When a Fireman and a Teacher Got Married

When a Fireman and a Teacher Got Married

Once upon a time, a teacher and a fireman married in a small courthouse ceremony . . . and it was beautiful. Plus, it triggered some thoughts from which brides can benefit. Read on . . .

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First Look or Not? Some Points to Consider for Those Planning a Wedding

First Look or Not?  Some Points to Consider for Those Planning a Wedding

Should you have a First Look at your wedding? While some brides are happy to forego tradition, others may be concerned about how it will affect their wedding. Here are some points to consider. And remember, there is no right or wrong choice - it is always your choice and I will work to make sure things go smoothly whatever you choose!

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Sophia and Robert - Wedding Album at High Point Farms

Sophia and Robert - Wedding Album at High Point Farms

Sophia and Robert had a magical wedding at The Barn at High Point Farms, a cool venue nestled in the Chattanooga Valley. Here, I am using their images to show how pictures work in an album layout to tell the story of their day.

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You Have to Handle What Life Throws At You

You Have to Handle What Life Throws At You

The plans are in place for a beautiful wedding but suddenly life throws you a curve ball. There is no crying in wedding photography so what now? For Anna dn Joe, it meant (1) staying calm and (2) bringing the light!

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Small, But No Less Important

Small, But No Less Important

In this post, I offer you two truths about the cost of weddings and what happens when you opt to have a small one, as did Kristen and Chris: Spoiler alert: you live happily ever after.

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A Great Gatsby Wedding

A Great Gatsby Wedding

Victoria and Dan channeled the spirit of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his novel, "The Great Gatsby," at a 20's themed wedding at historical Candoro Marble Arts & Heritage Center.  The building and grounds of this site lend a sophistication to weddings, as these pictures show.  A truly creative wedding!

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Pull the Plug

Pull the Plug

Once upon a time, there was a smart couple who asked their guests to put the cameras, cell phones, and iPads away.  And their ceremony was unmarred by glowing screens.  But look what happens when that step is overlooked!

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Sacrament, Not Just a Ceremony: Photographing a Catholic Nuptial Mass

Sacrament, Not Just a Ceremony: Photographing a Catholic Nuptial Mass

When your faith is important to you, then it becomes important for your wedding photographer to appreciate the traditions within it at your wedding.  My Catholic faith is strengthened whenever I shoot a Catholic nuptial Mass because it reflects Heaven on Earth, and there are beautiful moments within it.  Come see Frances and Ian's images from the oldest Catholic church in Tennessee, in Nashville.

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Mischief Managed and Magic Happened

Mischief Managed and Magic Happened

What do you get when you add Star Wars, Star Trek, The Princess Bride, Harry Potter, and Photoshop?  Why, magic, of course!  Take a look at the whimsical wedding of Lucie and Sean, and see how my digital darkroom skills helped bring to life a summoning charm!

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The Beauty of a Desi Wedding

The Beauty of a Desi Wedding

I had the privilege to join with some UK colleagues to shoot Dania and Suroor's beautiful wedding in Southern California last April.  If you want to see one beautiful couple, check out these images.  I love Desi weddings!

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Bridal Portraits at Candoro Marble.

Bridal Portraits at Candoro Marble.

Monica is a smart bride - she made use of her hair and makeup trial to suit up and do bridal portraits before her wedding.  What a great way to make your wedding day less stressful by freeing up some time, as well as to take advantage of a special setting.  Be like Monica!

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My Parents' Wedding Album

My Parents' Wedding Album

Whereas some things change, others remain the same - and one thing, besides the antics of grooms and groomsmen, is the value of a wedding album.  In this post, I talk about the new album company I use and provide a #flashbackfriday using my parents' own album from 1956!

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How Long Do I Need a Photographer On My Wedding Day?

How Long Do I Need a Photographer On My Wedding Day?

A wedding photographer's time is money and a bride with a budget needs to figure out how long she wants her photographer to be on duty.  This article can help to understand the types of coverage a couple may want and the time it may take to realize.

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Justin + Jenny: a marriage proposal in Cades Cove

Justin + Jenny:  a marriage proposal in Cades Cove

Fortune smiled on Justin and Jenny when the smoke from wildfires cleared and the sun shone when he proposed to her in historic Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Come hear the story and see the pictures of my latest proposal to be photographed!

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Hey, who's wedding is it anyway?

Hey, who's wedding is it anyway?

I did not like the "advice" a wedding planner published about guests' criticism after a wedding.  It's your day and you don't need the stress of worrying whether a friend will post a Yelp review of your reception!  But at least for the photography, I can help prevent that.

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