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Valentine’s Giveaway!

As a long time member of “Single Awareness Day” when I was clamoring for a get together with my single girlfriends, I was thrilled when the day after came and all of the decorations, candy and hearts were 70% off (or more!).  I was thrilled that we were now onto a more festive holiday that involved alcohol… St. Patrick’s Day (haha).

Ryan and I are pretty low maintenance.  We don’t have to celebrate our anniversary ON THE DAY, and we’re similar in our celebration of Valentine’s Day.  We’d rather go a day early or late, avoid the rush and not be worried about the waitress that needs to turn her table quickly.  we love spending time together, and really… we get to do that most days, which doesn’t make yesterday any less special, we just like doing our own thing.

well… I want to hear how you celebrate (or celebrated) your lover – or lack thereof.  where did you go?  what did you do?  the winner will receive everything above… movie, a half dozen macaroons (my favorite dessert in the world!), a $20 starbucks card AND a FREE slot in either my Spring or Fall mini-sessions.

Rules for entry… go on instagram… take a pic of how you celebrated, tag me (@rachelfesko) and a friend. in the description tell me a little about what you did!  entries will be received through tomorrow 11:59pm.  this contest is open to EVERYONE!  single, married, engaged, looking, not looking… you name it!  So go instagramming and have some fun! winner will be announced 8am monday morning via instagram!

A Valentine’s Day Snowy Bridal Session

unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Southeast has been hammered by the largest snowstorm in over a decade.  the last snowstorm that rocked North Carolina we had some visitors… my aunt and future uncle from Louisiana.  part of the reason I bonded so quickly with my uncle-to-be was because he proceeded to pelt me with snowballs and take a pretty good beard full of snow when I “cleared off my car” in his direction.  but I digress…

This snowstorm has been gorgeous, breathtaking and as always… a bit dangerous since the South is not prepared for weather like this.  being a yankee, and having married a yankee, all I could think about was getting out in the snow and photographing a bride. but who would be crazy enough to let me shoot them in this weather?  well… Tiffany… that’s who.  I photographed Tiffany’s boudoir’s a few years ago, and knew she would be the perfect model if we could just get to one another.

After trying for 20 minutes to get my front wheel drive SUV out of my inclined gravel driveway I let her know that we had to call it off… and lamented my woes on facebook.  because there’s nothing to do other than social media on days like this, my friend Natalie called and said, “hey, where’s this shoot? where do you need to go?” and by providence they were going my way in their 4WD heavy duty truck!

I was thrilled that we were able to catch the last of the snowfall, and take full advantage of the rare occasion of snow in our backyard.  enjoy! … and Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Jenni: Woman in the Woods

I want you to meet Jenni, my beautiful intern from this last Spring.  She was so incredibly sweet and helpful during this crazy wedding season that I just had to do a shoot for her.  I’ve had this concept of doing a “woman in the woods/ethereal” shoot, and in the process of Jenni and I getting to know each other I knew she would be the perfect subject.

We had such a fantastic time traipsing through the woods battling the mosquitoes and hidden spider webs (haha).  I really loved working with her this last season and know that she’s going to go far in life!  Missing you already, lady.  Love you!

Hair & Makeup: Nikki Lowery & Heather Vasquez – Modern Salon & Spa
Dress: Wtoo from The Lily Rose
Hairpiece: Mignonne Handmade