A couple words...
...best whipped cream I've ever had
...that black cherry cinnamon roll frosting is no joke and highly addictive
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Ralph Lauren Magazine Ad? Could be! Should be! Read More
If you need a pick me up this morning, enjoy the energy of the Scearce Family! Read More
A short drive from Downtown Chattanooga takes you to Tennessee River Place - a gorgeous Spanish style space that David and Lauren used expertly! They utilized the outdoors with a stunning view of the mountains as the backdrop for their vows - see sunset photos below! Read More
Being a part of Jody and Tyra's day was truly an honor! The overall feeling of the day was that it was a family affair and they treated me just the same way! The couple being from Florida, the first time I met them was the day of the wedding and I was greeted with open arms and love like they'd known me forever! Talk about a great start to the day! Everyone that was a part of the day was so close, you couldn't tell where one family ended and the next one started!
Emotions were high at Jonathan and Monica's wedding at Chester Frost Park in Chattanooga, TN this summer! This family has the sweetest and most genuine story and it was obvious to all that were in attendance. The newlyweds were surrounded by their closest family and friends as they married at a location special to them, where they became a family of six! From details such as meeting beforehand to pray about their union (yes, Jonathan was blindfolded!) to Jonathan vowing to Monica's daughter during the ceremony, the day was truly about these wonderful people becoming a family under God. Music being important to them, they celebrated by having an open mic reception where family and friends took turns singing and playing music for guests to dance to, and really, they were ALL talented musicians!! What a great crowd!
And in case you're wondering, yes, those photos below are of Jonathan serenading his new bride. Tears!! I hope you enjoy browsing through the photos of their day as much as I enjoy being a part of it. Thanks Jonathan and Monica, and congratulations again! We can't wait to see where your family goes! Read More
Surprise engagement photography in downtown Chattanooga, TN on the Pedestrian Walnut St. bridge. Congrats Matt and Heather!! Read More
Ok, so first off, how gorgeous is Yolnique?! The Pollard family chose the Chattanooga Choo Choo as the backdrop for their maternity family photo session and honestly, I'd never truly taken in the beauty of the gardens until I started shooting Yolnique in these first photos. Not only is it gorgeous, it's where Anthony proposed to Yolnique! The gazebo photos hold a special place because that's where he popped the question! Fast forward years later and here we are celebrating the soon arrival of his son! So. Sweet. Thank you for involving me at such a precious time in your family's lives! Lastly, how darling is little Moriah?! She couldn't wait for her little one to arrive, and I think that's obvious in this session!
Baby boy Pollard has graced us all with his presence and everyone is happy and healthy! We can't wait to meet you, little one! Thank you again, Pollard family!! Read More
If you tried to tell me there is a sweeter couple than Tanea and Jerry, well, you'd be wrong! Just look at these guys; they made it so easy on me with their session at the Sheraton Read House in downtown Chattanooga, TN. I set up my equipment and they got to sweet talking each other; no posing needed for this newly married couple! The difficult part: editing! Almost every photo I took of this couple was perfect, so editing was an excruciating task; I can't imagine having to just pick one!
I love the backdrops we used for this shoot. We had originally planned all outdoors but mother nature in Chattanooga doesn't always give what you ask for! We relocated the majority of it to the Sheraton Read House downtown, snooped around the Starbucks then headed to the Hunter Museum for just a few sweet shots then called it a very cold day. Enjoy sifting through these images!! Read More
On the heels of all of Chattanooga's snow days this February, On Point threw their annual fundraising dinner for the non profit group. This years speaker was author, lawyer, truth-teller and dare I say "personality" Bob Goff! Click the blog post to read and see more! Read More
How sweet is this little man?! I visited Sebastian's home to capture this little personality turning ONE YEAR OLD! We played and laughed and chased, oh my! It's been a while since we photographed a little one, but the cardio you work into the shoot and the giggles alone are so worth it! I think Sebastian would've been just fine with me photographing him jumping on the bed all day but we worked around the house visiting the back yard (that swing, my gosh, love it!) and playing peek-a-boo which all lead up to the CAKE SMASH!! This little guy wasn't so sure about being watched while he tore into his amazing cake by Chatta Cakes but he was darling enough to reach over and share it with his mommy...awww!
Do I even have to mention those blue peepers?! Watch out girlies, Sabastian has some sparklers!! Happy Birthday, baby boy! Read More
This session with Claire and Mitch was SO precious! Claire's family and my husbands family were close as the kiddos grew up, so since Jared and I got married, I've known Claire...she's kind of been adopted into the Rawlinson family as "Claire Bear"....(sorry Claire, I had to!). That being said, after I met her Mitch, we were slightly protective but the good news is he gets to stick around!! This couple is the epitome of sweet and lovable...just look at these photos and try to argue!! They totally dote on each other which left my job fairly simple; stand back and capture what happened! With their first year mark approaching, they wanted a little session of their life right now and what better place to go than to Lula Lake?! Claire and Mitch love to spend their time together on trails and discovering new places, so these water falls on Lookout Mountain totally fit the bill! Thanks for inviting me and my camera into your lives for an hour guys! Mitch, it won't bee too long and you'll have an adopted Rawlinson nickname too!! You picked your gal well! Happy one year, you guys! Read More
Oh my word, the Pack Family, you guys! I couldn't get enough of this precious little family of 4 (see Brinkley, the pup, below!) during our shoot in their home in Chattanooga. It's so clear that Ashley and Tyler are just oodles in love with each other and that love has extended to darling, brand new little Elliott! The smooches, the snuggles, oh my! We used their newly self-renovated home as the backdrop to capture the family's love in action! As inviting as the rest of the house is, Elliott's nursery is so charming and tells a story of family. Between his rocking chair handed down from grandparents, Ashley's hope chest that is now third generation and little gifts from friends around the room, you could just feel the love that Elliott already has so early in his sweet life.
Oh, have I mentioned the "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" outfit that was made by his grandmother?! I could go on and on but I'll let the photos speak for themselves! We can't wait to watch you grow little Elliott!
(P.S. - How can you tell these two will be awesome parents?! As we got ready for the sweet sans clothes shots, Elliott decided it was the right time to potty about 3 - 4 times. Their parents...well just check out how CHILL they were below!) Read More