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How To Get Great Snow Portraits

We live in the South, and we like it here. We don’t get much snow, and we like that too. I’m not a big fan of snow. It’s cold. It’s wet. But I do have to admit that it sure is pretty! Last week, the kids were out of school for one day during the blizzard snow. I wasn’t feeling well, I was swamped with work, but I went outside for photos anyway. And I’m so glad I did! Today, I’m sharing a few tips about how to get great snow portraits that I learned along the way.

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Urban Downtown Memphis Winter Engagement

Ebony and Brandon are our kind of people, and we knew that right away! They are funny, they love to laugh, and they are kind and considerate on the inside. Not to mention that they are such a HOT couple on the outside! After their engagement session, they welcomed us into their beautiful downtown condo. As we sat in front of their 10th floor balcony, watching the barges slowly drift down the Mississippi River and sipping on champagne, we chatted like we had all been old friends forever. Cool droplets formed on the outside of our glasses while time moved slowly and almost seemed to stand still. We talked about travel and life in Memphis. And we talked about love. These two have it in spades, and that may just be our favorite thing about them!

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Project Life: January

I love photos. That might seem overly obvious, since I am a photographer and all, but what I mean is that I love not only photography, but actual photos. Physical, printed ones. I could sit and look through photo albums all day. A photo captures a moment. It keeps your kids young forever, when all you want is to stop them from growing. It tells the story of all those minutes and hours that seemed so ordinary at the time, but later prove priceless. It stops time. For those reasons (and many, many more), I make documenting our memories a priority. Or, at least, I try to.

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Best of Engagement Sessions 2015

I know, I know. 2015 was an entire MONTH ago! And I’m just now getting around to doing our big engagement session wrap-up post of the year. What can I say? I’m starting this year a bit overdue. But we’ve been working really hard behind the scenes to make 2016 the best year yet! January always comes with some major re-organization and a flurry of new ideas and inspiration. But with that said, I will kind of miss 2015. We had the honor of working with some of the best (and most beautiful!) brides. Luckily for us, many of these couples won’t get married until later this year, so we get to see them again!

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Winter Country Engagement in the Woods

He is her sister’s husband’s best friend, and though they had known each other for awhile, it didn’t long for them to know it was right once they finally started dating. They do, however differ on their opinion of their first date. She watches him with adoring eyes as he tells their first date story, while shyly looking down and shaking her head with a smile. If you ask Wendy, she will tell you it was at Baskin Robbins, over ice cream and good conversation. But David argues that it’s not a real date unless you get dressed up and go to a nice place. And that’s the thing about David. He knows how to treat a lady, and he loves to spoil Wendy!

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Best of Weddings 2015

It’s a big day on the blog today! We’re sharing all our favorite 2015 wedding images! Be warned, though, this is a looooong post! There are nearly 100 photos that we’ve chosen as best of the best. Read on to see a whole year of images all wrapped up nice and pretty!

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Romantic Memphis Elopement | Detra + Fred

Oh, how we love elopements! We’re not exactly sure how elopements came to have the stigma that they sometimes carry. We know how they are sometimes pictured as two rebels running off together despite family disapproval. But perhaps that’s what makes them exactly what we think they are…. romantic. Detra and Fred have very loving, approving friends and families. No running away together here! They simply wanted to focus on their love, without all the planning and preparation that weddings require. They wanted to be married NOW. So they did. And now that their families have been informed (and surprised!), we can finally share the photos of their beautiful day!

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Hello 2016 | Random Thoughts on a New Year

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m having a slow start to the New Year. While I’m eager to see what 2016 brings, I’m just not quite ready to let go of 2015. Which is surprising, actually. 2015 was a little overwhelming, and I thought I’d be ready to jump into a new year. Instead, I’m feeling a little under the weather and still haven’t written down my 2016 goals. Shame, shame. Instead, I find myself just wanting to rest and enjoy the quiet for a bit longer.

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Winter Opera Memphis Wedding | Katy + Eric

We are so excited to share our final wedding of 2015 with you today! We had such a great year, and this winter Opera Memphis wedding did not disappoint. Katy and Eric said their vows only six days before Christmas, so their whole day was filled with cheery reds and glittery golds, perfect for the holiday season! It was an unseasonably warm, bright, day, which made our job as photographers super easy. Read on to see all the beautiful holiday touches, as well as a very touching father-daughter dance!

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Cedar Hill Farm Fall Maternity Session | Lori + Kenny

Today is a special occasion on the blog! As parents of four beautiful tyrants children, we are always so happy to hear when our couples are expecting! We know what a blessing children are, and these two are going to make wonderful parents. Lori and Kenny were ready to become parents soon after their summer backyard wedding, and we were so happy to be able to document this milestone for them! We returned to Cedar Hill Farm exactly one year after taking Lori and Kenny’s engagement photos, and we had so much fun with this pumpkin-inspired fall maternity session! Read on to see their excitement and creativity!

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