I know, I know, I shouldn’t have favorites.

But these two just melt me. Cynthia and Shane were one of our very first Walt Disney World wedding couples! They were married back in 2008 (which you can read on our old blog here!), and a couple years later, we met them in Celebration for a session with their daughter Violet, who just turned one. Look at her today!! <3

Disney Grand Floridian Family Session at Walt Disney World

Not to be out-shined, of course, by her spunky little brother, Eli! <3

Disney Grand Floridian Family Session at Walt Disney World

This was Violet 3(ish) years ago…

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… And NOW! :)

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Nate winning Eli over with his dance moves!

Disney Grand Floridian Family Session at Walt Disney World

LOVE. THIS. FAMILY.

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Funny story about Eli: Just like 99% of the kids we photograph, Eli really took to Nate. In the middle of the session, Cynthia told him, “Quick! Look at Miss Jensey!” and then, “Ok! Now where’s Mr. Nate?” Eli looked at her and shouted, “NO! That’s Miss Bobbi!” Cynthia corrected my name to him, and then he insisted, “NO! (Points to Nate) Miss Bobbi!” And from then on, we all lovingly referred to Nate as “Miss Bobbi.” :)

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Cynthia is such a fun mommy, whether breaking into song with the kiddos or really getting them to ham it up for our cameras! :)

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We shot this session last October and I just about melted seeing this family headed out to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! <3

Mickey's Not So Scary Family Costumes

My view and Nate’s. :)

Disney Grand Floridian Family Session at Walt Disney World

My 100% favorite. Violet, you’re amazing. :)

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More faces of Eli! <3

Disney Grand Floridian Family Session at Walt Disney World

Cynthia, Shane, Violet, and Eli, I so hope you know how much we adore you all!!! Until next time! <3

Disney Grand Floridian Family Session at Walt Disney World

More Cynthia and Shane Blog Love!

Meet Violet in Celebration! :)

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I was torn on whether or not to write about this, but seeing as this blog is here to share love stories between our couples, well… There’s no greater love story than that of Wallace and Evelyn.

Today Nate and I are in Indiana celebrating the life of his late grandfather, Wallace.

Wallace was one of the first computer programers in America. He was never without his camera and a smile, and everyone in town knew and loved him. Nate and I went to the post office in Linton a couple years ago and when the woman at the register found out that Nate was Wallace’s grandson, her face lit up. Every time he’d leave the post office, down the stairs out front, she’d see him playfully jump over the last two steps. 85-year-old Wallace.

More than anything in the world, Nate’s grandpa adored and cherished his wife. 10 years ago when I met him, it was clear that Wallace didn’t think he married the most amazing and beautiful woman in the world, he knew it and let everyone around know. This became even more obvious in the last few years once his health took a turn. He’d go the whole day without speaking. Then after dinner, I’d hear him whisper a sweet “I love you” to his wife, like he spent the whole day saving up the energy to let her know how he felt.

There are a few memories that are so incredibly special to me that I’ll always remember about their relationship: Two Christmases ago, Nate snuck a kiss with me when no one was around at the bottom of the staircase in his grandparents’ home. Turns out, Grandma was on the other side of the room, and she gave us the funniest look of shock with a smile and walked away with a, “well, well, well!” The next day, Grandma told me that Grandpa, who didn’t see the kiss, randomly kissed her in the very same spot that Nate did. “I guess that’s the kissing spot, huh!” she smiled.

My other favorite was one of our first times seeing Nate’s grandpa after we eloped. We were all out to dinner, and Nate was seated next to Grandpa, me next to Nate. After the family prayed, Nate kissed my hand, and Grandpa smiled at him and whispered, “Aren’t we lucky?”

I will never, ever forget that special man, the first grandfather figure I had in my life. His legacy is a wonderful one, with his two amazing daughters and three grandchildren- One who shares his energy, good heart, love for technology and photography, but most of all, unwavering love for their wives.

Godspeed, Grandpa- We love you.

Wallace Boyd

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Don’t miss out on more of Wade and Bryce’s wedding over on the Disney Roots blog!  <3

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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. :)

Downtown Memphis Peabody Hotel Wedding Photographer

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!

Downtown Memphis Peabody Hotel Wedding Photographer

Gosh, you are both gorgeous!

Downtown Memphis Peabody Hotel Wedding Photographer

Nate’s favorite.

Downtown Memphis Peabody Hotel Wedding Photographer

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! :)

Memphis Wedding Photographer Center for Southern Folklore Reception

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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