Generational wedding photographs at the wedding ceremony entrance - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com In HIgh tide or low tide, I'll be by your side; God Gave Me You Wedding Signs - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Handmade wedding ceremony altar in wood - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Turquoise, yellow, red, white Wedding Reception table details - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Teal, yellow, red and white wedding reception table details - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Blue and white wedding details, peanuts on the table - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Romantic first dance - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Wedding cake with bright colored flowers - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com White wedding details and cake with brigt colored florals - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Wedding dances - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Evening barn wedding photography - Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com Evening barn wedding photography- Central Florida Outdoor Barn Wedding - www.footstonephotography.com

What an amazing day!  Thank you to Farren and Derrick for allowing us the honor to share it with you.  And also a special thanks to the amazing vendors we had the pleasure of working with!

Venue: Family Property   –   Caterer: Brown’s Country Buffet

Event Coordinator & Florist: Keith Watson Events

DJ: Genius Entertainment   –   Cake Artist: Marcia Hunt

Hair Stylist: Kelsey McCormick   –   Makeup Artist: Kelli Roberts

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The Countdown Begins!
June 30th, 2015

We are now only 4 days away from heading to Arba, Italy and beginning our Destination Portrait Sessions! Three amazing couples are joining us for this incredible experience. We are incredibly honored they would invest in this journey and trust us enough to fly across the world and meet us!  Follow us here, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see the behind the scenes, plus the ridiculously beautiful images we’ll be sharing of this amazing country.

Thank you again to GraphiStudio for allowing us to stay in the Ceconi Castle.  Words cannot describe how enchanting this area is and we’re thrilled to be able to give our clients this once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Our couples will not only stay in this extraordinary castle, but they’ll have with an Italian made Graphi album of their adventure.  Watch the video below and you’ll see why we’re so grateful for this amazing company!

We’ll keep you posted as the adventure begins!



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A Friday Favorite!
June 26th, 2015

This precious portrait is one of our recent favorites.  We adore this family and are so grateful to have shared many milestones with them.  Have a great weekend and cherish your time with loved ones!

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While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

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