Bang in downtown Kingsport was the perfect setting for this beautiful wedding and celebration between William and Brittni. They marked their 5 year anniversary in marriage. William and Brittni decided to not see each other before the ceremony but they shared in a sweet prayer just before they said their vows. I love when couples do this because it is such an intimate time. You can feel the excitement and love between the two of them as they hold hands and anticipate the moments to come and the life ahead of them.
The ceremony was followed by lots of hugs, dancing, a Polaroid guest book which everyone loved-and of course cake, lots of cake! The night ended with rain but when you have access to a rooftop magic can happen. Thank you for allowing me to share in your beautiful wedding day.
DJ:SOUND REVUE TRI CITIES
I don’t get to do it very often but when I have a open Saturday and get the chance to second shoot with one of my really good friends the answer is always yes! Jessica, the beautiful face behind Shutter and Bloom was not only the main photographers for this wedding but she was also the matron of honor!
The flowers from Love and Bloom Farm were unreal and Meghin would take anyones breath away. The combination created a ceremony was straight out of a storybook. The families cried happy tears as these two exchanged their vows. I had to fight back tears myself.
The fairy tale continued through the night with the reception. Any reception the includes donuts from my favorite spot, Hole and Corner Donuts, will automatically become something straight out of my dreams! Ben and Meghin dance the night away and I was lucky enough to share in the smiles and a few donuts of course!
Venue: Churchill Weavers
Cake: Caked by Becca
Donuts: Hole and Corner Donuts
Flowers: Love and Bloom Flower Farm
I was lucky enough to meet Emily and Donavon almost 2 years ago at a Bridal show in Kentucky. Fast forward to this October and the first weekend in the month that actually felt like fall. The weekend before their wedding the temperatures were in the 80’s with humidity of a million degrees and on their wedding day the sky was filled with epic could and the high was in the 50’s. Their smiles and excitement kept everyone warm all day.
I’m a sucker for personalized details and their day was filled with them from the personalized wedding hanger, custom fishing lure boutonnieres and their cake with Deadpool hidden on the side. All of these elements and the people who shared in this day were what made is so beautiful. Donavon and Emily your day was perfect. Thank you for allowing me to share in the memories that were made and the smiles that were shared!
Cake: Bit of Whimsy
Flowers:Wild Roots Farmer Florist
Venue: Barn at Pine Oaks
Jacob and Abbigale are too cute for words during their engagement session and this venue was magic. Can it be summer so I can capture their wedding already? The Abingdon Winery is so beautiful and the light there was magical for this session. I loved walking around this venue with these two getting to get to know them and their story.
Next time I think we will follow Jacobs lead since he was able to find the easy path to get down to the creek while Abbigale and I scaled down the rocky hill. On the bright side I told Abbigale It’s better to learn it the hard way because we would remember the right way on her wedding day!
They laughed and snuggled and there were times I just wanted to stop and stare because they were so sweet and lost in the moment. To top it off the beautiful glow around this was something out of a dream. I don’t ever want to rush time because it already goes so quickly but I cannot wait until June to spend the day with these two on their wedding day.
The sweetest couple, a gorgeous sunset and 2 adorable dogs made for a perfect engagement session. I was lucky enough to get to wander around this beautiful farm in Rural Retreat with John and Taylor.
I absolutely love engagement sessions because they allow couples a chance to get comfortable with me behind the camera. My favorite part is that by the end of the session they feel comfortable enough to truely laugh, and be themselves in front of me. Getting to that point is the key to telling their love story on their wedding day and I will do whatever it takes to make them laugh and have fun at their sessions.
Thank you for trusting me to tell your love story next year. I cannot wait to be a part of your big day.
Shelby and Micah planned this beautiful Kentucky wedding while they were living in California-talk about some incredible skills! It truly was a family affair to make their dreams a reality and the result was stunning. From the beautiful rugs that lined their aisle to the containers of sands as part of each center piece from the places they have visited there were so many special elements. Micah even had donuts from his favorite donut shop as part of the reception (that may or may not have been on of my favorite elements!)
The most touching part of the day was when Shelby and Micah exchanged letters prior to the ceremony. It was fitting that Micah delivered his letter in a chicken nugget container. The letters brought tears and the container brought laughs. It was such a sweet moment.
Being able to share in this beautiful days and capture these moments with sweet couples is something I will never take for granted. Thank you for allowing me to share in your smiles and sweet memories as you start your life together.
I was lucky enough to get another chance to work with this beautiful senior. The weather was terrible to say the least-it was the misty rain for the first 10 minutes but that is what cute umbrellas are for! Kayla was such a trooper and was willing to standing the rain for shots and look at her-who else can take photos in the rain and look like that? She is so stunning and I tell her every time I get to photograph her that I am in love with her eyes.
With a super busy schedule like she has between school and ballet I am so glad, despite the weather, that we were able to make this session happen. I’m looking forward to our next session in the spring!