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Are you guys ready to meet THE sweetest couple there is? Lindsey and Chris are that couple.

When we met Lindsey and Chris for the first time, I just had to hug them both. We lived in San Francisco when Lindsey and Chris hired us, so we met them for the first time only about a week before their wedding. Like quite a few engaged couples, Lindsey and Chris had quite a bit going on right around their wedding date. Chris also graduated from Seminary school the week before his wedding. Lindsey posted the cutest photo on Instagram the day Chris graduated that said “He got his B.A. and next Friday I get my M.R.S.” John and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the newlywed adventures Lindsey and Chris go on.

A random fact that should paint the crystal clear photo of how awesome Lindsey is: she bought her dress at the same boutique I did, B. Hughes. (Clearly, Lindsey has great taste!)

Lindsey and Chris got married at the stunning Cedar Hall. Rain was in the forecast and there were a few times we had to take cover, but with Cedar Hall as the backdrop, you have quite the variety of portrait locations. Lindsey and Chris made the extremely wise decision to hire Lynn Doyle Flowers for their wedding, and like always, Lynn Doyle NEVER disappoints.

Lindsey and Chris, thank you thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us the honor of capturing your special day.

Enjoy!

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What’s to say about Paul and Chloe that I didn’t already say in this post?

This past May, John and I had the honor of shooting my best friend’s little brother’s wedding (how’s that for making you think on a Friday, woah.)

I had never been to the Norris Damn State Park, but it only took a few seconds for us to realize why Paul and Chloe loved it so much. In fact, I asked Chloe what sold her on this venue, and she said she remembered going to summer camps here. She would have “pretend weddings” (don’t even act like you didn’t do that too, we all did) and had a feeling she’d one day get married here IRL (in real life, for those of you who also had to google those three letters.)

The ceremony was held at an amphitheater made of stone. The aisle was lined with lanterns and twine rapped bottles that held baby’s breath. It was a precious DIY wedding that all came together by the hard work of both Paul and Chloe and their families. They are so very loved.

Paul and Chloe didn’t see each other before their ceremony, but planned a large portion of time immediately following the ceremony for bride and groom portraits.

Now would be a good time to wrap up my rambling, and also warn you that you WILL NEED a tissue or two for this one, guys.

Paul and Chloe, thanks again for letting us capture these moments for you! We love you!

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World, meet the sweetest, Katie and Craig. I’ll preface this post by saying, any engagement session that ends with a dance party, is my kind of engagement session!

Let’s back it up. Katie and Craig live in Birmingham, Alabama but are getting married here in Memphis. Their ceremony will be at the stunning Annesdale Mansion and their reception will be at the historic Peabody Hotel. Aren’t their guests in for a serious treat?

Before Katie and Craig chose us to be their wedding photographer we chatted on the phone. She mentioned that she and Craig had viewed all of our pricing information and he stopped her mid sentence and said “Whoever this photographer is with the packages named after ‘How I Met Your Mother’ seems pretty cool. Anyone who watches that show is a friend of mine. When we finally met them in person for their engagement session, they were just as adorable and as easy going as we imagined. Their engagement session was so much fun, it felt more like we were catching up with old friends. Craig is absolutely hilarious (see the first photo after this post.) Katie is such a sweet soul. She’s kind, genuine, absolutely beautiful, and a total blast. These guys truly are meant to be, and we feel so lucky they chose us to capture their big day this coming May.

We’re also thrilled because we get to work next to the legendary Bella Baxter at Katie and Craig’s wedding. Katie and Craig have an all-star lineup for their all-star wedding!

Now, HURRY UP, May!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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I have a confession. I have been hoarding this wedding like a new celebrity mom hoards their new babies from the paparazzi. (How’s that for drama and being descriptive?)

Why? Because these two are just so precious, and I feel like I’m exposing how perfect they are. 100% a ridiculous concept, but it’s the truth.

Remember Abby and Clay’s engagement session? I think it’s still one of our very favorites. Their energy as a couple, their natural connection, how content they are just being together, all of the above made for an amazing engagement session.

These love birds tied the knot in May at Mallard’s Croft. Mallard’s Croft provided the perfect backdrop of rolling hills, sunflower fields, and a classic farm style twang that Clay and Abby desired.

Abby got her dress from the wonderful Barefoot Bride, and I nearly fainted when I saw it. The delicate lace folded over Abby’s shoulders so romantically, and it photographed beautifully. Abby and Clay’s florals were done by the talented Holly and Ivy.

As cliche as it sounds, my favorite moment of the day was Clay’s face when he saw Abby walking up the hill from the barn. They didn’t see each other before the ceremony, and I’m sure they would both agree, that moment was one they will always remember. A close second to Clay’s reaction seeing Abby, were Clay’s vows to Abby. Rarely do I get emotional anymore during ceremonies (simply because I am too focused to do so) but I remember hearing Clay’s vows thinking “well, damn. He’s killing it right now.”

“”I promise to hike every trail, stand under every waterfall, and sleep under every constellation with you under God’s creation, as often as we are able. I promise to always be physically, emotionally, and spiritually available to you as we enjoy and endure this life together…..”

Just a few words from Clay’s vows ^^^ I mean………..

I’ll stop with the chattiness so you can get to the goods.

Clay and Abby, a giant thank you and plenty of hugs for letting us capture these memories for you. Enjoy.

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I feel like alllllllllllll of my posts start out the same. Me bragging about how wonderful our couples are. Well friends, this post (and couple) is no different. Completely wonderful in every single way.

Meet Kendall and Jackson. These absolute babes graduated from college ONE week before their wedding. Talk about handling change well, these guys seem like well-seasoned professionals.

We met Kendall and Jackson just a few days before their wedding. We chatted multiple times with them before and became Facebook friends but since we lived in San Francisco until the month of their wedding, we had to wait to meet in person. As they were walking up, John and I had the same thought “Oh.my.goodness. Could they be any cuter?” We talked about how they both met each other at Rhodes College (for those of you who don’t live in Memphis or the surrounding areas, you’ll have to Google it. It’s stunning and reminds me of Hogwarts.) They also told us about their army of a bridal party they were going to have. Kendall had 11 bridesmaids and Jackson had 9 groomsmen and they were all a complete blast. Kendall’s maids wore different shades of pastels and held wildflower bouquets. Jackson’s groomsmen all wore matching navy suits paired with a touch of yellow boutonnieres. Kendall wore an Amsale gown that nearly knocked Jackson off of his feet as she walked down the aisle. Funny story, I actually tried on Kendall’s exact dress when I was engaged. It’s still one of my very favorite dresses and I was simply giddy when I unzipped the bag it was in.

Kendall and Jackson were married in May of 2016 at the lovely Cedar Hall in Bartlett, Tennessee. Although these love birds didn’t see each other before their ceremony, they planned accordingly and wanted to spend quite a bit of time after the ceremony to get a plethora of bride and groom  portraits. They really were still able to utilize all of Cedar Hall’s unique grounds.

Since Kendall and Jackson’s wedding, John and I have throughly enjoyed watching their newlywed adventures. They are both some of our biggest cheerleaders. They are always throwing compliments our way, wishing us well, and supporting us all around. These selfless souls truly deserve each other, and we’ll never stop counting our blessings they chose us to capture their sweetest day.

Kendall and Jackson, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Enjoy!

To see Kendall and Jackson’s wedding featured on Borrowed and Blue click (HERE!)

 

Known vendor credits:

Venue: Cedar Hall

Florist: Brittany Rhodes

Hair: Gretchen – Fringe Hair Co.

Makeup: Katie Norman

Dress: Amsale

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