Monday, November 30, 2009

November - Kim and Jared, Sampson's Hollow

Kim and Jared came up from Louisiana to get married at the ever popular Sampson's Hollow. It rained most of the day and the plans for ceremony got moved to the front porch, which turned out so fabulously. The porch was perfect! The rain let up enough for us to get a few outdoor photos and not have to walk too far using the smokehouse and red fence. Kim and Jared and their families and friends were super fun, there were boa's in her dressing room and writing in blue ink for her "something blue" - I won't say where on her it was!!

November - Melinda and Brad, Calvary Baptist and Tellico Yacht Club

Melinda and Brad got married in Lenoir City and I had the pleasure of getting to know them during our engagement session. They were calm and relaxed, even dancing to Miley Cyrus while getting ready. The ceremony was beautiful and we just made it to Tellico before the sunset and got some great photos at the water. I can't tell you how many smiles there were that day - except the father-daughter dance.. but that's to be expected!! I hope to know them for many years to come!

October - Jayme and Michael, Highlands and Park Vista Gatlinburg

Michael and Jayme came in to town from Chicago for their fall wedding in the smokies. They had a gorgeous spot at the back of the Highlands Condo's in Gatlinburg for the ceremony and then off to take photos at the Part Vista. They happened to have their wedding just hours after the rockslide on I40 and traffic was horrific everywhere trying to get around it. The ceremony started about 45 min late which was good considering... But that didn't stop them one bit from having a wonderful day and you could see how in love they are!

October - Julie and Scott, Headrick Chapel and The Barn Event Center

Julie and Scott came in town from Minneapolis to get married at the Headrick Chapel in Wears Valley and then to The Barn Event Center for reception. It turned out to be one of the best weather days this fall. The leaves were gorgeous vibrant colors and the temperature was a mild 60 ish with a breeze. We went near the water for some great photos before the ceremony and everything turned out beautifully - except one missing earring!

October - Amy and Joe engagements, Maple Grove Inn

A great fall day getting engagement photos at Maple Grove Inn. Amy and Joe are great and they even brought mom and day with! I can't wait for the wedding in May.

October - Danielle and Eric, Downtown Knoxville and Volunteer Princess Yacht

Danielle and Eric came in town from Texas and family came from all over the country for their wedding. We spent some time in the Knoxville Museum of Art and downtown then headed to The Volunteer Princess Yacht where they got married. The day was cold for October and Danielle had to use her train as a coat part of the time outdoors, but it worked :)
The Yacht was fantastic as always and everyone had a wonderful time!

October - Chris and Al, Volunteer Princess Yacht

Christine and Al, were married on the Volunteer Princess Yacht - one of my favorite venues!! They ceremony was beautiful and they were cool and calm the whole time. I did have the chance to work with them for their engagements so it was great to see them again for the wedding. The day was beautiful and fall colors were great as we 'cruised' past them. I am glad to know them and hope to keep in touch for years to come!

October - Becky and Justin engagements

Becky and Justin and I went to the park to do their engagement photos. He is so serious - no just kidding.... we had fun walking around the park getting photos and lots of ideas for the wedding day. Yay!

September - Chris and Al engagements, Neyland Stadium

How cool is this! Thanks to Chris and Al working at UT, and Chris pulling some strings (I think) we had access to the stadium and had it all to ourselves. I'll tell you that was one of the coolest photo shoots I've ever done! This was my first time being at Neyland Stadium and to walk around with such a great couple was wonderful. Thanks again!

September - Melissa and Chris, Sampson's Hollow

Melissa and Chris came in from Mississippi for their wedding at Sampson's Hollow. And funny enough, a gal who works for Melissa down in MS attended her sisters wedding at the same exact place just two months before! And they both picked me for their photographer - what a small world - I love it!! Another beautiful wedding at Sampson's Hollow, and Melissa and Chris were so cute. I really enjoyed meeting them and their families, who in another weird twist may be related somewhere way down the Cades Cove clan to the owners of Sampson't Hollow!!

September - Amanda and TJ, Eagle Rock Camp

Who knew that Eagle Rock Camp would be such a gorgeous place for a wedding, well Amanda and TJ did! This is just a super sweet couple - her wedding ring is the same ring TJ gave to her as a promise ring when they were just kids! I have really enjoyed working with and getting to know them and their families. I hope to keep in touch with them for many years to come!!

September - Melinda and Brad engagements

Monday, November 16, 2009


OK, so I have not been very on top of my blog lately.... This summer was full of weddings and fall is of course very busy season too for wedding and engagements for next years weddings. I also had that creeping crud that was going around for weeks and blogging is the first thing to get neglected a bit. I will post some notes on the photos that I put up and will post all of what we did from Sept until now as soon as I am caught up with brides albums and other items.. It has been a GREAT time and can't wait to write all about it!!