My favorite thing to do while we lived in Italy was to scout for locations, because everything had history and a past life. My second thing to do was adventure into the huge flea markets that would take up the entire city centre. One Sunday morning Zach and I were venturing through the market at Piazza Sul Brenta in Northern Italy and stumbled upon the Villa Contarini. It turns out this Villa was built ontop of castle ruins dating back to year 1000. My first thought was that I just had to photograph a family with this gorgeous backdrop, my second thought was that it had to be the Decker’s. And so we went back to the Villa Contarini in early Autumn to photograph their little family before Travis deployed, and to also announce their pregnancy with baby number two. I just love photographing family lifestyle sessions, especially ones filled with gorgeous light and perfect outfits.