In early January, we had the joy to spend the day with Molly and Zach for their wedding. Held at the beautiful and modern Press Room in Knoxville, Molly & Zach’s wedding was the best way to begin 2019. Almost immediately when we walked into the venue, we knew that Molly & Zach were some of sweetest and most genuine people you will ever meet.
In late December, joined with 200 of their closest friends and family, Olivia & Jared took their biggest step yet. Held at the beautiful Standard in downtown Knoxville, their wedding day was truly joyous.
In early October, Courtney & Chris celebrated their new lives together with all their closest family and friends. Held at the stunning Carriage House - truly a gorgeous hidden gem in Jefferson City, Tennessee - their wedding was so much fun! We hope this video captured a little bit of the shear joy from their best day ever.
For Bailee’s senior shoot, we went to the Knoxville Botanical Gardens. This is one of my favorite photography spots as you can see in our blog. The lighting paired with the beautiful scenery is pure magic.
In the foothills of the Tennessee Mountains, Katheryn stepped out of the horse drawn carriage and walked down the grass aisle to her soon-to-be husband, Xavier. Watch this beautiful wedding day in Cunningham Farms.
In early September, we journeyed to Memphis to video and photograph Amanda & Benjamin’s biggest day yet - their wedding day! Held at the beautiful Bridge at ChrisLeigh Farm, Amanda & Benjamin spent the day laughing, crying, dancing, hugging, and kissing. Whether it was sunny or raining (and we had it all!), joy was all around these two.
We had the chance to film and photograph their late summer wedding. Everything about this couple is gentle, sweet, and compassionate. When you read in 1 Corinthians 13, “love is patient, love is kind,” you could easily picture Hannah & Charlie.
Kendal & Zach are some of the most kind, polite, and warm people you will ever know. From the moment we first met with them in early 2017, to their engagement session last summer, to their gorgeous wedding day a few weeks ago, it is a joy to know Kendal & Zach. Their love for each other is so clear and they truly seem like a match made in heaven.
On a Monday afternoon in July, we journeyed to Cades Cove to capture Nicole & Cody's destination wedding. They've been together for five years and are the sweetest couple. This is their private wedding in Cades Cove.
In early July, we had the joy to capture Erin & Aaron's wedding day on film. It was so much fun! Erin & Aaron are such a sweet couple with a beautiful love story and a shared sense of adventure. Check out their wedding highlight video!
At some point in your life, your best friend, daughter, son, or sibling is going to get married and you may be asked to deliver a speech at the wedding. Public speaking is hard and we know you want to make it perfect for the new couple. We're here for you! Here is our formula for the best wedding toast and a few tips to keep in mind as you prepare.
On May 27, we had the amazing opportunity to film Nikki & Kenneth's beautiful wedding day. Everything about this wedding was gorgeous- from the Carnegie Hotel, to the flowers, to the cake, to the wedding dress- and best of all, Nikki & Kenneth were glowing the entire day. As you'll see in the video, they are dearly loved by their friends and family and it was a joy to be a part of it.
I've said it before, and I'll keep on saying it probably until I die, but I love family. Annie and Matthew McDaniel asked me do their family session because of their newest addition to their family- Benjamin! (I haven't gotten to photography many new families, so this was a big YAY for me!!)
When Katie and Adam saw each other for the first time on their big day, they giggled, embraced, and could not keep their eyes off one another. Their love is truly so exuberant and un-missable (a true dream to a wedding photographer!). Combine this love with Katie's contagious laugh and Adam's joy-filled smiles and you've got one of the easiest wedding days ever.
Lindsay and Chris's beautiful wedding day in the Smoky Mountains! From their melt-your-heart vows they wrote for each other, to their dog ring bearer (Oliver), to the bubble entrance, to the super fun dances late into the evening - Lindsay and Chris had an amazing wedding day and we are so honored to have been a part of it! We hope this video is one they look back on fondly for years to come.
Adam & Katie- what a couple. A few weeks ago, we shot their engagement photos at the beautiful, Knoxville Botanical Gardens. As you'll be able to tell from the photos, this is a couple whose love for one another is unapologetically pronounced.
Madelyn & Kurt's wedding was held at the beautiful First Presbyterian Church in Morristown, Tennessee. Everything- from the large and colorful stained glass windows to the towering columns at the front of the alter- was magical. It truly felt like a sacred day, one we know they have looked forward to for a long time, surrounded by their beloved friends and families.
It doesn't snow a whole lot in East-Tennessee, but for Amanda & Ben's engagement session, the light dusting was magical!
Amanda & Ben are a wonderful couple that we have the privilege of photographing and filming their wedding day (coming fall 2018!). For the engagement session, their dog Ziggy joined us for a stroll through our little winter wonderland. I have to tell you guys, I just love these pictures of the two of them. It feels so natural and yet so joyful.
On a cold, rainy February day in Jefferson City, we grabbed our coats, strapped on our cameras, and met the Houston family in the park for a family session! You never know what East Tennessee weather you're going to get - especially when scheduling a shoot a month in advance - but thankfully, the Houstons are definitely not quitters and we had an amazing family session!
If you know me, you probably know that I REALLY love families. There is so much sweetness and laughter and vulnerability when it comes to family and I love that. So I couldn't think of a better way to ring in the new year than with a family portrait session with the Durfeys!
In November, we had the privilege to film and photograph the wedding of Mary-Kate and Taylor - one of the most genuinely kind and fun couples we've ever met. Now we finally get to share the video and a few of our favorite shots from the wedding!