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Who has heard of Bloglovin’ and didn’t tell me?!  A very quick and easy way to follow your favorite blogs.  Whether following a blog for inspiration, tips, tricks, or just motivation.  Bloglovin’ is pretty cool how it keeps all you favorites in one spot and you can easily scroll through ALL of them at once!  Instead of having 10 tabs open! (Oops did I just admit to following Southern Weddings Magazine, Junebug, kiss the groom, Once Wed, Ruffled, Bayside Bride, United with Love, Gayweddings.com?!)  I certainly don’t read them daily but it’s nice once in a while to get a dose of what others are seeing, doing, and feeling inspired by in the world!

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Travels | Rehobeth Beach Photographer

What an incredible weekend thanks to Edith and her wonderful Aunt who hosted this amazing girl’s weekend in Rehobeth Beach last fall!  Finally getting around to editing personal photographs!

I had such a great time sunbathing, running after the seagulls, and funnel cake!  I definitely took my Canon 5dmarkiii along for the trip to scout, who knows maybe there’s a wedding in Rehobeth down the road! haha.  What a beautiful not over-crowded beach.  I definitely want to go back!  Our last night at the beach the ladies and I decided to go out for sunset and take a few beautiful portraits!  Glad they let me share these with you!

Here’s to warm weather and summer day trips!!!!!

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Cakes By Rachael | Annapolis Artisan Cakes and Cupcakes

I photographed The Honey Hive in Edgewater for their new website and crew photographs!  Rachael Powers the owner of Cakes by Rachael – Annapolis Artisan Cake and Cupcakes, has turned The Honey Hive into a beautiful space with delicious savory and sweet treats.  The Honey Hive features a new artist on their walls each month.  I love how much community Rachael has created in her shop.  While taking their new food photographs I also got to taste test!  The caprese sandwich YUM was my favorite!  Rachael and her Honey Hive crew are a warm, fun, spirited team and were so fun to photograph.

Since Rachael runs a very busy wedding cake and cupcake business as well as The Honey Hive cafe, I wanted to be sure to share some of her words of wisdom when searching for your wedding cake, cupcake, or sweets.

Q&A with Rachael Powers of Cakes by Rachael – Annapolis Artisan Cakes and Cupcakes:

How long have you been creating cakes/cupcakes?
I started making cakes and cupcakes when I was 12 years old and I unofficially started Cakes by Rachael when my Mom bought me Cakes by Rachael Business cards as a funny Christmas Gift.  I officially started Cakes by Rachael on my 21st Birthday.  We will have our 3 year Anniversary this Saturday! MARCH 22!! YAY!

How far in advance should a cake company be booked?
We book over a year in advance for weddings. And usually 1-6 months in advance for custom cakes.  We also take short orders for simple birthday cakes too if we are not over booked!

What is your favorite style of cake?
I LOVE Creative Shaped cakes that are out of the box and different! I LOVE LOVE LOVE when customers give me a theme and let me be creative.

Where is your favorite wedding location?
I LOVE Herrington on the Bay and Historic London Town and Gardens. The flowers and landscapes at these venues are just breathtaking.  I always stop and look at all the beautiful flowers since  I am an avid Gardner when I am not baking.

How far do you transport your wedding cakes?
Although we specialize in the Annapolis area, we also travel to Baltimore, DC, and the Eastern Shore.  The longest distance we have gone is Delaware.

Do you create artisan cupcakes and cakes for destination weddings?
Yes, Annapolis is a destination wedding location for many of our Military couples who come to get married in the Naval Academy Chapel.  We often have to be creative in these cases and do over the phone consultations or tastings with friends.

Do you have a favorite cake?
My Favorite cake changes every day!  Right now my Favorite flavor is Passion Fruit with Lemon Filling and Cream Cheese Icing!! YUM!!

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Be sure to pass through Edgewater, MD and visit 
THE HONEY HIVE
Home of CAKES by RACHAEL: 155 Mitchells Chance Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
Open Tuesday – Saturday 7am to 5pm
CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

http://www.cakesbyrachael.org

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cakes-By-Rachael/259875324035459

rachael.powers@Yahoo.com

 

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Choosing a Destination Wedding Location

I have always wondered how couples go about choosing a destination wedding location.   Did you find it from past vacations, family, or just a spontaneous dream?!  Or did you find a map, cover your eyes, twirl in a circle, and point?!

When planning a destination wedding there are SO many variables to consider.  Jet Fete by Bridal Bar really goes into great detail about many things to take into consideration when choosing your destination wedding location.

Over 75% of my clients are planning a destination wedding in the Maryland, DC metro area!  Exciting right?!  So where else were you thinking of having your destination wedding?  I wanted to know what my circle of friends thought too!  I know I’m not the only one dreaming of where the next vacation spot is, or dream of dreams future vacation home (haha! yes far off dream of dreams!).

So I asked and Facebook answered!

“If you could have a destination wedding ANYWHERE, where would you go?!”

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It is always fun to see what cities others would choose for their dream destination wedding!  Oddly enough only a few were repeated: Italy, Fiji, Ireland, Bali.  Italy seemed like everyone’s first pick!  Yeaa….I think my bucket list just got a lot longer.

Facebook’s destination locations:
Italy (5)
Fiji (3)
Ireland (2)
Bali (2)
Capri, Italy
Paris
Bora Bora
Portugal
Mexico
Bermuda
Australia
Greece
Brazil
Costa Rica
Cuba
San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy
New Orleans
Belize
Anguilla
Barbados
Antigua
Turks and Caicos
Space
Patagonia
New Zealand
Maui
Cabo
South of France
Hawaii

Check out my Destination Venice pinboard.
Beginning to gather inspiration for future weddings, dreams, and photography.  More of my favorite destination locations will be added to pinterest soon!  Be sure to follow the inspiring images I find along the way through the addictive world of PINTEREST!

Did you have your wedding in Italy?! 

Share your experience and stories with me!  I’d love to hear your story. 

Have a different dream destination wedding spot? 

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My dream destination wedding location would be Venice or to go back to PARIS!!  (A flash back to the secret pathways in Paris)
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Santa Barbara Love Session | Destination Engagement Photographer

What an incredible experience being in California for this Santa Barbara engagement session at the Fess Parker Resort. The light in California is so different from my home on the east coast.  It made photographing such a gorgeous playful couple even more exciting.  Now if only I could find more places to visit as a destination engagement photographer!  Who is popping the question soon?!  Take a special trip out west and bring your photographer along to photograph in the vibrant town of Santa Barbara at the Fess Parker. Destination Engagement Photographer - Fess Parker Resort Santa Barbara Destination Engagement Photographer - Fess Parker Resort Santa Barbara Destination Engagement Photographer - Fess Parker Resort Santa Barbara Destination Engagement Photographer - Fess Parker Resort Santa Barbara Destination Engagement Photographer - Fess Parker Resort Santa Barbara Destination Engagement Photographer - Fess Parker Resort Santa Barbara Destination Engagement Photographer - Fess Parker Resort Santa Barbara Destination Engagement Photographer - Fess Parker Resort Santa Barbara Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographer - Fess Parker Resort Santa Barbara Destination Engagement Photographer - Fess Parker Resort Santa Barbara Destination Engagement Photographer - Fess Parker Resort Santa Barbara Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Destination Engagement Photographs - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Santa Barbara Engagement Photo - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Santa Barbara Engagement Photo - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Santa Barbara Engagement Photo - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Santa Barbara Engagement Photo - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Santa Barbara Engagement Photo - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Santa Barbara Engagement Photo - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Santa Barbara Engagement Photo - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Santa Barbara Engagement Photo - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Santa Barbara Engagement Photo - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Santa Barbara Engagement Photo - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Santa Barbara Engagement Photo - Fess Parker Engagement Photographer Fess Parker Engagement Photographer - Santa Barbara Destination Photographer Fess Parker Engagement Photographer - Santa Barbara Destination Photographer Fess Parker Engagement Photographer - Santa Barbara Destination Photographer Fess Parker Engagement Photographer - Santa Barbara Destination Photographer Fess Parker Engagement Photographer - Santa Barbara Destination Photographer Fess Parker Engagement Photographer - Santa Barbara Destination Photographer So thankful for the wonderful conference I attended that allowed me to be apart of engagement sessions like this in Santa Barbara! Woo!

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