Happy month-a-versary to Seth and Taylor! We are so excited to be sharing more of their sweet Estes Chapel wedding in Wilmore, KY today!

I feel like I’ve shared this story many times between the Facebook page and their engagement session, but I’ve known Seth and his family for a loooong time (I’m thinking at least late elementary school for me!). There are no words to explain what an honor it was to be invited to photograph such a special day, and to capture these sweet moments for a family who watched me grow up, and whose kids I watched grow up. A family who let me baby sit their kids even after a scare with the pilot light going out on the oven that I thought was a gas leak lol. A family who were some of my first models when I got my fancy new camera and was starting to learn about portraits (oh yeah–found those recently! I’ll spare us all ;-)). Seeing Seth meet Taylor and fall in love and seeing these two get ready to start their lives together was just so sweet! On top of all that, the campus of Asbury (where Estes Chapel is located) was one of the places I explored with my camera in my early days of becoming a photographer.

But, enough about me! Seth and Taylor are just so sweet together, and were so excited to get married and celebrate with the people they love most. Their ceremony was officiated by their (and our!) family friend Shawn (his first ever ceremony officiating–he did such a great job!) and was so personal and meaningful and talked about always pursuing each other the way God pursues us. And their reception was such a fun celebration, and they never stopped smiling and taking the time to make sure all their guests knew they were glad they were there.

On to some of our favorites from the day!

Seth and Taylor–CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are so happy for you all as you start out on this new adventure together. Thank you so much for inviting us to be part of your day! We hope you had a fabulous time on your honeymoon!

Thank you all so much for stopping by the blog, and we hope you’re having a wonderful start to the week!

 

 

 

Is there anything more perfect than a laid back fall wedding?! So pumped today to share some more of our favorite images from Dani and Chris’s fall destination wedding at The Cordelle back in September! September in Nashville can have tricky weather sometimes, but we ended up with the most beautiful sunny, no humidity day, which was amazing!

Dani and Chris travelled to Nashville from their home in NYC for their wedding. What I love about these two is how chill they are together, and how much they wanted their wedding to reflect that. Their jobs are pretty high stress, so when they aren’t working, they are all about hanging out with each other (and their cat!), and exploring the city. They wanted their wedding to have somewhat of a relaxed backyard feel, so The Cordelle was the perfect venue (especially with the addition of cornhole–featuring the alma maters Vandy and UCLA–during cocktail hour!). They had an incredibly sweet and intimate ceremony on the lawn, officiated by Dani’s brother, and then had the best time partying the night away with their closest friends and family (and, of course, donuts!). It was so sweet to watch them at several points during the reception as they were just in their own world, over the moon about finally being married!

Keep scrolling for more of our favorites from the day!

 

 

Congratulations, Dani and Chris! We are so happy for you both, and hope you’re just loving settling in to married life! It was such a joy to document every second of your celebrations!

Many thanks to everyone who helped make it such an awesome day, including: Planning/Styling: A&M Events | Venue: The Cordelle | Groom’s getting ready spot: 506 Lofts | Hair & Make up: James Luxe Beauty | Bride’s Dress: Kleinfeld NYC | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your MuMu | Floral Design: Flowers by Memma | Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers | Groomsmen Suits: Black Tux | Cake: Dulce Desserts | Catering: Flavor Caters | Stationery: Anna Malie Designs | Band: Emerald Empire

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! If you are (or if you know someone who is!) looking for a laid-back experience with your wedding photos so you can enjoy your day without having to worry about posing for photos all day, give us a shout! We’re excited to talk more with you!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

 

 

 

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The series of epic, adventurous, joyful love stories we got to document this summer pretty much makes me want to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming! Seriously, so much awesome. We are SO excited to share more today from Denise and Korry’s Fall Creek Falls adventure elopement. When I first talked with Denise, she told me about how they had been planning a big wedding, but as they got into it, they knew deep down that what would be the most them was a calm and private day in the peace of nature, with just a few people. I love so much that they listened to that tug on their heart and made it happen!

They traveled from their home in NYC down to an amazing AirBnB in Cookeville, where they got ready before we all headed out to Fall Creek Falls! They were joined by Denise’s dad, sister, brother in law (who performed the ceremony!), and nephew. Chris and I had gone out to Fall Creek Falls a few months earlier and scouted a few general areas that met their wish list (trees, hills, and water!), but we were mostly all in for the adventure together! We had been concerned about the potential for August heat, but the day was unseasonably cool and rainy, which made it even more beautiful as the clouds and mist came through the Tennessee hills. They chose the overlook for the main falls for their ceremony, which was so perfectly sweet, emotional, and true to them. They were also joined by a small crowd of onlookers who cheered as they were pronounced husband and wife! After the ceremony, we adventured around and explored. These two are so full of joy, and it was so inspiring to watch them take in the views and soak in being newly married!

On to some of our favorites of the day!

 

Checking out the falls and picking their ceremony spot!

 

I just adore this candid moment of Denise taking in the view!  <3

 

The smoky clouds through the trees is just such an iconic Tennessee thing to me. So beautiful.

 

Congratulations, Denise and Korry! We are so happy for you both, and it was such a joy to be on this adventure with you and document all these amazing moments. You both are so sweet, and we wish you a lifetime of happiness and adventure ahead!

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! If you’re a couple looking for an adventure, natural photos that look like you, we’d love to chat more with you!

Happy Monday, everyone!

 

 

 

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  • September 19, 2017 - 2:40 pm

    Amanda Williams - Beautiful couple! The photos really helped capture the specialness of that day.

Happy weekend, everyone!

Today we are SO excited to be sharing some of our favorites from Stephanie and Justin’s Cannon Beach wedding with you! I don’t even know where to begin to talk about how awesome these two are. We first met Stephanie and Justin because they were initially planning to get married in Nashville, where Justin’s family is from. But as they got into the planning, they knew deep down that it would be way more true to their relationship and personalities to get married on the Oregon coast, outside of where they live in Portland, OR.

The Oregon coast is such a special place, and if you’ve never been there, I highly recommend it. There’s something magical about it that is hard to put in to words. It’s a place where you feel called to slow down and unplug, and a place where the real moments of life really catch up to you, and you have the space to sink into them. The coast is special to Stephanie and Justin’s relationship, a place where they’ve spent many days camping and hiking and walking the coast. Setting up bonfires on the beach and watching the sunset. So it was so completely perfect that they structured their wedding day around those things that they love so much, and shared it with their families! It was just the right amount of “outside the box,” with starting the day with their first look at Ecola State Park (instead of starting with getting ready photos!). Starting away from the bustle of the wedding preparations, in a place they’ve spent so much time, it was so sweet to see their connection! And you can’t beat those vibrant PNW greens and the incredible view of Haystack Rock from Ecola!

Their ceremony was so sweet and personal to them, on the beach with Haystack Rock in the background, and was followed by such a fun reception! Their friends and family took in the views, and instead of cake, everyone enjoyed locally made ice cream sandwiches (which were incredible!). As they’ve done so many times before, Stephanie and Justin walked along the beach at sunset before joining everyone for s’mores and a bonfire! Could there be a better way to end a wedding day?!

It was such an honor to be along on this adventure! Check out just a few (ok, a ton!) of our favorites!

 

 

 

Stephanie and Justin: CONGRATULATIONS!! We are so happy for you all, and it was such a joy to create for you. Thank you for inviting us along on this adventure!! Thank you for sharing your favorite spots and your stories with us. You two are truly inspiring!

Huge thanks to everyone who made it such an incredible day, including: Planner: Leann Reece, Ginger & You Events | Florist: Alli Schreck, Bramble Floral | HMU: Renne Bruhn | Ice Cream Sandwiches: Ruby Jewel | Bride’s Dress: Mikaella Bridal  from The White Dress | Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal | Groom & Groomsmen: Nordstrom | Invites: Minted | Menu & paper goods for the wedding day: Designed by the bride!

Thanks for stopping by the blog, everyone, and we hope you have a great weekend! We are off on a last minute camping trip–so fingers crossed that there’s a campsite available when we get there haha!

Happy adventuring!