I’m embarrassed to admit the actual number of weddings we photographed in our home state when we were Tennessee residents, but the ones we did shoot, we loved so much! :) Virginia and Lindsey were our last TN couple, and we shot their wedding right after deciding it was time to move back home to Florida but before we put our home up for sale. It was a scary time not knowing if we’d be able to sell the house, whether it would sell quickly or we’d be there for months and months, where exactly  we’d live when we move back to Florida, if it was possible to fit everything in a moving van, if friends in Tennessee would forgive us for moving or Florida friends would still want to see us, etc. etc.

When we moved to Tennessee, my number 1 wedding bucket list hope was to photograph at the Peabody Hotel. It is the most special place in downtown Memphis to me, and where I spent every Thanksgiving growing up. My family would get all gussied up and go to the fancy Thanksgiving Day brunch, hang out with the ducks, get a photo in front of the giant Christmas tree, and then head home to decorate our own. It’s such a special place and it was an absolute dream to finally be able to shoot there. :)

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One of Virginia’s bridesmaids had temporary tattoos made of their dog Nigel. :)

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Bridesmaid photos on the Peabody rooftop? Dream come true moment for me! :)

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I loooooove when couples exchange gifts during the first look! :)

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Oh yeah- One of her bridesmaids was Hailey from Ready for Love. :)

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Virginia and Lindsey were married in Memphis’s gorgeous Calvary Episcopal Church.

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Their reception continued at the Center for Southern Folklore in downtown Memphis!

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Nigel totally made an appearance at the wedding!!!

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Had to grab a photo with Emily and Stephen, our awesome couple who referred us. Thank y’all!!!! <3

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Thanks for having us, Virginia and Lindsey!!!! :)

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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?!

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Dixon Gallery & Gardens Wedding in Memphis, Tennessee

Auuuuuutuuuuuuuumn! <3

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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! :)

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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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You can read about my love for Robyn in my post about her engagement session here.

I find the older I get, the pickier I get about people around me. Wait- That sounds sort of awful, let me start over. You know when you love someone so much that no matter who they choose to spend their lives with, that person can never quite match up to your love and admiration of your friend? And it’s not that you don’t like who they choose to marry, it’s just that you adore your friend so very much that no one could ever quite match up?

Well, Robyn’s wedding was extra special for me, because the second I met Jake, he reminded me so much of Nate and I was immediately as in love with him as I am with Robyn. These two truly have something special and seem to share that “thing” Nate and I have- I really look forward to seeing a long, happy happy happy marriage between these two kids. :)

Robyn and Jake were married at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in my hometown, Germantown, TN!

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Right after Robyn and Jake’s first look, we drove them to Oaklawn Gardens for some portraits. There’s a very cool feeling about photographing weddings where I grew up- Here’s to many more Memphis shoots! :)

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Yeah, pretty much could have shot here all day. :)

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A couple of my favorites. Robyn and Jake, y’all looked amazing. :)

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Back to Our Lady of Perpetual Help for some family photos. This one’s my faaaaaavorite. Remember Maevy? :)

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Then it was off to Ridgeway Country Club for their reception! :)

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Their first dance was to Harry Connick Jr.’s “It Had to be You.” <3

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More favorites!!!!

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Robyn and Jake, we adore y’all so much- Please please keep in touch!! xoxo, j

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More love for this sweet family on our blog!

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I’m so excited to share this preview today, because engagement sessions are extra special when they include old friends.

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I’ve known Sarah since the ripe age of seven, and I still see that 7-year-old face when she smiles. :)

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We photographed Sarah and her handsome Nick around the Memphis Botanic Gardens. While most of the property was dead, we lucked out with this gorgeous field of daffodils! :)

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Probably my favorite. :)

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Saaaaaaarrrrrrraaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, you are gawgous. :)

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Sarah and Nick, we can’t wait to share the rest soon! :):)

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