We don’t break the rules often. But special circumstances call for exceptions! With this engagement session, we broke ALL the rules. 1. Only shoot right before sunset. 2. Don’t shoot on holidays. 3. NEVER shoot when it rains. 4. Only shoot when the temperature is between 50 and 80 degrees. Yeah, we broke every single one of those. And you know what? I’d do it again. This special New Year’s Eve engagement session turned out to be one of our favorites!
Things have kinda been slow here on the ole blog lately. Part of the reason for that is that Ed and I have been busy the last few months building the Senior side of our business! We will have more news in that department coming soon, but in the meantime, we have quite a few sessions to post! We LOVE Senior sessions! I think we get along so well with teenagers because we have so many around our own house – it just feels natural. Well, that, and we’re both still so young at heart! One thing we love to do for our Seniors is create a special highlight video for them. This is such a special (and fleeting!) time in their lives, and we know this video will be even more treasured later. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see what we mean!
We have such a fun midtown Memphis engagement shoot to share today! Ed and I are HUGE fans of wine and cheese (I could seriously enjoy it every night for dinner and not get tired of it!), so when these two told us they wanted to do a wine and cheese picnic in the park, under a canopy of beautiful Fall leaves for their engagement session, we were all in!
We had such a great time during this colorful engagement session! Fall is never a disappointing time to shoot, and the red, orange, and yellow leaves added even more color to these images. When we accidentally found a purple door that perfectly matched Liz’s lavender shirt, it was the icing on the cake! We got to know these two quite well as we explored midtown together, looking for all the perfect spots that would bring out their personalities.
Ed and I love to travel for engagement sessions! We always encourage our couples to make their engagement session about their everyday lives, since the wedding day will only be one, very special day. These two have been living in New York City for a few years, so we could only capture their everyday lives by going to them! We made a long weekend out of it, spending one whole, full day with our couple! We got to see the city through their eyes, and for us, we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Hello 2017! I’ve been super bad about updating the blog with our recent shoots, but I have a good excuse! We shot SO many sessions in November! We don’t have a long fall season here in the South, so we have to jump on what we do get. Here in Memphis, November really gives us the best for Fall as far as temperature and color goes, so we stayed busy the whole month. And that means we have so much to share!
We absolutely LOVE it when we get to work with a family more than once! We shot Ellen’s wedding a couple years ago, so when her sister Emily called us for her own wedding, we were thrilled! Not only are these two sisters both gorgeous (I’m the luckiest photographer!), but they belong to the sweetest family. Like her sister, Emily has chosen a good, handsome, and funny man to accompany her through life. We had so much fun meeting Josh and getting to know these two better!
We are officially done with weddings for 2016! We will still be busy the next few months with lots happening behind the scenes and time spent on re-energizing for next year, but we are tickled pink to end this year’s wedding season with a bang! We have been on pins and needles for this wedding, this celebration, this couple, ever since their Nashville engagement session! And once you see our recap of their day, we know you’ll understand why!
We are so excited to share this special wedding today! This was definitely one that we have been looking forward to for quite some time. We were so lucky to learn more about Natalie and Adam and the special love they share. We were so lucky to be the ones to photograph their beautiful day! But most of all, we are so lucky to have Natalie as a dance instructor, competition director, and mentor for our children. We have loved growing up in the Dance Dynamics family, and Natalie is one of the reasons that our kids have developed into the talented dancers that they are today!
Every wedding has a surprise or two up its sleeve. The surprise with this one was that there were no surprises! Everything was as smooth as silk. Not only did everything go off without a hitch, but this sweet couple made our job so easy! They had plenty of gorgeous details, and they gave us plenty of time for lots of portraits. It was so hard narrowing them down for this post! The best part of the whole day, though? We have never seen a couple so happy to be married. We loved every single second of this one!