Mr. & Mrs. Griffith - A Fall, Country Wedding

To say Brittany and I go way back is an understatement. I love this sweet bride. We've been friends for a long time, and I was so honored that she asked me to photograph her big day. I loved everything about it. The colors were so rich; the lighting was phenom. the inside jokes had me laughing the whole time. I'm so blessed to know a lot of this wedding party and call many of them good friends. 

Chris lights up when he sees Brittany. It's so sweet. And his sentimental wedding gift to his bride had all of us in tears. While he got her these amazing shoes she'd been wanting, he surprised her with a Bible that had her name new monogrammed on it. <3

Brittany, you were such a stunning bride. I refrained from saying this on your wedding day because I knew I'd start crying, but you were def channeling your inner-Belle. ;) (Inside joke) I'm so happy for you, and I'm so happy you found someone that treats you like the queen you are! 

Enjoy!

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Mr. & Mrs. Pursell - Cedar Hall

The day I met Taylor, her southern charm and stunning face won me over. I was so excited for her fall, apple-red wedding... And finally the day arrived. I love how her simple color scheme came together. These two people are one of the sweetest couples I have ever met. I hope you enjoy their beautiful Cedar Hall Wedding sneak peak as much as I enjoyed being a part of their beautiful day! Congrats, guys!

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Mr. & Mrs. Faulk - A Jackson, MS Wedding {The Railroad District}

This sweet family is very near and dear to my heart. I photographed Lauren's sister's wedding a few years ago, and we've been talking every since about one day me photographing her wedding. Finally, the day arrived. It was perfect. If you can't tell, she was a bundle of happiness the whole day, and he could not have been more proud of his stunning bride.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful wedding as much as I enjoyed being a part of it.

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Mr. & Mrs. Ricketts - A Memphis Zoo Wedding {Zambezi}

If you haven't seen the new Zambezi exhibit at the Memphis zoo, you are seriously missing out! As if it isn't cool enough during the day, at night, fire ignites, and an incredible event venue unfolds. We had a BLAST shooting this wedding recently. From the sweet, emotional, and intimate ceremony... to the INSANELY fun reception complete with shots of Fireball brought out on silver trays for a toast to the bride and groom... I'm pretty sure I was limping by the end of the night from all the running we were doing. WORTH IT! 

I knew the day was going to be spectacular though when I arrived to the Peabody for the 'getting ready' shots and entered a two story hotel room with GORGEOUS natural lighting! ... My photographer-heart melted.

And check out their adorable sparkler exit followed by a sweet kiss on the back of an awesome car, complete with a high-five - As if to say, 'Nailed it!' Your wedding day is so fun, but there is nothing much sweeter than knowing that all the stress is over and you just get to enjoy being married!

I'm so happy for Amanda and Ben! I hope you enjoy this sneak from their day!

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Mr. & Mrs. Phelps - Cedar Hall

My sweet friend and one of my favorite second shooters, Candice Plunk, became Mrs. Candice Phelps yesterday. I'm so happy for her and her hubby. She was absolutely stunning.

I wasn't the official photographer. Candice asked me to come as a guest to her wedding, but she also wanted me to nag a few pics before the ceremony, so I happily obliged. I can't wait to see the amazing work her wedding photographer produced. I'm sure it's going to be stunning. Till then, I got permission to post a sneak of her big day! :) Enjoy!

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Sidney's Journey

I've waited a very long time to share this story with you. The story of the day I became a mommy.

A few things you should know before watching Sidney's journey:

  • We didn't know the gender. I'm a control-freak. Letting go of this huge thing in my life was a challenge. Since Sidney would be the name for either gender, that made it a little easier - Seriously, the day I met Ryan, I knew we would get married, and the day he told me his middle name (Sidney), I knew that'd be our first child's name. My hubby went to every single doc appointment to make sure I didn't crack. The 9 months of torture was totally worth that one beautiful moment. 
  • Sidney James is named after our two grandaddy's in heaven - Sidney (Ryan's grandfather - and also Ryan's middle name) and James (my grandfather). When you see me tell the gender and name to my father, it's an extremely emotional moment. We kept the middle name a surprise to everyone, so that's the first time my dad found out Sidney's middle name was named after his dad. You'll see he looks over at my grandmother, that was her husband. I wouldn't trade that moment for anything in the world.
  • The hairspray bottle at the beginning. Ummm yeah sorry. Ryan and I got preggo about a year before we were planning. When I found out, I was pregnant, I threw my phone down when I heard Ryan coming and pressed record. He can read me like a book, so I knew I couldn't hide it.

I'd like to say everything went as planned. Of course, it didn't. But God's Plan is perfect.

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Ben & Amanda - Dixon Gallery and Garden Engagement

Check out this beautiful sneak peak of a sunset engagement session at the Dixon Gallery and Garden. I can't wait for Ben & Amanda's big day in October! They are such an easy-going couple! :)

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Mr. & Mrs. Alderton + Heartwood Hall Wedding

This wedding was emotional for me. It was my last wedding before becoming a mommy, and I could not have picked a more perfect, laid-back couple to end my wedding season. If it isn't obvious, Rebecca and Austin are head over heels for each other. I'm obsessed with their wedding and all the subtle, glittery details. I hope you enjoy this sneak peak of their amazing day!

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