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Tennessee River Place Wedding & Styled Shoot with Real Couples

I love a Tennessee River Place Wedding!  This venue is so different from any other place in town.  The views of the river and the gorge are amazing and the Spanish style house gives me all the european vibes I've been dreaming about!  The patio has, hands down, the best lighting in all of Chattanooga. … Continue reading Tennessee River Place Wedding & Styled Shoot with Real Couples

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Wedding Planning & Tips

Five Tips for Planning a Wedding in Chattanooga

Im so happy you are planning a wedding in Chattanooga!  I was born and raised in the Chattanooga area and I love my city. I lived in Atlanta for 3 years, traveled around the world and I can honestly say I love living, loving, and working here. 90% of the weddings I have shot have… Continue reading Five Tips for Planning a Wedding in Chattanooga

Weddings

Bluff View Art District Wedding: Brian + Laura

I love it when brides pull in gems from their families past into their wedding.  The idea of honoring who came before them on a day they honor their own love is so romantic.  Laura wore her grandmother's necklace and rings during her ceremony.  She also tied her dear grandfather's ring around her bouquet.  I… Continue reading Bluff View Art District Wedding: Brian + Laura

Wedding at The Turnbull in Chattanooga
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Wedding at The Turnbull: Missy + Jim

Missy was nervous as she came up the stairs and saw the love of her life with his back turned.  She started to cry as she approached him and paused.  I encouraged her to go forward but reassured her to call his name whenever she was ready.  As she moved forward Jim heard the crumpling… Continue reading Wedding at The Turnbull: Missy + Jim

Wedding Planning & Tips

How to Edit Quickly and Deliver Wedding Galleries in 30 days

Every contract I sign has a guarantee.  I promise my clients they will see all their photos within 30 days AND have the ability to download them.  You might have noticed the average turnaround time for wedding photographers is 4- 8 weeks, sometimes longer.  How do I do this so quickly?  Am I a wizard?… Continue reading How to Edit Quickly and Deliver Wedding Galleries in 30 days

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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… Continue reading The Gray Dove: Riley + Allie

Bride and groom flowing veil with chapel
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Howe Farms Apple Barn: Cody + Kelsey

Kelsey took a deep breath.   She looked out and saw her Dad, her hero, facing away from her and waiting to see her.  This is her wedding day and she was simply glowing.  Her Dad turned around and instantly tears welled up in his eyes.  Kelsey looked into those tear filled eyes and through her… Continue reading Howe Farms Apple Barn: Cody + Kelsey

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Walnut Hill Farms: Chase + Kelsey

Through the crowd of wedding guests on the dance floor I caught a glimpse of Chase's face as he was dancing with his new bride.   Kelsey was laughing with her sister as she danced with her new husband, but Chase was staring at her.  Chase is a introverted guy and sometimes it is difficult to tell… Continue reading Walnut Hill Farms: Chase + Kelsey

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The Views at Sunset Ridge: Matt + Rachel

It was hot.  Matt was in a suit. I know he was sweating, but I also know he knew it was going to be worth it.  He was about to lay on eyes on his bride.  Finally, after what felt like an eternity, we heard "Matt, turn around".  When he turned around he could clearly… Continue reading The Views at Sunset Ridge: Matt + Rachel

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Tennessee River Place: Danny + Mandy

The officiant was speaking about love and unity as they were surrounded by all the people they love.  A tear slowly ran down her cheek, then another, then another. Danny, who was smiling, suddenly realized there were tears rolling down her face.  He then abruptly and gently reached across the unity table to grab her… Continue reading Tennessee River Place: Danny + Mandy

Engagements

Chattanooga Engagement: Chad + Haylei

Laughter. Giggles. Kisses. Crazy Faces. Those are all of the things that fill the lives of Chad and Haylei.  When I met Haylei we had an instant connection.  I don't know if it was the love of make-up or just the love of laughter and being silly, but we are sisters from other misters.  I… Continue reading Chattanooga Engagement: Chad + Haylei

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North Chattanooga Wedding: Lydia + Christian

  He was nervous. He was excited. He couldn’t wait to see her. She came through door, looking absolutely stunning with the biggest smile he had ever seen. He lost it. She made her way to her groom, escorted by her cheerful brother Will. Will was beaming almost as brightly as his sister. When they… Continue reading North Chattanooga Wedding: Lydia + Christian

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Chattanooga Sunrise: Angela + Reed

The sun was peaking over the water in the early morning. The birds were beginning to chirp. He was waiting patiently and expectantly and she was beaming with excitement. In moments they would officially be husband and wife and neither of them could hardly wait. What a wonderful wedding day! Angela and Reed had a… Continue reading Chattanooga Sunrise: Angela + Reed

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The Barn at BeechTree Farm: Lauren & Matt

Lauren and Matt are one of my favorite couples ever! They both have a dry sense of humor that keeps laughing and I'm blessed to call them family!  This wedding was full of beautiful and adorable details!  I especially loved the use of pink roses and beautiful floral designs along with splashes of sparkle.  It was… Continue reading The Barn at BeechTree Farm: Lauren & Matt

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Island Cove Marina: Mike + Maria

I had the incredible honor of being a part of the union of Mike and Maria.  This couple is nothing short of extraordinary.  Maria is one of the most genuine people I've ever met.  Her sweet nature is only matched by her husband, Mike.  Maria and Mike share a love that is full of life… Continue reading Island Cove Marina: Mike + Maria

Engagements

Birmingham Engagement: Allie + Riley

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph this lovely couple and fur-family in the great state of Alabama!  Birmingham, AL is a beautiful city with a rich history and unique architecture.  Allie & Riley have a ton of style and a mutual love of the most amazing pastry that the Good Lord graced the planet… Continue reading Birmingham Engagement: Allie + Riley

Engagements

Mountain River Engagement: Mandy + Danny

Right away I could tell Mandy and Danny were a fun couple who knew how to make each other laugh.  This engagement session was full of laughter and shenanigans.  We started on top of scenic lookout mountain for some sweeping views and a picnic.  Later we headed down the mountain for a romantic canoe ride… Continue reading Mountain River Engagement: Mandy + Danny

Engagements

Chattanooga Choo Choo Engagement

This is engagement session was all romance and style.  The chemistry between Reed and Angela is nearly startling and the honoring of photographing this season of their life was a true honor.  I had to stop in the middle of the session and really appreciate my job.  I simply love seeing two people who are… Continue reading Chattanooga Choo Choo Engagement

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Abby + Joey

It is a rare and beautiful thing to truly feel and see the love between two other people.  As a wedding photographer I’m lucky, I see it more often than most. However I have rarely seen it at the intensity I saw it this past weekend.  The amount love that comes pouring out of the… Continue reading Abby + Joey

Wedding Planning & Tips

Best Places for Engagement Photos in Chattanooga

Chattanooga is called the scenic city for a reason.  We have tons of great locations in Chattanooga to take photos.  We have rivers, mountains, open fields, cool urban settings, and pretty much everything in between.  My favorite sessions are engagements so I have scouted the best places in town for engagement photos.  I have listed… Continue reading Best Places for Engagement Photos in Chattanooga

Engagements

Chattanooga Engagement: Aaron + Lauren

The way Aaron looks at Lauren is infectious.  Every time she moves he moves with her as a support and comfort.  We had a great time walking around, laughing, and dancing during their engagement session in downtown Chattanooga.  In fact, one of my favorite moments was when Aaron and Lauren were walking together and a… Continue reading Chattanooga Engagement: Aaron + Lauren

Engagements

Dreamy Field Engagement Photos: Matt + Bailey

It is completely impossible to be in a bad mood at Lookout Lavender on Lookout Mountain in Tennessee.  The summer heat falls away as you climb the mountain and the smell of the blooming lavender is enough to make anyone fall in love.  The only thing that could have made this evening better was a… Continue reading Dreamy Field Engagement Photos: Matt + Bailey

Wedding Planning & Tips

What to look for in your Wedding Photographer Contract

Last week I blogged about what questions to ask yourself when you look for a wedding photographer.  Today I want to educate you about what the industry standards are in Chattanooga.  There are a thousand ways to run a wedding industry business and everyone chooses to run their business in their own way.  That being… Continue reading What to look for in your Wedding Photographer Contract

Wedding Planning & Tips

How to Choose from all the Chattanooga Wedding Photographers

I suppose it's not possible for me to present an unbiased opinion on this topic, as I am actually a one of many Chattanooga wedding photographers.  However, a lot of brides struggle with this decision.  There are a ton of amazingly talented artists in my hometown.  I'm grateful and blessed to call all alot of… Continue reading How to Choose from all the Chattanooga Wedding Photographers

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Chattanooga Maternity Photographer

I usually shoot weddings, but occasionally I step outside of my niche and shoot something for fun and moonlight as a Chattanooga Maternity Photographer.  Matt is a co-worker at the day job and asked me to do some maternity and family photos for them.  Matt is a great guy, but he really married up 😉 … Continue reading Chattanooga Maternity Photographer

Engagements

Chilhowee Engagement Photos at Sunset: Dylan + Heather

Of all the Chattanooga wedding photographers, I'm so glad Dylan and Heather found and chose me.  This is the sweetest couple and I'm so glad we were able to observe social distancing while getting some amazing photos!  They are both still working on finishing their semesters in college. I can't imagine how much more stressful… Continue reading Chilhowee Engagement Photos at Sunset: Dylan + Heather

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Cedar Hill Farm: Josh + Randi

It was a cool, windy day but the warmth between this couple and their family was enough to keep anyone cozy.  I just couldn't get over how welcoming and warm Josh's parent's and Randi's Mom were.  I totally understand now why both Josh and and Randi are such sweet, friendly people.  They are full of… Continue reading Cedar Hill Farm: Josh + Randi