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One of my absolute top-favorite days it Italy: hopping the train out to the town of Arezzo for its monthly antiques market!

It just so happened to be Julie‘s birthday as well – a great day!

Over 500 vendors and 100 little shops have participated in this antiques market since 1968. The hilly, narrow streets were lined up and down, every turn we made! It was truly incredible, and how lucky for the Tuscany region to enjoy this every month!

Julie and I came out with vintage maps and postcards, earrings, a few gifts, and an incredible lunch (and Vin Santo!) over a shared table with some lovely women. They were from the midwest U.S., and had met in an Italian language course years ago. All retired now, they just bought a house together in the town of Trevi, and were shopping the antiques market to fill the home. It was the stuff movies are made of

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So much more to come from my month in Italy this April!

See also: The Bikes of Lucca, Italy

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  • June 11, 2013 - 9:59 am

    D Baker - I so enjoyed following you on your vacation on instagram.

  • June 11, 2013 - 10:15 am

    Julie - LOVE IT. Thanks so much for making my 29th a rad one! I’m so excited to relive our trip now one more time now that your blog posts are rolling!

  • June 11, 2013 - 10:50 am

    Lindsey - Loooooove, Stacey! I’d like to have just about every single thing you photographed in my house, I think. : )

So I’m seriously addicted to video these days…

And yes, this is another one just on my iPhone, but I actually LOVE the spontaneous fun of just using the phone!

In the next newsletter, I’ll be sure to share some of my favorite tips and resources for you to play on your own. In the meantime, I should probably start piecing together all the “real camera” footage I shot in my “30 days in Italy”!

I hope you enjoy this little glimpse of our Sunday afternoon!

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Kate and Andrew were married this May at the Brass Heart Inn, in Chocorua, New Hampshire – just outside of North Conway.

These two are the sweetest… this first photo captures so much about their love. Whether standing along the shore overlooking Mount Chocorua for photos, or just having fun together on the dance floor, the way these two adooooore each other is just beautiful. They literally only have eyes for each other, first and foremost. But that’s not to say their incredible group of family and friends didn’t have a blast too!

I can prove it, cause I’m now a proud cousin to both of them! LOVE you guys!

The lilacs couldn’t have been blooming at a more perfect time – Kate’s favorite color being purple!

I think you have to take this photo when you’re at the Brass Heart Inn… these boys looked like they had been practicing.

I’ve known some of Kate’s friends for as long as I’ve known Kate, it seems, and they are a fantastic bunch of girls! It was so fun to be with them all morning, and I even had to stop myself closer to the wedding when I realized I was still running around in jeans!

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The Brass Heart Inn was a stunning location for a wedding! The main inn and cottages house most wedding guests on the property, and the red barn is so gorgeous with its two tiers overlooking the dance floor. The Inn is actually for sale – I wish we could snatch it up!

Kate and Andrew, we love you guys with all our might, and we’re so excited to officially toast to your lifetime together! Your wedding weekend was simply amazing – thank you for inviting me to be a part of it so closely! Huge hugs!

Venue: The Brass Heart Inn | Florals: Blooming Vineyards Floral Design Studio | Hair & Make-Up: Debony Salon | Cake: Robin Raymond | Officiant: Rev. Theresa Gocha | Ceremony Music: Mount Aire Strings | DJ: DJ, Etc.

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  • June 4, 2013 - 8:13 pm

    Spring - Just Lovely!!!! The shots with the lake and Mount Chocorua make me very happy! XOXO

  • June 6, 2013 - 7:27 am

    Cheryl - As the bride said…it was perfect!

I’m so excited to announce that Stacey Hedman Photography is now offering a newsletter format right to your inbox!

It’s been a long-time coming, but writing is one of my favorite things to do! The year ahead is going to be so much fun!

I’ll bring you some new tid-bits not found on the blog, not on the pages of Facebook, and yes, not even in my beloved Instagram photos, ha! At the same time, you’ll have easy-to-see links to those too – focused on what’s most relevant to the current season, or helpful to your planning right now.

And don’t worry – I won’t fill your inbox all the time… I’m thinking monthly or even quarterly. I want to make it fun and relevant for you and me both! Here’s what you might see:

  • Gift vouchers, discount codes and print sales – just for you!
  • Camera how-tos to help you take better photos at home!
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  • Behind-the-scenes photos and personal commentary, not quite ready for prime-time on the blog ;-)

Just plug in your e-mail address below, and join me with the first issue next week!

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  • May 28, 2013 - 5:42 pm

    Christin Schow - Yayaya!!!! I’m looking forward to the newsletter!!!

Matt and Denise celebrated a beautiful May wedding day at Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA!

You’ll remember these guys from their engagement photos (and LL Bean boots!) this fall. Denise and I have known each other for many years, and I’ve been looking forward to photographing her stunning beauty in a wedding gown for longer than her engagement! She moved throughout her wedding day with such grace, yet rocked it out on the dance floor just as hard as anybody. The kind of girl you wanna hang out with all the time. And Matt – both loving and hysterical – is so clearly her best match as they take on this amazing life together!

Huge love to both of you – Congratulations!!

The beautiful flowers of the day were designed by June Rubin, of A Wild Flower in Newton, MA. A great match with the spring blooms outside!

The invitations from Sofia Sayer on Etsy – so fresh and fun!

The stunning Saint Theresa of Avila Parish in West Roxbury, MA.

The Irish and the Canadians! Made for quite a happy mix, and my particular fav (having gone to college near the Montreal border) were the late-night gravy-fries that came out!

Endicott Estate made for a beautiful backdrop, particularly in May. The trees were blooming, and the open porches were dappled in a romantic light. As you can see…. things got quite romantic.

As the evening continued, The Classic Yellow quickly became my absolute favorite band of all time. They were covering anything from Stevie Wonder to Shaggy, with George Michael, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West in between. I kinda imagined the dance floor would never stop (and I still have like 700 photos to get through because of it :-))!

Also super cool was the mid-evening appearance of Boston’s beloved Terry Brennan, who has been playing Irish tunes at The Black Rose since the couple’s first dates (left below)! Bottom left? Yep, that’s the groom… pure awesome!

Matt & Denise, you guys are clearly going to have SO. MUCH. FUN. in your life together! Thank you so much for including me in the start of something this wonderful! I wish you nothing but the best! XO

Venue: Endicott Estate | Ceremony: Saint Theresa of Avila | Floral Design: A Wild Flower | Catering: Tastings | Dessert: Sweet Tooth | Hair: Enzo & Co. | Make-up: Kristina Makris | Invitations: Sofia Sayer | Music: The Classic Yellow and an appearance by Terry Brennan | Dress: Watters | Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo and Jimmy Choo | Suit: Joseph A. Bank

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  • May 24, 2013 - 1:21 pm

    Meredith Sledge - WOWY!!! These are the bestest! Love!