Weddings

Navy and Blush Romantic Wedding at the Social Event Facility in Kingsport, TN

I think every last one of my peers in the photography field have been so sick and tired of rain this season. It seems like every weekend, there’s rain! Well, these two found the solution – just get married on a Thursday and you’ll have beautiful weather! It was blistering hot in Kingsport on their big day and I’d just like to go ahead and say in advance to all of my future brides THANK YOU for putting up with me looking a hot mess during your summer wedding. It might not seem like it, but photography is hard work especially when you are holding your breath, bent over some important details trying to get a focal point sharp in 90+ degree weather.

When Sarah’s mom contacted me earlier this year about shooting their wedding, I knew it was going to be a special one, but I didn’t know how special. The love that Sarah and Cole share, not only for each other, but for their faith, is so evident in everything that anyone who looks at their photos can tell that every detail was planned with this very love in mind. These two met in Sarah’s mom’s classroom at the local high school while she was helping him write a sermon. Sarah told me that Cole had a reputation of someone who was very faithful and that was something that stood out to her.

Their wedding was beautiful! Watching these two say their vows and proclaim their love for each other in front of their friends, family and God was something truly special. Their ceremony was perfectly timed for some gorgeous sunset photos on top of the parking garage in Kingsport and then later we headed to the Social Event Facility for their reception, which was a true party complete with not one, but three special dances, a delicious dinner and cake from Petite Sweets, and great music to dance along to!

Sarah and Cole, I wish you a world of happiness in your marriage! Your wedding has been one of my favorites yet!

A list of the wonderful vendors who made their big day come true:

Second Photographer: Pam Burke Photography
Videographer: James Gray Videography
Cake: Petite Sweets
Dress: Allure Bridal
Shoes: Bagdley Mischka
Venue and Catering: The Social Event Facility

Intimate Mountain Wedding at White Fence Farm in Trade, TN

If any of you guys know me personally, you’ll know I’m a little OCD. Not really in the fact that I am a tidy person, but more in the fact that I keep track of my time in a journal sometimes down to the minute and eat my M&M’s coordinated by color (brown first, blue last). Also, when there’s rain in the forecast on a week that I have a wedding, I’m obsessively checking about five different weather apps to the point where my phone dies. I watched the weather for this wedding for two weeks! It was the first of my 2018 season and by George, it was NOT going to rain. Except the five weather apps said there was about a 90% chance of rain. For two weeks. I was so SURE that the weather predictions would change in the period of two weeks, but they didn’t budge at all. I think by the time wedding day was here it was down to 70%, but still – in the mountains in East Tennessee, that pretty much means it’s gonna rain.

 

Thankfully, it never rained during the ceremony or reception. We did get a light shower right before the ceremony but all was well the rest of this magical night.

 

I had the privilege of meeting Kelsey and Ian sometime last year through a website known for putting together clients and wedding vendors. We clicked on the phone right away and I knew deep down their wedding would be an amazing one. Not only was it decorated beautifully, but it was decorated with a style that definitely fit them as a couple! Kelsey and Ian said their vows surrounded by beautiful mountains, but also so many of their friends and family. They continued the celebration with traditional cultural dances and dances to music like Mumford and Sons and Caravan Palace (a couple of my own heart and Spotify, if I say so myself). They finished the night off with a beautiful display of fireworks and a hot drinks bar! 

I thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for letting me capture such a special day. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness in your marriage!

Country Wedding at Willow Creek Acres in Limestone, TN

I don’t even have words for how beautiful this day was. I’m normally successful holding back happy tears at weddings, but this one was crazy hard to do that. Ryan and Alyssa deserve every ounce of love and every amazing thing that happens for them. Their love and happiness is evident just by looking at them, and it radiates to their friends and family around them. Congratulations on a gorgeous day and a lifetime of memories!


Vendors:

Dress: David's Bridal

Hair: Jenny Lea Academy

Cake: Amber Horton

Makeup: Julia Wilson

DJ: Taft Simmons

Gorgeous table centerpieces | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

Gorgeous table centerpieces | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

The brides bouquet was HANDMADE! | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

The brides bouquet was HANDMADE! | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

Delicious cake! | Kingsport, TN wedding photography 

Delicious cake! | Kingsport, TN wedding photography 

Walking down the aisle to some fun fall colors | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

Walking down the aisle to some fun fall colors | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

Close up of this gorgeous handmade bouquet | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

Close up of this gorgeous handmade bouquet | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

A venue specialty - Osage oranges! | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography 

A venue specialty - Osage oranges! | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography 

Love the bridal suite | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

Love the bridal suite | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

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A moment of good ole southern prayer | Kingsport, TN wedding photography  

A moment of good ole southern prayer | Kingsport, TN wedding photography  

What a gorgeous venue Willow Creek Acres is! | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

What a gorgeous venue Willow Creek Acres is! | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

An emotional groom | Kingsport, TN wedding Photography  

An emotional groom | Kingsport, TN wedding Photography  

The newlyweds! | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

The newlyweds! | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

The gorgeous bride | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

The gorgeous bride | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

The beautiful ceremony | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

The beautiful ceremony | Kingsport, TN Wedding Photography  

Chrissie + Eric | Kingsport, TN Wedding at Meadowview Convention Center

I've got to say, these two are total lovebirds! Their love for reach other was just so overwhelmingly evident their whole day! 

Venue: Meadowview Convention Center
Florist: Downtown Flowers
MUA: Beauty by MC

2017 Bucket List!

With 2016 wrapped up and 2017 offering more potential than ever before, we’ve created this bucket list to fulfill some of our biggest dream shoots. The best part is you get a discount for taking us up on any of the items listed! Bucket list item discounts are open to every couple boked or to be booked in 2017.

And since 2017 is going to be our best year yet, for all the newly engaged couples: book by January 31st and receive 10% off any wedding package booked, and book by February 28th to receive 5% off!

In 2017, our hope is to work with joyful couples who value real moments over poses, expect their friends to pack the dance floor, are able to laugh at themselves (and at us, cause we’re nerds), and love each other so much they could burst. If this sounds like you, then shoot us an email! Keep reading below for our 2017 bucket list items and snatch them up before someone else does!

Wedding Day Discounts:
 

·         Black and Gold Wedding Colors  - 1 available - $100 off

·         New Year’s Eve Wedding – 1 available - $100 off

·         Sparkler Exit during Recessional – 2 available - $75 off

·         Confetti Exit during Recessional – 2 available - $75 off

·         Grandma as a flower girl – 1 available - $50 off

·         Pastel Wedding Colors – 1 available - $100 off

·         Bride Wears a Flower Crown – 2 available - $75 off

Location Discounts:

·         Crooked River Farm – 1 available - $200 off

·         Chateau Selah – 1 available - $200 off

·         The Millstone – 1 available - $150 off

Destination Weddings:
 

·         Pacific Northwest- No travel fees

·         Charleston, SC – No travel fees

·         Southern California – No travel fees

·         Colorado Mountains – No travel fees

·         Ireland – No travel fees

Other Discounts:

·         Proposal - $50 off

 

MEAGAN + BRIAN'S WEDDING AT DOMTAR CABIN IN KINGSPORT, TN

Meagan and Brian are the type of people who just light up the world. These two got ready at the ever beautiful Meadowview Convention Center in Kingsport, TN, and then had their gorgeous ceremony over looking the lake at Domtar Cabin in Kingsport, TN. Their decor was classy and elegant, just like their personalities.

 

Kayla + Andrew's Wedding at a Private Location in Mendota, VA

Kayla and Andrew’s wedding was one I’ve been waiting on for a long time! I first met Kayla working a dead end job in Bristol and we became close friends fast. She would often get me through my days! When she first confided in me about her love for Andrew, I knew it wouldn’t be too long before these two said their vows before God. It was just my honor to be a part of the day, as it was beautiful and touching, and something a lot of people had been waiting a long time for.