Katie Stoops Photography

Our Italian Trip to Rome & Lake Como

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I’m convinced that there just isn’t enough time in one’s life to experience Italy to its fullest. It’s a never ending paradise full of winding roads, the most incredible food you’ll ever have, and stories that lie within every inch of stone, plaster, & paint. Naz from NazFilms & I took a trip to Rome and Lake Como and here are the little memories from that trip. One of the greatest things (thanks to Naz) we were able to do was a cooking class by Daniella . We spent five hours in her home learning how to cook authentic Roman dishes. I can’t wait to go back & see her!  All shot on film and processed/scanned by Goodman Film Lab . xoxoKatie

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You can view this wedding in the new issue of Southern Weddings Magazine. I will be posting the entire wedding very shortly. If I had to choose one cake designer that I considered the best….hands down it would be Maggie Austin. Her work is exquisite and tastes sooo good, which is very unusual to have both together.

A beachy Californian engagement shoot

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I love California. At some point in my life, I will undoubtedly live there. So when Phi & Eric invited me to come out to San Diego for their engagement shoot, there wasn’t even a question in my mind of trying to make it happen…it was definitely going to. They have two pups who look like Muppets and are loved to pieces. One of the things that Phi & Eric love doing together is going to Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and they wanted to incorporate that in some way. Having a decorated bike at the festival is an important piece of the Burning Man culture…riding around the desert for days. Then, we headed out for a long hike down to the ocean which was worth the workout. Take a look at those cliffs! I love the contrast between the desert and the ocean-very dramatic. Naz from NazFilms and I simply can not wait for their wedding next month in Cartagena, Colombia!