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happy weekending! | Fernando de Noronha

a weekly if-only on where I’d like to go & what I’d want to bring along

World, meet Fernando de Noronha.

It’s a cluster of islands and islets about 200 miles off the northeastern Brazilian coast. My younger brother is coming home this weekend from a missions trip in Brazil, and so that was my inspiration for this weekend’s exploring. (And maybe tickets are cheaper now that they’re in mourning for their loss to the Netherlands today?)

I’d most want to go there for scuba diving, especially to see this gorgeous warship that sunk off the coast in 1987. Wikipedia insists it’s in pristine condition so I can’t quite imagine anything cooler.

And the dolphins! Every day the oldest and largest school of them gather in the Bay of Dolphins to go out hunting for food. They all leave around 2pm and return at 5pm….all 1000 of them. How surreal would that be? (Photos from here + here.)

Of course a diving exploration couldn’t be tolerated without proper documentation, so I’d like to add an underwater housing to my wish list. And not just for the trip – dreamy underwater portraiture excites me mostest and I can’t wait to experiment sometime. Do you know if there are any affordable-ish ones? I know that’s not something you want to skimp on quality, but at almost $3K this won’t be played with anytime soon.

And finally, for my time above water I think I’d like one of these linen hats from Urban. I love the asymmetrical brim, but can’t decide which color I prefer.

My real-life weekend should be pretty stellar in it’s own right – my darling friend Sarah is in town and we’ve been vintage-ing and photo-shooting and getting stoked for Hayley & Rob’s gorrrgeous wedding tomorrow.

Hope you have a wonderful 4th!

I don’t know if I should look at these posts….they make me have travel envy! haha. That place is stunningly gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚

Um, hello, I would love to join you there!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love the way you dream.

washington DC engagement | mike + danielle!

FUN PEOPLE FTW!

mike and danielle are one of the most exciting and genuine couples I’ve ever worked with….they’re like the epitome of unpretentious goodness that everyone wants to have around. I think our every “client meeting” includes enough laughter to result in odd stares from every neighboring table.

they’re both recent Tech graduates but have been dating since high school. last winter mike took her on a Choose Your Own Adventure trip around DC, where at each place she had to blindly choose where they went next. (but mike, being clever, made all the choices the same) for the shoot we kinda followed their explorations, starting at the Theodore Roosevelt Park, went on to Georgetown and ended where he proposed – on the roof of the Kennedy Center.

(hahah and I think my all time favorite shooting style compliment would be mike noticing I’m “easy to kiss in front of.” excuse me while I update my resume…)

enjoy!

mike works in construction so first off we had a Build Your Own Playground challenge, -and what a sweet location eh?

our tribute to awkwardfamilyphotos.com

told you they’re fun.

gosh i love these so muchthen Georgetown, and “buildings…with the bricks…”

ahhh favorites!

and just in case we didn’t have enough favorites, a gorgeous sunset met us at their corner of the Kennedy Center’s rooftop where he proposed, and life was beautiful.

thanks guys for being so undeniably awesome, and I’m stoked for all the good times we have left : )

probably one of my very favorite shoots you’ve ever done. you TOTALLY captured “them.”

Absolutely what an engagement shoot should be. And reason number 762.5 why I love your work so much, why I want you to do my engagement session, why I want you to shoot my wedding, why I want you to take pictures of my first born child… etc.

danielle & mike

thanks becca!!! we think you’re pretty sweet too ๐Ÿ™‚
we can’t wait till the wedding and we’re so blessed to know someone as wonderful and talented as you!

Wow! Those reflection shots are money! Great job!

Wow, your work blows my MIND! God has gifted you GREATLY! Your photo perspectives are wonderful. LOVE everything ๐Ÿ˜€

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chincoteague wedding preview | stewart + natalie!

<3 <3 <3

I love you. I love this. SO RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING!!!

haha! Ed with the typewriter = amaaaazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Robin

Beautiful! Love the pictures and you too!

Ahhhh, I love your work, Rebekah!!

You are so. freakin. amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Looks like you are in the middle of wedding season! Love, love, love scrolling through your pics. So sweet and creative.

love

wow gorgeous! where did this wedding take place at? I’m thinking of getting married in Chincoteague myself.