Michael & Lauren|6.15.19

Michael and Laurens wedding took place at the beautiful Maple Lane Farm in Johnson City, TN. This venue holds a special place in my heart since it is where my husband and I said our vows almost eight years ago. Holiday Florals and Gifts blew me away with the stunning bouquet and Laurens blue shoes gave me all the feels. The details for their wedding were perfect.

There were so many personalized touches for this wedding. Their daughter wore her great grandmothers barrette as well as the first set of jewelry that Michael had given to Lauren. Lauren had a piece of her fathers shirt sewn into the hem of her dress and she wore her great grandmothers ring as well a necklace from her aunt.

When I asked Lauren what made her fall in love with Michael she said that she loved how he soften the hard ridges of her personality. They are opposites that truly compliment each other in every way.

The reception included dancing, visiting with family and friends and a very special performance by Lauren. She surprised Michael by singing him a song during the reception while her step father played the guitar. It was hard to find many dry eyes after she finished singing.

We finished off this perfect day by sneaking away for just a few more portraits in the vineyard. I love it when my couples let me steal them away just one more time before the night ends. Thank you two for letting me share in your sweet day.

Venue | Maple Lane Farm

Florist | Holiday Gifts and Florals

Dress | Davids Bridal

Viedographer | ABVisuals

Chance+Emmalee Engagement

These two are seriously the cutest! I did a happy dance when Emmalee reached out to me about her fall wedding and we quickly started planning their engagement session. I use these sessions as a way to get to know all of my couples and to hear their story. I love not only hearing their story but also watching their interactions as they take turns sharing their memories about how it all began.

Kentucky weather is known to be a bit unpredictable. Crazy humidity and a constantly changing weather forcast is the norm in the summer so a forecast of rain for 9 days straight was no surprise when I made my way to Kentucky. The day of their engagement session was the first time I saw the sun during this trip. I love some sunshine, but give me some amazing post rain clouds each and every session. It was a perfect combination for this beautiful couple.

It felt like the glowing sun just followed Emmalee and Chance around as they walked through the fields and talked about their love story. They laughed, and snuggled and let me see their sweet connection.

I made Chance check for snakes and then I had him twirl her in the tall grass. My favorite moments are when I wouldn’t say anything and they would start whispering to each other and then they soon erupted into laughter-those moments are my favorite-real laughter, real snuggles and kisses. Give them all to me. I don’t want to rush time but I might be counting down the days until their wedding.