Carter + Molly // Wedding

Molly and Carter's wedding day was beautiful and intimate - they started their wedding day getting ready with family and their closest friends, had their ceremony at The Hermitage Chapel, and celebrated at Holland House! Some of my personal favorite touches throughout the day were the generational wedding dresses hung up, worn by the bride's mom and grandmother, the gorgeous florals designed and crafted by family, and the hot cocoa and Christmas peppermint shot glasses set-up outside the chapel for a post ceremony toast to the couple! 

A beautiful day - XO 

Ceremony Venue: The Hermitage Chapel

Reception Venue: Holland House

Aaron + Danielle | Nashville Engagement

Over drinks at Pinewood Social, Danielle and Aaron told me about how they met, how he proposed on our city's Walking Bridge, and how downtown Nashville is home - they are a city couple, through and through, and it got me so excited to do their engagement photos! 

As the sun set, we went back to where Aaron proposed - watched another couple get engaged just before we left (!!!) - and then hit up a couple other beautiful Nashville locations for some fun photos where we played with the light of the city and long exposures! 

Such a fun night exploring downtown Nashville - XO 

Danny + Kathryn | Mississippi Engagement

When I met Kat and Danny ... I had no idea the adventure we would eventually embark on. Their engagement session was a road trip that spanned two days and many hours in the car, exploring abandoned churches and schools in Mississippi where Kat grew up; and getting to spend time being creative (and scared! some of the buildings were straight out of a horror movie, y'all!!) made our worlds go 'round.

We started out at the old family church down the road from the place Kat grew up. The walls and floors were wood - distressed and worn in from over a hundred years of services, weddings, and other family gatherings. Long pews lined the length of the one-room building, and windows reaching up to the ceiling lit the place up for a short time. Then, we were in complete darkness. One of the charms of this church is that it has no electricity, and so we lit our way with candles and my trusty video light ... and created images that took our breaths away. 

The next day we packed up and explored dusty roads and abandoned buildings - finally settling on an old school that sprawled across property overgrown and desolate. I wanted to grab detail and location shots, but I was hard pressed to find an inch of wall that wasn't covered in words and images I couldn't blog! It was an incredibly fascinating and somber few hours we spent in this place - our voices rarely raised above a subdued whisper. 

If I could, I would have spent a whole day wandering and digging through each of these places! I'm inspired to take more trips like these, and delve deeper and longer into the places we find. This was one of my most favorite photo adventures - enjoy.

XO

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KC + Emily | Nashville Engagement | Crystal K. Martel

We took advantage of Nashville's architecture and kept dry on this overcast Engagement! KC and Emily even brought their pup for a few shots - she's a part of the fam-jam, too :-) I love getting the chance to get to know my Couples better by being creative and spontaneous with them, and this session was just an extension of the first time I met KC and Emily - it was just to get to know each other over drinks, and then we found ourselves ordering appetizers and dinner - I left laughing, thinking: my job and my Couples are so great. SO GREAT! 

Love - XO