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    Hi!! Thank you SO much for visiting my blog!!! I try, as often as I can, to post glimpses into recent sessions, weddings, and personal ramblings (or photos of these two kiddos of mine) when the mood strikes :)!! So grab your drink of choice, settle in for a bit and click around til your heart is content! If I can help you in anyway, get in touch! I'd love to chat!


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Tis the season that it’s just too cold to shoot outside most days!  Cue the in home session!  People are sometimes skeptical when I mention shooting in their homes for fear of what it might look like or how clean it needs to be, etc, but when it’s all said done, these types of sessions tend to be some of my favorites (and often the clients too)!  Email me if you’ve ever considered a session like this and have questions!

For this session, Evan had just turned 1, and was at the best age of standing solo, but not quite taking steps on his own!  He had some grandparents there, and we captured some of my favorite moments with them.  I love these precious smiles and candid family moments!  Enjoy a few of my favorites!

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In an attempt to do better at blogging this year….yeah, yeah, I say it every year, I’m starting off  2018 with a recent bridal session!  Sarah & Derek were married this past weekend at The Mill at Lebanon!  We did her bridal session in November, on a beautiful, much warmer day, also at The Mill.  Sarah is so easy to photograph and looked just stunning in her gown!  I have so many favorites from her session, but here are just a few!

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The 2017 wedding season has already begun, and it’s going to be an amazing one, but there’s still so much I’m hoping to share from 2016!  These lovebirds are celebrating their one year anniversary this weekend, so it’s way past time I share their wedding!!  Meghan and Lee had a beautiful ceremony at Christ the King and their reception was at the Cannery Ballroom!  This couple, and their wedding, are some of my all time favs!  I miss getting emails from Meghan planning everything out!  They were so great to work with, and you really couldn’t help but smile through the entire night! On top of all of that, their reception was a blast!  Here are just a few favorites from their wedding!  Happy Anniversary you guys!!!

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Photographer:  Chesley Summar

Planner:  Sherry Luttrell

Ceremony Venue:  Christ the King

Reception Venue:  Cannery Ballroom

Florist:  Accent Flowers

Cake:  Dulce Desserts

Catering:  Chef Penelope

Paper Goods:  Fiore Creative

Bride’s Dress:  Olia Zavozina from Maggie Louise

Groom’s Attire:  Street Tuxedo

Entertainment:  Stretta Band

It’s been a mere 7 months since I published a blog…woah!!!  Summer, fall and winter were wonderful seasons full of lots of amazing sessions, weddings and happy faces!!  While we struggle through winter in the South, I’ll try to take advantage of a lighter schedule and share some of the beautiful people I was lucky enough to photograph!!

Holly & Nate were married in September at CJ’s Off the Square in Franklin, TN!  This was my first time to shoot at CJ’s, and I adored it!  Take one quick glance through these photos, and it’s easy to see why!  The beautiful bridal suite, gardens and pavilion made for the perfect setting for their day.

Holly & Nate are one of the most precious couples.  They don’t live in Nashville, so I’d only met them once at a planning session.  It was evident to me at that first meeting after being around Holly for just a short time that she’s one of those people that wants to make sure that everyone around her is enjoying themselves, has what they need, and is comfortable.  She’s truly one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. When she told me about their plans to read letters to one another during their first look, I knew there would be tears…and not just from them.  It was one of my favorite moments of the day, but definitely not the only time that tears were shed.  They had a heartfelt ceremony, wonderful toasts, and an overall fabulous evening.

Thank you guys for choosing me to capture your day!!  It was such an honor!  Enjoy some of my favorite images from their day!

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