Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding ceremony of Meagan and Aron Carroll at Sampson's Hollow on Nov 1st. They couldn't have picked a better day to get married. The weather was perfect and the trees were incredibly colorful. They were great to photograph because they were so laid back and just enjoyed their day. They drove down from Michigan with a bunch of family and friends to get married in East Tennessee. They had the ceremony in the glen which is a little open area surrounded by trees. Their pastor came down from Michigan to marry them in a beautiful ceremony that brought many tears and much joy. Although we were a little pressed for time, we still got to shoot in a lot of the beautiful locations at Sampson's Hollow and had a great day. Congratulations Meagan and Aron!!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Lauren had the pleasure of working with Laura and Josh at their wedding on October 4th, and by the looks of things and Lauras email, things went great. They all had quite a bit of fun in front of the camera and everyone looked so beautiful. Lauren will write more when she gets back from her mini-vacation.
I had such a great time photographing the wedding celebration of Laura Overholt and Josh Woodson on October 4th. They decided to get married at the Smoky Mountain Country Club in Newport, TN since they are both from that area. It was a beautiful location overlooking the Smokies and a perfect day for a wedding. Everything went off just as planned and they seemed so happy together. Both Laura and Josh had lots of friends and family there with them which made for a very fun but also very emotional day. We all had a wonderful time and got some great pictures. Congratulations and thank you for letting me be part of such an important day in your lives.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I have been asked by most brides if they should have a "second" photographer at their wedding. I highly recommend to all of my couples that yes, they have two photographers. If you look at the photos above, these are just a small sample of what the "second" photographer does on your day. This person usually captures the small details, the things you don't necessarily even see that day. They definately capture a different point of view and when someone looks off camera the photos look so much more natural, which is one of our ultimate goals. To capture your day with natural, classic, timeless photographs. In fact I believe that this is so important, and I've had such a good response from previous brides who have used two of us on their day, that I am cutting the price of and assistant/second photographer in half - effective immediately. \"/
Remember to click on the pictures above for a close up view.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Joey and Amanda Jones at Sampson's Hollow. It is such a beautiful location tucked away at the edge of the Smokies. There were so many great places to shoot and we had a wonderful time. It was a beautiful wedding despite the constant drizzle for most of the day. Everything got soaked and just as the ceremony began the rain decided to come down in full force. It was amazing how calm and unaffected the bride was but she just seemed excited about getting married and didn't let the rain bother her. The guests sat with their umbrellas and I continued to shoot in the rain. Even with the rain, it was still a beautiful day of celebrating two wonderful people joining together. They just seemed so happy and we got some great shots capturing their day. He didn't tell her where they were going on their honeymoon which was going to be a fun surprise. Congratulations Amanda and Joey!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Cassie, although spent a tad extra time getting ready, was well worth it as you can see. We had to try and beat the sunset, and I think we were able to get it all in the nick of time. Jenni went with me on this wedding and worked her magic. Irish Bull Entertainment were the DJ's and were great as always.
Also, was able to meet and talk with several other vendors. Great networking and getting ideas for my couples as to whom I can recommend they use.
Had a great turnout and a great time, very tired though from Katie and Roby's wedding the night before... big smiles!
Lauren and Andrew were married at Ridge Valley Farms. We were able to go there to get thier engagement shots as seen a bit earlier in the blog. Another gorgeous outdoor setting with a great walkway to an outdoor gazebo and full glass windows for views to the outdoors from the inside reception area. These two were great, they didn't mind at all that it rained up until about an hour before the ceremony. I along with several others were a tad worried about the rain, but again, it lifted just in time for them. They did not see each other and keeping them seperate was a bit harder in a smaller building. He had to hide in the bathroom while we took her out to get pictures outdoors. We didn't keep him locked up for long ... Rebekah went with me on her first journey and shot the picture on the right - I told you she has a great eye!
Mary Beth and Gabe were married in Fountain City United Methodist Church where her father is also a pastor. They had a beautiful ceremony, did not see each other before the wedding - except the one "across the wall" shot we got where they spoke but could not see each other. I thought she had told him what we were doing, and he was pretty surprised/emotional to be holding her hand and talking with her.... I know now to warn every groom before hand what we are doing. And this is one of the best garter catches I've seen, good job guys!
Heather and Jeromy were married at her parents home, and her father worked on that yard for almost a year to get it ready for his daughters wedding. After that he could have rented it out for weddings it was so gorgeous!
Heather and our April bride Maggie were roomates before they both got married, got to plan things together and both get married within a couple of months of each other. They seemed to really rely on each others help and support.
They had a tent, with DJ, and dancing, toasts and a wonderful night for all.
The Orangery in Knoxville.
It is certainly a unique and gorgeous place, long and narrow aisle with huge ceilings and what ambiance!
The upstairs ballroom is where they had the reception.
They did not see each other before hand, nor did we even leave the building for pictures. We didn't need to with such a beautiful backdrop right there...