love, engagement

MELISSA + STEVE

Melissa and Steve (amazing videographers) have started a tradition in their marriage that we think is the best. They got married two years ago and their plan is to travel to a new city each year for their anniversary and have their photos taken in each place. Last year they went to Paris. So beautiful! This year for their anniversary, they traveled from Toronto, where they live, to Nashville to go to Bonnaroo and see the sights and eat the eats around Nashville. Their trip happened to fall directly on CMA Fest week, but we still rocked downtown, only getting photobombed once by an inebriated stranger. Love this beautiful, cuddle-filled session. Cheers to year three! Also, can you two start a blog of your photo sessions so I can follow along with your travels, pretty please?

weddings

WHITNEY + JEFF | MARRIED!

Whitney and Jeff's wedding was, in a word, incredible. Held at Ravenswood Mansion, it was the most beautiful, sunshine-y day, and it was, in another word, hot. Like, so hot. You wouldn't know it because Whitney and Jeff are the chillest people who are also just extremely in love and the day was an absolute dream. It was very clear this day was not about any pretense, it was about the two of them and celebrating their new lives with family and friends. It absolutely shows. On top of that, it was gorgeous; Ravenswood Mansion and Nashville Event Planning did a fantastic job creating a gorgeous space with Whitney and Jeff's family-centric table centerpieces and their beautiful dessert table. So southern and wonderful. And their dance party. Lordy. It was good. Keep an eye out for Whitney's dad. He's currently one of my favorite people based on his dancing alone. Whitney and her dad were dancing to "Young at Heart" and Whitney surprised him by switching up the song to "Uptown Funk" when they slow dance was nearly over. And the rest of the dance party, well, they know how to throw one. I'm done raving. Here's some of our favorites from the day.

Venue: Ravenswood Mansion
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Nashville Event Planning, Nita Baggott, Tricia Adams, Crystal Kelly
Catering: Loveless Cafe
DJ: Tim Hiber
Florist: Nita Baggott, Nashville Event Planning
Wedding Dress: Southern Belle Rose
Hair and Make-Up: One10 Beauty
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids, Amsale
Men's Suits: Michael Kors

engagement

WHITNEY + JEFF | ENGAGED!

Whitney and Jeff actually got married two weeks ago, but I thought now was a good time to share their engagement photos. These two have the best sense of humor. We've now photographed them three times 2 engagement sessions, (you'll see why soon) and their wedding. I think we mainly get together to laugh and then take a few pictures in between. Jeff proposed to Whitney at Santa's Pub among many of their friends and family, which is maybe the most creative place to propose I can think of. They wanted to do something a little different for their Save the Dates, so Jeff and Whitney dressed up as Dolly and Kenny and asked Santa himself if we could stop by and take a few pictures last fall. We then took a few "normal" pictures this Spring a little while before their wedding. They're cute and in love!

Dolly and Kenny! Whitney's laugh in the second one makes me smile every time!

Whitney and Jeff's guest table at their wedding with their Dolly and Kenny photo plus an autographed photo from Dolly.