Happy 2016, friends! It’s been awhile–we hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and that the beginning of 2016 has been fantastic for you! We’ve had a great couple months recharging and planning for the year, and are looking forward to sharing more of our adventures here on the blog. Starting today, with this California adventure session we shot for Kirsten, Ryan, and their awesome golden doodle Birch!

A few weeks ago we headed to California to explore the Pacific Coast Highway, and wanted to try to find a photographer to trade sessions with (it’s been forever since we’ve had photos taken of us!). We are so ridiculously thankful that Kirsten responded, and for the beautiful photos we’ve seen so far that she created for us! We had such a great time meeting them, and adventuring around the Marin Headlands (such a stunning area!). Kirsten and Ryan live just outside of San Francisco, and just recently brought home their dream pup, after 6 years of wanting so badly to have a dog! And goodness gracious, is he just the cutest little dog or what?!

hiking with dog

photos with dog

Marin Headlands

Adventure engagement photos

Golden doodle photos

San Francisco adventure

Family adventure session

Sweet couples photos

Dog adventure photos

Golden doodle at Golden Gate bridge

Golden doodle in car

Girl snuggling dog at beach

Girl running with dog

Lifestyle adventure photos

Golden doodle at the beach

California adventure photographer

Couple walking with dog

Couple hiking with dog

Adventure photography

Destination engagement photographer

Best couple portraits

Nashville family photographer

West coast couple photos

Lifestyle family photos

Candid family photos

Running with dog

Family snuggling with dog

Pastel sunset

Destination wedding photographer

Couple hugging at sunset

Sunset walk on beach

Nashville engagement photographer

Black and white portraits

Golden doodle sunset

Couple holding hands

Kirsten & Ryan–Thanks so much for hanging out with us and letting us document a few of your adventures with Birch, and for suggesting such a stunning location to meet at! And Kirsten, thank you SO much for the beautiful photos you’ve taken for us! We’re so glad we got to meet you!

Happy Friday, everyone!!

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Wedding at Arrington Vineyard

Hello, everyone!

We’re so happy to be sharing images from Carly and Will’s Lilac Farms at Arrington Vineyards wedding with you today–our last wedding of the season! Even though we’ve had an insane amount of rain in middle Tennessee lately, the rain stopped just in time for pictures and it ended up being the most gorgeous, moody fall day. We were especially honored to document their wedding day since Will is a photographer himself! We met Will pretty much right after moving to Nashville, and have always loved hanging out with him at various photography functions. We had the best time getting to know him and Carly better throughout their wedding planning–these two just have so much fun together!

Carly and Will met their freshman year of high school, and started dating for the first time their junior year of high school. After a little time apart, they realized that they were meant to be together, and the rest is history! They love spending time together and really taking in all Nashville has to offer, with their sweet puppy Winston Bishop by their side. Their wedding was just gorgeous, and full of so much love from all their friends and family! The decor and design was a family affair, and absolutely beautiful. We’re so excited to share some of our favorite images from the day!

Groom tying tie

Bridesmaids seeing bride in dress

Groom in sport coat

Bride in lace dress

Vineyard wedding

Bride and groom at vineyard

Arrington Vineyards wedding

Destination wedding photographers

Fall wedding in Tennessee

Bride and groom throwing leaves

Throwing leaves

Tennessee barn wedding

Bride in black and white

Marsala wedding colors

Bride silhouette

Grandfather kissing bride

Wedding ceremony in barn

Bride walking down aisle

Emotional wedding ceremony photos

Barn wedding ceremony

Couple holding hands during wedding ceremony

Writing your own vows

Family praying during wedding ceremony

First kiss

Lilac Farms wedding ceremony

Nashville wedding photographers

Unique wedding photos

Fall wedding at Lilac Farms

Marsala and gold wedding colors

Cocktail hour in barn

Bride laughing with friends

Announcing couple into reception

Cheers wedding reception

Night time wedding portraits

First dance in barn

Bridesmaids dancing at wedding reception

Wedding reception in barn

Fun reception photos

Bride and groom kissing at reception

Groom dancing at reception

Groom kissing bride

Ribbon wand wedding exit

Bridesmaids with ribbon wands

Congratulations, Carly & Will! We are so happy we got to celebrate with you, and honored to have the opportunity to document all the sweet moments of your wedding day  🙂 You two are awesome!! Hope you’re having an incredible time on your honeymoon!

Thanks to everyone who had a part in Carly & Will’s wedding, including: Venue: Lilac Farms at Arrington Vineyards | Planner: Sharon Horn | Catering: Chef Penelope | Cake Baker: Signature Cakes by Vicki | Rentals: Southern Events Rentals | Stationery Design: Ann Martin Foley | Dress Shop: The White Room | Dress Designers: Allure (Bride) and Bill Levkoff (Bridesmaids) | Groom’s Jacket: Harris Tweed | DJ: Premier DJs of Nashville | Ceremony Music: Shepherd Music | Florist: Forget Me Not Designs | Hair & Makeup: Unforgettable Beauty by Darci and Kati | Videographer: A Little Long Distance

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! It’s hard to believe this was our last wedding of the season–it’s been such a wonderful, adventure filled year full love love! We’ve got a few shoots left this year, and also hope to share more of our adventures from the year on the blog soon. In the meantime, we’d love to have you join us on Instagram! Have a great week, everyone!

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  • October 29, 2015 - 5:34 pm

    Karen Izumi - What a great job you all did. From Carly’s auntie

Hello everyone!

Last weekend was an absolutely GORGEOUS weekend for a rooftop Aerial Nashville wedding! After what felt like weeks of rain, the sun was finally out and it was amazing. We were so excited to get to celebrate with Megan and Kevin! Megan and Kevin were first introduced by mutual friends, but then Kevin left to go on tour. They talked and texted while he was gone, and started dating when he returned home, and have been together ever since! These two have such a sweet and genuine connection, and truly care so deeply about each other. Their ceremony was so sweet, and people on the rooftops across the street cheered on as they shared their first kiss as husband and wife! The reception was full of so many personal details, like food and snacks honoring places important to them–incredible Chicago style food from 312 Pizza Co., Chicago cheesecakes, popcorn from Iowa, and cookies from Nashville. They just had the best time celebrating the night away with all their friends and family while all the sounds of Nashville drifted up from Broadway below!

On to some of our favorites from the day:

Bride getting ready at the Hilton Nashville

Bride putting on bracelet

First look at Aerial Nashville

Broadway Nashville

Nashville rooftop venue

Bride record shop

Downtown Nashville portraits

Couple walking in sunlight

Nashville wedding photographers

Bride looking over shoulder laughing

Sweet wedding portraits

Bride and groom in black and white

Wedding at Aerial Nashville

Wedding couple laughing

Nashville wedding photos

unique wedding photographers Nashville

Groom in Calvin Klein

Bride laughing

Wedding downtown Nashville

Balloons for wedding ceremony

Best wedding family photos

Cocktail hour photos

Sunset wedding guests

Mother and grandmother of bride

Nashville rooftop wedding

Bride hugging dad

Couple laughing during wedding ceremony

Downtown Nashville wedding

Groom with wedding ring

Aerial Nashville wedding

Just married at Aerial

Just married couple

Sunset wedding photos

Gold letter balloons

Bride and groom laughing at reception

Broadway Nashville at night

Wedding cake cutting

Rooftop wedding reception

Bartender pouring margarita

Eli

Bride mingling with guests

Groom with friends

Glowstick reception exit

Nashville wedding

Glowsticks at wedding

Best reception photos

Congratulations, Megan and Kevin! We are so, so happy for you two, and so glad we got to celebrate with you! Hope you’re having an AMAZING time in the Pacific Northwest (our favorite!!)!

Big thanks to everyone who helped make Kevin and Megan’s wedding awesome, including: Venue: Aerial | Coordinating: Strategic Hospitality | Lighting: Bright Event Productions | Rentals: Music City Tents and Events | Dress Designer: Jasmine Couture | Dress Shop: The White Room | Bride’s Shoes: Beholden Bridal | Catering: 312 Pizza Co. | Cheesecake: Eli’s Cheesecake (Chicago) | Cookies: Christie’s Cookies (Nashville) | Popcorn: Popcorn Charlie (Iowa) | Bridal Bouquet: Knestrick by Design | Hair: Blowout Co. | Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein | Cake Topper: Custom Candy Creations 

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

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We are just so, so happy to be sharing some of our favorites from Lindsey and Dana’s Bridge Building wedding in Nashville, TN with you today! We have had the best time getting to know these two throughout the wedding process, from planning meetings, to their epic adventure engagement session at Lindsey’s family’s cabin in Wisconsin, to the wedding day. The way they welcomed us and invited us in to documenting these moments for them is such an honor, and we have loved every second of it!

Saturday was rainy, gray, chilly day, but that wasn’t about to slow down any part of the celebration! Lindsey and Dana met in San Diego, where Lindsey was living at the time and Dana was visiting from Nashville. After doing the long distance dating thing for awhile, they ended finally together, and eventually ended up back in Wisconsin, where Lindsey is from. When planning their wedding, they knew it had to be a Nashville destination wedding–to go back to their favorite city and a place that holds so many memories of their early relationship! They were so excited to share their city with all the friends and family who traveled in for the wedding. The Bridge Building, with it’s amazing views of the Nashville skyline was the perfect setting, and everyone partied the night away to Lindsey & Dana’s favorite band from their days in Nashville, The Chris Weaver Band. One of my favorite details was the “cheese cake”–a cake literally made from Wisconsin cheese. Amazing! It was a day full of emotion and excitement, quiet sweetness and lots of laughter. But we’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story:

groomsmen tying ties

Bride getting dressed

Groomsmen in tuxes

Bride hugging mom

First look at The Bridge Building

Nashville bride and groom

Fun first look photos

Excited to get married

Groom with polka dot bowtie

Black tux wedding

Liancarlo wedding gown

Bride and groom in rain

Dusty blue bridesmaid dress

Nashville wedding photographers

Natural wedding photos

Black and white wedding photos

Groom holding umbrella for bride

Best wedding family photos

Bride and groom reading letters

Groom at The Bridge Building

Bridesmaids getting bouquets

Bride and dad before ceremony

Bride walking down aisle

Emotional wedding processional

Bride hugging dad wedding ceremony

Groom laughing during wedding ceremony

Nashville wedding

Wedding vows

Bridge Building wedding ceremony

Nashville rooftop wedding

The Bridge Building wedding

Unique wedding portraits

Downtown Nashville wedding

Relaxed groom portrait

Couple walking up stairs

Nashville Pedestrian Bridge wedding

Moody bridal portrait

Sweet Nashville wedding photos

Bride hugging groom

Best Nashville wedding photographers

Destination wedding photographers

Blue and gold wedding details

Cocktail hour at the Bridge Building

Lighting for cocktail hour

Nashville skyline at night

Bride and groom toasting

Bride and groom laughing during toasts

Wedding party toast

Announcing Mr. & Mrs.

Epic first dance

Sweet first dance photos

Bride dancing with dad

Bride and groom dancing with parents

Bride and groom cutting cheese cake

Funny cake cutting photos

Uplighting for wedding reception

Grandmother dancing at wedding

Hugging groom

Fun reception dancing photos

Bride with grandmother

Chris Weaver Band

Best Nashville wedding reception

Bride dancing with mom

Bridge Building wedding reception

Bride and groom hugging photographers

(Hey, that’s us! Thanks to one of the groomsmen for snapping a few photos of us with Lindsey & Dana!)

Nashville rooftop wedding reception

Lindsey & Dana: CONGRATULATIONS!!! We had SO much fun with you all, and are just so ridiculously happy for you both 🙂 Thank you so much for having us there to document all these awesome moments! And a huge thank you to your family and friends, who are also amazing and we loved getting to meet! We hope you’re having an amazing time in Mexico!

Lindsey & Dana also assembled an amazing team who definitely contributed to making sure the day went perfectly, and who were a joy to work with! Many thanks to: Coordinating/Venue/Rentals: Leah and The Bridge Building | Catering/Bar: Infinity Events & Catering | Cheese Cake: Fromagination | Floral Design: Amanda Jerkins Design | Hair & Makeup: Katie Russo Beauty | Save the Dates/Guestbook: Akula Kreative | Invitations: The American Wedding | Wedding Dress Designer: Liancarlo | Dress Shop: Ultimate Bride | Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse | Draping/Lighting: Nashville Event Draping/Nashville Audio Visual

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! Feel free to leave some love for Lindsey & Dana in the comments, and we’d also love to have you join our adventures over on Instagram! Happy Thursday, friends!

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