You'd think a relationship between a doctor and a lawyer would bring a lot of stress, formality, or meticulousness into life, or maybe even all three! But Claire and Andrew are the exact opposite. Though she is a doctor and he is a lawyer, they are more casual than reserved, relaxed instead of stiff, and easygoing rather than demanding. They are professional when they need to be, but they also know when to leave the stress behind and have a great time! Their University Club wedding brought out the best in them both, and they smiled and laughed their way through a beautiful, perfect day that mirrored their relationship.

Sometimes it rains on a wedding day. Sometimes, it even pours. When life surprises you with unexpected thunderstorms, you have a choice. You can be as dark and foreboding as the rain clouds, or you can be the bright, sunny day that chases them away. When LaQuitta and Mario woke up on the morning of their civil wedding ceremony, rain clouds were threatening in the distance. By the time they were saying "I do," the rain was thundering down outside. But their smiles never waned and their attitudes never darkened - they were married, and that's all that mattered! They had eyes only for each other and cared only about their start of their new life. And because of them, this day was all the right kinds of sunny... on the inside.

Oh friends, we have such a treat for you today! I'll go ahead and warn you ahead of time... this is a very lengthy post! I had so much trouble narrowing down my favorite photos. I love them all, and they all tell a part of the story of this incredible day. Now comes the hard part - trying to figure out what to say about this amazing, classic Memphis Hunt and Polo Club wedding. While I love words, and I love to talk, trying to find the right words for all the awesomeness that happened on this day is going to be a challenge. But I'll give it my best shot...

When I first spoke with Myesha on the phone, she asked me if I had ever seen Sex and the City. Right then I knew that we could be bffs! As we talked about our love of Carrie Bradshaw, New York city, and Mr. Big, we fell into an easy rhythm that usually comes with years of friendship. And yet I had never met her! I'm always blown away by how lucky we are to meet so many amazing people while doing what we do. Especially when there's a pair of Manolos involved!

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!

They don't do serious. They don't do sadness or tears (except happy ones!). They don't do drama, or too much, or too little. They never stop talking. They never stop laughing. And these are only a FEW of the reasons we love Erin and Donny so much! Their officiant described them best during their wedding ceremony when he said, "Not only do Erin and Donny LOVE each other, but they sure do LIKE each other a lot! And they like doing life together." Yes. That.

Brittany and Walker are so easy-going! We knew right away that they were the perfect clients for us. We all got along from the moment we met, so we knew their engagement session would be a breeze. They love anything from taking their dogs for a walk along the gravel paths of Shelby Farms, to a simple barbecue at home, to dancing in the rain (as you will soon see). We wanted to make sure to capture the essence of who they are.

I know I may have mentioned it a time or two (or three, or four...), but our family loves to travel! We're not talking all-out, round-the-world excursions. We're too busy (and too poor!) for that. Road trips are our favorite. We pile in the car, put on a good audio book, jam out to music, or just have silly, family conversations for the hours that we're on the road. Then, we soak up the adventure that always awaits us at our destination! This year, our Spring Break ATV trip was FULL of adventure. And stories. And it's the stories I want to concentrate on today.

One of my favorite things on a wedding day is when the bride and groom exchange notes before they see each other. It is the perfect way to say everything you know you will forget to say, the perfect way to keep the importance of the day at the forefront of your mind, the perfect way to build anticipation for that moment when you finally see each other.

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!