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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You may have seen my Facebook status last weekend- The one where I said I was photographing my little sister’s childhood best friend’s little sister’s wedding. It was surreal seeing Miss Valerie not only grown up but getting married, and I’m so excited to share my favorites so far! :)

Ugggggggh, my favorite times a million. :)

They shared a sweet first look at the altar so we could have some photo time before the ceremony. :)

Happy marriage, Valerie and John! :)

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Don’t read until you’ve finished Lindsey and Derrick : Part 1! It’s a good one. :)

We were all afraid it’d start pouring buckets minutes before the ceremony, but Lindsey wasn’t the least bit concerned. I’m pretty much convinced her good mood alone held off the rain! Sure enough, just as she started her walk down the aisle with Dad, the sprinkles stopped. :)

Words can’t express how much we loved the soft, even light provided by the canopy of trees at the Dixon Art Gallery. :)

Possibly my favorite two of the whole day – Nate grabbed these when Lindsey and Derrick were enjoying their first minute together after being pronounced man and wife. :)

Waiting to be announced into the reception :

Their sweet first dance was to “Our Love is Here to Stay.”

There wasn’t a dry eye when Derrick and Grayson danced their very own father / daughter dance to Amos Lee’s “Sweet Pea.”

Lindsey and Derrick, thank you for picking us. Can’t wait til our next family session! ;)

For all you Tennessee brides-to-be or friends of : We’re offering some serious promotions to our first few Tennessee weddings, so if you’re engaged and want us at your wedding, please contact us. We can’t wait to meet you! :)

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Oh, how I loved this wedding.

I’ve known Lindsey since the 5th grade. 6th, perhaps? Either way, she was truly one of the sweetest, nicest girls. One of those people who you always wanted to be friends with, because she just seemed like she’d be good at it. Every single memory of Lindsey in my mind has her with this giant grin across her freckled face, and that makes me happy. :)

Lindsey was about to send a retainer check to a Memphis wedding photographer, when she suddenly had the urge to check and see if we were booked on her wedding her day. As luck would have it, we were not only available, but moving to Nashville the week before her wedding! Timing could not have worked out better, as 4 days after moving into our new place, we drove to Memphis to shoot what turned out being one of our favorite weddings of the year. :)

Lindsey and Derrick met each other when neither of them were looking for a relationship. Their first meeting was the ideal blind date- They were set up through two mutual friends who convinced them to come to a group hang out – No pressure, and they were each secretly told that their friends thought the other would be a great match. Sure enough, sparks flew, and a year later, Derrick was whisking Lindsey off for a surprise trip to New York over Christmas where he popped the question… In Rockefeller Center, one minute before the tree lighting! I don’t think it gets much more romantic than that. :)

They truly had my second favorite First Look, ever… Second only to my own wedding day. :)

Lindsey and Derrick put so much trust in us – We were able to make their time line from scratch and carve out 45 minutes for portraits of just the two of them, plus all of their group photos before the ceremony. It was the easiest wedding day ever – After the wedding, the hard work was “done” and we all moved on to the cocktail hour and reception. :)

Lindsey was so darn gorgeous on her wedding day, I felt like I was shooting a celebrity!

Of course, Derrick isn’t hard to look at, either. ;)

I was so excited when Lindsey told me they were getting married at the Dixon Art Gallery in Memphis. I’d been on countless school field trips there, but had no idea how expansive the gardens were. It proved to be a giant playground for us and our cameras. :)

I loved how close Lindsey was with her daddy.

Have I mentioned that Lindsey and Derrick have the most adorable baby girl in the universe? Meet the most adorable baby girl in the universe, Grayson!

Cutest little family ever. :)

Click here to visit Lindsey and Derrick Wedding II. :)

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