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!
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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RachelleMay 22, 2013 at 6:33 AM
These pics are amazing, they did a great job. Love your dress.
ashMay 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.
FranMay 22, 2013 at 7:42 AM
dang girl, look at that tiny waist! love the different feel of these pictures – you look beautiful!
MeganMay 22, 2013 at 8:19 AM
These are beautiful pics and you look so natural and pretty! Love this 🙂
molly @ still being mollyMay 22, 2013 at 8:27 AM
wow, rachel! these photos are absolutely STUNNING!!!
AlyssaMay 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!
ZoeMay 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!
SharonMay 22, 2013 at 8:55 AM
These photos came out beautiful! The country vibe of your outfit is adorable too!
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Bethie the BooMay 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!
RachelMay 22, 2013 at 9:14 AM
Model! I need to find some photographer friends it looks like!
KodiMay 22, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Love this outfit, perfect for the setting you shot in!
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AmyMay 22, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Rachel, you look absolutely stunning in these photos!!
two birdsMay 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM
these photos turned out really well! i love the backdrop, and the dress is so pretty on you!
LeighMay 22, 2013 at 11:11 AM
Love the outfit and the images are stunning!
GinnyMay 22, 2013 at 11:23 AM
What great pictures and you look just gorgeous 🙂
Jyoti from Style DelightsMay 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!
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TerriMay 22, 2013 at 1:12 PM
Beautiful photos! You look amazing!
thehautecookieMay 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM
so gorg! xO!
Nicoleta BuruMay 22, 2013 at 10:14 PM
This look is flawless, so tender and feminine.
Rachel's LookbookMay 23, 2013 at 8:28 PM
Thank you Nicoleta! You are so sweet!!!!! 🙂
AJMay 22, 2013 at 6:05 PM
Beautiful pictures! You look so carefree 🙂
MiliMay 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
AmorMay 23, 2013 at 5:47 AM
Oh my, this is just gorgeous! love it, Rach! 🙂
AnnieMay 23, 2013 at 6:10 AM
You look SO pretty in these photos Rachel!
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DenisaMay 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Perfect pics and zou look great in that dress. Have a nice day.
attraction2fashion.comMay 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!
Rachel's LookbookMay 23, 2013 at 8:28 PM
Thank you Tanya!
AmyMay 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.
RachelMay 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!
Shanna SchneiderMay 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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