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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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Coffee, Cliffs, & Chacos in Chattanooga: Chad + Jordan

This hockey, chacos, coffee and dog loving couple made this beautiful Saturday even better!  Jordan, Chad, and the stunning Petra are the pawfect (ha!) little family to be.  How cool is that Jordan has a dog named Petra?  We started with coffee at the new Mean Mug coffee house on Chattanooga's north shore and then… Continue reading Coffee, Cliffs, & Chacos in Chattanooga: Chad + Jordan

Engagements

Snooper’s Rock Engagement: Aureleia + Colton

Aureleia and Colton told me that during their pre-marital counseling with their minister he talked about marriage being like a river.  He said that the river flows over the rocks and bumps and always keeps moving forward.  I thought that was such a beautiful metaphor and made this engagement session on Snooper's rock along the… Continue reading Snooper’s Rock Engagement: Aureleia + Colton

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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

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Wedding: Splurge vs Save

There are SO MANY choices to make when you are planning a wedding. You have to pick vendors, then you have to pick packages and price ranges and then you often have to pick more details based on you budget and what they offer.   It’s crazy!  To make things harder, most of us don’t have… Continue reading Wedding: Splurge vs Save

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Bluff View Wedding: Carla + Scott

Sydney watched her father standing with Carla as the officiant was speaking.  I could tell from her face she was so happy for them.  It was chilly, but she was willing to brave the cold to be there close to her father and the man who raised her.  The officiant was speaking about how happy… Continue reading Bluff View Wedding: Carla + Scott

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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 Gray Dove + Bonnie the Bus

This styled shoot executed and conceived by Christan C George Photography was nothing short of amazing.  The Gray Dove provided the perfect backdrop to showcase the amazing talents of all these vendors! Bonnie the Bus is a new photobooth experience in the Chattanooga area.  This is a feature your wedding guests will never forget!  Bonnie… Continue reading The Gray Dove + Bonnie the Bus

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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

Sunflower Engagement: Lacy & Matthew

I love great one-liners.  Matthew and Lacy are full of them! These two are so in love and so sharply witty!  I laughed so much during this session.  We started out at Heritage Park and BOY OH BOY was the good Lord shining His beautiful light on us!   I am a photography nerd and good… Continue reading Sunflower Engagement: Lacy & Matthew

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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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Soddy Daisy Engagement: Charlie + Daryl

What a magical evening!  Daryl and Charlie are one of those couples that when you spend time with them you instantly see how they were made for each other.  Their playful banter, giggles, and chemistry is not something you see every day.  It was easy to capture the spark between these two!   We spent the… Continue reading Soddy Daisy Engagement: Charlie + Daryl

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Military Families

He smiled as he picked up the tiny American Flag is son had just dropped in exchange for a dum dum sucker.  This flag that was so small but had so much meaning him.  This flag that represented everything he loved and everything he would fight to protect.  He smiled as he tried to take… Continue reading Military Families

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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

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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

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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

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Cedars of Lebanon State Park Wedding: Ari + Adam

All of Ari and Adam's family and friends were on the dance floor.  They were full of laughter and joy as they all moved to the music.  In the midst of all the celebrating Adam & Ari caught my eye.  The world was moving around them but they only had eyes for each other.  They… Continue reading Cedars of Lebanon State Park Wedding: Ari + Adam

Wedding Planning & Tips

Wedding Regrets

I think a lot of planning for any event is weighing the pros and cons and thinking about what you might regret doing or not doing.  Planning a wedding is no exception, especially since it is a once in a lifetime event with a ton of tradition and meaning.  Recently I asked the married individuals… Continue reading Wedding Regrets

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Sunflower Wedding on Chattanooga’s Southside : Abby + Jeramie

I casually walked in the dressing room to check on the bride before the ceremony and suddenly realized I was walking in a very spiritual and special moment. Then I saw the bride, her Mom Ann, and all her bridesmaids huddled in the center of the room. I felt like I was intruding, but I… Continue reading Sunflower Wedding on Chattanooga’s Southside : Abby + Jeramie

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Lookout Mountain Engagement Session: Randi + Josh

We didn't exactly have luck on our side when we started this engagement session at Point Park for this Lookout Mountain engagement session.  We could literally see the rain headed our way over the mountain, despite the bright sunshine and blue sky directly above us.  We didn't let the rain stop us from having a… Continue reading Lookout Mountain Engagement Session: Randi + Josh

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Engagement Session Wardrobe Tips: What should I wear?

This might be the most common question I get as a photographer. It's a stressful thing to figure out what will look best in photographs so that you can feel confident in your appearance. I even devoted several pages in my bridal guide just to engagement prep and wardrobe.  There are some general rules but… Continue reading Engagement Session Wardrobe Tips: What should I wear?

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Lee University Chapel Wedding: Mackenzie + Jordan

This wedding at Lee University Chapel and White Wing Bookstore was pulled together with so much elegance!  From the purple and pink highlights to the beautiful and unique florals I was in love!  My favorite moment of the day was at the reception. The crowd was silent as the video played stories about the bride… Continue reading Lee University Chapel Wedding: Mackenzie + Jordan

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Max Patch Elopement: Leisha + Chip

When my bestie told me she was going to the courthouse to get married I knew I had to intervene.  I knew she loved dressing up and I knew she loved pretty photos and pretty places.  We have been friends for almost 10 years and experienced so many things together, I know her.  I also… Continue reading Max Patch Elopement: Leisha + Chip