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?!

Dixon Gallery & Gardens Wedding in Memphis, Tennessee

Dixon Gallery & Gardens Wedding in Memphis, Tennessee

Auuuuuutuuuuuuuumn! <3

Dixon Gallery & Gardens Wedding in Memphis, Tennessee

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

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Kellie and Derek, thank you for being so patient waiting for these!! We can’t wait to share the rest soon! :)

Dixon Gallery & Gardens Wedding in Memphis, Tennessee

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We are in the home stretch of our busiest time of the year!

While I try my best to get these photos finished by holiday card time, I’m so thankful for the patience of our lovely subjects as they wait for their teaser photos! Lindsey has waited the longest, so without further ado, here’s a peek into her sweet family session- Truly a favorite of the year for us. :)

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This is Danielle and Patrick. They were married 3+ years ago at The Polynesian’s Sunset Pointe. :)

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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.”)

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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.

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I know you’re all wondering- He was Winnie the Pooh for Halloween. Complete with a little blue balloon. <3

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Outfit change and location change time! :)

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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!)

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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!! :)

Berea, Ohio Family Session

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I’ve known Allie Gay(tor) since I was 6 years old and in the first grade. With her blonde curls, amazing singing voice, and perfect southern accent, we grew up polar opposites of each other, but somehow our friendship just worked.

One of the highlights of my high school years was watching my best friend take the stage and completely losing it in the audience when senior year, she finally scored the lead as Polly in Crazy for You. It’s no surprise that today she’s a musical theater teacher; I can’t think of a more fitting career for my sweet friend!

While Nate and I lived in Nashville, Allie contacted us for photos of her and the fuzzy little man in her life- Her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Riley. Oh, and her sister Lauren came along, too. :)

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Riley for the win!

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I think the last time I saw Lauren she was in middle school and Allie was locking her out of her bedroom. I love how close these two beautiful ladies have become!

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We also got to meet Lauren’s little lady, Elanor Rigby. <3

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My favorite! <3

Nashville Fall Vanderbilt Campus Family Session with Dogs!

I love you, Allie Gaytor!! Come visit Florida soon! <3

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About, oh, 6 1/2 years ago, I asked my little sister what she wanted for her birthday, and she said a photo session. She’s been one of our biggest supporters from the beginning and she’s always loved having her photo taken, so this was nothing new- Except, this year, she wanted it with her sorority roommates. Ohhhhh, great, I thought, an hour with girls I have absolutely nothing in common with… But then a funny thing happened- I met them and loved all of them and was genuinely jealous of the crowd my sister was keeping in college!

Within the last few years, Nate and I had the incredible honor of photographing all of my little sister’s gorgeous roommates. All of them. Sarah was the last piece to the puzzle, which is why I shared that story! :)

(From left to right, we have Emily, Lauren Paige, Sarah, and my lil’ sister. You can read about Emily’s wedding here and Lauren Paige’s wedding here!)

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Sarah’s day started out in the most adorable way possible- Her flower girl niece just chillin’ in her wedding gown. :)

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Sarah, you were a gorgeous bride!

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Love St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

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One more fun story about Sarah: When my sister told her roommate I was a wedding photographer, Sarah went to our site and spotted herself in one of our photos- She was a guest at one of our old featured weddings! How funny is that? :)

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Then it was off to Rosen Shingle Creek for the reception!

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Did I mention that Chris was a total trooper that day?!

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Favorite. :)

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A little sister and past Root bride love! <3

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Best dressed guests at the reception if I do say so myself!

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How to spot a past Root couple 101: Find the most fun couple on the dance floor! :)

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Sarah and Chris, we love y’all and hope newlywed life is wonderful! :)

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