Tying the Knot at Cellar One in Nashville

Allison and Aaron are photographers so I was honored when they decided to trust me with the job of documenting their wedding day. I asked to see some of Aaron’s work and he showed me some really well-lit, commercial images of rock climbers that he had photographed. I was impressed and all the more flattered to photograph their wedding. It turns out that rock climbing is what brought the couple together and the theme was prominent throughout their wedding. When they tied the knot, they did it with climbing rope and used a climbing knot. Also, Aaron built some impressive centerpieces for each table featuring a boulder with little rock climbers and ropes. This wedding was unique and fun and I’ve been excited to share the photos!

Terrible Sweater Party VIII Photobooth

The tradition continues! Once again I set up a photobooth at Nashville’s biggest holiday party at Bluebar in Midtown. The Terrible Sweater Party 8 benefitting 2nd Harvest Food Bank was absolutely packed and full of crazy outfits! I brought 2 snow machines and an electric leaf blower to simulate winter weather on the booth and I had a blast turning the booth into an epic blizzard a few times.

Following is a link to the Pictage proof site where the photos are hosted: http://pictage.com/1374763

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Perfect Circle | Chelsea and Chris

Chelsea and Chris held an outdoor ceremony with the chairs set up in concentric circles around a platform so they could be surrounded by friends and family. From the photographer’s perspective this was a pretty liberating set-up. We could circle around the background to get any angle we wanted without being too obtrusive and when we found the perfect angle with the perfect light there were lots of smiling faces looking on in the background.

The decor was a little vintage with the signs and type-writers and a little country chic with bailing twine and mason jars. The reception featured an oreo cookie and milk station, a country band, and as many guests as I’ve seen at a wedding reception. It may have been my largest wedding all year and everyone had a blast. Just take a look at the happy faces!

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Wedding at the Inn at Evins Mill

Christy and Jeremy were married on September 22, 2012 at the Inn at Evins Mill. This place was a real playground for photography. There were amazing textures, moss covered walls, waterfalls, an old mill, bridges, and the ceremony was set in front of a pretty pond.  Since this wedding Jeremy has been deployed overseas with the military. Knowing that was coming up always adds a bit of pressure on the wedding day when I think about how many times he’ll be perusing the photos while he is away and feeling homesick.

The property is full of textured, weathered, and moss covered walls and a good mix of old and new buildings to explore!The magic hour light was perfect!
The groom received a bottle of expensive bourbon as a gift and decided it would be fun to share it on the porch as a few of the groomsmen took turns giving toasts.

The guest were entertained by a great rootsy band with upright bass and mandolin during the reception but after the toasts the mics served as a bit of a karaoke set-up and Jeremy sang a country tune for Christy.

Front Porch Farms Wedding for Zeus and Holly

Holly and Zeus were married at Front Porch Farms. I didn’t realize it until the wedding day but the groom’s brother Jude was in my high school class at Father Ryan and there were lots of familiar faces on the guest list. It was a slightly overcast day but we took advantage of the nice even light and the photos were great.

I experimented a bit with my lighting set-up during the dancing photos and loved the way they turned out. This is probably how I’m going to light dance floors in the future at Front Porch Farms.

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