Peterson Family Photos: Charlotte Edition

Charlotte NC Family Photos | Freckled Italian

Since we're moving so soon (two weeks!), I asked my friend RΓ©my to take some photos of me, Rob, and Ender in Uptown the other day--I really wanted some shots to capture our time here in Charlotte. There are so many good ones I had trouble picking just a few favorites! I can't believe how big Ender is, especially if you look at last year's session with our wedding photographer.

Charlotte NC Family Session | Freckled Italian
Charlotte NC Family Session | Freckled Italian

We'll treasure these forever.

Charlotte NC Family Session | Freckled Italian
Charlotte NC Family Session | Freckled Italian
Charlotte NC Family Session | Freckled Italian

Photos by RΓ©my Thurston.

An Acute Designs Shoot with Virginia Ashley Photography

Acute Designs | Freckled Italian

A few weeks ago, my friend Regina of Acute Designs reached out to see if I'd be interested in modeling some of her new pieces for a photo shoot with Virginia Ashley Photography. It was so exciting to hear that they were working together because Gina made the headpiece I wore for my wedding and Ashley shot the wedding! Although Gina's in California (and I've never even met her in person), it almost felt like she was there with us as we met up in Virginia last Friday.

There are too many gorgeous Acute Designs pieces to choose a favorite, but I wanted to share a few photos from our shoot because I was all about those braids and the dresses Gina picked out! And I'm no professional model, but I'll stand in front of Ashley's camera any day. I flipped through these photos feeling super lucky to have such talented friends in my life.

Acute Designs | Freckled Italian
Acute Designs | Freckled Italian
Acute Designs | Freckled Italian
Acute Designs | Freckled Italian
Acute Designs | Freckled Italian
Acute Designs | Freckled Italian
Acute Designs | Freckled Italian

Weekend in Photos // Spring in the Twin Cities

This weekend was really good. Saturday was rainy and warm and involved a long lunch and peach cider at The Happy Gnome followed by some gorgeous macarons from Cosettas and a movie night at home. Easter felt a little weird this year, since we would usually be doing a big brunch at my parents' house all day, but on Sunday Rob and I ate eggs and drank coffee all morning before heading out to Lake Harriet to enjoy the beautiful weather before eating a really early dinner on the patio of a restaurant in our neighborhood.

I love a weekend where we spend one day in St. Paul and the other in Minneapolis. It makes me feel like I'm really taking advantage of the area. I've said this countless times, but it's been a long winter. It feels good to finally open the windows, take a long walk, and feel the sun on my skin.

How was your weekend?