Katelyn & Jeff

Summer wedding season is in full swing! My official start to the busy season kicked off with this gorgeous wedding at White Oak Farms! The brand new venue is just a little ways away from Jackson, and I've been excitedly watching it's progress in anticipation of this last weekend! It was thoughtfully created to be the perfect space for entertaining, and it was a blast to work in. Katelyn and Jeff are super fun to be around, and the way they make each other laugh made me tear up on more than one occasion. They hired an incredible team of vendors which made their wedding even more special. I felt like I was in the presence of royalty working alongside Southern Sparkle Event Planning, because Krisy is the best of the best around here! Everyone was incredibly happy and laid back, and we just had a grand ole celebration complete with a rainbow at the end of the evening. Thank you all for welcoming me into your wedding day, and letting me tell your story! More photos to come! 

 

Sandra & Tim

You'd be hard pressed to find a more compassionate and creative duo than Sandra Dorsey Mohr and Timothy Durham. Tim & Sandra are dear friends of Rob and I, and we've been looking forward to their wedding day for a very long time. They're the kind of people you want on your team. They're funny, thoughtful, insanely talented, and unlike anyone else you'll meet around town. We knew not to expect the traditional at their wedding, and even though I know them both well, I was not prepared for just how incredibly beautiful their day would be! They were intentional in including all of the different cultures and values that make them who they are - - languages, arts, community, inclusion, nature, and really yummy food. Every single detail, from the paper animal hats they made for their nieces and nephews, to the incredible thrones they built to sit in together, was made to bring about enjoyment for all of their guests. Now, I know this is a very long preview, and I might have gotten too exited and edited half of the wedding already, but I just wanted you all to see what I saw. And feel what I felt. I love these two so deeply, and will always be grateful to have shared this day with you all! Happy Canadian honeymoon, you two! 

Chelsey & Trevor

Chelsey & Trevor's sweet winter wedding preview has arrived! We had been watching the weather all week since it's been gloomy and downright frigid here in Nashville. With Muscle Shoals being two hours south, the weather was chilly but a little warmer than we expected, thankfully! The wedding party braved the wind and we had a blast scurrying inside and outside the church trying to stay warm but make some magic at the same time. In every aspect of their wedding, from the service to the decorations, they were true to themselves and their passions. Chelsey has a heart for wildlife conservation and loves birds, so throwing birdseed during their exit was more than just a tradition. I'm sure all the little birds who overwinter here were thrilled the next morning! 

Chelsey and Trevor's love for each other is a really beautiful thing and they're not afraid to snuggle together and show it, which made taking photos of them SO MUCH FUN. Photographing couples who can hardly contain their excitement for each other really brightens up my life. 

Thanks for letting me hang out with you guys. It was an honor and a joy! 

 

Sydney & Bryan

I met Sydney & Bryan when I photographed Sydney's sister Bryana's wedding in June. When Sydney emailed me about her wedding shortly after, I had to resit the urge to answer with a million exclamation points. I was SO HAPPY to get to hang out with them again. Getting to know their friends and family during both of their weddings has truly been so much fun. They're a tight knit group, rich in love, affection, and tradition. They welcomed me right in and made me feel like we were old friends.

Even though Texas had a near record breaking cold front that weekend, we made the best out of the chilly weather and everyone huddled together and stayed as warm as they could. Not a single person complained about the weather and we just laughed our way through the wind gusts and celebrated their marriage. Sydney & Bryan, thank you so much for choosing me and bringing me down to your homeland to celebrate with you. Happy first week of marriage, you two!! 

 

Molly & Adam

Molly is a childhood neighbor of my dear friend and favorite second shooter, Erica. We were so excited to photograph their day at the Silo Event Space in Wedgewood/Houston. Their urban Nashville wedding was sweet and intimate, and I might have teared up more than a handful of times. We danced a lot, ate delicious food, trekked all over the crazy landscapes surrounding the building, and had such a great time! Thanks so much for choosing us! 

Allison & Aron

This year has taken me to so many beautiful places, but West Virginia and Pennsylvania may take the cake. On the drive up I realized that I don't know anything about this part of the country, and the landscapes totally took me by surprise. The leaves were already changing, the morning fog was slowly lifting, brown and cream cows were dotting these little bubble-like hills everywhere, and the roads wound through gorgeous mountains for hours and hours. We will definitely make a point to visit again with time to explore. Allison & Aron's wedding was tucked away by a river in the tiny town of Confluence, PA. The Paddler's Lane Retreat  was the perfect setting for a wedding. They stayed in the Bed and Breakfast for several days leading up to the wedding, which seemed to be such a restful and wonderful idea. The rolling river was so calming, even when a load of paddlers float by. The details everywhere were so captivating and I loved talking with the owners and learning about how they've transformed the property over the years. Allison and Aron both have such a wonderful group of friends and family that sure know how to throw a celebration. We had such a lovely time, and are SO thankful you guys chose me to drive all the way up to celebrate with you! Thanks a million to Natalie Hotaling for coming down from Pittsburgh to assist me! Three cheers for marriage! 

Abby & Chad

Abby and Chad's St. Louis wedding was first and foremost a celebration of a pretty awesome duo committing their lives to each other, but it was also a lovely reunion of college pals that I haven't seen in quite a long time! Their wedding venue couldn't have been more perfect for their love of both the earth and history. The DeMenil Mansion, built in 1848, is a magical place, full of gorgeous greenery and immaculately preserved historic furniture. Each room had so many amazing details, I had to keep myself from wandering around and remember that I did indeed have a timeline to follow. My favorite moments during Abby and Chad's wedding were the portrait times with just the two of them. Abby isn't one to give you a fake smile and pretend like she's having a blast - - unless she genuinely is having a good time! Getting to hang out with both of them was such a joy because their love is hilarious and tender. It's the honest kind of love, that makes you want to be more real with the world around you and worry less about how other people are perceiving you. That's something I've always admired about Abby, and the best friend we share, Natalie. They love people hard, but don't give a lick about what people think about them at the same time. The words loyal and compassionate echoed through the different speeches and conversations throughout the weekend, and everyone seemed to be there to affirm that these two coming together was providential. Hanging out with the wedding party and reminiscing about college days made me realize just how far we've all come, but also how familiar those college days still feel. I was super honored when Abby initially inquired, and have been looking forward to this day ever since! 

Also, it's a well-known fact that I'll probably cry at every wedding at some point, and it's usually a grandparent that gets me. Abby's granddad breaking it down on the dance floor melted me completely. It's capturing those moments that gives me life. I love my job. And this wedding was the best. How did I get to do this for a living? Thank the Lord. 

Congrats Abby and Chad! Happy first week of marriage! 

Allison & Nick

Let me just start this post by telling you that Allison and Nick are fabulous and incredibly multi-talented. Allison HANDMADE her gorgeous, jaw dropping wedding dress AND Nick's golden suit! All of it. By hand. While planning a wedding and working full time. Can I get a round of applause?? I mean just look at them. 

Ahem. I'm fine. 

Both of them were a sight to see, but because they're fabulous, they also booked a venue with a breathtaking view and access to See Rock City! Grandview at See Rock City has a beautiful indoor space, and the outside terrace looks over all of Chattanooga. It kinda makes you wobble a little when you walk down the hill. It's situated right on the side of the mountain immediately next to See Rock City. After the ceremony we walked over to take their portraits on the cliffside while the guests enjoyed drinks on the patio. The swinging bridge was definitely swingy, but they were bold enough to tackle it and I was shaking with excitement by the time we were finished. 

I'm so excited to show you this quick little preview and I'm thrilled to get started on the rest!