jessa & jim {headed to the chapel}


I'm pretty darn excited about this post because it involves an old friend.  Jessa and I went to high school together back in the "day."  I was stoked to get to shoot their engagement party at the Sunsphere and they wanted a few quintessential Knoxville photos since they met here, but neither live here anymore.

{engagement session: anna & garrett}

Well, I haven't blogged an e-session in FOREVER, so thought I'd show a bit of one from last weekend. I was super excited to get back into shooting mode, but the rain ended up washing out Friday's session. Then the weather on Sunday turned out to be INSANELY nice, and we were glad we'd waited for the sunshine.

Anna & Garrett are a great couple getting married in September. She is an art student (you can tell by her lovely jewelry and scarf that she's super creative—I LOVE her style).

For this marathon e-session, we started at the World's Fair Park—the scene of their first date (which may or may not have included grass stains—I didn't ask).

Since I always want my clients to include things/places that are special to them, these two brought along their Rock Band "instruments." {Insert joke about them making beautiful music together here.}

Then we hauled it down to South Knox to get shots in some of my favorite places. I particularly love the solar flare in these pics.

Here's a collage of photos made using the TTV (Through the Viewfinder) effect with my old Brownie Hawkeye. It gives these natural shots some vintage goodness, like they were found in an old trunk somewhere.

Then we ended up heading back across the river to the place where Anna and Garrett met: the UT Aquatic Center. I tried to get them to go swimming for old time's sake—ha ha!—but they didn't fall for it.

{holly and michael}

Happy Manic WEEK everyone!! So much has been going on this week (I feel like I say that every week, buts its true) and I didn't want you guys to go a week without a wedding post. I guess thats the good thing about this blog being mine...I get to make all the decisions!! hehe! So here is a wedding I had at the World’s Fair Park and Amphitheatre. Holly and Michael chose not to do a first see, but Holly got a goofy little sneak peak from Michael!!

Holly was absolutely stunning! (Can we say Hillary Swank?) Holly had the cutest (and smartest) dress I have seen! Once she started boogeying, the bottom came off and she had a super sexy little white number! But we’re not there just yet, here are some beauty shots of the bride!

Being downtown offers so many interesting places to take pictures! Holly and her bridesmaid’s didn’t mind walking around to find the perfect spots! The fellas didn’t mind wandering around as well!

Holly and Michael chose not to see eachother before the ceremony, so here is the absolute cutest picture of Holly seeing Michael for the first (or second) time!

After the ceremony we were able to run away for just a bit and take some super fun and lovely shots of the bride and groom.

Holly was a former UT dancer so when Rocky Top came on, you couldn’t expect anything other from a beautiful group of dancing Volunteers!

Now, here is the funniest/uh-oh cake smash EVER!!! They look so sweet and innocent and then WHAM…Michael surprised everyone!

That looks like a pretty good note to end this post on! Holly and Michael, your day was absolutely magical and I couldn't be happier that I was there to be apart of it and capture these moments!!! Congratulations!

Check back on Friday for some FuNkY finds from Etsy!!!