Shea & Natalie {March 16, 2019}

Wow - this one hit me straight in the heart. At every wedding I usually have a moment where I’m practically in tears because of how much I LOVE all of the tenderness and joy that surrounds people on their wedding day. I just can’t help it! But this wedding in particular sunk me to the floor. Mostly because Natalie and I have been friends since she was in middle school, when I joined the new tiny church her family was starting. And Shea and I are kindred feelers who became fast friends right from the start. I think we all knew they were meant for each other long before they did, which has made it really fun to watch them grow together and make plans for forever. Not to mention my love for the whole entire wedding party - some of my best pals, sweetest sister, and new friends! We had a true Downtown Jackson party with the ceremony at our church, City Fellowship, and the reception around the corner at the Aneas Building. They created a beautiful charcuterie table with handmade boards by Shea’s grandfather (much of which had been greatly enjoyed by the time we got in there) along with chocolate milk and donuts, cake, coffee, and LaCroix - - what more could a human need?? No one danced harder than the kids, who showed us our age real quick by never tiring of the tunes.

I just really love every one of you all and count it such an honor and a privilege to have this job. Enjoy this little feelings fest! More to come!

Zanthia + Caleb

Sweet September wedding season is in full swing, and this weekend I was in Blount Springs, Alabama for a pretty, intimate wedding at the beautiful Blount Springs Chapel. Zanthia & Caleb had a lovely ceremony and spent the day with the people closest to them who traveled from near and far. Surrounded by hills, lakes, and streams, the venue had a vintage elegance, almost as if time has skipped right over it. Zanthia and Caleb both share a love of nature, and felt like they were able to fulfill all their hopes and dreams for their day with this perfect spot. They reached out with just a few weeks to spare, and I’m so glad they did! More to come!

Maggie & Chris

I’ll just go ahead and let you know that I won’t make it through editing their wedding without tearing up all over again. Chris and Maggie are two of our dear Nashville pals. Chris and his siblings grew up with Rob in grade school. Their families are very close, and have the sweetest friendship. Maggie was a Nashville transplant from Colorado, who I quickly loved because of her warm smile and hospitable soul. I don’t know if the world is quite ready for the love (and delicious treats) that will pour out from the Hare home.

They wanted a purely documentary wedding experience, which was a joy for me. I got to watch the beauty unfold in front of me, and felt none of the Southern pressures for posing and poise. The day started with a tender breakfast with the ladies, then we moved to a park right down the street where Maggie and Chris go on walks together. Every aspect of their ceremony and reception was centered around their values of honesty, depth, hospitality, and community. It was an honor and a joy to tell your wedding day story, my friends. I can’t wait to share the whole day with you!

Venue: Woodland Hollow at Annie Acres Farm // Planning: Cassie Boggs (love you)

Catering: Actual Food Catering // Coffee: Crema // Sound: Austin Gray // Piano: Jay Griffith

Tori + Mason

When a couple comes to you THREE WEEKS before their wedding and asks you to be their photographer, you don't really know what to expect on their wedding day. But let me tell you, these two and their sweet family and hilariously fun wedding party blew me away. I was laughing the whole day, and so was everyone else. Lots of gold, pink, sequins, donuts, and family heirloom details...what more could you ask for?? Oh - maybe super chill bride and groom who were just really ready to be married and loving every minute of the day! Tori and Mason pulled off a classy and cool wedding in a pretty short time window because they both were finishing school, working full time jobs, and a host of other things.  

Mason's Aunt and Uncle graciously hosted the wedding on their gorgeous property in Goodlettsville. The barn, the hills, the regal piano room - - it was all wonderful. I know I always say "It was a true joy to be a part of it," But it REALLY WAS. I'm so happy. This is the best summer ever. Three cheers for Mason and Tori!!

Bryana + Scott

Things I love: Eucalyptus, rivers, fields, tacos, woodland cabins, fireflies, dancing, and more dancing.  Bryana + Scott's wedding HAD ALL OF THOSE. Heaven on earth, people. We prayed all week for the rain to hold off, and we were gifted the most beautiful skies and a wonderfully cool evening.  

If you've planned a wedding, been to a wedding, or have ever thought about a wedding you must know just how much work it takes to bring ideas from dreams to reality. Bryana is a graphic designer and Scott is a musician who knows how to throw a party, so the two combined their powers and added an army of friends and family to help them make it happen. They rented a beautiful Air BNB tucked away in the river valley of Leipers Fork, and created a space for their reception in a little wooded grove. String lights, candles, and a well situated disco ball lit up the evening and set the mood. Everyone, the wedding party, family, friends, videographers, and of course Bryana and Scott were seriously the best people to work with.

You may think that all of this is too good to be true, but hopefully the photos below show you just how whimsical, joyful, and love-drenched their day was. It was a true joy to tell their wedding story, and get to know their friends a family. Three cheers for clients turned friends! 

Andrew + Ariel

Andrew and Ariel are two of the most peaceful humans you could ever meet. Their wedding day effortlessly floated along, and even though it was a scorcher of a day, they were content to just know they'd be married by the end of it. The Cumberland House is a gorgeously revamped historic venue right next to downtown Jackson. Everywhere you look you see beautiful exposed brick and ivy, and a million little details to catch your eye. And don't even get me started on the white washed bridal suite. Incredible. Cumberland House owner Kathi Leatherwood, was such a gracious host, and made us all feel right at home! 

I adore shooting weddings for friends for a lot of reasons, but let's be real - - I'm just there for the dance party and Anna Witham's little bites of potato heaven (see picture below). This weekend reminded me yet again why I love what I do. Enjoy this preview of what is to come!!