It may be a little bit rainy today in Nashville, but that won’t stop today’s wedding! So excited to see Nadia marry the love of her life, rain or shine it’ll be a beautiful day ⛅️💕
Hitting send today on the most beautiful bridal session and making plans for another one! You guys, I absolutely cannot wait to share photos from these sessions, but they'll have to wait 'til August!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you haven't yet, read my blog post on why I love bridal sessions so much! They give you a second day to wear your gown and feel like a bride! Plus, you'll get photos in a location other than your wedding venue, and the opportunity to do a test run of your wedding hair and makeup. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hey brides! Psssst! Wanna know a little secret I tell all of my couples?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you're prepping your wedding day details, put them all in a separate bag that's easy to hand over all at once to your photographer! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This includes things like your shoes, invitations, rings, jewelry, perfume, and any other items you want photographed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oh! And if you have extra floral stems from your florist, those really make the detail photos pop and so cohesive in your final gallery!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Planning/Styling: @clawrencephoto⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bridal: @kathleensbridal⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Floral: @sweetpeafloralllc⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: @harvesthollowvenueandfarm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cakes: @dessertforkcakes⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Paper: @ledgewoodfinestationery⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Handlettering: @randclettering⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hair: @taywalding_hair⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Makeup: @alysawise5 @lemonsalonllc⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earrings: @shopmoss⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rings: @tammysfinejewelry⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Draping: @shindigsandsuch⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Models: @cheyennemaria_ @sydney_a_springman
I could go on forever about wedding tips for your wedding day, share blog posts full of how to's and should do's, and rave about why I love my job so dang much. But...can I let you in on a little secret? My favorite thing to love on and rave about are my couples. You see, once you're a #HOPbride, you're family. I don't just want to show up and photograph your wedding day. I want to hold your hand throughout your wedding planning process. Get to know your heart. Help foster your relationship and pray for your marriage before it even begins. Wedding days are just one day, but the friendship we build together will last a lifetime. And I can't wait to celebrate you.
Doing my happy dance because I just hit order on some heirloom wedding albums and prints! You guys...one of my favorite things is seeing your wedding photos printed. And an heirloom album is the perfect way to have easy access to so many images of your wedding day at your fingertips every day! Let's be real..technology is constantly changing. Before we know it, USB drives will be a thing of the past, and you are not likely to browse your online, digital wedding gallery as often as you might think. This is why I try to remind brides, brides-to-be, and hey, even those of us who have been married a while, to print your pictures! Message me about designing your heirloom album, or adding it onto your wedding collection. I promise, you won't be disappointed! Oh, and neither will your children and grandchildren when they have your wedding album to look through for decades to come. Your wedding images, your love story should go beyond likes on social media. They belong in your hands and the hands of your children's children. After all, you can't pass down a Facebook album to your children.