Venice, Italy \\ Europe Trip Part One

Venice2015-024 Tim and I planned a European roadtrip super last minute over my birthday week in late October, and it was our most favorite trip yet! We found amazing flight deals to Venice and decided to start our trip there, as I had always wanted to see this beautiful city. We landed super jet lagged into the Venice airport early in the morning, hopped on a cigarette boat and soon arrived in magical Venice. We kept looking at each other in disbelief, saying “this cannot be real! We’re in a movie set, right?!” I still can’t believe a place this photogenic and beautiful really exists in the world! Though it rained both days we were there, it was kind of nice because the streets felt so empty compared to what I’m sure Venice is like during nice weather / peak summer dates! The food, coffee, wine and people were all incredible. Tim and I also got a photo session done of US while we were there with a lovely French photographer, Marion H Photography, because what better way to celebrate upcoming 5 years of marriage? Can’t wait to share those photos, also 🙂 From Venice, we left and headed up through the Dolomites into the Alps and Austria, which will be in the next post! Enjoy these photos from a rainy weekend in Venice in October <3
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  • Urška MajerDecember 16, 2015 - 2:54 pm

    This is beautiful! We were there almost the exact time and also got up at dawn to do a session with a couple and it was unbelievable to see Venice empty! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • laurenfairphotoDecember 22, 2015 - 3:45 pm

      Awesome!! It’s the best time to be up in Venice, without the crowds! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Allysha MarisseDecember 16, 2015 - 4:16 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! And can I ask where you got that lovely red dress??ReplyCancel

  • Marisa D'OrsognaDecember 16, 2015 - 11:12 pm

    I love this! I studied abroad in Venice and your photos bring back so many good memories. They really capture the city perfectly. Also, you and Tim look amazing in your photo session!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne JagoDecember 17, 2015 - 1:50 am

    What a dream! (And those Hunter boots look like they served you well. If we ever make it out that way they are definitely being packed.)ReplyCancel

  • RichardDecember 18, 2015 - 11:41 am

    The photographs are spectacular!! Thanks for sharing the pics with us 🙂ReplyCancel

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  • Katelyn CoughenourApril 10, 2016 - 9:52 pm

    I just love Venice! I would love to go back and shoot there someday 🙂 Great photos!ReplyCancel

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