Recently I photographed this 1970s themed wedding hosted at the Press Room in Knoxville, TN. I love this unique wedding theme and the vintage decor. The floral design was bright with orange and yellow spring flowers. Vintage Floral Design did an amazing job with all of the flower arrangements, especially the ring and bracelet made for the bride.
All of the vendors did an incredible job at this wedding! Here's a full list!
Arbor - Marshmade
Lettering - Elms Letteting
Bridal - Lace and Glam Bridal
Tuxedo - Bellario's Tuxedo
Floral - Vintage Floral Design
Cake - Krista's Cakes
Hair/makeup - Katie Carnegie
Bar set-up - Single Barrel Events
Flatlay Design- Sarah Keenan
Styling + Coordination- Cause a Scene Workshops, EG Weddings and Events, Sarah Keenan
Scroll down to see some of my favorite images from this gorgeous wedding!
Knoxville Wedding Photographer | Bailey + Grayson aquarius themed wedding at the press room in Knoxville, TN
I am in love with this Aquarius themed wedding that was hosted at the Press Room in Knoxville, TN. Blue is actually one of my favorite colors for a wedding, and there was so much blue at this wedding! Even the wedding dress was blue! It was beyond gorgeous!
Below I have shared some of my favorite images from the event! The vendors are also listed below so make sure to check out everyone who made this such a beautiful wedding!
Bridal Dress: Lace and Glam Bridal Boutique
Tuxedo: Bellario's Tuxedo
Floral: Vintage Floral Design
Hair and Makeup: Katie Carnegie
Cake: Krista's Cakes
Rentals: Sister's Vintage Rentals
East Tennessee Wedding Photographer | Bailey Bridal Portrait Session At the Press Room, Knoxville, TN
I am in love with this bridal portrait session that took place at the Press Room in Knoxville, TN. As a wedding photographer in East Tennessee I am loving that bridal portrait sessions are becoming so popular. On a wedding day a bride might feel rushed through her own portraits in order to get to her ceremony or reception. Booking a bridal portrait session on another day before the ceremony can give her time all to herself. My bridal portrait sessions include hair and makeup so you always feel your most glam and beautiful. These photos are a perfect way to memorialize your wedding dress.
Bailey made the most gorgeous bride! Her dress was really classic and sleek and is from Lace and Glam Bridal Boutique. The bouquet is from Vintage Floral Designs. For some of her photos we went with a classic look, but then others we went for a more high fashion, editorial type photo and pose. Scroll below to see some of my favorites from her session.
On December 12, 2020 I photographed Taylor & Austin's wedding at Hidden Spring Farm in LaFollette, TN. In case you've been living under a rock, 2020 has been a wild year! Taylor's original photographer pulled out of the wedding two weeks prior because of Covid exposure. Luckily, I had the date available and was so happy to step in!
Although it was a rainy day, it was still the most gorgeous wedding! Plus, they say rain is good luck on your wedding day. Taylor was the most chill bride and nothing seemed to bother her, not the weather and not the fact it was actually a month after her original wedding date.
Yes, that's right. Their wedding was supposed to take place back in November, but the groom tested positive for Covid and they had to postpone last minute. Like I said, WILD times we are living in!
I wore a mask the entire 8 hours to photograph the wedding and tried to practice social distancing as much as possible. Thank goodness for my zoom lens!
Some of my favorite moments of the day were the bride's first look with her dad, the mother daughter dance (so unique!), and the cake cutting!
The wedding was beautiful, and I am so glad I was able to capture Taylor & Austin's special day. It was raining really hard after the ceremony so we had to do all couple's portraits inside, but I still love how they turned out! Scroll down below to see some of my favorites from the day!
Kerrie and Jay Griffin were married on October 19, 2019 at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN. It was my first time photographing a wedding at the aquarium, and it definitely made for some neat photos as you will see below! Before heading to the aquarium for their ceremony and reception, the couple and wedding parties got ready at an AirBnb five minutes away. Unfortunately, it was pouring down rain the entire day, and the yard of the rental was completely muddy so it was a no go for photos outside. Luckily, the house had some amazing natural light so we were able to capture some really beautiful portraits inside.
Both the ceremony and reception were truly moving. Not only was I able to observe the deep love between the new husband and wife, but I saw how much all their friends and family adore them. The groom was brought to tears reading his vows to his new bride. Everyone was wiping tears away watching the groom and his mother's first dance to "Mama" by Boyz 2 Men. The toasts by the matron of honor and the best man were full of emotion and an admiration for the couple that all the guests agreed upon.
I feel so blessed to have been able to witness and capture Jay and Kerrie's big day. To see a sneak peek of their wedding photos keep scrolling down.
One year ago I started my business as a photographer in Knoxville, TN. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to photograph so many amazing clients this year. From maternity sessions to births, weddings and engagements, and a ton of family sessions, I met so many lovely people this year and even made some really good friends. I can only hope that 2019 brings as many wonderful people into my life, and I can stay just as busy, if not more, as a photographer!
This year I discovered my photography style and really honed into how I like edit sessions. I appreciate so many of my clients sticking with me through this season of growth and learning. Below I have shared some of my favorite photos from 2018! Comment and let me know what your favorites are!
With a long history of service men and women in both families, Veterans Day weekend was the perfect time for Kim and Richard to host their wedding. The wedding was held at Country Kinfolk Farm in Knoxville, Tennessee, and it was so fitting that an American Flag was painted onto the roof of the barn. Richard, the groom, served in the Marines, and Duke, the bride's son, serves in the Navy. The father of the groom served in the Navy and the father of the bride served in the Coast Guard. Love of county and pride of service shined through this beautiful wedding and reception. Kim was the loveliest autumn bride, and one of the most fun! All night she lit up the dance floor, along with another couple who has been married 60 years! They spun each other around on the dance floor like they were newlyweds! Scroll down to see all the love from this ceremony! If Kim and Richard receive 20 comments on this blog post they will be given a FREE 8x10 print, so make sure to comment for the couple!
On a beautiful October afternoon, Tara and Matt were married at Chez Lily Events in Knoxville, Tennessee. As Tara walked down the aisle to her groom, he beamed with delight and pride at his stunning bride. They had met over a year ago at a Starbucks where Matt was the barista. Tara came in almost everyday to study for nursing school, and Matt was almost immediately drawn to her. After months of not so subtle flirting with her, Matt finally got his crush to go on a date, and the rest is history!
As soon as I met Tara and Matt I was so excited to photograph their wedding, and not just because her name is Tara too! I loved how goofy they were with each other, and that silliness definitely shines through in the photos from their wedding day. When they said they were going to have an Alice and Wonderland themed garden wedding I was a little taken aback because I had never heard of this theme, but mostly I was just so enthusiastic to have the chance to photograph such a creative wedding! The couple loves old books and movies, and I think it is so beautiful how they were able to incorporate their interests into their special day! Even their corn hole boards were Alice and Wonderland themed! The brides dad actually designed them, which is so cool! Scroll down to see more photos of Tara and Matt's wedding!
When I met Michelle and Anthony, I immediately loved their laid back vibe. Not many brides are as relaxed as Michelle, so I definitely felt lucky working with her! Their wedding was hosted at a friends ranch house in Maryville, TN, and this home has an absolutely beautiful view of the mountains! It provided such a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony.
Michelle had asked for photos that were not normal posed wedding photos, so it challenged me to get creative with the wedding party photos. Her bridal portraits were already coming out stunning, but when a horse literally ran to us during the photo shoot we had to add him to the pictures!
The couple hosted their reception at Barley’s in downtown Knoxville, serving pizza and beer, (which is right up my alley!). After the reception they exited to sparklers held by all their friends and family! I love how all the photos turned out, and if you enjoy them too make sure to comment below! Once this blog post gets 15 comments the couple will get a free 8 x 10 print!
Have you ever met a couple that actually finished each other's sentences? Personally, I never had until I met Michael and Christina. From the first time we spoke in the small coffee shop in downtown Knoxville, I knew two things about this couple. One, they were so in love and in sync, and two, they were some of nicest, most genuine people I had ever come in contact with.
They communicated to me how important it was to have a photographer to capture their family during their small, intimate ceremony at the Historic Westwood Home in Knoxville. Their family would be coming from all over the United States, as far as from Texas. As a result of the distance, they did not get to see their families as often as they liked.
Being able to share their special day with their closest loved ones meant the world to them, so much so they even took a portion of their ceremony to completely focus on family. The deep love between Michael and Christina of course touched my heart, but I was even more moved by the way they cared about their families. I felt so honored to be asked to play a part in their wedding day that only thirteen other people would be asked to attend.
The Historic Westwood Home provided an excellent setting for such an intimate wedding. The history and architecture of the house truly made an impression on me and the guests. To say the home is beautiful is an understatement. The staff of the house were extremely helpful to Christina, Michael, their guests, and me. It was a joy to be able to photograph at this perfect location.
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