Saturday, April 23, 2016

Darren & Chelsea's Spring Engagement Session in Brownsville Tennessee

Last week I ventured back to Brownsville where I shot the Kendrick wedding, but this time I was doing engagement photos for Chelsea and Darren! Chelsea's mom works with Lisa, who was kind enough to let us use her property. I love it out there, and it was so great to see Lisa and Jay again! Here are some of my favorites of these two.

Had to get the cows in at least one :) 

So excited for their fall wedding! 

We had a wonderful time walking around the farm, and they were so natural in front of the camera. They've been together for quite a few years, so I'm sure they've been used to having pictures made together :) Can't wait to see them again in October for their wedding! I love a good fall wedding.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Rachel & Austin's Spring Barn at Snider Farms Rustic Wedding

A little over a week ago, Rachel & Austin tied the knot at the beautiful Snider Farms in Denmark, Tennessee. The day could not have been more perfect! The temperature was a little cool, but the reception was inside, so it really didn't matter at all. I appreciated that all the outdoor photos were comfortable to shoot! I'll be missing that 50 degree weather come June. Krisy with Southern Sparkle did the planning, and her team always does an amazing job. I loved having her there to keep everything running smoothly. Rachel & Austin were totally chill all day and clearly had a wonderful time celebrating with their friends and family. They are so laid back and fun to be around that I felt like I was just hanging out with friends all day. Here are some of my favorite shots that tell their wedding day story...

I started out taking some pictures of Rachel getting her makeup done, then I walked around and got some detail shots around the venue. Rachel had nine bridesmaids, so the "getting ready" room was full, but it was a lot of fun. Everyone was so friendly and relaxed. I know it's hard to get that many people ready for a wedding, but they were all really efficient! 

Once the guys got there, I got a couple of shots of them before I sent Austin out for his first look with Rachel. It was so sweet!

After their first look, we took several portraits around the barn area. We didn't have to go very far, because there are lots of nice places there. I love the water, but it was a bit bright over there. We decided to save some water-side shots for after the ceremony. Instead we used the pretty tulips and the ceremony area.

After the first look we had a little time before bridal party photos. I got some shots of the gorgeous cakes! Austin's golf cake turned out great.

We did some bridal party photos and most of the family photos before the ceremony. The kids were hilarious. We never did get a regular-looking shot, but I kind of enjoy the silly ones. After that, it was time to hide until the ceremony! Guests were already starting to come in.

It was such a wonderful ceremony! After that we had a couple more family pictures, and they let me get a few more of them together.

Isn't she gorgeous?! Inside and out. 

They had the Magi Band for the reception and it was a fun night. They had so much fun dancing and celebrating together! I really had a wonderful time with them, and I wish them all the best.

Venue: Snider Farms
Planner: Southern Sparkle, Krisy
Band: Magi Band
Catering: Coyote Blues