The days are getting shorter for sure, but there was still enough late afternoon light left on a recent overcast day to squeeze this wonderful session with the soon-to-be 4 Levi. He was a natural in front of the camera, if not a touch shy at first, but was quick to open up. He is quite excited for both his birthday and Christmas in the coming weeks. It is always such a pleasure meeting new kids and their parents. Levi rocked the rockstar hair and we snuck in some great holiday portraits as well, so the Christmas cards should be on point this year!
I recently had the honor of shooting the intimate wedding between Mick and Brooke in Fayetteville, TN on a perfect fall day. Their big day was held at the First Baptist Church in downtown Fayetteville and was attended by close friends and family. There was a touch of heavy hearts as Brooke’s grandfather, who was to walk her down the isle, passed away just a few weeks prior. In a beautiful remembrance of him, and other family members lost, one of thefront rows was lined with portraits and white roses in their honor. A dinner reception followed before Mick, Brooke and I went out exploring downtown Fayetteville for a few night portraits to cap off their magical day. Here are some of the highlights of their wedding day. I hope you enjoy!
The chaotic, but beautiful fall continues on, and now with Thanksgiving past, it is time to head full steam into the Christmas season. But I’m not going without playing catch-up on some of the great fall sessions I’ve had these past few weeks. I’ve put off the blog posts in an effort to get the session proofs back to everyone andChristmas cards ordered, so I have quite a few posts to share. Thomas and Daniel and their parents will start things off. I had fun with these guys, especially with Daniel keeping all of us laughing through-out the session. We finally had a round of cold weather come through the area so everyone actually was able to wear fall attire without burning up. As with a number of other sessions recently, Mom and Dad are friends of mine from CrossFit Mt Juliet, as it was great spending time with them outside of the gym and getting to know their boys. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
Baby number three is on the way for this family that I’ve had the pleasure of working with for the past seven years since their first, daughter Mackensie, was born. Mason came along almost 5 years ago, and now Mason and Mackensie (and the rest of the family) are waiting to find out the mystery of whether they will have a baby brother or sister. I was thrilled when momma got in touch to let me know they were expecting again and if they could drive over to Nashville from Knoxville for some family and maternity portraits. It is always a pleasure seeing the babies I photograph grow up, and I’m looking forward to continuing that when their newest bundle of joy arrives soon. Stay tuned to find out if baby is a boy or girl!
I imagine I’ve mentioned how much I love shooting in the fall on past blog posts, but I’m going to throw it out there again. It is such a great time of year for portraits. Usually it is cooler, but this year has been a bit of an exception. And of course the colors can bring so much to the images. We started Hayden’s session off in some back alleys while the afternoon sun was still strong and to get some urban feel to her senior portraits. As the golden hour of the day approached we moved to one of my favorite fields to take advantage of those fall colors, and a gorgeous read velvet chair I happened upon at the wedding I had shot the day before. Hayden was a natural in front of the camera, even with the parental units doing what they could to make her laugh. And of course we had to throw in a few family shots as well since Hayden will be leaving the nest in short order. Good luck Hayden!