Thursday, May 21, 2009

May - Angie and Ryan, Sunsphere

Angie and Ryan were married at the Sunsphere and had the reception there as well. This wedding was full of wonderful non-traditional surprises. It was a standing wedding, cakes on each table, the cake topper was custom to their personalities, which is knitting for Angie and the banjo for Ryan, which he played as she walked down the aisle with her father. We also had photos with the banjo and knitting needles and yarn with the rings instead of flowers - how great!! She wore dance slippers instead of heals and I never heard once about her feet... that is different for sure. I will say their friends and family were all wonderful, and the day was just fabulous. A gorgeous wedding. Thank you for having me be a part of it!

May - Jessy and John, Sherwood Forest

Jessy and John were married at Sherwood Forrest. Jenni worked with them and will blog a bit more about their day later....

Friday, May 15, 2009

We Won - TOP 5 Best Photographer in Knoxville!!!

The results are in! We made top 5 in the FOX 43 Hotlist best businesses in Knoxville. In the photographer catagory there were 50 photographers nominated and over 12,000 votes cast. We ended in 5th place! I am so proud of what we do and so pleased that our clients have voted for us. We always strive to make sure that every person we work with is not just satified with us and our work, but we strive to exceed expectations, and I know this is one way of knowing we are doing just that.
I am humbled and honored to say we made the top 5!
Thank you to everyone who voted for us,
Valerie Foley

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May - Kim and Mark, Maple Grove Inn

Kim and Mark were married Saturday at Maple Grove Inn. What fun everyone had! Most everyone stayed late into the night dancing and enjoying the wonderful wedding day. I really enjoyed the enthusiasm of the bridal party - everyone was just "excellent"!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May - Young Williams Animal Shelter

I volunteer for The Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation in Blount County as many of you already know - I have for almost two years now... While I was in Knoxville I stopped at the Young Willims Shelter to play for a mintute and took some pictures of doggies who are in need of homes, you can see these and others on thier website.
Please, save an animal from any of your local shelters and do not purchase from pet stores! Remeber to spay and neuter.

May - Jill and Prentice engagements

Jill and Prentice are getting married in June at the Whitestone. We had a nice time walking around downtown getting thier engagement photos. You would never know she wasn't feeling well with how beautiful they looked. I can't wait for the wedding.

April - Sarah and Tom, L&N Station Knoxville

Sarah and Tom were married at the L&N Station in Knoxville at the end of April. What a gorgeous place and the ceremony was beautiful. Hot, is the one thing I can think right away for an April wedding - that day was just sooo hot out! The burger cake you see, Tom made! I will say the toasts from thier best man and maid of honor were some of the best I have ever heard!!!
Congratulations from us - Rebekah and Valerie

May - Lindsay and Mark engagements

Lindsay and Mark will be getting married in May at Mountain Harbor Inn. Lindsay reminds me quite a bit of some of my extended family and after spending time with them at the engagement shoot I have a feeling this wedding could potentially be a bit rowdy - just saying.. Mark your teeth are fabulous! And I really do love the serious one, glad you kept the crack-up for just a moment after that shot.

April - Ginger and Preston engagements

Ginger and Preston will be getting married in June at Magnolia Manor in Lenoir City, what a great place! We had such fun with the ducks at the park - a tad warm that day though ...
Can't wait for the wedding -these two are a blast!

April - Danielle and Erik engagements

Danielle and Erik will be getting married in May at Twin Cedar Farms in Rockford. We headed to UT gardens for some color and we sure did find it with the tulips. And to my surprise they have put in a pond and small waterfall. Beautiful day!