When we first starting planning their river engagement session with Claire and Andrew, they told us that they both felt pretty awkward taking photos. You've probably heard me say this before, but I love hearing this! Most of our couples are not professional models. They find it at least a little uncomfortable to be photographed (I sure do!). Most people don't know how to find the best light or the best angles. This is where I get to really stretch my professional muscles and lead them through the process. My very favorite thing is hearing that someone had a great time having their photo taken, even if they were nervous at first! By the end of their session, Claire and Andrew were pros, and we had so much fun with them!

We are so excited to share this Ballet Memphis wedding with you guys today! We have decided that ALL wedding receptions should be held in a dance studio. The sprung floors are literally made for dancing! This dance mom approves 110%. It felt fabulous on the feet all night long, and it looked gorgeous to boot! Ballet Memphis, like every great dancer, dressed up and performed beyond all expectations!

Alexa is a dream bride come true! She's gorgeous on the outside, but so kind and genuine on the inside. She cares for others before she cares for herself. She holds memories, traditions, and keepsakes dear, and she knows how important the little things are. Style is no stranger to her, and she is not afraid to be herself. And she owns every bit of it! Eight beautiful ladies (and one adorable little one!) stood beside her on her wedding day, because that's how many people consider her a best friend. Not just a friend. A stand-by-your-side-on-your-wedding-day friend.

Missy and Will have an uncanny way of actually slowing down time. Long, languid, enjoyable time! These two got plenty of it to relax and just BE in the moment. The entire day was smooth and chill, despite the summer heat. I'm still trying to figure out how we got so much time to get all the photos we needed, plus time to just enjoy their Memphis Botanic Garden wedding. That never happens! All I can come up with is that Missy and Will are magicians. Special, beautiful, bride and groom magicians. Yup.

If you follow me on social media, I apologize in advance. I'm going to be posting a ton of images from this Memphis Country Club wedding! It was so beautiful and full of amazing details. The bride and groom are totally model status, and the reception was a party to remember! But most of all, Bailey and Will create love wherever they go. Love for each other, love for their families, love for their friends (they had the biggest wedding party we've ever had!), and even love for people they don't even know that well. They are such loving souls and their day was a complete reflection of them! Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite moments from this incredible day!

She was almost embarassed to tell me that their spirit celebrity couple is George and Amal, but honestly, I think THEY should be the celebrities! It may have been hot outside for their bright and bold engagement session, but they were the ones who brought the heat... and the heart! We love these two so much and can't wait for them to become a family of 4 in September!

This special couple has a talent that we discovered on their wedding day. One that is rare and hard to find. They can wrap themselves in their own little bubble and tune out the whole world, even while the whole world is watching them. While they are in their bubble, they are the only two people who matter. The “I love you’s” and meaningful glances that passed between them meant even more, because they were the only ones in the bubble. Their whole beautiful, elegant, Persain wedding was a culmination of that bubble, only brought to life for everyone to see!

The best weddings, to us, are the ones that celebrate family. A brand new family forms the minute a bride and groom say "I do." Two already existing families are joined into one. One family gets a new daughter. The other, a new son. Together, these families spend a whole day rejoicing over love and togetherness. Elizabeth's and Sam's day was all about family. Their siblings stood beside them in the wedding party. Elizabeth's mom was by her side the entire day, sneaking in hugs wherever she could. She shared a special heart-wrenching First Look with her dad. Sam's dad helped him dress in the morning. Elizabeth's grandmother ministered their communion during the ceremony. They were both surrounded by the ones they love the most all day long, and that is what truly made this day so special.

She raised her glass high, a sentimental smile on her lips and her eyes glistening with pride as she looked at her sister. For the entire day, she had been almost as happy as the bride, if such a thing were possible. Now, with only a few hours left, she began to tell the crowd in a loud, confident voice that her sister had been waiting a long time for this day. She had waited for true love, for someone who would respect her, honor her, support her, and be her equal in her life. She had waited for the right man. She had waited for this man. And today, they were celebrating at her sister's wedding for all the right reasons. They were celebrating marriage.