Manchester Tennessee child photographer {Hudson is one!}

I say it over and over about nearly every baby I photograph during their entire first year- but boy does it really fly by! It doesn’t seem like too long ago when we were tucking Hudson into his Mama & Daddy’s horse saddle for photos during his newborn session. And now he’s somehow turned one!

Here are a few photos from his adorable party. Happy birthday sweet Hudson!

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Franklin Tennessee family photographer {the Trauger family}

Scott & Brooke have the most adorable family. We met up in Franklin one day last month to spend part of the morning together for a few photos. Jackson & Brynn kept us on the move, but I sure did have a fun session with these guys!

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Brooke, thank you so much for asking me to do this session for you guys! It was wonderful to meet you!

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Columbia Tennessee wedding photographer {Jessica + Jeremie}

There’s just something about a small intimate wedding that gets me every time. Jeremie & Jessica’s wedding was held at her mom and dad’s beautiful place out in Culleoka. I’ve know Jessica’s mom and dad for several years and I just love this family. I don’t think you can find better folks. Let me tell you, these ladies worked SO hard to bring all of the details together for this special day- and it certainly paid off. The ladies weren’t the only ones who worked hard- Bill, father of the bride, surrendered the health of his very own knee for the beautiful reception lights! What a dad! A beautiful front yard ceremony followed by a great party on the back patio. A beautiful, relaxed and FUN wedding day. My favorite.

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And this first dance. To “Kiss” by Prince. Amazing. I probably would have paid to watch the practice sessions that got them ready for this performance!

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A wonderful day spent with wonderful people. I am so thankful to have been there as a part of it!

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Manchester Tennessee family & child photographer {The Hackett Family}

A photo session on the family farm on a beautiful May day. Does it get much better than that? Last weekend I spent some time with the Hackett family at their horse barn in Manchester and just had the best time capturing their family. The kids, Bella & Sterling were just adorable and the farm was just a second home to them. Can you tell?

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Heather, I am so glad you asked me to do this session for you guys! What a fun morning!

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Nashville Tennessee wedding photographer {Anna + Taylor’s wedding day}

Rain chances splattered the forecast for last weekend. I’m sure every photographer in middle Tennessee (along with every bride & groom) had baited breaths and fingers crossed. And sure enough, we were handed a weekend of beautiful weather. Sigh of relief.

I’m pretty sure, that even if it had poured all day on Friday, Anna & Taylor’s wedding would have still been one of my favorites. Their wedding was held at Green Door Gourmet in Nashville. What an amazing wedding venue. And an even more amazing couple. Since they live out of state, I actually hadn’t met Anna and Taylor until the actual wedding day. That didn’t matter one bit. Half an hour in and it was like we’d been friends for months. Their day was just perfect. Surrounded by all the lovely details that were so carefully planned and all their wonderful family and friends. I don’t think it could have been any better.

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Anna & Taylor, what a beautifully perfect wedding day! I am so happy that you asked me to capture it and be a part of it all! Congratulations!

{Vendor love}

A huge thank you to my second shooter, Melissa Dudek for being fabulous and for some of the images you see above!

bride’s dress: Justin Alexander
tuxes: Jos A. Banks
bridemaids’ dresses: Allure Bridals
cake: Alana Tyler
flowers: Green Door Gourmet
food: Edley’s Catering
staffing: Helping Hands
drapery/string lights: Warrington & Company
DJ: Nashville Party Authority
video: Alyssa Torrech Videography

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Franklin Tennessee child photographer {Reid & Kane turn 1!!}

I don’t think anyone can believe these two little guys have turned one! After all, weren’t we just doing their newborn session?

In spite of our disbelief, they HAVE turned one and had an amazing party to celebrate it. Their mom, Hope, always pays attention to detail, so it was no surprise that everything was absolutely adorable.

Here are some of my favorite moments from their day-

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Happy birthday boys and I’m sure I’ll see your sweet faces again very soon!

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College Grove, Tennessee engagement photographer {Melissa + Coy}

Sometimes you can tell so much about a wedding day by how the engagement session goes. If this engagement session was any indication about Melissa & Coy’s wedding, then it’s going to be SO much fun! I spent a couple of hours with these two and I’m not sure that any of us stopped cutting up the whole time- and that just makes for the best photos! Full of emotion and genuine smiles- my favorite! Here are some of my favorites from their session-


















Melissa & Coy, I had SO much fun hanging out with you two and can’t wait to see you again soon!!

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Nashville, Tennessee wedding photographer {Jessica + Tyler’s Houston Station wedding}

More snow and ice here in Tennessee today, so I’m back with more weddings from seasons past! This is a wedding I photographed last year with my friend Jessica of Jessica Ranae Photography. Jessica is an awesome photographer and I was so excited for her that this wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty!

Jessica & Tyler’s wedding day was fabulous. It took place at Houston Station in Nashville, Tennessee. Jessica is a fashion blogger (you can find her blog here) so it was no shock that every detail of their wedding day was given amazing attention. Add to that the fact that they are an absolutely adorable and completely in love couple- well, it doesn’t get much better! There were so many images I loved, it was nearly impossible to narrow them down even a tiny bit more, so brace yourselves.

Here’s a look at their perfect day-

































































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Franklin, Tennessee Wedding Photographer {Megan + Matt}

At this moment we are all snowed/iced in here in middle Tennessee! That means a little downtime for our family and gives me a little extra time to dig into some old things to share here on the blog!

This wedding is actually from back in the Spring of 2014. I shot this wedding at the Holy Family Catholic Church with my amazingly talented and dear friend Jenny Lindsey. Megan and Matt were a completely adorable couple and their friends and family were SO much fun to spend this wonderful day with! Here are a few of my favorite shots from their day-





















Such a gorgeous couple and wedding day! I was so happy to have been a part of it!

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Arrington, Tennessee engagement photographer {Alex + Cati}

A couple of weeks ago I got a call from the nicest guy from Ohio, named Alex. He and his girlfriend, Cati, would be visiting Tennessee around Christmas time to spend time with family. But that wasn’t the only thing Alex had planned for their trip to the south. He planned to take Cati out to Arrington Vineyards for a wine tasting tour and for a huge surprise after- he was going to propose! And he wanted me to be there to photograph it. What a romantic!

I got there early and sat in my car, watching for two people who matched the description Alex had given me earlier that day. Once I spotted them, I snuck behind and tree (looking like a total creeper, I’m sure) and waited for the event to unfold. I think I was probably more nervous than Alex! ha!




Alex and Cati, I had SO much fun capturing these amazing moments for you guys and am so happy for both of you!

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