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Aug
20
2008

Andrew, Amie & Emma – A New Family

by Jody on August 20, 2008, posted in Featured Weddings

Before we even begin to post pictures of Andrew and Amie’s wedding that took place here in Nashville, Tennessee, we have to give a shoutout to Kat Coffen of Selah Style & Events for coordinating this wedding. To get a coordinator or not – that is the question of many brides. WE notice a huge difference in weddings that have coordinators and those that don’t. We often mention to our couples how important it is to have a coordinator to run AT THE LEAST your wedding day so you can actually ENJOY it.

And now… what you have all been waiting for…

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This is Amie’s daughter, Emma… is she not the cutest? She was so precious! She had her own wedding bouquet with bright pink roses and tiara.

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You may recognize this shot…
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Andrew is a lawyer and I don’t think you can find any other lawyer who looks as cool as he does…

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Andrew and Amy’s reception took place downtown Nashville, TN at Events @1418. It’s a great, intimate venue for a reception!

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Their wedding cake was decorated beautifully with pink calla lillies, and purple, pink, and white roses.

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I LOVE this shot that Zach took. This was during their first dance… Look how the light just flows through the dress…
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Amy and Andrew wanted to have a green, Nashville wedding so instead of favors their favors were trees for their guests to take home and plant!

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And off to the honeymoon! I love Amie’s face here!

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Thank-you Andrew and Amy for letting us share your big day with you!

Aug
18
2008

The Beautiful Bride – Katie Brooks!

by Jody on August 18, 2008, posted in Featured Bridal Sessions

Now that Katie and Colin are officially married, it is time to share some Bridal photos until we get a chance to post some wedding pictures! (By the way, their wedding was grrrrrrreat and we’re soooooo happy for them!!).

These photos were taken in the beautiful area of Leipers Fork, TN.

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We love her bridal gown with the chocolate sash!

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Katie specifically picked out the pink and red roses for her bridal bouquet!

”I am getting soooo excited about the wedding weekend and can’t believe it’s finally here and that I am going to be a wife in 5 days!!”

This is a little note we received from Katie Lenchis (soon-to-be Katie Brooks!), a few days ago. Now, they only have one more day to go until they get married!!!

We are sooooooooooo excited for them (how can we not be?), and can’t wait either! We are so glad that we are their wedding photographers. A few weeks ago we did her Bridal Portrait Session in Leipers Fork, Tennesse, and of course we are having to wait until after to post those images, but we will post just a few of their engagement photos for now!!!

Katie and Colin’s engagement session was shot at the Factory in Franklin, TN.

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Stayed tuned for photos of their beautiful Nashville wedding!

(For those who are wondering, the title is a reference to the amazing film My Fair Lady, starring the lovely Audrey Hephburn :).

And now we bring to you…. (drum roll please) …

How Did They Do That?

This is the part of our wedding photography blog where we share with those interested how we make the shots look how they look, especially without any PhotoShop tricks. For those of you who know us, we love photography and want to spend as much time as we can behind the camera and not behind a computer screen. Shooting the shot correctly to begin with enables us to spend little time in post-production and to enjoy what we do best – capturing beautiful wedding moments and doing suh-weet shots like these.

Destination: Destin, FL
Lifestyle Wedding Shoot on the Florida beach.

This image you have seen in an earlier post…

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Here’s behind-the-scenes beach shot showing our lighting gear…

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How we did it:

This was taken at near sunset with a 32 inch WestCot soft box and a 500 watt Photogenic mono-light at around 300 watts.

Exposure: F/7.1 at /125th of a second
Lens: Canon 24-70L 2:8 at 24mm wide
Camera: Canon 5D at ISO 50

The image was slightly cropped (to make it perfectly straight with the horizon) and adjusted in Adobe LightRoom. The black and white is custom with near zeroed out blacks and some split toning to give it a little color.

And there you have it!

Here are some other shots from the day. To see more, scroll below for an earlier post this month! BUT just because we love this couple and for those who are too lazy to scroll down, I’ll repost some of the same photos again :)

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And of course, one of our favorite…

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Pretty much same info as before:

Taken at sunset with a 32 inch WestCot soft box and a 500 watt Photogenic mono-light at around 300 watts.

Exposure: F/6.3 at /125th of a second
Lens: Canon 24-70L 2:8 at 24mm wide
Camera: Canon 5D at ISO 50

Adjusts made in Adobe Lightroom: slight overall color bump and slight crop to straighten the horizon.

If you have any unanswered questions on what we did or how we did it, shoot us an email!

Aug
6
2008

A Franklin, TN Factory Wedding in Jamison Hall

by Jody on August 6, 2008, posted in Featured Weddings

Although our groom of this wedding we are about to feature does work as a Chef at a high end restaurant in Chattanooga, TN (St. John’s), and his food is delectable (as we discovered last November) he definitely has found that his true passion is not food (which is a close second) but rather his new bride, Nathalie. The two were wed this spring at a small church here in Franklin, TN and boy did we all have a blast shooting with this fun and energetic couple! Tyler will soon be opening his own Italian-inspired restaurant and these two are definitely off to an adventurous start in their new marriage!

This wedding was put together by none other than the fabulous Nashville wedding coordinator, Tonya McNutt of Treasured Weddings. If you want a ridiculously cool event than this is the girl to call! She is fun and energetic, has all the connections that you may need to put on a first class event and works her tale off to make sure that you are stress free and have a great time at your wedding! She is really great to work with.

Let’s take a look at a few shots from the day…

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Nathalie’s wedding gown is a Melissa Sweet piece. It was gorgeous on her!

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Nothing like taking wedding pictures of Groomsmen in a parking garage in downtown Franklin, TN.

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Tyler and Nathalie’s wedding took place at Jamison Hall in The Factory in Franklin, TN. WE love being wedding photographers!