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Four years ago tomorrow, our best friends exchanged vows under a magical acacia tree in Tanzania, Africa. We still haven’t gotten around to editing all of our trip photos- How sad is that?! Until I eventually do a week long blog dedication to our African adventure, you can relive Lorie and Jon’s love story through the blog links below. :) Happy 4th on the 4th, kids!!

Tanzania Africa Wedding Acacia Tree

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If you’ve been following our blog the past four years, you’d know that even though we live in Nashville, it’s rare that we get to photograph weddings in our home state! Imagine our surprise when our sweet Orlando couple Emily and Stephen moved to Memphis and referred us to new friends Virginia and Lindsey! I always love a reason to visit where I grew up, even if it’s a whirlwind 30 hour trip for a wedding! :)

Virginia began her wedding day getting ready at The Peabody Memphis, my faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavorite favorite. :)

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We’ve had a lucky stream of ADORABLE ring bearers, and Eli did not disappoint. This is him proudly showing Nate his new tattoo of Nigel, Virginia and Lindsey’s dog, made by her amazing bridesmaid Hailey! :)

Eli the Ring Bearer

Favorite. I cannot believe my “grown up job” gives me an excuse to hang out on The Peabody rooftop with beautiful people!

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Gosh, you are both gorgeous!

Downtown Memphis Peabody Hotel Wedding Photographer

Nate’s favorite.

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Downtown Memphis Peabody Hotel Wedding Photographer

My favorite, even with scary church lady looking on in the back. :)

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Just two minutes for photos before the sky opens up on them? Check and mark! Their party continued at the Center for Southern Folklore with Amy Miller Weddings & Events on hand to make sure everything was perfect! :)

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Root couple love!!!!!!!!!!!!! Virginia and Lindsey, thank you for bringing me home for the weekend!! We love all four of you and cannot wait to share more photos in the coming weeks!!! <3

Memphis Wedding Photographer - Center for Southern Folklore Reception

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Not even a year ago, Valerie was a bridesmaid in her best friend Gina’s Disney wedding, and now she’s brought us to Manahawkin to photograph her wedding! :) The Bonnet Island Estate was an absolute dream to photograph, and these two little monkeys were one of my favorite starts to a wedding day, ever!

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Oh, just some flowers the florist designed. The florist who also happened to be the father of the bride. :)

Bonnet Island Estate in Manahawkin, NJ Wedding

YOU GUYS, THIS WAS THE WEDDING VENUE. <3

Bonnet Island Estate in Manahawkin, NJ Wedding

Valerie’s personality was so infectious, and her nervous giggles at the altar were my favorite!

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Valerie and Rob, thanks for letting us be a part of it- Can’t wait to share more! :)

Bonnet Island Estate in Manahawkin, NJ Wedding

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I hope before you see the photos below, you click here to see our 2013 shoot with this family! I truly cannot believe what a difference one year made with these cuties. :) This was our second family session with the infamous Maevy and Carter (follow their blogs at Catching Carter and March Forth with Maevy!)

My favorite thing about family sessions is being able to watch them grow through the years. Maevy and Carter are two of the silliest, sweetest kids, and Nate so loved (literally) chasing them with his camera! :)

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Last year Maevy wowed us with her cat impression, and this year, her dance moves!

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They’ve changed so much, you guys. This was Carter just a year ago…

Catching Carter

… And today! <3

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Watching Ryan with his kids is like watching Nate with our nephews- Such a fun dad! :)

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It’s not a session with a 5 year old girl until there’s at least one mildly dramatic moment like this! ;)

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If ever there was an Olympic event for running backwards with 5k of camera gear while shooting adorable photos like this, well… Nate’s got that one on lock down!

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Amy had the most fun idea ever of ending our session with the family sledding down this hill on a cardboard box. It totally didn’t work, but we got some fun photos out of it regardless! Amy, Ryan, Maevy, and Carter, we can’t wait until next time!! :) Nashville Family Session Photographer

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I cannot believe that even though I was a Florida resident for nearly a decade, this was my first trip to the Florida Keys! Where roosters roam wild! ROOSTERS, YOU GUYS! :)

Michelle and Justin’s wedding was colorful and emotional and pretty much a photographer’s dream. So let’s look at some preview photos, shall we?

ROOSTERS! WILD ROOSTERS! Like they cock-a-doodle-doo and everything!

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This moment right before their first look? Favorite! <3

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Michelle and Justin, we love you guys and had an absolute blast! Can’t wait to share more in the coming weeks! :)

Key West Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa Wedding Reception

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