I love Lookout Mountain. It’s like a fairytale dreamland. Little mountain cottages, kids walking to school, a breathtaking view of not only Chattanooga below, but 6 other states! I was so excited to hear that Cassey and Ryan wanted me to photograph their wedding at Grandview! It’s an insanely beautiful setting for such a special celebration. I personally love outdoor ceremonies and receptions anyways and that view was just the icing on the cake! Here are some favorites from Cassey and Ryan’s sweet wedding… view more in their gallery here.
Last June Candice and Mark had the sweetest wedding outside of Clarksville, Tennessee. Today their wedding was featured on Smitten Magazine’s blog! I’m so excited to share their wedding (since last year, sadly, my blog was on the back-burner for planning my OWN wedding!) I plan on catching up on all my sweet couples from last year… so let’s start with these two and Candice’s darling little boy who was obviously so happy for his mommy and excited for his new family! ADORABLE.
Band: Joel Brown Band
Catering: A Family Affair
Full gallery of images: http://byshea.zenfolio.com/candice-mark
Wow. Let’s just start with how amazing birth is. Life. The miracle of a new little person coming into this world just blows my mind. This was one of the coolest things I have ever seen. The mother, Courtney, is one of my best friends and she said from the beginning she wanted Preston’s birth documented. I have photographed in the delivery room during labor for another friend, but didn’t get to witness the actual birth. I was nervous and excited and didn’t know what to expect. I thought to witness a real life birth before ever having a baby of my own would surely scare me away forever! It surely did not. I saw it all. Everything. You can’t NOT watch. It was amazing and beautiful and I wouldn’t have missed it for anything… well… almost anything… Preston arrived early that next morning at 3:10am and I had a wedding to shoot that day, so the clock was ticking! It was the full circle of super important days that weekend and I’m so glad that nobody’s was missed!!!
See some of my favorite shots below and you can view the full slideshow, here. Welcome, sweet baby Preston. You are so loved.
Never a dull moment with these two… you’ve got to do SOMETHING to pass all that time!
several hours later, getting closer…
Courtney’s husband and momma. So sweet and encouraging.
The future grandmothers!
Then just a few days later, we photographed the new family in their home…
Today, it’s all about the Benjamins. The future Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin. (this will not get old and i’ll use it over and over for their wedding, too!) We had such a fun afternoon exploring all over Bethany’s family farm including perfectly ‘rustic’ remains of a neighboring home, so close to collapsing that we were scared to even breathe on it, haha.
I’m so excited about Bethany and George’s upcoming wedding at the historic Madison Street Methodist Church and reception at the Hayloft Barn, a great new venue in Port Royal, Tennessee. View more of their sweet session here and watch the same gallery for their photobooth and wedding images coming in May!