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Mountain Mini Shoot by Caitlin Trickett

Man it feels SO good to be back! I've gotten a lot of great quality time with the family and I'm cherishing every quiet, relaxing moment before next week rolls around and all chaos breaks loose with new apartment/new job/miscellaneous. My #1 client [Sydney] and I hopped up the hill for a quick mini-shoot after church on Sunday and grabbed these beauties. I can't wait to get back into doing more portraits and falling asleep to the hum of endless Photoshop tutorials on YouTube [I'm a nerd]. Enjoy!

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That's Amore - Joey and Shaelyn Engagement by Caitlin Trickett

How many couples can say that they had their engagement shoot done in Rome, Italy?! I don't know but Joey and Shaelyn can! Last Sunday was the perfect day for a photoshoot (minus the freezing wind). The three of us had a fun time playing around in the side streets of the city center before heading down to the riverbank to snap a few more shots. With Castel St. Angelo and St. Peter's as a backdrop you can't go wrong. These two looked great which made my job very easy and they were such troopers when the temperature dropped towards the end of the day. The love that Joey and Shae have for eachother is so apparent and I was happy to have been able to work with them. What a great opportunity they have had to travel Italy together! Here is a collection of some of my favorite photos from the shoot. Enjoy!

EN VOGUE IN ROME by Caitlin Trickett

Finally had the chance to photograph the lovely Caitlyn Juarez on Sunday in and around the streets of Rome. A big 'Thank You' to her for curbing my photo-taking appetite! Hopefully this won't be the only shoot we get to do while we're here. Enjoy!

[shot with Canon Rebel t3i l Kit Lens and 50mm lens - Edited with Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop]

BELLISSIMA by Caitlin Trickett

This post is a bit different from the others so I'm not considering it to be a part of the ROME pt. 00 series. The other day I had the opportunity to visit the MAXXI art museum designed by Zaha Hadid and let's just say that it was pretty amazing. The architecture was okay (sidenote: as an architecture student studying architecture in Rome I'm supposed to fawn over a good Hadid building but...eh), what I was most looking forward to seeing was the Bellissima Exhibition. It was so gorgeous! So well done! I definitely plan on going back to the museum to take another tour around to catch all of the exhibits I missed while bee-lining for the Valentinos and Guccis.

http://www.fondazionemaxxi.it/2014/07/01/bellissima/?lang=en

The "arkansas l valentino" tag at the top of the cover is my motif for this series of photos because I took images from the exhibit and underlayed them with "fashion portraits" that I took back home.  Close to a year ago I picked up Kimye's Vogue April Issue and read it all the way through. Since then I have found a "sophisticated" appreciation for fashion, more specifically fashion photography. Back home I have done a few shoots that "tread lightly" (very lightly) in the pool that is "fashion" photography and I absolutely love it! I've been itching to take portraits ever since I've touched down in Italy because..it's Italy:  the perfect backdrop for all things fashion, all things photography. I've got at least 3 willing models that I am going to take full advantage of while here and I can not wait. Here are a few of the double exposures I played around with:

YOU CAN'T ROME WITHOUT CESAR - ROME pt. 07 by Caitlin Trickett

YOU CAN'T ROME WITHOUT CESAR - ROME pt. 07

[I win Corniest Entry Name 2015 - In direct reference to Kanye West's song Flashing Lights

Cesar shows off the finer things with a Sunday stroll from Trastevere to Palazzo Taverna. My favorite type of photography is portrait and since arriving in Italy I haven't been able to get my portrait-taking "fix" so I decided that I would rope Cesar into a short session today...

Fun Fact:  007's new movie is going to be shot in Rome this month! At one point in the film, Daniel Craig parachutes onto this very bridge; Ponte Sisto and involves himself in a Fiat 500 car chase.