Alex + Justin // Nashville Wedding

Alexandra and Justin love to celebrate everything - and that is just one of the many things I love about these two! When their wedding day arrived, you best believe they were poppin' that champ and celebrating their love with the people they love! From their gorgeous ceremony at the Cathedral of the Incarnation to the epic reception at The Hermitage Hotel our team was energized by the entire vibe of the Baker's wedding day. One of my personal favorite moments of the day was when the entire wedding party and parents walked into the infamous art-deco men's washroom just outside of the cocktail bar on the dining room floor of The Hermitage! It's a little bit scandalous, artsy (of course), and historic - a fabulous mix that made for some great photos and a lot of laughter. 

XO 

Videographers: Klassey Productions
Venue: The Hermitage Hotel

"We Are All Mad Here" - Mad Hatter

Merry Christmas, Friends! 

Since 2012, we've pulled together a shoot before Christmas for our family card - and yes, much to everyone's surprise, we include our "ROOMIE!!" ... and to the chagrin of others, the cats. I'll leave the previous years below, so you can see our progression into madness. 

 

2014

We got a scooter.  

 

2013

Marc was in full swing with the Queen Extravaganza!

 

2012

We were embracing the South in all it's tender, cowboy-boot wearin' glory. 


Jimmy + Kristin | Nashville Engagement

When a family farm was mentioned over drinks with Kristin and Jimmy a couple weeks ago I threw up my hands and said: it's decided! THAT is where we should shoot your engagement photos! 

And (OMG), I am so glad it all came to be. We spent the afternoon running around the farm, catching chickens, riding horses, and playing by the creek where Jimmy used to take Kristin fishing when they first started dating.

Could they be cuter? 

Loved everything about this fall session; and the fact that this was a special place for these two meant the world! Much love - 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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