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This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to work with my boyfriend’s best friend, who is the owner and photographer at Xquisite Photography. He asked if I would like to do a shoot with him at some point to update his portfolio and of course agreed to help (and hello the opportunity to have some awesome photos for the blog, yes please)!  It was such a fun shoot, his fiance and my boyfriend were around to help and we all just had a great time.  He is am amazing photographer and great director. He helped me feel relaxed and at ease during the shoot, even though I was nervous as heck when we first started.  We were lucky to make it without any problems with the weather, even though it rained all morning on Saturday. For the first shoot, he wanted to take some pictures out in nature, so we explored the area and found a local park area and I decided to wear a flowy ivory dress, my buckled booties and belt. It seemed to work for the shoot and the muddy conditions :)

Anyway, if you are looking for a photographer and live in Minneapolis area, definitely check out Xquistie Photography ! He does weddings, family portraits, fashion photography, self portraits, engagements and baby photography.  I will be sharing more photos from the shoot this week, stay tuned!

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Dress, Mexico (Similar) :: Booties, Kenzie (Similar) :: Belt, Kohl’s (Similar) :: Earrings, Gifted from Friend (Similar)

***All the above photos belong to and are copyrighted by Xquisite Photography.

 

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32 Comments

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    Rachelle
    May 22, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    These pics are amazing, they did a great job. Love your dress.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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    ash
    May 22, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    I love that you can really see the warm blond in your hair, and your tan looks so good! The white dress and brown accessories feels super vintage-y to me. You look like Kate Middleton.

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    Fran
    May 22, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    dang girl, look at that tiny waist! love the different feel of these pictures – you look beautiful!

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    Megan
    May 22, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    These are beautiful pics and you look so natural and pretty! Love this :)

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    molly @ still being molly
    May 22, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    wow, rachel! these photos are absolutely STUNNING!!!

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    Alyssa
    May 22, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    These photos came out great, Rachel! I love the pretty white dress you’re wearing too–you’re totally reminding me of a country music star or something!

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    Zoe
    May 22, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    SO gorgeous!! These photos are absolutely beautiful: you, your outfit, and the scenery! I really like the ones on the steps. Also, your blonde hair is so great and flattering for summer!

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    Sharon
    May 22, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    These photos came out beautiful! The country vibe of your outfit is adorable too!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Group Giveaway!

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    Bethie the Boo
    May 22, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Beautiful pictures Rachel!! He did a fantastic job! I love the dress you’re wearing too! Glad the weather cooperating long enough for you do to your photo shoot!

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    Rachel
    May 22, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Model! I need to find some photographer friends it looks like!

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    Kodi
    May 22, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Love this outfit, perfect for the setting you shot in!
    -Kodi
    grey et al

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    Amy
    May 22, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Rachel, you look absolutely stunning in these photos!!

    xo Amy

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    two birds
    May 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    these photos turned out really well! i love the backdrop, and the dress is so pretty on you!

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    Leigh
    May 22, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Love the outfit and the images are stunning!

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    Ginny
    May 22, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    What great pictures and you look just gorgeous :)
    Ginny

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    Jyoti from Style Delights
    May 22, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    wow..such sweet, gorgeous pictures! You look absolutely beautiful! I love the white with all the greenery!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

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    Terri
    May 22, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Beautiful photos! You look amazing!

    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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    Nicoleta Buru
    May 22, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    This look is flawless, so tender and feminine.

    Love it.

    Kisses,

    Nicole

    http://www.nicoleta.me

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    AJ
    May 22, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Beautiful pictures! You look so carefree :-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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    Mili
    May 23, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    The photos came out beautifully! You look so comfortable in front of the camera :) And you guys picked a gorg setting!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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    Amor
    May 23, 2013 at 5:47 AM

    Oh my, this is just gorgeous! love it, Rach! :)

    Xo,
    Amor GLAMOROZA.NET

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    Annie
    May 23, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    You look SO pretty in these photos Rachel!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    Denisa
    May 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Perfect pics and zou look great in that dress. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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    attraction2fashion.com
    May 23, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I love your dress, I'd love you to visit my blog as well , but when you got the chance :) love to see you there on my blog!

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

    Tanya

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    Amy
    May 23, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Seriously, you are freaking GORGEOUS!!!! Your boyfriend realizes this, right?! I hope he is treating you like the princess you are:) What a true beauty you are and so dang photogenic. I’ve never once seen you take a bad picture. Not once.
    xoAmy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

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      Rachel
      May 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      Amy, you are too kind! :) Thank you so so so much for the compliment! Makes me feel good, sometimes I am too hard on myself, although I think we are all our own worst critics. And he definitely treats me like a princess, I am a very lucky girl :) Trust me, bad pictures exist haha the luxury of blogging is choosing which photos you like best. It usually takes a good 20 to get 5!

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    Shanna Schneider
    May 23, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    HOLY MOLY!!!! He did you right as you did for him!! He took some amazing shots but had an amazing model….these pictures are magical!!!! My all time faves!!!

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