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Monday, April 27, 2009

Wedding | Tennessee Wedding Photographer {frogs and faeries}

I did it! I did it! I made it through my first wedding, and I'm still all in one piece! I was so excited/nervous about Saturday. Those of you that have had sessions with me know what a perfectionist I am, and I wanted to do the best job for this couple while knowing that this would be a great learning experience for me and that I was bound to make a few mistakes. I asked my stepdad who has some background in photography to tag along with me as my assistant. I've gotta say - we'd made a great team! Thank you, Ray!

I can say that we couldn't have asked for a better day! The family was so gracious to us. Even the groomsmen didn't give me any trouble! Everyone was so, so nice, and by the end of the day, we felt like we were part of the family too.

What was the biggest thing I learned from this wedding? Well, there were a few, but right now, the one that stands out the most is - NEVER promise a blog sneak peak the night of the wedding! Man, I was TIRED! My legs ached like I had ran the Music City Marathon and not the Gregory-Morris wedding! :) So, sorry guys that I didn't get them up last night, but here they are now.

Thank you so much for having the confidence in my work to take a chance on a girl with no wedding portfolio! I think I have some great ones to add to it now! I also have to say thanks to the numerous wedding photographers whose sites I scoured daily for inspiration. You guys are amazing!

Getting dressed:

The Details:


Tying the Knot:



The Reception:


Mama was so beautiful as she danced with her son. I know this will be me some day when I have to give Jakey up!



After leaving the reception, we went to a nearby park for some intimate Bride and Groom shots:


Don't they just make you want to get married all over again???

Thanks again, Michelle and John (and family!) for a wonderful day. I am honored to have been your photographer.



Dana Jackson said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love the full body shot of the bride/groom by the tree. And you're right - it does make me want to get married all over again.

Tina Ramirez said...

Fabulous work Heather! These images are so moving.

Photography By Alyssa said...

Wow these are all so stunning. I love your detail shots too. I am using a Canon 100mm macro lens, but I think what ever you have is sooo working for you..

Tracy said...

Amazing!! You should be so proud of yourself. I am so proud of my best friend!! Too bad you won't be able to photograph my wedding if and when that day comes, lol. But you could still do the engagement pics!! he he... I can't wait to assist you with the next wedding. I promise I will be a good helper. Love you bunches...

Whitehill Photography said...

Awesome Heather! I NEVER would have guessed this was your first wedding if I had just looked at the images. YAY!

Aimee said...

Wonderful work. I'm in awe with the clarity and creativity. I'm sure the couple will LOVE these!

Joy said...

You did an awesome job

Debbra said...

These are soooo beautiful!!! Great Job!!!

Aubrey said...

These are gorgeous...you did a fabulous job!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

these are beautiful! my husband and i eloped but these photos make me wish i had a REAL wedding! and i've NEVER felt that way!

you rocked these pics!!!

Janice said...

Stunning! You did a great job! I love the full shot at the tree. What a beautiful capture!!

Anonymous said...

You did awesome as always!!


Elizabeth said...

Girl you should be so proud of yourself. These are awesome!! I love the one of the bride and groom in front of the tree in the vintage like finish.

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