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Jeff and Heidi tied the knot this past Saturday and it was a gorgeous wedding right here in Franklin! Jeff and Heidi have become dear friends of ours over these past months and it was a real blessing for us to see them commit themselves to each other during the wedding ceremony. It was a very emotional wedding filled with prayers, tears, laughter and lots of joy! It was really wonderful and we are so glad that we were able to be a part of their big day and would not have traded it for anything.

Jody and I have shot quite a few weddings where rain has been in the forecast, and we always seem to perfectly avoid the torrential downpours. It has never rained during important picture taking times at any wedding we have ever done – it’s pretty crazy. However, this past weekend we were pretty nervous because the forecast was suppose to be rain, rain, and more rain! Well, we spent a lot of time praying (and so did the bride and groom) and we had the most perfect weather right where we were having the wedding. We didn’t find out until the next day when talking with friends that people in the surrounding area (only 6 miles away) had hail storms and even tornado warnings! It was soooo awesome!!

Onto the photos and there are plenty of them!!

Love the back of the wedding dress!

Heidi was such a gorgeous bride!

A little behind-the-scenes of Jody getting the awesome shot below! She is such a rock star wedding photographer!

We battled some winds that day, but no rain!

All the bridesmaids working it out!

Now onto the groom and groomsmen!

A heartfelt prayer before the ceremony began.

A little behind-the-scenes of how the next few shots were done.

Off to the reception!

Can’t wait to hang out with you two when you get back from ST. Lucia!! We love you guys!!


Nashville Photography Workshop Update!

by Jody on March 30, 2009, posted in Uncategorized

(**Note** If you found this post from a browser search, feel free to visit the photographer’s area on our website to view the most current information on our Nashville photography and lighting workshops).

Happy Monday! We hope your week is off to a great start so far!

Our workshops have been open for registration for only just about 2 weeks and the classes have been filling up! For those who want to come and have yet to sign up, the early bird offer expires in two days (April 1st), so register now now to receive the great rate!

For our out-of-state readers, we are currently talking with HI, CA, OH, NY, MI, MN & CT in bringing the workshops out there. If you are reading this from any of those states and are interested in participating in the workshop, let us know!

If you aren’t from any of those states and are interested in bringing any of our IN-CAMERA workshops to your own state (or a custom-tailored workshop), contact us us at


Joel & Luke Artist Shoot

by Jody on March 26, 2009, posted in Uncategorized

For those of you who follow us on Twitter, you know that we did a sweet shoot of the rock-star Artists Joel & Luke recently and it was awesome! Joel and Luke will be doing an online launch in the next week with a free download of one of their songs from their new EP and we are going to do a more extensive blog when that hits with some other cool treats, but until then, here are a few teaser shots!


Saturday Facelifts!

by Jody on March 24, 2009, posted in Personal Fun

We always get a little flak here and there from others who have been pulled in to the slick marketing of Mac computers and feel that it is the only way to go… for those of you who don’t know, we are PC users (yup, read that again). However, we were at Best Buy the other day and we finally used a Mac for something! It had us pulled in for at least a good 20 minutes. We have realized what the pull is for Mac users!!!

Check out our short, very entertaining video (well, we think it is).. ha ha.. (it gets really good 18 seconds in… voices and everything!)

Ahh… good times…


Would you like some Relish with your Invitations?

by Jody on March 23, 2009, posted in Vendor Spotlights

This post has been too long in coming! It is finally time to share with our blog readers the suh-weet ladies of RELISH!!

(L to R – Stephanie, Leann, Rebecca)

Once again, Zach and I would like to take you back to our days of wedding planning. We like to think we’re a cool, vibe-a licious couple, and we wanted invitations to reflect that! Well no can do. We had the hardest time finding invitations that were cool and reflected us. Sooooooo we resorted to making our own invitations. I do say so myself that they turned out pretty well, but it took a lot of time and who has tons of time when you’re planning you’re wedding?? Well, never fear – there are new ways now to do your invitations!!!!!

At least a month or so ago we visited the offices of the Relish Gals! We hung out with Stephanie & Rebecca (founders), met Leann Cooper (Chairwoman), Dustin (production manager) and just had a grand ‘ol time :) These ladies are setting the trend with invitations, and on their site you can create your very own custom invitations, and the best part – you don’t have to assemble them!!!!! The staff at Relish does all the work! They do invitations of all kinds – not just wedding invites! The options are endless.

Make sure to check out their blog as well as website!

To see their video interview with Ashley from
Ashley’s Bride Guide

Wedding invitation making with Relish is truly an experience!

Now here is us with the ladies :)