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Friday, January 29, 2010

Let it snow...

Ever since we photographed their wedding last March, Steph and Chris have become some of our dearest friends. Randy and I threw around ideas of shooting their After Session at the beach in April but when the snow hit this afternoon I KNEW that I had to call them. It rarely ever snows in our area of Tennessee and it never stays on the ground for more than a day. Steph, who disliked anything wedding related, shocked me by yelling "Awesome!" and an hour later we were scaling a fence for their shoot.

Steph said the weather reminded her of their first date because it was freezing cold and she had to snuggle into Chris for warmth, like this...

"Here Chris, hold my camera while I climb over."
"Pictures? Okay!"
And there you have it, folks. Snowy Kate straddling a fence.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Holga Photography

A few years ago, I was searching for a fun photography class to attend and the majority of offerings had titles like "Beginning Digital Photography" or "Learning Your Camera". There was one class that I found which had the title: "Holga and Alternative Processing". This tiny plastic camera taught me to embrace the unexpected and reignited my passion for film. It also helped me to fall in love with landscape and nature photography, which I previously had little interest in pursuing. This year we'll be taking my Holgas on our travels (ahhh fun with airport security) so there will be lots of 120 film posts in the future!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monteagle, TN Engagement Session - Studio 5

Elizabeth and Jason chose to shoot part of their engagement session in Monteagle, where they had their first date. Which, by the way, is one of the cutest first dates that I've ever heard! Afterward we wandered around Sewanee and E & J were troopers to explore with me in the heat. Ahhhhh southern summers.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

New Orleans destination wedding

Randy and I met Ashley & Tony last September when we were out in Montana for a wedding. When it came time to plan their wedding they decided to fly us out to shoot and officiate their small destination wedding. Where do a boy from South Africa and a girl from Chicago get married...home of the never-ending celebration, New Orleans of course! Tony proposed to Ashley a few months ago at Antoine's and the couple wanted to have a small ceremony and reception in the area where they got engaged. Wandering a city + wedding couple = visual scavenger hunt. We had such a great time!

Nothing says The Big Easy like a first dance by a N.O. style jazz band. They played a fantastic version of "You Are My Sunshine" and dedicated the song to the new Mr. & Mrs. =)


Congrats Ashley & Tony! Have a blast on your safari honeymoon!

Hanging out in graveyards

Lights, culture and photographer-thrilling-beauty...
I find myself this weekend in New Orleans where a wonderful, sweet couple hired us to capture few days of their elopement/wedding celebration. Many more pictures to come when we return home but for now here's a quick shot that Randy took while I was shooting with my Holga in a N.O. cemetery.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Destination Wedding Photography - Stephanie & Jason

On Thursday, Anna (my beautiful second shooter) and I traveled down to Florida for Stephanie & Jason's destination wedding. Between Rosemary Beach and Panama City Beach, there is a little home called Anna's Veranda which was the PERFECT place to host a beach wedding.
Robyn with Mix Mingle GLOW event design & planning did a fantastic job keeping the day running smoothly. I usually don't go out of my way to talk about different coordinators but Robyn had a LOT of glitches thrown her way and handled it all with grace and calmness (and kept a smile on her face the entire time). The bride knew almost nothing of what happened...which is the mark of a wonderful wedding coordinator! Anna and I loved working with her.
I put together a few images for a slideshow (minus the reception which I have yet to dive into) because I know Stephanie is dying to see some images from her gorgeous weekend.

Other vendors: Christina @ Nouveau Flowers, Ryan @ Studio 26 Weddings, Heidi @ Bake My Day, and drool-worthy catering by Tammy @ The Eventful Planner.

As a reminder: I'm still booking destination weddings on my own (not through the studio) so for availability, specials and packages contact me through my website or directly at

Monday, March 30, 2009

Steph & Chris

Ahhhh! Wedding season is finally here!
Steph and Chris would have been perfectly content getting married at the courthouse but opted for a small, intimate ceremony in the woods...surrounded by their closest friends. It was a beautiful day of music and laughter.

I absolutely love personal touches to weddings. Maggie dress + favorite chucks = Steph style.

Their ceremony was in an adorable lodge at Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

After the ceremony, we took a short detour on the way to the reception for a couple's session.

Love to you Pike & Gaines! Thank you for letting me be there on your big day!