Kem + David: a Memphis Family Lifestyle Session

A wedding is about more than just the joining of two people. It’s the moment when a new family is made, the coming together of two families who were separate before that day. It’s the fork in the road where two paths come together and continue on as one road. It’s about love. Romantic love between the bride and the groom. Love of friends who are not joined by blood, but by their joy and support of a union. And perhaps greatest of all, the love of a family that just doubled in size.

Kem and David are getting married tomorrow. They are not only committing themselves to each other, but to a new family that will finally be official! Kem has two beautiful children who are also coming into their union. Tomorrow, she will have the three most important people in her life joined as one family, while all her loved ones look on and celebrate with them.

When Kem and David came to us, they had already had their engagement photos done. So, as an alternative, we planned a family lifestyle session for them that would showcase their love for each other, as well as their love for their family. They did not want an ordinary portrait session. They wanted a session that would tell a story, and show them as they truly are together. As a family, they love to do everything from travel the world together, to going to the movies, to dinner on the couch, watching TV. They all get along wonderfully, and they are full of laughter and fun!

When Kem and David decided to get married, they decided they didn’t want to wait. They wanted to get married NOW. So they entered a whirlwind engagement, and have been planning their wedding in only three months. Their lives are constantly full, and these past months have only added to the bustle. So it was nice to take some time out to just be together as a family, and enjoy this time in their lives.

We met Kem, David, Breona, and Solomon in downtown Memphis so that we could capture the hustle, Southern-ness, and happiness that is their urban life.

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They are all naturals in front of the camera!

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Every one of them has such style! From their heads down to their socks.

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We had to grab just a few of Kem and David by themselves.

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But they are happiest when everyone is together!

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One of my favorites! Love the faces that kids make at each other. Bre and Solomon get along famously.

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David plays a little piano, and we took a moment inside Bleu for him to serenade his bride. The blue piano was a must!

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Love. This.

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Kem and David, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedules to spend some time with us documenting love. You have a gorgeous family, and we cannot WAIT to see everyone come together tomorrow! It’s going to be a blast!

To see an overview of the time we spend with Kem, David, and their family, check out this fusion video that we put together for them. I love how totally them it turned out!


  • Juliet Stubbs
    Posted at 19:12h, 05 November Reply

    Kem & David are such a beautiful couple.That is what you call God’s love. The kids are happy and thankful for David, it’s a marriage that have love all over it.Doctor Conner LOVES his mother.Kem is a GREAT mother so they both have a lot of love in them.I wish them the best and will pray strength in there union.

  • Juliet Stubbs
    Posted at 19:15h, 05 November Reply

    I love your photos they are beautiful and all I can say is Wow

  • Andrea Fenise
    Posted at 08:11h, 06 November Reply

    AMY!!!!!! My morning has been made. I designed Kem’s tulle skirt she wore for the session. You captured Kem’s beautiful spirit and family absolutely perfect. I love your work and your photographic style. I’m officially a fan.

  • Andrea Fenise
    Posted at 09:11h, 06 November Reply

    OMG Amy!!! Your work is amazing. I designed Kem’s tulle skirt for this look and I’m in total awe of how you captured her. Her spirit and family is so beautiful. I’m officially a fan.

    • Amy
      Posted at 11:41h, 06 November Reply

      Thank you so much, Andrea! I’m a fan of your work as well! Kem’s skirt was lovely, and PERFECT for this day!

  • Marion Fryer
    Posted at 07:33h, 08 November Reply

    Beautiful pictures! You guys totally compliment each other. I love the joy captured in each shot. The blue piano is awesome! Live, love, and laugh forever!

  • cynthia gray
    Posted at 20:25h, 08 November Reply

    David and Kim most lovely personI love video I saw.wish you and your new wife the best continue shower blessing you and your family keep up the good work…..

  • Cheriee Stanton Harris
    Posted at 10:42h, 10 November Reply

    Awesome and Amazing work on David & Kem’s Engagement Party, Bridal Shower. Amy you are such a joy and a pleasure to work with. I had the pleasure of working with you for David and Kem’s Engagement/Birthday Party at the Atrium.
    You captured every detail of my decor and flowers with such beauty and it showed in every picture, thanks so much!! I am still getting compliments! Thanks Cheriee

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