Hans & Carly Engagement Session - Memphis, TN

The Georgia Bulldogs and the UT Vols collide in Memphis, TN! Fate was at work when Hans and Carly met while they happened to be vacationing in the same town during college break! In separate towns, the eventually collided in Atlanta, GA while Carly was in grad school. Post college, Carly moved over to Hans’ hometown of Memphis to settle down with not only Hans, but also Penny and Grover!

We started our session battling the sun close to their Midtown neighborhood at Overton Square. I love this couple not only in this setting of the historic, New Orleans architecture and charm, but also with the pop of greenery in the middle of it all! I personally can’t wait to see them at their wedding venue of Dunaway Gardens outside Atlanta.

As I love to do, we traveled back to their Midtown (so jealous of their front porch!) home to capture this super fun couple in their natural habitat! Check out that smile on Carly…and those eyes! Can you feel the love!?

Ok, back to Penny and Grover! Penny belongs to Carly, Grover belongs to Hans, and how cute are they all?! Penny smiled on cue like she’d been waiting for this photo op her whole little pupper life! I could post about 7 more of Carly and Penny, seriously.

The couple being sports fans, we ended the session at The Liberty Bowl Stadium with a frolic through Tiger Lane. Despite it being one of the hottest (and windiest) days of summer, they powered through and I love these fun shots!

Jerry & Tanea Fourth Anniversary - Couples Session - Memphis, TN

Jerry & Tanea are back!! Normally Jerry, Tanea and I meet up in August for their annual anniversary photo session. The problem this year? I moved back to Memphis! So what did my favorite couple do? They planned their anniversary in Memphis, you guys. LOVE. THEM.

Being the proper Memphian I am, I made sure we exposed them to the good stuff: Payne’s BBQ, Sunrise Breakfast, Bayou Bar & Grill, and of course, Crosstown Concourse!

I can’t tell you how thankful I am that this couple trust me because they openly accepted my suggestion to shoot at Crosstown. I explained it as this amazing “space for everyone” that was full of architecture, art and amazing lighting. They loved hearing about the Church Health Center and its missions as well as discovering the graffiti and art located inside and outside of the space. As you can tell from this session, we found PLENTY of spots to show off the adorableness that is this couple!

Next year, I hope to head back to Chattanooga for the fifth anniversary! Jerry, I’ll bring you some zydeco wings!

The Leyshon Family - Memphis, TN

They Leyshon Family session is my favorite kind of session! We centered these photos around the comforts of home with all the cozy blankets, snuggles and kisses! Baby Tilly made the family a family of 5 and you can tell from these photos that she won’t be spoiled AT ALL! Even at her young age, you can see some doting eyes from sweet Tilly admiring her amazing family! Thank you for inviting me to your home and letting me hang out amongst all of your fabulous mid century modern furnishings! I’ll gladly come back anytime!

The Burleson Family Newborn Session - Collierville, TN

A few months after our sweet Christmas mini session, the Burleson Family became 4! I joined Katie, Chris, Jaxon and Dean (I mean, how cute is that name!) at their home in Collierville to document these sweet snuggles! I have to say, I've not seen a brother so proud as Jaxon, as he clearly is so in love with little Dean! Jaxon also didn't disappoint in the personality department! I could've posted at least 10 more of this fun little 5 year old! Much love to you, Burleson Family! 

(Jaxon, thanks for letting me wear your karate medal during the photo shoot!)

The Burleson Family - Winter Family Session - Memphis, TN

This Collierville, TN session could easily be called "The Many Faces of Jaxon"...such a little personality already! While he was timid at first, after some family snuggles, he was ready for his closeup! I always love to see how the trains at the Collierville Town Square bring out the fun in both the kiddos and families! And being friends with Katie since high school, I felt so honored to photograph her sweet, growing family! Stay tuned for the newest addition's newborn session! 

Michael & Nikki - Memphis, TN

So, I’ve known Michael & Nikki for a good number of years now. So long that I can’t believe my eyes as I’m looking at them! They were JUST babies, after all! I’ve loved seeing their sweet brother / sister dynamic grow and change through the years and I think it shows with this session we did in Martyr’s Park in Memphis, TN. Check out the giggles and sweet little moments below!

Jerry + Tanea's Third Anniversary - Chattanooga, TN

You might notice Jerry & Tanea on my site a good bit, but how can you deny them with how CUTE they are?! We celebrated their third anniversary with a good old fashioned walk around Chattanooga’s North Shore! These are some of my favorite sights around town…add in these two to the mix and…what a dream!! Check out these love birds do what they do here in their session!

Jerry & Tanea's Second Anniversary - Chattanooga, TN

For Jerry and Tanea’s second wedding anniversary, we went back to the origins! Their first date was at The Chattanoogan in Southside Chattanooga for a drink. It’s no surprise to me that the couple stayed for hours on end tangled up in conversation! We got laughy and playful recreating their first date and moved it outside to the hotels entrance and to the park across the street.

I cannot express how much I love how playful this couple is! They are always up for any ideas and their love for one another is so natural and comes across so beautifully through the camera! Happy Anniversary you guys!

Winn Family Session

For the Winn's Fall Family Session, they wanted to have some posed and casual poses around their neighborhood in East Brainerd. I have to say, the scenery didn't disappoint! We spent our time strolling around and stopping at favorite spots of Evie and Connor. Can you feel the love between these siblings?! 

Curtis Family Mini Session - Signal Mountain, TN - Chattanooga Photographer

I can't really say how much I love the Curtis Family! Does the location look familiar? That's right, before Ellie's Senior Session, I did a mini session for the whole family! This one features not only their gorgeous yard, but their neighbors amazing rocky yard as well. Being a Memphian accustomed to flat terrain, this yard blew my mind! Hiking a neighbors yard to photograph a family atop some of Tennessee's most gorgeous landscape, ok! 

Oh, and there's the cute baby, too. Elliott, you are loved, darling! Don't grow out of those sweet cheeks, okay?

Ellie's Senior Session - Signal Mountain, TN - Chattanooga Photographer

I came to know Ellie through Ashley after doing her newborn session the year prior (see that here!) and Ashley, being the big sister she is, referred Ellie over to me to document her senior session on Signal Mountain. Believe it or not folks, the opening photos of this blog are in ELLIE'S BACKYARD! After seeing the location in our initial meeting, I insisted we at least start there! 

After learning that Ellie loves the outdoors, it all just seemed to click! Her mother asked if she wanted to be photographed with "her baby" and after seeing it, I was more than happy to oblige (she's got my dream car, you guys, a Jeep Wrangler!). I hope you enjoy these photos from Signal Mountain; I know I'd do this photo shoot all over again if given the chance! I don't know how I always end up working with the best people! 

Jonathan + Monica's Wedding - Chester Frost Park - Chattanooga, TN

Jonathan + Monica's Wedding - Chester Frost Park - Chattanooga, TN

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! 

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Pollard Family Maternity Session - Chattanooga Choo Choo - Chattanooga, TN Photographer

Pollard Family Maternity Session - Chattanooga Choo Choo - Chattanooga, TN Photographer

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!! 

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