kaley + keith | valentines engagement session

Kaley, owner of Couture Crush in Clarksville Tennessee, had the fun idea to do their engagement session ON Valentine’s Day… I loved this idea and jumped at the chance! We stayed warm and cozy inside one of my favorite buildings downtown. I had so much fun creating a romantic setting with candles and music (and some candy hearts)… then we headed to their future home together and took some sweet photos with their gorgeous dog, Nana. She added the “awe” factor with her stunning floral dog collar, created by Kaley’s mom, Kay. We used digital and film to capture their session. It was the first shoot using my new medium format film camera and I love the results!

This weekend, these two will be getting married and I can’t wait to be there with them! Visit their gallery for more photos from their session and to watch for the beautiful wedding images to come!

meredith + jordan | Clarksville TN Wedding

I think I may be a little bit partial to this wedding. It’s no secret that I get to be a guest at quite a few weddings and every once in awhile, one will set itself apart. Meredith and Jordan hosted a romantic winter wedding held at The Belle Hollow in Clarksville, TN. After seeing this affair, I’m going to vote that more brides choose winter and all it’s charm for their “theme”!

Surrounded by evergreen pine, candles, and hints of glamour… you couldn’t help but feel the love. This day oozed romance. The couple only added to the atmosphere with their high school sweetheart story. Meredith even wore her high school prom shoes from their first big date! Can’t get much sweeter than that.

Watching them, I caught his sweet, adoring glances and her feeling completely loved and sure. It was though they were meant to be by each other’s side and it showed in not only the big moments but also in the in between. The quiet exchanges. This wedding was one where every witness couldn’t help but say “Yes, this is how it should be”.

Meredith thought of every detail and oh, how I love her for that! Nothing makes me more giddy than details! Have fun getting wedding envy over her too-perfect winter affair…

Ceremony and Reception: The Bellow Hollow









maggie + andrew | Clarksville TN wedding By Shea Photography

In love. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think of this sweet, sweet couple. Excited smiles, precious words being exchanged, many “thank you’s” to everyone around them – this is what filled their day.

The events started at a local home here in Clarksville, TN where the bride slipped into her classic, slightly 50’s, lace dress. She giggled at the thought that soon it really was all actually going to happen! Her mom and sister were there ensuring that every hair was perfectly placed and each sentimental accessory would be included. Andrew, the groom trotted in – smile from ear to ear, more excited to see his bride than probably any I’ve seen! Their “first look” was a sigh of relief, for now they could hold hands, say a prayer, and walk through the rest of this day… together.

After a love filled ceremony with kind words from their pastor, the newlyweds and host of family and friends took off to celebrate at The Belle Hollow. Great food, great dancing, and great friends filled the reception with laughter and congratulations. The bride and groom never stopped smiling. It truly was a wedding and a love that I won’t forget.

Ceremony : Hilldale Church of Christ   Reception : The Belle Hollow   Hair : Lindsey Heggie  Makeup :  Bella by Sara


2014 weddings | by shea photography

I was beyond blessed to have TWENTY SIX amazing, loving and precious couples trust me to document their most special day this year. I couldn’t be more honored to have played a part and witnessed the start of each of their marriages. I can’t help but think about 50 years from now, when they’re sharing images that I captured and created – my work – with their families, babies, grand-babies… (some of which are already expecting baby number one or baby number two!!!) I just love my job and I’m so incredibly grateful. Each of these weddings deserves their own blog post with a 100 photos… and maybe I’ll aim for their one year anniversaries, but until then, here is one image of each precious couple from 2014! Click on their names above their photo to view the full gallery + slideshow!

2.1.14 // mr + mrs mattingly 


2.8.14 // mr + mrs kole


3.15.14 // mr + mrs cardwell


3.29.14 // mr + mrs piper


5.3.14 // mr + mrs broom


5.10.14 // mr + mrs crass


5.16.14 // mr + mrs buthje


5.17.14 // mr + mrs simpkins


5.31.14 // mr + mrs holman


6.6.14 // mr + mrs adcock


6.7.14 // mr + mrs mccaslin


6.14.14 // mr + mrs vien


6.19.14 // mr + mrs steinquest 


6.21.14 // mr + mrs bateman


6.28.14 // mr + mrs loxley


7.11.14 // mr + mrs blunt


7.12.14 // mr + mrs averitt


7.26.14 // mr + mrs nix


8.30.14 // mr + mrs smithfield


9.6.14 // mr + mrs williams


9.20.14 // mr + mrs burress


9.25.14 // mr + mrs wolff


10.11.14 // mr + mrs zahn


10.18.14 // mr + mrs bryce


11.29.14 // mr + mrs jones


12.21.14 // mr + mrs cook


our new studio | clarksville tennessee photographer

Finally got around to snapping a few photos of our new AWESOME studio space in Clarksville, Tennessee! We officially moved in May and it’s so great to have a local place to meet clients, work (away from home!) and have a studio space for commercial shoots, head-shots, boudoir sessions, etc etc etc… I can’t wait to use the studio more this winter and have indoor options for clients! I love sharing this space with my husband, Josh Wright, who started his own Architecture firm a little over a year ago and our good friend, Lorilee Rager, with Thrive Creative Group. It’s a fun place full of REALLY fun creative folks. We had an amazing ‘mad men’ theme open house party fitting to the mid century building… you can see our photobooth full of clients and co-workers here: http://byshea.zenfolio.com/1730memorial



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