Sam and Kyle at Rock Island

Sometimes just one image is enough for a blog, and this one is it for me.

Sam and Kyle at the falls. Shot on medium format, Portra 400 and scanned by State Film Lab out of Louisville, KY. Happy two year anniversary to you two lovebirds!

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Morgan & Trent's Nashville Wedding at Riverwood Mansion

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I was so thrilled when Trent and Morgan approached me about photographing their wedding at beautiful Riverwood Mansion in east Nashville this past June. They're both gifted artists and photographers, and I knew that photographing their day would be a really beautiful thing to be a part of (and now we even have one of Morgan's beautiful oil paintings hanging in our living room!)

Despite the rain and Nashville's summer humidity, the day was perfect and the moments are bold. Thank you both so much for having me - I couldn't be happier for you. Wishing you all the happiness in the world. 

 

 

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Venue: Riverwood Mansion 

Cindy with Cynthia Diane Events

Makeup By Morgan Jae

Bride's dress from Posh Bridal Nashville

 

 

 

Elle and Ryan's Engagement at Overgrown Wild Rock Island State Park

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Elle and Ryan and I met up close to dusk at Rock Island State Park, just a few hours east of Nashville one Wednesday night at the beginning of August. There's something about these waterfalls that I love - we did our first Gathering workshop at these falls, I had done day trips here just to explore, but I hadn't ever photographed a real session here yet. And it didn't disappoint.

We showed up to the falls and I couldn't believe the crazy overgrown greens that were everywhere - we could barely walk through, and the photos above look like they're from somewhere wild like Costa Rica instead of middle Tennessee. Kind of hilarious, but the best kind. Elle and Ryan were up for walking through/climbing over/jumping over ferns, rocks, streams, whatever I asked them to do. We made some magic together. 

 

Best of the Best Destination Photos of 2017 - We Won!

I am so honored and thrilled to share that the image below placed in the Junebug Weddings Best of the Best Destination Wedding Photography for 2017. I've been hoping to win this contest for years, and this year it finally happened. I can't believe it and I'm so humbled to share this honor with so many other incredible wedding photographers. See the full collection of images here - the work is outstanding.

Massive thanks to Elle and Ryan for venturing out to Rock Island State Park with me here in Tennessee, where this image was taken, just a few weeks ago. Photography is truly collaborative and without you, this image never would have happened. Much love. 

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Matt and Nina in Bergen in Black and White

A tiny disclaimer before you start scrolling.

This entire set is in black and white - which I'm all about. I've been wanting to showcase a collection in entirely black and white for a while now, but I was waiting for one that just felt right. My time with Matt and Nina in Bergen, Norway, felt right. 

I'd be wanting to go to Norway for years and it finally worked out to where I was in Bergen for two sessions this past June, on my way home from the U.K.  The day I met up with Matt and Nina it rained all morning, and we were soaked to the bone - but I swear Bergen is even more magical in the rain. I was blown away by this city - the homes, the side streets, the incredible Scandinavian design (dying) the coffee, the art.

Getting to run around this incredible city in Norway photographing Matt and Nina was the best. Most of our time together was up on a hilltop where we felt like we were on top of the world with a tiny Bergen below as the rain came down. 

So beautiful - I'd love to go back. Thanks you two. I hope we can all return soon. 

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