Meet Melissa. She’s a badass woman who rock climbs and happened to bring her climbing shoes to the photoshoot at the Spanish Steps in Rome (scroll down for THOSE photos!). She’s also from the West Coast of the US and works in production in Los Angeles.
We met at the Spanish Steps, just off one of the most expensive European shopping districts – the Via dei Condotti. It was 7 in the morning and very few souls were around. Perfect. The Spanish Steps become incredibly populated as the day goes on, and it is equally as crowded at night. To be honest, there was just as much laughter as there was photographing. We had a blast and have a bunch of things in common. Her recent trip to Greece for a wedding was also a topic of discussion (Greece is on my destination wedding bucket list). Her friend Remi was with us and he managed to capture a few images of me looking mildly goofy – which I love. Those are the best photos. They’re genuine and show real emotion – just like Melissa’s amazing photos! Take a look: