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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Monday, November 24, 2008
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Winter months don't have nearly as many weddings as the rest of the year, but I do have a lot of album and print orders to keep me busy when it's cold. Here are a couple of recent albums that I have waiting to be picked up.

I do offer books from a few different album manufacturers, but these are both from the same company. This book was the most popular with my brides this year, and square is definitely hot. Each book has a custom photo cover. Emily and Bryan have a 10x10" album.

Wedding Photo Album Show and Tell

Wedding Photo Album Show and Tell

Tessa and Bruce have a 12x12" album with two 8x8" parent albums.

Wedding Photo Album Show and Tell

Wedding Photo Album Show and Tell

These digital books are printed on a sturdy-but-flexible art paper which allows for panoramic photos to be printed across the center gutter of the book.

Wedding Photo Album Show and Tell

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Crescent Bend Armstrong-Lockett House, Knoxville, TN

Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Brrrrr! Saturday was cold! Fortunately, Angie and Aaron had lots of happiness and love to keep them warm. Their wedding at Crescent Bend (aka the Armstrong-Lockett House) was beautiful. I was so happy that it never really rained on us and even happier when I found some beautiful fall color. The lower terrace was flooded, but we still got some great shots in the gardens. Angie was such a beautiful bride, and I always love the portraits. However, I'm going to fight my urge to post them all and actually show more of the important events and details instead.

Check out the bling!

Garner/Orr Wedding November 15

During the prep time...

Garner/Orr Wedding November 15


Garner/Orr Wedding November 15

Seeing her groom for the first time ...

Garner/Orr Wedding November 15

Although the original plan was for a ceremony beside one of the fountains, Crescent Bend has many possible setups. With the threat of rain, they opted to exchange vows under one of the tents instead.

Garner/Orr Wedding November 15

Rex Bradford Jones did the catering and cake, but I never had a chance to stop and try anything. I think it's a great idea to let the bride have her cake first if for no other reason than to give her a chance for pay back if he decides to smash the cake in her face. Aaron restrained himself and only left a dab of icing on her nose. Notice the cute, furry cape that Angie had to keep her shoulders warm(er) during the reception. I think that these are an excellent idea for winter weddings.

Garner/Orr Wedding November 15

and now for a couple of portraits

Garner/Orr Wedding November 15

Garner/Orr Wedding November 15

Everyone had fun (and kept warm) dancing under the tents, and Ogle Entertainment did an excellent job as usual with the music. Jim Ogle came by to set everything up even though he wasn't feeling well, but he didn't need to worry because Jake did a great job.
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Farragut, Knoxville, TN

Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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It's almost that time of year again, and I'm making holiday plans. I will be out of the office Dec 20-Jan 5. I just shot my last wedding of the year this past weekend (watch for a blog post to come) and hope to get caught up on all galleries and print orders before leaving. Any print orders received by this Friday November 21 should be mailed out before the holidays. Any orders received after this cutoff will take two weeks longer than normal as I will not be working over the holidays.
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Whitestone Country Inn, Kingston, TN

Thursday, November 13, 2008
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Ready for some more beautiful photos? I had such a difficult time choosing which ones to share from this session! I even enlisted my husband and sister to help, but we still had trouble narrowing it down.
Although they live in Georgia now, Lindsey and Aaron drove up for this session at Whitestone. They are such an awesome couple, and I really enjoyed seeing them again. Because the wedding was back in May when everything was warm and green, I wanted to show some variety and take advantage of the fall color with this session. The weather was a bit chilly, but we still had fun and came away with gorgeous photographs.

Aaron and Lindsey's Couple Session

Aaron and Lindsey's Couple Session

Aaron and Lindsey's Couple Session

Aaron and Lindsey's Couple Session

Aaron and Lindsey's Couple Session

Aaron and Lindsey's Couple Session

Aaron and Lindsey's Couple Session

Aaron and Lindsey's Couple Session

Aaron and Lindsey's Couple Session

Aaron and Lindsey's Couple Session
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Farm, New Market, TN

Monday, November 10, 2008
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Matt and Sarah are planning an early spring wedding so we did a fall engagement session. It was a beautiful day on Sarah's family farm in New Market. Because they met in high school and plan to build a house and stay in the immediate vicinity, the farm is part of who they are - past and future. It's great when couples choose a session location that is meaningful and familiar to them. It's a charming rural community, and I'm looking forward to returning for their wedding.

We had fun scouting out some different photo spots in the area including this spot above Cherokee Dam.

Matt and Sarah's Engagement Session


Matt and Sarah's Engagement Session

You can't have a photo shoot on a farm without including the barn. I love that the bull came to check out what we were doing (trust me, I wouldn't even attempt to pose a bull).

Matt and Sarah's Engagement Session

We did pose this little guy for a snapshot though. He's just a few months old and is already very attached to his family, wanting to follow them around like a little puppy.

Matt and Sarah's Engagement Session

Halloween had just passed, and they were quick to go in and cut down the corn maze. It was actually being cut as we were shooting, and we had to be careful not to get run over (they didn't know we were in there).

Matt and Sarah's Engagement Session

Matt and Sarah's Engagement Session

Matt and Sarah's Engagement Session

This last picture is probably my favorite even though it's just a simple portrait. Sarah's top was such a great color for her, and she just looks so beautiful.

Matt and Sarah's Engagement Session
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