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Downtown, Knoxville, TN

Friday, May 23, 2008
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Yesterday I met up with Megan and Monte for their engagement session. With Sundown in the City on Market Square, Thursday may not be the best evening to attempt a session downtown, but we did okay avoiding the crowds. We started early because the forecast had called for a cloudy day. As usual, the weather didn't match the forecast, and it was a beautiful sunny day without a cloud in the sky. Hopefully they'll luck out and the weather for their August wedding will be just as beautiful. They're both really relaxed in front of the camera, and we had fun hanging out. I think I may have shot more photos yesterday than at any other engagement session, but here are a few of my favorites.


Megan and Monte's Engagement Session
Megan and Monte's Engagement Session
Megan and Monte's Engagement Session
Megan and Monte's Engagement Session

Megan and Monte's Engagement Session

Megan and Monte's Engagement Session
Megan and Monte's Engagement Session

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Church Street United Methodist, Knoxville, TN

Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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On a lovely, albeit slightly windy, Saturday, Emily and Bryan were married at Church Street United Methodist downtown with a reception at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

While I do shoot most of the wedding day photojournalistically without a lot of posing, my favorite photos tend to be informally posed portraits. As a result, I show a lot of those on my blog and site so this time I tried to choose more candid shots of the day. The couple did not want to see each other before the ceremony and the group formals after the ceremony didn't leave us time for couple photos. Only these first two photos were posed.


Damewood/Spiller Wedding May 10

Damewood/Spiller Wedding May 10
Damewood/Spiller Wedding May 10
Damewood/Spiller Wedding May 10

Damewood/Spiller Wedding May 10

Damewood/Spiller Wedding May 10
Damewood/Spiller Wedding May 10
Damewood/Spiller Wedding May 10
Damewood/Spiller Wedding May 10

the red light in the last photo was caused by the DJ's lights
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Maryville, TN

Friday, May 9, 2008
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What is up with all the wet weekends lately? I was worried that this past Saturday was going to be rainy again, but the weather came through early enough for Melanie and Patrick to have a dry wedding. The ceremony was held at First Baptist Church of Maryville with the reception at Maryville's Life Events Center.

Details: yellow and orange tulip bouquets; black, tea-length bridesmaid dresses; unity sand ceremony; strawberry wedding cake; chocolate grooms' cake; cookie cutter favors; bubble exit

We did individual portraits at the church and couple portraits after the reception so here are a few photos from the church, the reception, and the couple session.


Jenkins/Doubleday Wedding May 3

Jenkins/Doubleday Wedding May 3

Jenkins/Doubleday Wedding May 3

Jenkins/Doubleday Wedding May 3
Jenkins/Doubleday Wedding May 3

Jenkins/Doubleday Wedding May 3

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Fountain City, Knoxville, TN

Thursday, April 17, 2008
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Most of the work that I'm doing right now is behind-the-scenes type stuff (posting galleries, making slideshows, designing albums, fulfilling print orders) so there isn't a whole lot to share. Here are a few shots of a proofbook that I just got in and will be sending out to Jessica and Chris with their slideshow DVD.

Moerman Proofbook
Moerman Proofbook
Moerman Proofbook
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Pace House and Pavilion in Vinings Village, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, April 8, 2008
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This past weekend's weather was really wet in the Knoxville area, and Atlanta wasn't much better. It was grey and overcast with sprinkles off and on all day. Unfortunately, Nicole and Clint's outdoor ceremony at the historic Pace House and Pavilion had to be moved indoors. The weather was comfortable with flowers blooming, and an outdoor spring ceremony would have been lovely. Nevertheless, the pavilion, with its windows on all sides and open rafter ceiling, provided an intimate and quaint setting for the ceremony and reception. The couple even wrote their own vows and left more than a few of the guests in tears.

Old Pace House is located in historic Vinings Village, a trendy enclave in north Atlanta. For smaller weddings like that of Nicole and Clint, it's a very charming venue. Even with the rain, I think that their day turned out beautifully, and everyone had a great time. 

Nicole's battenburg lace dress, bird cage veil, and raffia-tied bouquet of loose spring flowers (decorated with a cameo that belonged to her late grandmother) were a perfect, vintage fit with the venue.

Christman/Hawkins Wedding April 5

I am in LOVE with Nicole's ring! Just check out her beautiful blue diamond!
Christman/Hawkins Wedding April 5
Christman/Hawkins Wedding April 5
Christman/Hawkins Wedding April 5

Christman/Hawkins Wedding April 5

While the pavilion was rearranged from ceremony site to reception room, Nicole and Clint spent a few moment together.
Christman/Hawkins Wedding April 5

Christman/Hawkins Wedding April 5
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