Limestone, TN: Renita + Nate's Intimate Rustic Country Wedding at the Millstone

Limestone, TN: Renita + Nate's Intimate Rustic Country Wedding at the Millstone

A running theme of wedding season this year has been the constant threat of rain, and it was no different for these two. You can probably see the ominous clouds in the photos, but we lucked out and had a sunny and breezy evening for their wedding day. Renita and Nate didn't want a huge wedding, so they opted for an intimate celebration with their closest family members at the Millstone. Renita and Nate walked down the aisle together and met the officiant, Renita's dad, Reub! I thought it was so special that the father of the bride was also the officiant! After vows were read and rings were exchanged, Renita and Nate kissed for the first time as husband and wife and headed to the reception for delicious barbecue, pies, and cupcakes!

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Seneca Creek State Park, MD: Lizzy + Rob's Intimate Rainy Woodland Wedding

Seneca Creek State Park, MD: Lizzy + Rob's Intimate Rainy Woodland Wedding

This year has been one of the rainiest wedding seasons I've ever experienced! When it became apparent that there was a 100% chance of rain, I began to pray for a mist instead of a downpour. Luckily, the rain turned into a mist just in time for Lizzy to arrive at Seneca Creek State Park. After saying their vows surrounded by just close family and friends, Lizzy and Rob became husband and wife under Seneca's giant pine trees. We then explored the trails and took photos by the lake.

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Limestone, TN: Kayla + Aaron's Rustic Pastel Spring Wedding at the Millstone

Limestone, TN: Kayla + Aaron's Rustic Pastel Spring Wedding at the Millstone

Kayla and Aaron were married on a beautiful Spring day in April at the Millstone! The week prior had been pretty chilly, for Winter kept lingering and bringing us colder temperatures. Luckily, the sun came out and warmed us all on their wedding day! After lunch, Kayla put on her gorgeous, ivory and lace, Maggie Sottero gown and was ready for the first look. We then headed out to the lawn to meet Aaron, where she would see her husband-to-be for the first time. The two said, "I do," and kissed as husband and wife under the branch arbor! We then headed to the reception for delicious barbecue and cake to celebrate the newlyweds!

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Warm Springs, VA: Josh + Lyndsey's Chilly November Wedding at the Old Dairy

Warm Springs, VA: Josh + Lyndsey's Chilly November Wedding at the Old Dairy

Josh and Lyndsey were married on one of the coldest fall days at the beautiful Old Dairy in Warm Springs, Virginia. They're both nature lovers, and Lyndsey has a deep love for agriculture and the Shenandoah Valley, so it made for the perfect backdrop for their wedding! It may have been a high of 30º, but these two cozied right up for their portraits together. Lyndsey also incorporated her passion for dogs and had her two closest pups as her flower girl and ring bearer! Once the rings were exchanged and vows sealed with the first kiss, we all headed to the reception for dinner, drinks, and casual conversation in the barn!

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Butler, TN: Zach + Daisy's Rustic and Rainy Wedding at Sugar Hollow Retreat

Butler, TN: Zach + Daisy's Rustic and Rainy Wedding at Sugar Hollow Retreat

Daisy and Zach were married at the lodge at Sugar Hollow Retreat in Butler, Tennessee. The original plan had been to have the ceremony on the lawn and reception under the tent, but Mother Nature had other plans! We all kept glancing at the weather radars, silently hoping there would be a break in the rain. The forecast didn't give any sign of it giving up, so Daisy made the decision to go for Plan B and moved the ceremony under the tent. Shortly after, the two said, "I do," to the sound of raindrops pattering on the tent and underneath the twinkling string lights. Talk about a romantic way to become husband and wife!

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Upper Marlboro, MD: Bethany + Matt's Gemstone & Succulent Fall Wedding at Mount Airy Mansion

Upper Marlboro, MD: Bethany + Matt's Gemstone & Succulent Fall Wedding at Mount Airy Mansion

Matt and Bethany became husband and wife at the beautiful Mount Airy Mansion in Upper Marlboro, Maryland! Bethany is a friend and fellow wedding photographer, so it was an even more special day to be a part of! I loved all of their details of the day, from the bridesmaids' gemstone colored dresses, succulent centerpieces and their Rock, Paper, Scissors game during their ceremony!

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Abingdon, VA: Michelle & Johnny's Rustic Outdoor 4H Center Wedding

Abingdon, VA: Michelle & Johnny's Rustic Outdoor 4H Center Wedding

Michelle and Johnny were married at the Southwest Virginia 4H Center, at an amazing, rustic, outdoor amphitheater in the woods, surrounded by friends and family. The weather was absolutely perfect for their day- it was sunny but the air had a slight chill and was one of the first days that felt like Fall. These two had dreamed of throwing more of a party for their guests, than just a wedding celebration, and I can tell you- their dream came true! 

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Best of 2017: Behind-the-Scenes

Best of 2017: Behind-the-Scenes

Hello, 2018! Nice to see you! If you guys read my Best of 2017 blog you know that I promised my first Behind-the-Scenes blog. Well, today I'm delivering! I know it's not as jam-packed as some behind-the-scenes, but there are still some great (and embarrassing) moments! I'm lucky to have had some awesome second shooters and friends who helped capture me in work-mode and some of the silly moments in between!

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Best of 2017: A Year of Adventures, Sunsets, Mountains and Love in Northeast Tennessee

Best of 2017: A Year of Adventures, Sunsets, Mountains and Love in Northeast Tennessee

Holy smokes, this year has flown by! I seriously cannot even believe that 2018 is just a few days away! It feels like yesterday that I was rounding up images and reminiscing about everything 2016 brought for last year's review blog! I'm almost at a loss for words here as I look back at all of the adventures, stunning summer sunsets and genuine smiles from laughter. I am incredibly blessed and fortunate to capture the love stories for all of my amazing couples in such a beautiful part of our country.

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