Posted by at 8:00am on November 11, 2014 under GeneralPersonalTravels

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This summer, Nate and I got the chance to shoot a wedding at Murrietta’s Well Winery in Livermore, California- Almost two years to the date after our first wedding there! I love any excuse to get out to the west coast, since that’s where my family’s from, but this trip was extra special- My brother and amazing sister-in-law braved 8 hours in the car each way with two kiddos under two to meet us! It’s hard being across the country when such a huge part of my heart is always with that family, so we extended our visit and had some San Francisco play time with our favorites.

Of course, the trip flew by like it always does, but I thought I’d share some of our favorite personal photos- Apologies in advance that 90% of them are of babies, but they’re the cutest babies in the world- Our Eskimo Quinn and Kinley Poppins! <3

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He’s getting  s o  b i g.  And I’m pretty sure he’s already smarter than me, you guys.

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Because “you can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.”

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Kinley has the most epic yawns ever. They last forever, she gets all shaky, and I’m pretty sure every time it happens, a fairy gets her wings.

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SWOON.

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Aunt Cami, my favorite relative. :)

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MORE KINLEY YAWNS! <3

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We didn’t have a lens pouch, so we MacGyver-ed one out of a sock. :)

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I love that this has become our tradition- Taking the kids on a carousel ride on our visits together!

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Kinley was in love with the carousel- At least while it wasn’t moving…

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… After that things got a little scary. ;)

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I thought I knew everything about my sister-in-law until I learned she has an obsession with those claw machines. Just when I think I couldn’t love her any more than I already do! :)

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Part two tomorrow. :)

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Meet Juliana and her fiance Ryan, who we first met a yearish ago at her sister Gina’s Disney wedding! :)

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See, another one of Gina’s bridesmaids, her friend Valerie, was getting married and brought us up to New Jersey for her wedding. A week before we got there, though, Gina’s little sister happened to get engaged so things timed out perfectly for a session with them while we were there! :)

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One of my favorites! :)

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Juliana, you’re ridiculously beautiful! :)

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And then we found this location, which had Nate grinning behind his camera for a good 20 minutes!

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Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaavorite! :)

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Juliana and Ryan, thank you for having some fun with us and we can’t wait for your wedding!! :)

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More of Gina and Bob and their awesome friends!

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Posted by at 6:00am on July 3, 2014 under PersonalTravelsWeddings

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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!!

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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! :)

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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!

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Nate’s favorite.

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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

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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. :)

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YOU GUYS, THIS WAS THE WEDDING VENUE. <3

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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! :)

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