Best Moments of 2015…

I contemplated doing a “Best Of” compilation that highlighted the prettiest, most well-executed photographs I have taken this year, which would have satisfied the artist / perfectionist in me.  Midway through that process I stopped, realizing that some of my favorite photographs are not perfect.  The lighting isn’t great, there are background issues because I was focused on capturing a fleeting moment, one that would be gone forever if I took the time to compose it just-so.  But the moments.  The little ones.  Those are what our years are made of, the ones that make our lives rich.  So here are some imperfect photos in an imperfect slideshow.  I sure had fun making it.  Happy New Year!

** 2 of the photographs featured were taken by guest photographers– thank you all so much for your hard work!

Scarritt Bennett Wedding : Becca + Tim

So excited to share with you Becca + Tim’s Scarritt Bennett + Hilton Downtown Nashville Wedding!  I just can’t get enough of this one.  Special thanks to all the amazing vendors (credits at the end of the post) for all their work to make this such a special day for Becca + Tim!  Enjoy!

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Becca wore an heirloom veil that has been in her family for many generations— I think her Mom said since the 1920’s.  It was so delicate, I was so glad Karen Hendrix was there to help keep it safe!

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I love this series of Becca’s Mom + Dad.  So sweet.

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The moments right after the ceremony are often my favorites!

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Downtown Nashville Hilton WeddingEvent Planning: Angela Proffitt

Wardrobe: Karen Hendrix

Tux: Street Tuxedo

Hair / Makeup:  Katie Russo

Florist:  Lauren Atkinson LMA Designs

Cake: Jay Qualls

Transportation: Matchless

Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting

Rentals: Music City Tents + Events

Linens: Graceful Tables

DJ: Spangler Entertainment

Granny White Church of Christ and Old Natchez Country Club Wedding : Chase + Katie

Glad to have Chase + Katie’s lovely July wedding up on the blog!  I loved her Royal Blue bridesmaids dresses, and all the bright colors from the stained glass at Granny White Church of Christ.  It was so great working with this group- they were so fun to work with.  Even with the heat, they made my job easy!  Enjoy!

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Cheekwood Wedding Photographer : Colleen + Bennett

So excited to share Colleen + Bennett’s Cheekwood wedding today– full vendor credits below!  Enjoy!

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Venues:  Holy Family Catholic Church  / Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Hair / Makeup:  Katie Russo Beauty – Leslie Ellis

Planning:  Bruce Pittman

Florals:  Branching Out

Band:  Bobby + The Aristocrats

Catering:  The Clean Plate Club

Cake:  Dessert Designs by Leland

Video:  Matt G Video

Lighting:  Nashville Event Lighting

Rentals:  Music City Tents and Events

 

 

A Tennessee Backyard Wedding : Private Residence

I had such a blast photographing the wedding of these two dear friends!  Special thanks to the lovely Becca George of Modern Vintage Events for making this such a special day!

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Loved this series of photos of Dad seeing his daughter for the first time in her dress!

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It quit raining in time for us to get a few bride and groom photos outside

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