Hello everyone!

Today we are just so excited to share Caroline and John Michael’s St. Mary’s and Southern Trace Farms wedding with you! These two are so ridiculously sweet together, and we got to know them, their love for the Lord, their spirit of adventure, and their love and honor for their families more during their adventure engagement session earlier this year! That day was an icy wonderland, while the weather Saturday could not have been more opposite haha! But extreme weather conditions don’t get in the way of these two making the most of every single moment. I loved that at the beginning of the day, after Caroline got in her dress, she took a minute just to take everything in and be present in that moment. So sweet! With her bridesmaids gathered round, she shared the story of John Michael’s grandparents, who were also married at St. Mary’s, and who led such an amazing life and built a large and beautiful family together! Before her passing, John Michael’s grandmother gave Caroline several sentimental items to keep with her on her wedding day.

All of Caroline and John Michael’s friends and family were just so obviously filled with joy to be celebrating with them! Their reception at Southern Trace Farms was so much fun and a beautiful setting to dance the night away! Here are some of our favorite images!

bridesmaids getting dresses

Mom and sister helping bride dress

Bride in front of doors

Bride kissing mom

Groom in front of church

Ring bearers and flower girls

Bride before ceremony

Bride about to walk down aisle

emotional groom watching bride walk down aisle

exchange of wedding rings

Ring bearer watching wedding

Nashville Catholic wedding

Flowers to Mary at wedding

First kiss at St. Mary

Bride and groom ceremony recessional

Bride and groom on trolley

Sweet wedding portraits

Groom kissing bride

Nashville wedding photographers

Groom in navy tux

Destination wedding photographers

Adventure wedding photographers

Village of Flowers bouquet

Franklin, TN wedding

Creative wedding photographers

Patriotic bride and groom

Blush pink barn wedding

Guest laughing at cocktail hour

Cocktail hour in barn

Farm table head table

First dance in barn

Cake cutting under cafe lights

Bride with champagne

Bridesmaids dancing at reception

Bridesmaids jumping outside barn

Groom dancing with flower girls

Man sitting on fence at sunset

Bride hugging friends

Sunset wedding reception

barn reception at sunset

Guests dancing at wedding

Groom dancing at wedding

Wedding party with sparklers

Bride and groom sparklers

Congratulations, Caroline and John Michael! We are so so happy we got to celebrate with you all, and were honored to have the opportunity to create for you. Thanks for being so awesome, and we hope you are having an AMAZING time in the mountains!

Thanks to the amazing team who made everything happen, and did it with a smile despite the crazy heat on Saturday! Planning: Events by Janie | Reception Venue: Southern Trace Farms | Ceremony: St. Mary’s | Floral Design: A Village of Flowers | Bride’s Dress: The White Room | Tuxes: Street Tuxedo | Rentals: Southern Events | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | Catering: Brentwood Catering | Cake: Classic Cakes | Reception Music: The Entice Band

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! We’d love to have you join us in all of our adventures over on Instagram at @adventurewedphotogs! Have a great rest of the week, friends!


adventure engagement session

Oh, Oregon. I can’t believe it’s been just over a week since this dream of an adventure engagement session on the Oregon coast with Samantha and Adam! We fell 100%, completely head over heels in love with the Oregon coast during a brief visit several years ago, and ever since, I’ve been dreaming of photographing a session at Cannon Beach. When Samantha and Adam contacted us about their wedding at CJ’s off the Square for next spring, I was so excited to hear that they currently live in Portland. Then we got to talk with them and found out how amazing they are, and we were ridiculously excited when they agreed to roadtrip to the coast with us for this epic adventure session! It was seriously a dream come true. Couples who love adventure are the best! These two are just so easy going and have so much fun together. They met at a brewery in Colorado (mountains, good beer, and good food–best!), and have lived all over the country, as well as spending some time long distance, and are currently in Oregon for Adam’s job with an outdoor brand. For their session we started with a hike through Oswald West State Park, explored Ecola State Park, then ended on Cannon Beach, which totally delivered with moody clouds and misty weather!

These are some of our favorites from our time exploring with them! (I’ll be here pretending to still be in this amazing 60 degree weather, instead of Nashville where the heat index is over 100 degrees this weekend 😉 ):

Oswald West State Park

Couple walking on bridge

Ferns at Oswald West State Park

Couple kissing on bridge

Walking through the woods couple

Nature engagement photos

Girl running through woods

Couple hiking to beach

Best beach hike Oregon

Epic engagement photos

Woman laughing in forest

Hiking engagement photos

Purple flowers on tree

Holding hands in forest

Best hikes for couples

Adventure together session

Best relaxed engagement photos

Best Oregon engagement photos

Couple adventuring together

Relaxed engagement photos

Couple hugging in tall grass

Hiking to the Oregon coast

Ecola State Park

Oregon coast engagement photos

Travel photography couples

Best destination engagement photos

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Couple hugging on beach

Haystack Rock engagement photos

Engaged couple on Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach engagement session

Couple walking on beach

Romantic adventure photos

Walking on Cannon Beach

Best engagement photo outfits

Epic engagement session

Sam and Adam-Thanks for adventuring with us! You two are awesome, and we are so thankful for our time together and all the wonderful conversations we had! We cannot wait to celebrate with you in the spring (and hopefully see you in August!). And I’m forever grateful for the Pine State Biscuits recommendation 😉

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! Join us on Instagram to keep up with all our latest adventures, and I hope you are all having an amazing summer!


  • July 22, 2015 - 9:50 am

    The Best Part Of The Twinkie: World Domination Summit 2015 » The Work Blog | Make Stuff - […] As I mentioned, we started out the trip on the coast with these awesome humans. We hiked through ferns and tall trees to hidden beaches. We had burgers and beers and made awesome stuff together. People who are willing to road trip to awesome locations with us are the best kind of people. You can see more of their Adventure Engagement Session. […]

Hello, everyone!

Saturday was a perfect day for a Riverwood Mansion wedding! The weather seriously could not have been any better for Abby and Will’s sweet outdoor summer ceremony.  Abby and Will met in college and were very close friends before they started dating. I loved hearing stories about the two of them from their friends and family throughout the wedding. That they were the kind of friends who talked pretty much every single day. That they always cared so deeply for each other. I think there’s no better person to marry than the kind of person you’ve been that kind of friends with:)  These two have such an incredible passion for life! The way they took such joy in every single part of the day was so beautiful to watch. Will could not take his eyes off Abby all day; his glance was constantly drawn her way. And her smile was ear to ear from beginning to end! Everyone in attendance was just so obviously thrilled to be there celebrating, and we loved being there to document it!

Here are a few of our favorites from the day!

excited bride in dress

Bridesmaids seeing bride in dress

Southern mansion wedding

Relaxed wedding photos

Riverwood Mansion wedding

Outdoor wedding photos

Wedding at Riverwood Mansion

Nashville wedding photographers

Nashville wedding

Guests before ceremony

Mom adjusting bride


Bride walking out door

Bride walking down aisle

Dad walking bride down aisle

Nashville outdoor wedding

Bride and groom listening to reading

Excited bride after ceremony

Sunset wedding photos

Unique wedding portrait

Bride twirling dress

Bride and groom entering reception

First dance laughing

Riverwood Mansion first dance

Hora at Riverwood Mansion

Best man during hora

Bride dancing with family

Bride dancing at reception

Riverwood Mansion at night

Dad hugging bride

Fun reception photos

Last dance for bride and groom

Bubble exit at night

Congratulations, Abby and Will! Thanks so much for trusting us to create for you and to document the memories of your beautiful wedding day. It was an honor! Have an amazing time on your honeymoon in a few weeks!

Thanks to all the vendors who made it happen: Venue/Planning: Riverwood Mansion | Floral Design: The Enchanted Florist | Catering: A Catered Affair | Cake: The Bake Shoppe | Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero from The White Room | Stationery: Kindly RSVP Designs | DJ: Chris Faulk

Happy 4th of July weekend to everyone! Thanks for stopping by the blog, and I hope you all have a wonderful and adventure-filled weekend!


Hello, everyone! Summer has made itself known in a big way here in Nashville over the last couple weeks, and it was the perfect setting for this gorgeous and very southern destination wedding that we are excited to share with you today! Yvette and Chris (who met while clerking in law school) planned an incredible Belle Meade Plantation wedding with the help of Big Events, Inc. to celebrate their marriage with all of their friends and family. Everyone loves a Nashville wedding, and Belle Meade Plantation, with it’s historic home, beautiful barn, green lawns, and gorgeous magnolia trees was the perfect taste of the south. And the reception (featuring one of our favorites–The Downtown Band) was one crazy incredible party!

Here are some favorites from the day!

summer outdoor cocktail hour

bridesmaids zipping dress

first look at Belle Meade Plantation

Magnolia tree first look

Sweet wedding portraits

Bride at Belle Meade Plantation

Creative wedding photos

Southern weddings

Magnolia tree wedding photos

Groom kissing bride

Bridesmaids in black dresses

Wedding guests arriving by shuttle

Bride walking down path

Mother of the groom

Bride walking down aisle

Bride processional

Belle Meade Plantation wedding ceremony

Outdoor wedding Nashville

Laughing during wedding ceremony

First kiss at Belle Meade Plantation

Pronounced husband and wife

Bride and groom recessional

Bride and groom walking down aisle

Just married

Nashville wedding photographers

Yellow diamond ring

Bride laughing with groom

Classic southern wedding details

Outdoor summer cocktail hour

Kids playing under magnolia tree

Belle Meade Plantation cocktail hour

Bride and groom entering reception

Bright Event Productions cake cutting lights

Bride dancing with nephew

Mother of the groom dancing

Bride in sunglasses

Bride with selfie stick

The Downtown Band

Groomsman singing with the band

Groom hugging bride at reception

Congratulations, Yvette and Chris!! We hope you are having some AMAZING adventures in Thailand, and we’re so happy for you two!

It was a complete delight–as always!–to work with the team at Big Events who helped keep everything running smoothly and looking lovely! Big thanks to all the vendors for the day: Planning/Design/Floral Design: Big Events, Inc. | Rentals/Linens: Southern Events | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | Rentals: Visual Elements | Music: The Downtown Band | Catering: G Catering and Events | Cake: Dessert Designs by Leland | Invitation Suite: Emily Holmes | Bride’s Dress Shop: Casa de Novia Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! Happy Adventuring!


  • June 26, 2015 - 10:15 am

    Mary August - These pictures are beautiful of a beautiful couple…tears in my eyes, knowing I missed the special day and week end…congratulations and may you always be surrounded by friends and family as you experience your future hand in hand and side by side….hugs of love, mary