I was thrilled to get a call a few months ago from Sandra, a long-time client in Knoxville, letting me know she had met the man of her dreams and was getting married in December. It is always a honor to be a part of these special wedding days and this was no exception. It was great to see Sandra and her family again and to meet Jeff and his family. The happiness between Jeff and Sandra was unmistakable and it showed throughout the day. After months of warm and dry temperatures, the weather finally caught up with the calendar and we were treated with a cold and very wet day, but it didn’t slow anything down, and didn’t damped the spirits one bit. The sanctuary at Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The reception followed at Fleming’s Steak House. And to top things off, the rain tapered off in time for us to do a few portraits outside in front of the big Christmas tree to finish off their wonderful wedding day. Congratulations Jeff and Sandra!
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!