Archive for July, 2008

Shooting with Kate

July 22, 2008


This past weekend I had the awesome opportunity to shoot with one of my very favorite photographers, Kate Crafton.  Kate is lovely and super-talented, so just watching her work is a joy!  I snapped a couple of shots of her in action; on top of a fence, standing on chairs…she will do anything to get the shot!  Check out her website at



Thanks, Kate for letting me tag along!

Baby Bella is here!

July 4, 2008

Dana & Brent became parents on June 30, 2008!  Little Bella weighed 6 lbs., 15.5 ounces and was 19.5″ long.  She came into the world at 1:42 pm and I made it to the hospital a few hours later.  Here are some photos of her birthday!

Dana & Brent maternity photos

July 2, 2008

My dear friends Dana & Brent blessed me a few weeks ago by letting me shoot their maternity photos as we all impatiently awaited the arrival of baby Bella.  Bella will be their first child and I can’t wait to spoil her!  

Stacey & Ray’s engagement photos

July 2, 2008

Stacey and Ray are going to be married in late July.  I am looking forward to shooting their wedding!  We shot these engagement photos at Centennial Park not knowing it was “Movies in the Park” night.  It was very crowded and humid, but we had a great time!

Jana & Adam-engagement photos

July 2, 2008

Taken at Glenmore Mansion in Jefferson City, Tn.

Jana & Adam 6.21.08

July 2, 2008

Jana and Adam got married at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City, TN, just northeast of Knoxville.  Their reception was held at Glenmore Mansion, a beautiful old house with original 1800’s furniture and velvet wallpaper-very cool.  Both families were as sweet as pie and the groom and his guys kept me laughing as they tried to give each other directions to the reception!  Jana and Adam were whisked away to the mansion in a groovy vintage Ford.  Here are my fave shots of the day…

Tamera & Andronicus 6.8.08

July 2, 2008

Tamera are her sisters are sweethearts!  They let me tag along and shoot photos as they got makeup and hair done the morning of the wedding.  At our Sonic stop, the ladies taught me what a “Route 66” was and I tried to amuse them with my stories of touring disasters.  ((Snoop Dog and christian concerts do not mix, right ladies?))  =)

The ceremony and reception was held at the Cool Springs House in Brentwood, TN.  It’s a great location for an outdoor wedding.  Andronicus’ cell phone started to ring in the middle of the ceremony, which gave us all a good laugh!  Luckily, Tamera was amused as well!  


Alicia & Alex 5.30.08

July 2, 2008

Alicia is a rockstar.  Alex is armed forces.  Together, they had a wedding I’ll never forget!  The ceremony took place at the Wightman Chapel at Scarritt Bennett Center on Vanderbilt campus in Nashville, and the reception was held at The Cannery Ballroom.  Alicia blessed us with a few hours before the ceremony for the entire bridal party of 14 to take group photos around downtown.  Although it was 95 degrees and the guys were in tails, gloves, and top hats, everyone was fabulous and laid back.  We had the BEST time! 

I have to give a shout out to some awesome people who allowed us to use their services and/or facilities for photos…YOU GUYS ROCK!  Sandy Dunkley with Nashville Trolley Tours was great enough to allow us on an empty trolley to take photos.  While getting the group situated, Jim McGonagle, general manager of Hard Rock Cafe invited the entire crew inside the restaurant for some shots (both photographically and alcoholically speaking!) which was perfect for this music-loving couple!  Mike’s Ice Cream Shop was an awesome backdrop for “shake-sharing”–thanks for cooling us down, guys!  And finally, John Ward with Mid-South Mobile DJ’s kept our booties shaking all night on the dance floor.  

Here are some of my favorite highlights!


Elizabeth & Ryan 5.31.08

July 1, 2008

I met Elizabeth when she interviewed me for a job with her company a while back.  While I didn’t end up working with her in that aspect, I was privileged to be asked to shoot her romantic outdoor wedding!  Miss Carnahan and Mr. Carter were married at Evins Mill in Smithville, TN.  Evins Mill is a rustic bed & breakfast with beautiful surroundings where Elizabeth had visited many times growing up.  How precious to have those memories surrounding her as she made new ones on her wedding day!

Margaret & Trey 5.24.08

July 1, 2008

Such a cute couple!  I was so happy to shoot this lovely spring wedding at Cedar Hill United Methodist in Cedar Hill, TN.  Margaret and Trey had lots of adorable little ones in their bridal party!  One flowergirl just could NOT keep her dress on and ended up in her undies before the ceremony–it was the cutest!