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Morgan + Paxton are every photographer’s dream couple.

This wedding was in April of 2016, but hey, better late than never, right?

These guys booked us back when we lived in San Francisco, so we didn’t get to meet them until the night before their wedding at their rehearsal dinner. John and I were saying hi and introducing ourselves, I was telling Morgan how much I love the name “Paxton” because of my small obsession with Bill Paxton (hello Titanic, Twister, True Lives, and Big Love) to which Morgan replied “well, they’re related.” Cue ALLLLLLL the fan girl tears and all the heart eye emojis. It took me a minute to realize she wasn’t kidding, but it’s true. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to make the wedding (which was probably best because I don’t know that I would have been able to stop the drooling and embarrassing myself) regardless, not only does Paxton have a cool name, he also has a cool relative (Hi, Bill!)

Morgan and Paxton tied the knot at the historic mansion, Hunt-Phelan. John and I had never shot there before, but we instantly fell in love. I’m not sure how much you can love wallpaper without being weird, whatever it was, I was at that point. (Trust me, it was stunning.) Wanda from Hunt-Phelan greeted us and was so friendly and so helpful the entire day. She puts brides at ease and makes their day even more wonderful.

Morgan and Paxton’s wedding was featured in the 2016 Pink Bride Magazine!

These guys tied the knot with part of the Memphis skyline behind them. Right after they kissed, fireworks coincidentally went off, and they danced the entire night away after that. It truly was magical. Morgan and Paxton, thank you so much for allowing us to capture such sweet memories! You guys were an absolute blast!

Enjoy!

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Are you guys ready for our 2016 year in review? Every year I say “I’m not doing a review, they take too long, and I have too much current work to edit.” But guess what, every year, I (with John’s help) still compile one. I’m glad we do. God has been so good to us and all glory goes to him. Everyone jokes (including myself) on how badly 2017 needs to be here. When we look back on 2016, it was one of our very best years. Why?

Well, we lived in San Francisco for the first 6 months of 2016. We had adventures we never dreamed we’d see in 2016. We bought our first home here in Tennessee in 2016. Our precious nephew, Luke, was born in 2016 (who is featured QUITE a few times below.) We became country club members this year (and our resolution is to get the HECK in shape at their gym.) We had our best business year in 2016. We made new friends in 2016. We hired our first intern in 2016. We had hard times and prevailed, hand in hand, together in 2016. So although there were a few not so great moments in 2016 (as there are in every year) we have full hearts as we move forward to 2017.

To our sweet couples and families who gave us the privilege of capturing fleeting moments for you in 2016, you’ve made us so happy and so thankful. It’s because of you that John and I get to fulfill our dream of working together doing what we do best, documenting the most important days of your lives.

I admit in almost every post that I talk too much, apparently this one is no different. Enough from us, enjoy!

Cheers, 2016.


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You may remember these cuties (if not, check out their Spring Creek Ranch engagement session, here!)

Brigitte and Jeff were married last July at the gorgeous Spring Creek Ranch. I wish I could tell you they had the perfect 65 degree temperature with a light breeze, but it was actually the hottest day of the year. NO. JOKE. At one point, Jeff’s shirt was entirely soaked. Both Brigitte and Jeff totally toughed it out like kings and queens, and these images still absolutely BLOW us away.

Brigitte and her dad did a first look (which we love and see even more often these days) and it was one of our favorite moments from the day. It’s no secret that Brigitte is a daddy’s girl. We even remember that he’s the one who brought precious Thor (Jeff and Brigitte’s spunky labrador puppy) to join them for a few engagement photos. (You seriously have to check out their engagement session, Thor is THE cutest!!!)

My tulle loving, champagne colored heart almost couldn’t even handle Brigitte’s dress (in the “I.JUST.CAN’T” kind of way.) It was breathtaking against her porcelain skin, light hair, and bright eyes. Jeff nearly had the wind knocked out of him when he turned around during their intimate first look.

We’re so excited we finally are able to blog this dreamy wedding!

Brigitte and Jeff, thank you so much for giving us this honor!

Enjoy!

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Faye and Josh’s wedding definitely goes down as one of our very favorites.

Why? Well, let’s start with Faye herself. She sought us out on her own all the way from New York City. She recently moved to Memphis (and by recently, I should mention her wedding was last October, as in, 2015…) and I honestly believe she brought a dash of New York magic with her. John and I love following Faye and Josh’s live on social media. A few things you would quickly gather from glancing at Faye’s instagrams: (that we adore) Faye and Josh love noodles, because duh. Their wedding hashtag was #noodlenuptials which so perfectly suits them. Josh is a periodontist, which is funny because I only learned what type of dentist that was just a year or so before meeting him. They work extremely hard and basically make the impossible, possible. If you see someone with a great smile, you can thank Josh. He may have had something to do with it. Be sure to take a look at his groom’s cake. It’s definitely one of our favorites. Faye and Josh’s relationship is so natural, so real. They love simple things like date nights, going to concerts together, and hanging out with their precious dog, Penelope.

Faye and Josh’s wedding was the most perfect October day. First of all, their venue……. As if I even need to say anything about the perfect Annesdale Mansion. It’s a photographer’s dream. Such charm, such history, and gorgeous natural light, yes please. Faye and Josh made the very wise decision to hire Amy Miller to direct and coordinate their sweet day. Amy is a dream. She bends over backwards for her couples and is so polite and attentive. We love every time we get to work with her. Holliday Flowers built the most gorgeous birchwood chuppah that stole everyone’s heart. Faye and Josh hired CFY Catering who never ever disappoint!

Before I say too much more (because we all know I’m a professional at that) I will let you get to the goodies:

Faye and Josh, thank you so much for letting us celebrate with you, for letting us capture such sweet memories for you, and for being such a wonderful couple that we adore!

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We met sweet Becca at Morgan and Paxton’s wedding (which I’ve yet to blog, I’ll get right on that) this past April. Out of all of the bridesmaids, she stuck out! She was obviously gorgeous, helpful, cooperative, and attentive (which can make or break a photographer’s day, so thanks Becca!)

We became friends on Facebook, and later I saw she got engaged. I won’t lie, John and I were secretly hoping she’d ask us, but we never assume. When we got an email from her inquiring about potentially using us, we were ecstatic.

Becca and her sister came to our home office to discuss Becca and Connor’s big day that’s happening this coming September at the lovely Cedar Hall. We are thrilled they are allowing us to document it for them. Becca told us all about how much Connor *LOVES* to be photographed and to prepare ourselves for his enthusiasm. Haha.

Becca and Connor kept saying how they typically don’t take many photos, and that they could potentially be awkward, BUT I will just say, that this session by far is one of our very favorites to date. It’s funny, those that are so blunt about not being good in front of the camera honestly end up being some of the most photogenic! These guys were beyond natural together, even in front of the intimidating camera.

Becca and Connor LOVE sports. Like, they love sports like I love chips. Connor is actually an intern for the Memphis Grizzlies, which suits him so well. Becca and Connor requested we end their session at Beale Street Landing so they could show off their gorgeous city in some of their favorite jerseys!

Becca and Connor, thanks SO much for letting us capture such fun memories for you! We cannot WAIT for September!

Enjoy!

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