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Dec
30
2009

Laila & Landon – Nashville Wedding Photography

by Jody on December 30, 2009, posted in Featured Weddings

We had the awesome privileged of shooting Laila & Landon’s wedding recently here in the great city of Nashville and we had a blast hanging out with these two!  The ladies got ready at Union Station, the wedding was at the Nashville Bahai Center and the reception was at the Macke’s in Green Hills. We headed over to Marathon Village to shoot some cool portraits of the bride and groom and the small wedding party (one on each side which was awesome!) which is a fun place to shoot some very non-traditional images of these two. Laila is like this 40′s glamour star that has an incredibly unique look and the two of them are perfect together!

Check out some of the images from the day below!

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Laila looks timeless in these shots that Jody grabbed as the ladies were getting ready.

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The groom sent this awesome gift over to the bride as she was getting ready! A brand new Nikon DSLR camera! Our kind of couple ;o) How cool is that?

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Also getting ready at the hotel was Laila’s sister, Lindsey (aka wedding coordinator of all details!) with her husband and their two daughters (the flower girls) and they were so precious!  What a beautiful family.

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We then headed off to shoot the bride and groom at Marathon Village!

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Love this shot of Laila! She looks A-Mazing!!

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These awesome deserts to the left are mini-cakes that were all custom made by Julia’s Home-Style Bakery and were dee-lish!!

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Yeah, so that is the family all getting up and rocking the weddings face off! They were amazing!! The band that played most of the night (when the family was not playing :) was Burning Las Vegas (bottom right shot) and they were awesome!!

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You guys are the best!! We can’t wait to hang out with you guys again soon!!

To sign up for their vitual guestbook and view all of the images once they become available online, click here.

Dec
29
2009

Accepting Intern Applications for Winter/Spring 2010

by Jody on December 29, 2009, posted in Uncategorized

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We are once again opening our business up to individuals who want to serve and learn more about the wedding photography industry.  This is your big chance as a budding photo geek (like us!) to get to see the inner workings of the wedding photography world!

We are looking for someone who is ready to work hard and get a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes of our business.

What is required?

  • A minimum 3 month commitment, starting as soon as possible
  • Availability a few days a week during our work times, 10:00 -5:00 pm
  • Assistant work at engagement, bridal, wedding shoots and photography workshops (some of which will fall on evenings or on weekends)
  • A great attitude
  • A desire to learn
  • A strong desire to serve

Please contact us at InternApp@grayphotograph.com if you are interested and we will send you an application.

This internship is not a paid position.

Happy applying!

Dec
28
2009

Our Christmas Recap! Santa vs. Jesus

by Zach on December 28, 2009, posted in Personal Fun

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Fall is my favorite season, but Christmas is my favorite time of the year!  I love the crisp air, the Christmas lights, the quiet, blanket of snow that covers everything (ok, well in the North the snow exists), the Christmas tunes that some stations start playing at Thanksgiving (woo hoo!) and there’s nothing like sitting on the couch bundled up in a blanket with no lights on except the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree lights, and no sound but the burning wood in the fireplace cracking and Christmas tunes playing from our iPod… ahhh…  Oh, not to mention it’s a time where we celebrate the One who came and gave us life in the first place!  :)

So sad that Christmas is over.  After our crazy months of traveling Zach and I were looking forward to finally being back home, doing some work, and then RELAXING together in TN, just the two of us!  We had a great Christmas just hanging out together and we are enjoying the time we have set aside to relax and chill before we shoot our first wedding of the year this Saturday.  Yay!!

In honor of Christmas day being over and everyone going through detox of all the hype, shopping, and presents, which can leave us feeling empty inside, I thought I would post this little diddy that I received from my sister’s mother-in-law, Linda!

Jesus is Better than Santa
Santa lives at the North Pole.
JESUS is everywhere.


Santa rides in a sleigh
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.


Santa comes but once a year
JESUS is an ever present help.


Santa fills your stockings with goodies
JESUS supplies all your needs.


Santa comes down your chimney uninvited
JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. And then enters your heart.


You have to stand in line to see Santa
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.


Santa lets you sit on his lap
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.


Santa doesn’t know your name, all he can say is “Hi little boy or girl, What’s your name?”
JESUS knew our name before we did.. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.


Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly
JESUS has a heart full of love.


All Santa can offer is HO HO HO
JESUS offers health, help and hope.


Santa says “You better not cry”
JESUS says “Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.


Santa’s little helpers make toys
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.
Santa may make you chuckle but
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.


While Santa puts gifts under your tree
JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.


Jesus is still the reason for the season.

Merry Christmas, everyone and happy new year!!  Thank-you, Lord for the gift of your son!

And now to leave you with a rockin’ Christmas lights video… It gets really good starting at 0:42 seconds so hold out!

Dec
26
2009

Josh & Jenny – A Nashville Engagment Session!

by Jody on December 26, 2009, posted in Featured Engagements

We recently spent the  afternoon with the amazingly cool Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill out at Jenny’s family farm in Franklin shooting their engagement images.  Jenny and Josh are a great couple, and even though it was a bit chilly that day day, you could hardly tell with these two!   They were troopers and rocked it out with many laughs and great moments!  We are really looking forward to shooting their wedding out at Jenny’s family home in Belle Meade this May and already feel like we have known these guys for much longer then just a month!  PS – Gentlemen, for those of you struggling with ideas on how to pop the question… Josh is the man to go to!  He has set the bar HIGH for all of his fellow man friends … :)

Check out some of our favorites from the shoot below!

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Nashville Wedding Photography,  Josh Van Valkenburg & Jenny Gill engagement images, wedding photography

Love the next two shots of these guys…

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Josh bringing the heat!

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Love this candid moment of the two of them twirling around. Ahh…..

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Nashville Wedding Photography,  Josh Van Valkenburg & Jenny Gill engagement images, wedding photography

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Nashville Wedding Photography,  Josh Van Valkenburg & Jenny Gill engagement images, wedding photography

Nashville Wedding Photography,  Josh Van Valkenburg & Jenny Gill engagement images, wedding photography

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Nashville Wedding Photography,  Josh Van Valkenburg & Jenny Gill engagement images, wedding photography

Nashville Wedding Photography,  Josh Van Valkenburg & Jenny Gill engagement images, wedding photography

These guys have such a natural presence in front of the camera it is almost too easy! :) Hottie!!

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We grabbed a few shots in one of the old cabins on their property. Jenny and Josh have spent some time out here and this place means a lot to them.

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You guys are awesome and we can’t wait to hang againg soon!! Movie night is calling our names! :)

To sign Josh & Jenny’s virtual guestbook and view all the images once available online, click here.

Dec
24
2009

Merry Christmas from the Gray’s!!

by Jody on December 24, 2009, posted in Uncategorized

Here is a little Christmas message to all of our blog readers! From us, to you! Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!

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To view the message from Jody, click on the image below!

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To view the message from Zach, click on the image below!

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Now get off the blog and go spend time with your family!!