our little film: postcards from italy

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our friends andrew and carissa of for you love me asked us to help them create their first shortfylm a little while back. we had so much fun collaborating last month on this project together! we were able to view the finished product last night and it is so special to us, we love it!

andrew and carissa are the kind of friends we love because even if we’re just grabbing a quick dinner together, we always feel so inspired afterwards…

hope you enjoy the little film. music by beirut.

  1. This is fabulous!

  2. Latoya

    Love this film! You two are so adorable! Everytime I look at your blog im so inspired!

  3. This is beautiful!

  4. This is beautiful!

  5. adorable. i would wish the two of you all the happiness in the world, but it looks like you've already found it :)

  6. Sonja

    Speechless! :o)

  7. I love this. You both look beautiful and I have always loved that song and it made me so happy to see it with those images. :)

  8. so sweet. I especially love the ending. magic

  9. That is so adorable! It's the kind of thing that you want to watch over and over again, because it leaves you feeling a bit giddy :)

  10. bell

    omg. this made me cry. you guys are awesome.
    and kingsley is the best actor ever! so cute.

  11. Ang

    This was so great. I have been reading this blog for about 4 months and think it is darling. Your pictures have inspired my own desire to get into photography.

  12. jill


    Makes me so excited to visit DC next month.

  13. Rachelle

    oh wow! can i just say wow?! Wow!

  14. Melody

    Well-done and so cute!

  15. n.davis

    that is beautiful.
    you two seem so truly in love. so truly happy.
    it's beautiful.

  16. Oh how I adore you both! This is so sweet, beautifully done and I am loving how you will have this for years to come to look back on!

    Liesl :)

  17. this is actually magical.
    you're so in love, so likeable, and so adorable!
    it actually made me cry!

    love love love it.

  18. Allison

    Gorgeous!!! I love the video. It was also soooo nice to meet you in person last weekend. Thanks for chatting for a few minutes, I appreciate it much!

  19. From one Naomi to another -magical!

  20. Sum

    Ok…I loved this. I'm also beginning to love Beirut!

  21. I thought my favorite part was going to be when the background was moving but you two were still! But, the ending came and I wanted to shed a tear, so beautiful and magical. :-]

  22. jamie

    you two are just the loveliest picture of true love!

  23. Nicole*

    seriously gorgeous!

  24. Nicole*

    seriously gorgeous!

  25. Angie

    Hi Naomi! (& Josh & Kingsley)

    This film is precious. I'm studying abroad this semester and it makes me sorely sorely miss DC (I go to Georgetown) and especially the fall :( Thanks for giving me a little piece of home! xx

  26. Haley

    gave me the chills!

    piecing together a life under the moon. how beautiful. and the music was perfect.

    you guys are great, i love this blog!

  27. Beyond lovely. I was so happy to see an email back from you in my inbox, I can't even tell you. It just shows how humble and relatable you guys really are. Thanks again for yet another breath of fresh everything!

  28. MJ

    Seriously this was amazing. I can't even believe how amazing it was. It was like a trailor for a movie, I want to see more!

  29. You two are a beautiful couple! Thanks for sharing! I also love the music!

  30. Erin

    Absolutely beautiful. The baby will love to be able to watch this of their parents one day and see how in love you are!!

    xxx Erin

  31. Shawntae

    This made me cry. You guys are soo cute together!!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVED it!! Thank you so much for sharing.

  32. Andrea

    um hello!! that was the best thing ever. I love to see how in love you are "in action"!

  33. kim

    wow! I love this! Thanks for the recommendation — I think we will try to use them for our wedding!


  34. Stacy

    what a treasure! i'm sure you will enjoy having this many years from now.

  35. liz city

    cute. perfect. :)

  36. Sidney


  37. Sini

    This was so great video! You are such a lovely couple, this video made me smile so much!

  38. Amazing, Im totally sharing this with my friends, all of them.

    Both of you are adorable and the video has great quality, amazing composition and colors…it´s perfect!



    wow..I'm somewhat speechless. Very lovely, special, and beyond sweet.

  40. Amanda

    i think this is the stuff good blogs are made of. <3
    …and yours is oh, so good. :)

  41. Meaghan

    So adorable. I wish Kingsley was on the settee as you guys were carrying it though that would have put the adorableness into an overload. Love the way you did your hair as well.

  42. Beautifully done, adorably sweet. The shots of y'all standing around the city were stunning!

  43. That was the most perfectly adorable thing I've ever seen! You two are so cute. I love it!

  44. carly.

    my goodness, that is so beautiful! thanks for sharing that with us. that will be so neat to look back on when you're older and to show your child :)

    you guys look so happy and in love. you really have something so beautiful. i wish you guys the best of luck with everything!!

  45. Sally

    It's perfect, and I love it!

    Your friends are so talented, they also chose one of my favourite songs! Great shout!

    Love, Hannah.

  46. Jayni

    Yep, this is pretty much perfect and awesome. How cool to have this as a memory of this time!

  47. kokoro

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  48. kokoro

    loving it! p.s. the best things happen while you're dancing {http://youtu.be/Yt3zsEYMoVI}

  49. Li-Sha

    that song is one of my favorites by beirut:) so perfect.

  50. joolee

    LOVE. what an adorable and creative video!

  51. Susan

    So sweet! I love it!

  52. fernanda

    absolutely adorable! <3

  53. fernanda

    absolutely adorable! <3

  54. Megan

    Oh my frickin god, this is amazing. I love Beirut and I love you guys! You're such a lovely couple. This is fantastic.

  55. Skye

    so beautiful i had to watch it a few times and be amazed repeatedly! thank you for sharing!

  56. Emma

    I want! I want! I want! How beautiful! I couldn't help but smile all the way through that! Treasure it forever xoxo

  57. THIS is one of my most favorite songs in the world, I adore this film!

  58. I already commented here but I cant get enough of this video, so I blogged it and with all the links and credits so my readers and friends can watch it too :)

  59. such an absolutely adorable short film! i had to watch it over and over again because i enjoy it so much! <3

  60. I loved this video! You are making me fall in love with DC even more, I'm so glad I live here now!

  61. maryp

    how simply wonderful! I love the pairing of the music with the film… and the shots where you are still and the world is moving around you are magical. thank you for sharing!

  62. One of the most adorable things I've ever seen :)

  63. What a beautiful project to be a part of… completely magical.


  64. carol c

    that is so sweet and incredibly romantic. makes me swoon with delight. I want to do one w/ my other half as well too now. xoxo

  65. love love love it!

  66. popchara

    So sweet! I love it! (adorei) ^_~

  67. Brittan

    all of the love in this video is so beautiful and inspiring. you can just see it in your eyes and josh's. no one could watch this video and not feel hopeful and happy.

  68. This is really cool. It made me realize a couple things: 1. You are incredibly pretty! 2. I want to wear more lipstick. 3. I need a dress that I can twirl in. 4. I miss slow dancing and 5. Nothing is more romantic than a candle lit dinner under the moon.


    p.s. I'm going to share this because it's just too good not to!

  69. this is perfect <3

  70. jaycelle

    OMG! Goosebumps, seriously! That short film was just so unbelievably simple yet striking and everything romantic and pretty. You guys look so good together! I can't help but over-react because of admiration and excitement! Bravo!


  71. Mandy

    that is the sweetest thing ever!
    so much warmth.

  72. AMAZING, crazy wonderful! LOVE it!

  73. Chris

    What a choice memory for your lil family and beautifully shot, well done andew and carissa!

  74. Sasha

    I LOVE this video! You two are so perfect together :)

  75. Ms. H

    This is the most adorable display of admiration and talent I have ever seen. It is truly the example of perfection needed to convince my husband that someday we should do a short film!

    Thank you for being so amazing and sharing this intimate little piece of visual poetry with the rest of the world. =)

  76. Hailey

    So wonderful! I've watched it atleast 10 times :D

  77. Mallory

    This is a beautiful video! You both look so photogenic and also seem perfect together. I love it a bunch, and could watch it over and over again!

  78. Emily

    help! i've been scouring the internet trying to find the dress you wear in the end. i know i saw it somewhere… anthro? j crew? help! it won't look as good on me, but a girl can try… ;) thanks!

  79. @emily, i got it at anthro last december! xo

  80. Apt. #34

    you just put a huge smile on my face ~ thank you!!

  81. Your blog is absolutely amazing. Inspiring at the least. Oh, and I love your doggy, he is adorable! Check out my blog(:

    Xoxo Kelsey

  82. Kelly

    This was so beautiful – what a smile you have! I don't even know you, but I got a little teared up. It will always serve as a reminder that you have a blessed life because you have each other.

  83. Lauren

    So cute! I had to show my boyfriend right away when I saw this.

    Where is that amazing pink dress from?