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Celeste | Class of 2018 | Destination Senior Portraits: Barcelona and Venice

Two weeks ago I set off on one of the biggest adventures in my career when I left rainy England for a senior portrait session in what started in Barcelona and ended in Venice. Over four days Celeste, her mom and I walked barefoot on the beach in Barcelona at sunrise, questioned our sanity at the ever-confusing Güell Park (Fun fact: If you get there before 8:30am you don't need tickets to the sculpture area. Just don't be as confused as us when you try to leave the sculpture area and go into the rest of the park and all of the park guides keep sending you backwards), shot on rooftops, rode gondolas, found secret rooftop sunset views, and dodged pigeons in St. Mark's Square before the rest of a sleepy, water city awoke.  Two years ago I made it my goal to do more destination sessions. Since then, I've traveled to Poland, Paris, Copenhagen, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Prague, and now Barcelona and Venice. I'm always looking for new opportunities and adventures, and I was so happy to stumble onto Celeste and her amazing mom! We were total strangers when they chose me, and I was honored! Now I feel like I have lifetime friends (I even took a few shoulder punches from an elderly Italian woman because I like them so much! Haha!). I had such an amazing time trying to find tapas in Barcelona and wandering the streets of Venice with them, eating pizza and pasta, shopping, and shooting.  And let's all take a second to recognize how awesome Momma Bear Stephanie is! She orchestrated this whole thing and went above and beyond to make Celeste's senior portrait experience hands-down the coolest of all time. Thank you for taking such good care of us!!  Now onto the photos!  Day One: Sunrise next to their hotel, W Barcelona. We met up at the start of an epic sunrise, and then wandered along the beach.