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Memphis Law Engagement

Atina + Drew: a Memphis Law Engagement

We have quite a few clients who are not from Memphis, or not currently living in Memphis. Usually, these clients still have family and friends here, so it just makes sense to wed in Memphis. Occasionally, a couple will choose to have a destination wedding in Memphis. But either way, if the couple doesn’t live in the area, it can be difficult to arrange an engagement session. If possible, we try to take the engagement session to them, but travel is not always an option. We always, always suggest that our clients have an engagement session, even if it’s just a few days before the wedding. Such was the case with Atina and Drew!

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jessie's 15th birthday

A Recap of Jessie’s 15th Birthday!

We have a large family. And I don’t just mean us. Yes, two parents and four children is not exactly small, but when you count in grandparents, aunts, uncles, and nephews, it gets even bigger. The best bonus of a big family? Instant party! Jessie’s 15th birthday snuck up on us over the weekend, so we were especially thankful to all our family who came and made it so special for her!

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Engagement Albums

engagement albums + guest sign-in books

I love albums! I know I’ve mentioned the importance of printing your photos, and I think albums follow right along with that. I will usually make a photo album before I will order a canvas for the wall. In fact, I made an album of our Spring Break Mountain trip as soon as we got home, and I’m in the process of making one for our Summer Beach Trip. An album is the perfect way to collect and display several photos at once.

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Clients for Life: Zooey Turns One

clients for life: zooey turns one

One thing we always tell our clients is that they are clients for life! That means that we want to be there for all the important moments in their lives. Babies. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Whatevers. We don’t want our connection and friendship with them to stop once they’re married. So while we don’t usually do family, maternity, or baby shoots, we will make an exception for our wedding clients!

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First Day of School 2014

The Kids’ First Day of School 2014

Today is the end of our first week back to school for the new year. I ain’t gonna lie… I’m always ready for school to start by the end of summer! I love having my kids at home, I do. But I get absolutely nothing done! The kids’ schedules get totally messed up. They all stay up until midnight or later. It’s a mad house! I am no stickler for the rules, but I do appreciate a little order now and then. Continue Reading…

Courthouse Wedding

melissa + josh: a memphis courthouse wedding

We recently got the chance to photograph our first courthouse wedding, and we can’t wait to do it again! I’ve always thought that civil ceremonies are so intimate and sweet! It’s a private affair, with only a few family members and friends. It completely removes all the stress and (most of) the planning that a formal wedding involves, and makes it all about the couple. It really concentrates on the most important part of wedding… getting married!

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Downtown Memphis Engagement

anne + alex: a downtown memphis engagement.

Anne met Alex at the school where she is a counselor. He was in the Teach for America program and moved to Memphis from New York to teach. They would both hang out often with coworkers, and would find themselves lingering at the end of these get togethers. Often, they would be the last to leave. It didn’t take long for them to realize that they wanted to see each other outside of the classroom!

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Benefits of an Unplugged Wedding

why you should ask wedding guests to turn off their phones

I recently saw this post on Facebook and realized how true it is, especially in such a rapidly growing technological age. Photographers used to be concerned with family members who had digital cameras just as good as our own, but got better seats than we did. Now, with the prevalence of camera phones and iPads, the problem has grown. There are now hundreds of guests who want to take their own photos during the ceremony, often impeding the work of the professionals who have been hired for the job. Luckily, there’s an easy solution: have an unplugged wedding.

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