CHARLESTON

Every flower box was freshly planted in preparation for warmer weeks ahead. Salty breezes rolled in the morning and sunshine finally found it's way into my life after this very chilly winter in Virginia. I had three sweet days in South Carolina this week with my dearest friend and second shooter (see more of Sarah on the blog here and here ) after wrapping up a stunning Raleigh wedding this past weekend (Matt & Lindsey's day is coming to the blog soon).

Catch a peek into our trip below and discover more on instagram via @mackenziemkern

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picture of me above thanks to Sarah. follow her adventures @sarahdelanie 

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Coastal Travels - Maine, New Hampshire & Massachusetts

Boston, Marblehead, Salem, Falmouth, Martha's Vineyard, Gloucester, Hampton

A hop, skip, and a jump took us by foot, ferry, and car through some of the greatest cities I've ever seen. Martha's Vineyard was a dream to photograph, walking in Boston left me contemplating a post-graduation move to Massachusetts, and New Hampshire + Maine were a thousand times more breathtaking than I ever imagined. All in all- 12 days with stops and stays in the cities above has left me loving the East Coast and missing the ocean as I settle in for winter in the Virginia mountains. 

Boston & Salem

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Nighttime views of the harbor from the deck of the Salem ferry

New Hampshire & our friends sweet Ogden Nash, Hampton home below

Martha's Vineyard (Harbor + Gay Head) & Falmouth

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Jordan in Nashville

Bare feet, tall trees, and the beginning of a full summer. We snatched some fresh peonies and ran to this sweet little nook just in time to catch the last bit of golden light.

There is always one wedding or shoot each year where everything green and fresh finally hits me, along with the realization that full gardens and summer road trips are about to begin. Spending time in Nashville last months was so needed and left me wildly excited for all of the above to start. Having the opportunity to photograph one of my oldest friends made our time in Tennessee even sweeter, and left me hoping even more so that I can call Nashville my home base someday soon!

J- You are stunning! With the best laugh and silly heart, you are a dream to photograph!  I treasure our memories and time together whether it's camping as 8 year olds, long Starbucks talks, or ridiculously delicious brunch birthday dates. Love you, friend, and the exciting phase of life we are heading into! 

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My favorite from the second we shot this -

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