Love Stories

I have had the honor of photographing and telling hundreds of love stories as a wedding photographer in Chattanooga.  Please take a look around for ideas and inspiration for telling yours.

The Gray Dove: Riley + Allie

Riley looked at Allie with intensity and tenderness. They were on the dance floor and as I followed them through my viewfinder I got chill bumps. There is no question he is the love of her life and she is the woman of his dreams. To watch them dance was fascinating and fun. Rarely do you have a couple who so obviously and truly enjoy each other during their reception. These two were like planets in orbit, circling each other and gravity pulling them together. They were joyful, playful, tender, loving, and electric. Just when I thought the moment couldn’t get any more real and any more sweet, their golden retriever, Brady came and literally joined them in dancing. I lost it and started tearing up as I was snapping away. This little family is truly something special.

The Gray Dove served as the perfect backdrop for this winter wedding. It was cold and rainy but the heaters and the love kept everyone warm enough to party well into the evening. Bailey Wildflower weddings did an amazing job of coordinating all the amazing vendors and making this rainy wedding day run so smoothly. Thank you to all the amazing vendors who made this day possible! Check out the credits at the end of the post for all the info!  Also check out the album video!

Riley and Allie, thank you so much for choosing me! I so enjoyed all our time together and even though we almost froze to death I could not be more thankful for the opportunity to get to know you and be a part of your love story. I’m very serious when I say there is something electric between the two of you, it’s inspiring! I love seeing people truly and completely in love, so thank you!!! I feel so connected to your story, probably because it reminds me of my own. Allie, your connection with Brady reminds me of my feelings for my Max and the love you so clearly have for Riley reminds me of how I feel about my husband too. It brought me to tears a few times! I wish you both all the happiness in the world!!!

The gray dove venue
wedding dress with sleeves and white converse
red plaid maid of honor shirt
red plaid bridesmaids shirts
getting ready with lipstick
lumberjack wedding shirts
wedding sleeve and something borrowed
dog ring bearer


  • Venue: The Gray Dove
  • Coordination: Wildflower Wedding Planning, Bailey Bishop
  • Florals: The Clay Pot
  • Cake: A Joy Cakes
  • Catering: Silverware Affair
  • Dress: Heidi Elnora
  • DJ: DJ Connection
  • Video: Cinderella Stories
  • Invitations: Minted

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