February 11, 2022

Why You Should Consider Eloping

Eloping has a different definition now than it used to. It no longer means going to the courthouse without telling your family. Nowadays, eloping can mean getting married in California on the beach alone, or in the Smoky Mountains surrounded by your closest friends and family. Why you should consider eloping: More Intimate:There’s absolutely nothing […]

February 11, 2022

Celestial Styled Shoot

Have you ever thought about what a celestial/galaxy wedding would look like? My friend Cari and I hosted this and we were so excited watching our vision come to life. It wouldn’t have been the same without all of our incredible vendor friends. Hosts: @marissaraephotography + @carihughesphotography Couple: @paticandia + @tonypriceisniceArch: @bandlcreationHair: @wildrose_hairartistryMakeup: @ashleyurbanartistryFlorist: @sugarfieldflowersCake: […]

February 4, 2022

Irene + Justin’s California Wedding

Irene found me on Instagram through a random giveaway, and though she didn’t win, she decided she wanted to fly me out for her wedding in California! We quickly became friends and were talking almost everyday either about her ideas for the wedding, her dress options, or just funny memes we found. Everything about their […]

February 3, 2022

Orvil + Gertie

A few weeks ago, a photographer friend of mine said, “I realized I don’t really love photography, I love people, photography is just my way of meeting them.” and I completely resonate with that. I can’t tell you the top 10 best cameras, the best starter camera, or what flash to buy. What I can […]

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