Mud + Stuck Jeep + Two Manly Men = Unstuck Vehicle!

We have this couple friend we were hanging out with the other night at Starbucks and the guy just happened to mention that he was out riding his jeep and got it stuck in a rut on some trails they were on. The rut was so deep that the mud came all the way up underneath the jeep burying the axle and no truck company in the Nashville area would come and tow him out! Zach, being the clean freak that he is, offered to get down and dirty and help dig it out in the morning… No more truck.. After a wash in the lake… *sighs* This weekend we are shooting the wedding of Ashley & Trevor! Ashley hails from California and Trevor is from Ireland! The rehearsal will be our first time meeting Trevor and we are excited!... Read More

Congrats Lee & Elisabeth!!!!!!!!!!!

We feel like we say this about all the couples we work with, but Lee & Elisabeth are truly an amazing and kind couple!! Their families were great to be around as well and we are soooooooo pumped that we were able to get to know them and be there for their wedding! On Monday on their way to Barbados for their honeymoon we received this text from them, “Once again, u guys are phenomenal!!! Thanks for Everything. Love Lee & Elisabeth.” These guys planned so much for their wedding and we are so excited that they are relaxing and enjoying the beach and all else that Barbados has to offer. You guys are the best!! Can’t wait to see you when you get back!! A few vendor Shout Outs: The flowers & reception decor were done by Rhonda with Rhonda Patton Weddings!The awesome cake was done by Signature Cakes by... Read More

It Runs in the Family…

Ok, bloggers… We were kind… We were generous… We shared what a great “blessing” it was to have Jody’s sister Kelly and her friend stay with us… BUT as Jody was looking around on Facebook, this is what we came across on Kelly’s page!!!! For those who are a bit unsure what you are looking at… this Is Jess & Kell in OUR living room, standing on our NICE couches, PICKING our noses on the EXPENSIVE canvas we have hanging on our wall! Shame… Ok, it actually had us both laughing pretty hard… Now I know where Jody definitely gets her craziness from… it runs in the family… (Speaking of FaceBook – for those of you who have it and aren’t friends already, find us (well, Jody) under ‘Jody Brouillet... Read More

Mission Accomplished: Studio Warming Party

What a great, busy weekend! So busy that after posting this blog we are taking the day off because we need some non-work time of hanging out! :) Saturday we had the wedding of Lee & Elisabeth (photos coming!), and yesterday we had our studio warming party!! The 4 hour event started at 2 and it was great to see so many of you! Enjoy a couple photos… we also meant to take a photo of the front of the studio outside, but alas, you will have to do without! As mentioned we had cute little cupcakes from Cakes By Shara! Also look at these cute napkins provided by the awesome ladies at Williamson County Weddings and Events! Aren’t they fun? I want to frame one or something but Zach won’t let me ;o) And a thanks to the sweet Katie Brooks, one of our former brides, who came and brought additional food for us that she made!! Thanks to all of you who came out – such a variety of people! Good friends, past brides, new brides, blog stalkers, people from when I (Jody) used to have a “real” job ;o), friends from 94 FM The Fish when I interned there 4 or so years ago, awesome wedding coordinators, other wedding vendors, and of course fellow photographer friends. For those who were unable to make it – we missed you! A special thanks to my sister who was also in town with a friend – both desperately needing a break from college. Thanks for the coffee runs you girls made and all the help! It was nice having... Read More

A Jam-Packed Weekend!

We are soooooooooooooooo excited! Yes, yes, our studio warming party is on Sunday (see earlier blog for more details), but the studio party is not what we are referring to here! Remember this couple who we blogged on a few months ago?? Well these guys are getting married tomorrow!! !! !! Lee & Elisabeth are such a kind and fantastic, thoughtful couple and we are really, really looking forward to their wedding! They have been working so hard to make this day great and we cannot wait to document their day and tell their story!! Ahhhhhh! You guys are truly the best and we appreciate you!!! PS. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention that my (Jody) little sister is coming into town this weekend as well! Woo hoo! For those coming Sunday you might just get to meet her…... Read More

A Break!

So last night Zach and I were feeling a bit overworked and that we desperately needed an afternoon off. We agreed that we would finish one wedding in the AM and then head out of the house to hang and relax! That, my friends is exactly what we did! We headed to downtown Franklin and grabbed a bite to eat at Puckett’s! We had never eaten there so we thought it was high time we try it out! They had a little festive display right outside… we couldn’t resist! After that, we pulled over on the side of the road and goofed off a bit more with the camera when we saw this yard with all these fallen leaves and colored trees! .. I love fall! Then we proceeded to the movies to see …which was pretty funny. Now that crazy song is in my head if you can even call it that… I LIKE TO MOVE IT, MOVE... Read More

Published – Nashville Lifestyles Magazine

We have been waiting and waiting for the layout files from the editor so we could show you the real deal, but enough is enough! We have taken our own photos (hey, we are photographers after all) and we are posting away before we get any older! ;o) Last month one of our photos was published in Nashville Lifestyles magazine in its main feature (25 Most Beautiful People) introduced by the one and only Jewel. A few months back we shot Casey & Carmen’s wedding, and Carmen Primrose was deemed one of the 25 most beautiful people this October with our photo featured in the article (p. 80)! She shares the spotlight with singer/songwriters, actors, a Tennessee Titan, a TV host, and the list goes on. Congrats Carmen! For those who follow our posts closely you might recognize those great... Read More

Hitched! Meagan & Jerry

Meagan and Jerry have tied the knot, and what a great wedding with so many personalized details! Meagan looked absolutely beautiful in her wedding dress and all went smooth with Mary Alice of A Delightful Day and her amazing team coordinating! Will post more later! Enjoy just a few for now! We wanted to post this photo especially for Jerry who spent a lot of time on these…(light provided by the amazing Nashville Event Lighting!) Meagan & Jerry – have a blast in St.... Read More

Wedding Bells for Jerry & Meagan!

We have the honor of shooting Jerry & Meagan’s wedding today!!!! This has been long in coming and we feel like we have been there for most of the ride! We did their engagement Lifestyle Session quite a few months ago… And then had the honor to do Meagan’s Bridal session – (photos which we have been dying to post!!!!!). Enjoy a few of them!!! Meagan works at the capitol so we definitely wanted to grab some shots with pieces of the old capital building in the background on the grounds of Cheekwood… Our absolute favorite shot! Doesn’t she look... Read More

Two Days in the Lighting World of Zach!

Some of you may wonder what we do day in and day out. First, every day is always different. Secondly, in good time, we will share one of our days with you…. BUT until then, here is what we have been up to these past 2 days. As you blog stalkers ;o) should know, Zach is a lighting guru. Light can make or break a photo and with Zach’s mad skilz and knowledge, we MAKE great photos right in camera :) Anyway, yesterday and today, and continuing into next week (with a slight pause for a wedding we have this weekend!) Zach is working with an amazing photographer friend of ours (check our her stuff! The Velvet Trunk) setting the lighting for a product shoot for F.M. Allen. Stay tuned to their site to see their full online launch! They have some really interesting stuff that they have available to consumers. I (Jody) get to stay home, sleep in, eat bonbons and watch soap operas. Just kidding! I have been holding down the fort and continuing on with all the stuff we have to do here! Woo hoo! Unfortunately, that’s nothing too exciting to share in pictures, so I will share a couple images to give you an idea of what Zach is up to! This evening we will head out to the rehearsal for Jerry & Meagan because they get married tomorrow!!!!!!!! Woooo... Read More

A Magical Vineyard… well, not really :)

Every month Zach and I attend a networking event that Courtney Hammons (of A Magical Affair) puts together for wedding vendors. This last time we went to Arrington Vineyards right in Arrington, TN (south of Nashville, between Franklin & Murfreesboro). Talk about a great location for a private party or even a rehearsal dinner! It was beautiful, despite the cold! Here is the group that came out that day! By the way, Arrington normally does NOT have scull goblets and heads nailed against boards as you will see on the fireplace… it was in honor of Halloween and their Hallowine event they were having that weekend... Read More

A Sneak Peek! – Abdul & Alexis

We know some of you are anxiously waiting for some photos that we shot this past weekend from Alexis and Abdul’s wedding so here are just a few photos from this great couple’s day (at CJ’s Off the Square ) to hold you over until we do a big post on them :) PS. Abdul & Alexis met in Japan, hence the kimonos (that Alexis’ mom made!) and some other details of their wedding that you will see... Read More

It’s Official!! Studio Warming Party!

A date has been set…. Canvases are hung… Flatscreen is ready… Cupcakes have been decided… Songs for the playlist are being chosen… Invitations have been sent out… It’s a Studio Warming Party!!!!! It’s official – our Studio Warming Party is taking place Sunday November 16th, 2008! Time: 2-6pm Where: 808 Broadway, Nashville (On the corner of 8th & Broadway downtown Nashville. Look for the big red doors and go to the 2nd floor!) Who: Wedding Vendors, Brides & Grooms, Friends – come one, come all! What Exactly: This is a time to stop in and check out our new meeting space, say hello, catch up, grab a little goody provided by Cakes By Shara and be off on your merry way! If you would like to come and somehow did not get a Facebook or Evite invitation – feel free to shoot us an email and let us know you will be gracing us with your presence!! See you... Read More

Family Lifestyle Session Teaser

Ah, what a great weekend! The first shoot of the weekend was a family Lifestyle Session with Hadiel & Brandon and their adorable and energetic son, Eli :) Check out some teaser photos of the day… If you are interested in having your own Lifestyle Session with us – contact us via our website for more information! It’s not too late to have photos taken in time for the holidays!On Saturday we were a part of Alexis & Abdul’s wedding at CJ’s off the Square and we cannot wait to post some photos of that and brag some more on the ladies who run CJ’s! Keep your eyes peeled for those in the next few days!! Hope you all had a fantastic... Read More

Happy Halloween!!

Zach and I have been running around like crazy this week with client meetings, a meeting with an awesome coordinator who we cannot WAIT to work with and brag about, AND we also have been enjoying this cooler weather (a bit TOO cool for my taste right now…). We have a group of couples from our married Sunday school class that we hang out with and last night some of us went to the Corn Maize in Spring Hill, TN. (Photo compliments of our point and shoot camera… where’s our 5D when we need it? :). We had a fun time roaming around (with the guys trying to scare us) and then went to Frank & Gaby’s afterwords for hot chocolate and yummy cookies! Tomorrow we have Alexis and Abdul’s wedding at CJ’s Off the Square ! Yaaaaaay! Alexis has put a lot of thought and planning into her day and we cannot wait to capture it and post photos of it! Have a great Halloween... Read More

Williamson County Weddings and Events

So for those who are looking for a great wedding resource, Williamson County Weddings and Events is a great place to go! CJ and Amy Parmen (both from CJ’s Off the Square ) are suuuper great business minded ladies and run the show! We wanted to give a quick shout out to them and their pretty new website, which just happens to feature photos of your favorite photographer dynamic duo (that would be us). Take a click on the above link and look... Read More

Tall & Creepy Skeleton Guy

Yesterday we went to the Get Motivated seminar. Some of the speakers were really great, and others were highly disappointing like Mr. Get Rich Quick if you buy my $4,200 software. *sighs* We were able to attend with friends Daniel & Jaclyn (who we blogged earlier on their engagement session and hanging at Moe’s), and it was really cool to hear Zig Ziglar speak! Tons of people were there and here is a shot we took with our awesome point and shoot… On another note, we blogged yesterday about Pumpkinfest and getting our photo taken with Tall Creepy Skeleton Guy. Well here is the photo folks, compliments of Mrs. Kristine Neeley... Read More

‘Tis the Season!

Ah, fall… what a great season… True, it’s the busiest time of the year for us, but we love it just the same. This weekend was a rare treat for us – we had it off (the calm before 4 weddings in a row) and we enjoyed it to its fullest! On Saturday Zach and I went with some friends of ours, Cliff and Kristine, to Pumpkinfest close to home right in downtown Franklin! It’s a big event every year (good luck finding a close parking space) with music, costume contests, children’s activities, a chili cookoff, crafts, dancing, and many other things. We had a nice time enjoying the weather and being with our friends! (We even had our picture taken with a 15 foot tall creepy skeleton guy!). On Sunday after youth group small groups we went to our dear friend Anna’s house where she was hosting her annual Pumpkin Carving Party. The votes were close, my friends, and Zach and I, for our 2nd year in a row, landed in 2nd place. The theme was 70’s Rock and we thought ours was the most appropriate to win the glowing bobble head mummy trophy, but you really can’t compete with a pumpkin with guts falling out of his head…. *sighs* Please enjoy our awesome freehand pumpkin with the Flying V guitar, 3D amp, and shaded rocker hand. This morning we are up early to go to the Get Motivated Business Seminar with some great speakers like Zig Zigler, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Rick Belluzo and others! We are excited – see some of you vendors and friends... Read More

A Duck?

For those canvas ordering photographers out there you know what getting this little guy means… More canvases! We got in our latest canvas order to adorn our studio walls. Info coming really soon on our studio warming party! Stay tuned! Yesterday we had a Bridal Lifestyle Session on the grounds of Cheekwood with one of our soon-to-be brides who is getting married in 2 weeks from tomorrow!! We can’t post her shots yet, so you’ll have to wait until after the wedding… but she looks grrrrrrrreat!!! Have an awesome weekend,... Read More

A New Calling

Not that we were looking for one, but Zach and I have found a new calling…. ROCK BAND it is, my friends! After hanging out with another couple this evening, David and Tammy Molnar, we decided to make a quick trip to good ‘ol Walmart for some office things we needed. Low and behold a grand display was set before us calling out for us to play… Guitar: Zach Gray Drums: Jody Gray Song: Eye of the Tiger Difficulty Level: Hard Drum Accuracy: 97%Consecutive Drum Notes in a row: 132 Thank-you very much… now I need a hand... Read More

Destination Wedding Photography – Well I Come From AL With A Banjo On My Knee…

For those wondering – we are settled in and have internet once again!! Woo hoo! Life is good ;o) In regards to the blog title – not sure why that song popped into my head… well, probably because I’m getting ready to blog about part of our AL wedding trip!!! So this past weekend, we traveled down to the great state of Alabama – Birmingham to be exact. We had a SUPER awesome time, and what a great couple and families to be around. One could really feel the love and honor Daniel & Brigette had for each other and their relationship with God, and it was so transparent in their marriage ceremony and celebration after. We were so glad we could be a part of it! We have pulled a few photos from the first part of the day for those who are anxious to see. Enjoy the photos & commentary :) We started the day off at this amazing piece of property (thanks Karen & family!) and had a blast with the 17 gals in the bridal party… All 17 attendants! Then the ladies left, and the guys came out for their photos. and ceremony time! and then some shoot time with the couple before the reception… That’s all for now! Until next... Read More

We’re Back…

We are back!! Had a great time in AL and can’t wait to share some of the photos with you all! We are actually relocating our work space tomorrow and moving lots of things, so bear with us as we get re-organized and re-connect our internet and all that other great stuff. We shall post very soon… :) Have a great... Read More

Off to Alabama!

Today we are off to Alabama to shoot the wedding of Daniel & Brigette this weekend! This couple is interestingly connected to us, or at least to me (Jody). The groom is the cousin of my bestest childhood friend in the world, Ashleigh Hancock! Another fun and interesting fact about this wedding is that Brigette has not 5, not 10, but 17 attendants! With the 7 groomsmen and the bride & groom, that makes the total bridal party number 26!! She’s got a lot of love and as a smart bride, allotted a good amount of time to get photos with all her girls who have meant so much to her. Poor guys, they are by far outnumbered! Anyway, keep us in your prayers for safe travel and stay tuned for... Read More


And here we have some more photos for our avid blog followers from our Lifestyle Engagement session with Eli and Ashley Carol! This great couple gets hitched April 25th of next year and it seems forever away but before we know it, their wedding will be upon us! This shoot took place around downtown Franklin, and once the sun set we called it a day and grabbed a bite to eat at the Mellow Mushroom. Enjoy :) A Zach shot… A Jody... Read More