Before you read ahead, make sure you’re caught up on the story! :)
F A V O R I T E .
Love you, roomie! <3
Once upon a time, my college roommate got married in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. It was amazing and magical and one of my top 3 all time favorite weddings… And then I never blogged it. This was two years ago, you guys. *facepalm.*
You can click here for a refresher on their engagement session which included, but wasn’t limited to: Hay bail jumping, horse kisses, and sunset photos like this one. <3
But today’s the day- I refuse to let 2015 arrive without sharing this wedding goodness with you, friend! Sarah and Zach were married at Sarah’s parents’ home outside of Franklin and man, oh man, do I wish I could photograph farm weddings every day. <3
First off- The details!
Tell me this isn’t the most perfect ceremony setting you’ve ever seen in your life. <3
I love when brides get ready in their family homes. That painting of little Sarah on the left? Perfection.
Hair and make-up on the front porch. :)
I will (someday) do an entire blog post about this photo! Sarah is the most beautiful, easy-going person you can imagine and just told her girls to find a gray dress they felt pretty in. I looooooove how that turned out and how different everyone looked- No bride approval needed, no complaining bridesmaids, and such a cool modern take on a bridal party. Take notes, brides! *Swoooooon!*
He ran up during the group photos and Sarah bent down without us asking to say hello and it was magical. :)
The only ones who can get away with conversing during a wedding ceremony. :)
Tomorrow- Bride and groom portraits and reception time! <3
This is my first Floridian fall in 5 years, and luckily, I’ve been taking it better than I thought I would. Yes, I get a lump in my throat at the mere glimpse of the intro to Gilmore Girls, but I’m not huddled in a corner crying about missing my leaves, you know? That being said, I’ve been counting down the days to Kellie’s Memphis wedding since the day we sold our home! It came at the perfect time, and Nate and I got to see the last wave of colored leaves during our visit before heading home to the land of palm trees.
Kellie and I bonded in our Spanish I class – I was the nerdy, Disney-obsessed senior who chose Spanish I over sitting in a study hall, and Kellie was the cool freshman. I was so surprised when she contacted us to photograph her wedding and excited to catch up with my favorite chica, who now teaches at our alma mater. How crazy is life?!
Kellie and Derek were married at Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. Kellie had so many unique touches to her wedding- And did I mention she made her own letterpress invitations?! Check out her work at Pretty Penny Paperie! <3
Kellie and Derek, thank you for being so patient waiting for these!! We can’t wait to share the rest soon! :)
This is Danielle and Patrick. They were married 3+ years ago at The Polynesian’s Sunset Pointe. :)
Today, they’re a few years into the “happily ever after” part of “and they lived happily ever after,” and the biggest source of their happiness these days? Rhys. (Pronounced “Reese.”)
Nate and I were able to meet them for a home session when we flew in for Ashley and Brian’s Pennsylvania wedding. The best part about having so many past couples spread out across the country is being able to meet up for these sessions and see what their life is like now.
I know you’re all wondering- He was Winnie the Pooh for Halloween. Complete with a little blue balloon. <3
Outfit change and location change time! :)
In case I didn’t make it abundantly clear, we were so so so so so so so so so so happy to have been given the chance to see leaves changing this year! I was worried I’d miss it! (By the way, that photo on the left? Favorite!)
At the end of the session, Patrick gave three restaurant options for us to all go out to dinner. We didn’t let him get past option #1- Melt- Which is known for it’s grilled cheese sandwiches. Done and done! <3 Danielle and Patrick, thank y’all for the amazing time and it was so fun to catch up again. Now come visit us in Orlando soon!! :)
I remember growing up, there were always certain stories friends and family members would tell over and over, lamenting the fact that I was growing up. One in particular was my Mom’s best friend, Colette- To this day, whenever she sees me, she talks about how one of her favorite memories was going shopping with me at Pier 39 when I was maybe 4 and I had my little wallet of money. I kept walking around and asking, “How many moneys is this?”
Well, this trip was a memory I’ll be reminding Kinley about forever- This was the trip I fell head over heels in love with my niece, and so much of that is how smitten she was with her Uncle Nate, and that this will forever be my memory of this trip- Nate carrying her all around the hills of San Francisco in a hiking bag, and that lil’ tongue sticking out. In. Love. I. Tell. You. <3
Gosh, I love this city.
My favorite photo of Quinn from the trip! Kristin and Charlie let us babysit the kids on our last night with them, and it was literally the highlight of my whole entire summer. We bought him those jammies while we were out that day, and he kept insisting on walking in Uncle Nate’s shoes and scrolling through the photos we took on the camera, letting us know who everyone is in each photo. <3
Meanwhile, I soaked up every second of Kinley-ness before bedtime- We must have sat like this for an hour. Easiest baby ever. <3
I don’t know how she handles life like this 24 hours a day- We were exhausted after our one week together! My sister in law is the most amazing mom I know, and I’m so glad my niece and nephew won the mommy jackpot.
Love. Her. <3
Our last night with the kiddos came way too quickly, and before we knew it, it was our last time helping out with bath time followed by an embarrassingly teary goodbye. :(
I wish I had video of this- Kinley was mimicking everything he was doing!
We spent the last few nights of our trip with Aunt Cami after the kiddos left.
Let’s do it again real soon, San Francisco! <3