Friday, December 30, 2011

Stephanie and Brad enagements, Downtown Knoxville and Maryville College






Can't wait for the wedding at Maryville College too, such a beautiful campus!
Valerie Foley Photography
Maryville wedding photographer, Knoxville wedding photographer

Brittany and Cory engagements, at thier family farm









So I loved being with them out on their farm with all the different critters and beautiful land!! 
What a great day it was :)
Valerie Foley Photography
Maryville wedding photograper, Knoxville wedding photographer

Hope and Ben engagments, Knoxville Botanical Gardens







After rescheduling 3 times due to rainy weather, we were fortunate enough to have a beautiful day in November at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens at sunset for their engagements.
Can't wait for their wedding!!
Valerie Foley
VF Photography
Maryville wedding photographer, Knoxville wedding photographer

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Shana and Mike's after wedding session - Wears Valley, Smoky Mountains







Loved her bouquet, super creative idea to use instead of flowers!! 
Valerie Foley Photography
Maryville weddidng photographer, Knoxville wedding photographer

Ceresa and Jordan, Park West Church of God - Women's Basketball Hall Of Fame







Ceresa and Jordan married at Park West Church of God, and the off to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.  After a quick trip across the street of the church to an empty lot with some overgrowth for photos!!
Valerie Foley
VF Photography
Maryville wedding photographer, Knoxville wedding photographer

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Don’t be afraid to tell a vendor you do not want to hire them.

Don’t be afraid to tell a vendor you do not want to hire them.


When meeting with so many potential wedding vendors, you will encounter many that you have on your do not like list and a few on the ‘short list’. Be upfront and honest about what you want, expect and need. If you encounter someone that you know right away you would not be able to work with for any reason; cost, personality, services offered, etc. just tell them that you are not interested further and thank them for their time.

Most vendors keep track all of the brides that they meet with and their wedding dates so if the bride contacts them back, then they can go from there with the contract and booking process.

Once you have narrowed down vendors and cut them off your list, it is appropriate for you to contact them with just a quick email or call and let them know that you are not going to use them. There is work that goes on behind the scenes to keep the business running properly and keep track of it all. Vendors prefer to just know either way, and actually appreciate the response from you. Those folks can then make other plans or arrangements on that day – whether it is another booking, or even plans with their families 

To all the brides who already do this – thank you so very much!!

Valerie Foley
VF Photography
Knoxville wedding photographer, Maryville wedding photographer

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Katie and Patrick, Nesselrod on the New River - Radford VA





 LOOK - Pockets!!


Yes, this is the flower girl and ring bearer!




I love this photo - It was the last picture I took at the end of the night.  Katie is actually sitting on an air vent to cool off after dancing and I love her holding her newborn neice.  She was hidden behind the cake table and I almost missed her before leaving but luckily caught this last shot before we left.

This is one of the few times that I have chosen to travel for a wedding.  I took my daughter with me for the weekend to help out.  So this is the first time that I had the opportunity to meet Katie and Patrick and just really enjoyed them so much.  First, Katie is close with her mom and her bridesmaids- I could tell right away.  They were all so relaxed and the plan was for all photos before the wedding so Patrick did see her early in the day. The location is a beautiful B&B in Radford VA, and is super cute with pathways a waterfall, and gorgeous patio for reception to name only a few.  This wedding was filled with many emotions, from huge belly laughs, to tears of joy - and that was just me !!  I left there feeling as if I made some great new friends and just loved being there to see them get married. 
I wish you all the best and hope to keep in touch for many years to come,
Valerie and Holly Foley
VF Photograpy
Maryville wedding photographer, Knoxville wedding photographer