A Chattanooga engagement with multiple locations?  I live for it.  From Signal Mountain to downtown, Chattanooga really gives us all the backgrounds we could ever want. Marli and Neil have known each other for over 15 years. Their relationship just evolved naturally and they really are the sweetest.  I love that Marli says that when […]

Signal Mountain Engagement Session

Chattanooga Engagement: Marli + Neil

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Gifting Clients

Our photography clients are more than just people.  They are the heart of our business and if you are working with them in a way that fosters an ongoing relationship, they truly become part of our lives. What you gift, cost, etc. is different for each photographer. I look at gifting as a way to […]

Should You Gift Your Wedding Photography Clients?

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A surprise proposal followed up with the cutest engagement party!  This was such a great day and this party was so amazing!  As Hayden’s dad said (about her mom) “Dabney loves making the ordinary, extraordinary.”  Literally, that could not be more true.  Every detail of this engagement party was just perfect. As you can see, […]

Chattanooga Engagement Party: Hayden + Dennis

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Let’s talk photography myths.  I am here to debunk the top 5 things I have heard as I have come up in the industry. First, photography myth one: You have to have a REALLY expensive camera.  Expensive, doesn’t mean amazing photos.  When you are first starting out, you don’t know if you will love this […]

Wedding Photography Myths

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Love is in the air! A chance to shoot another Chattanooga Proposal? Absolutely!  I will always be a champion for love and I love the chance to capture these moments.  The look of surprise and just the utter love and joy that comes throughout the whole proposal is so beautiful. Brian and Katie are such […]

Chattanooga Proposal Couple

A Chattanooga Proposal: Katie + Brian

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Let’s take a minute to talk about how to make a wedding look more high-end.  Photography is usually the most expensive thing at the wedding. We, as the photographer, can make a lower budget wedding look high-end. It takes patience and work. This is actionable advice that can be huge for you and your business. […]

How To Make a Wedding Look More High-End

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I am always ready for a Chattanooga Engagement.  Shooting destination engagements is a blast, but this is home. No matter how many times I shoot at a location, each couple makes it feel brand new. Darien and Matthew were so fun to shoot. We had the best time hitting up some of the best spots.  […]

Chattanooga Engagement Hand in Hand Couple

Chattanooga Engagement: Darien + Matthew

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We all have programs and apps that we love to use.  Today I want to share my favorites and what I think is 100% worth the money to help improve your workflow. First, Photo Mechanic.  This is a culling software and this allows me to cull through images lighting fast. In all the softwares I […]

Favorite Programs + Apps for Wedding Photographers

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These are some of the tips and tricks I have learned through the process of working to get published. When you are shooting a wedding, there are things you can do throughout the day that will make the submission process easier. Publications want things that will inspire other brides and even other vendors.  “Pinnable” images […]

Tips to Get Your Work Published as a Wedding Photographer

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Proposal Couple Chattanooga Downtown

Downtown Chattanooga is a beautiful place for a proposal.  When I was asked to shoot it while it happened of course I said yes!  Wesley proposed to Hannah on the beautiful walking bridge by the Hunter Museum.  It was so sweet and Hannah was so surprised. Of course Hannah said yes. Their parents were waiting […]

Downtown Chattanooga Proposal: Hannah + Wesley

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Love Stories

Getting to shoot these high school sweethearts engagement pictures already had this photographer stocked for their wedding day.  

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Howe Farms

Highlands Chapel

Caty & Simon got married at her grandmother's private estate inside the Sandestin resort in Florida.  They fell in love chatting by the water so it only made since they say their vows here too.

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Sandestin Resort

It's not every wedding that starts with a luxury car in a venue styled like a tuscan villa and ends with karaoke and fireworks!  This wedding was EPIC!

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The Woodlands