Wedding bells are ringing again. This time it if for my own Mother-in-law, Bev, and her fiance Tony. They met earlier this year and had an instant connection and it has been wonderful seeing the joy that has surrounded them both since. The wedding was held in Limestone, TN at Willow Creek Acres, a new wedding venue owned by Bev’s brother Steve and his wife Terri. Willow Creek is a gorgeous property with rolling hills, a lake and a beautifully constructed open air reception area built onto an existing barn. The early June weather provided bright blue skies and lots of greenery for the backdrop. It was a perfect day of friends and family gathered to celebrate the love Tony and Bev share. Congratulations you two, and my you have many happy years to come!
Justin and Soquani’s beautiful wedding at The Lodge kicked off the summer wedding season under the threat of rain all morning. But the decision to keep the ceremony outside paid off as skies cleared as guest began arriving. I’ve know Justin and Soquani for close to two years know and was thrilled for them when he popped the question late last summer. Despite the threat of bad weather, everyone’s spirit was high the day the wedding rolled around. Soquani’s mother was in charge of the flowers and did an amazing job, as many other family members pitched in and helped with many other side projects. The Lodge was a gorgeous venue and their staff was on top of everything the couple needed. The reception was hoppin’ well into the night and was a perfect ending to an incredible day of family and friends coming together to celebrate the love of these two. Congratulations Justin & Soquani!
Special shout out to Kenneth Midgett of iMidgery for coming on board as my second shooter and contributing some great images to the collection!
Time seems to be stuck on fast forward again. I’m in disbelief that this sweet girl is already 5 and ready to head off to Kindergarten this fall. She was in great spirits for her photo session despite being up late the night before, attending her first Jimmy Buffet concert. She also is a huge Star Wars fan and just returned from a trip to Disney where she took part in the Jedi Academy and took on Darth Vader himself. She’s ready to take on the world for sure… now, where is that pause button.
This blue-eyed beauty just hit the 6th month mark, which of course called for some new portraits. Monroe is just two months younger than my little girl, so it is fun watching the two develop and hit all those great first year milestones. Big brother Clayton snuck in for a few pictures as well, sporting his cool new mohawk, and Captain Serious even showed off his smile for me this time. But Miss Monroe was the star of the show, flashing smiles and showing what an all-around happy baby she is.
I was so excited for this sweet family when I first heard that baby #3 was on the way, and even more so when I heard that they would be shaking things up and giving their two sweet girls a baby brother. I’ve had the honor of doing their girls newborn portraits as well as most of their portraits since, so I was happy to be part of baby Tye’s story too. He was an amazing little guy with a shaggy little head of hair. And his big sisters did a great job when it was their turn to be in the photos with Tye. Big sister Carson is really on top of things when it comes to helping out with Tye, and even has her own tote full of wipes, diapers and anything else Tye might need. Claire is not quite as enthusiastic, especially when Tye cries. But, he’s going to be sticking around, so I’m sure she’ll get used to the little guy. He’s a great addition to the family! Congratulations.