Robert + Pete | New York, NY

In April I had the joy of shooting Robert and Pete's wedding day in New York City. In college on Spring Break I would visit NYC and volunteer at Metro Baptist Church where Robert worked. We kept in touch over the years, and I was thrilled when Robert asked me to be a part of his and Pete's wedding day. When I was leaving New York and heading to the airport there was a sign that read, "You are now leaving the city of dreams." It's for sure how I felt when leaving the city this last time. Robert and Pete's wedding day was nothing short of a dream. It was beautiful, sincere, inspiring, and so joyful. It was an honor to be able to shoot for them and celebrate with their families. 

Words from Robert about his and Pete's wedding day:

"The day and the entire weekend were so so special. It was really overwhelming (in the best way) to have all of our closest friends and family gathered together to celebrate our marriage. You spend so much time planning and coordinating that you forget what's about to go down - not the marriage itself, I was prepared for that, but all the love and support. It wasn't until I was walking down that aisle that it really hit me. From that point on, we were just on cloud nine. Thanks to all the planning and the help of so many people, everything went so smoothly (and so fast). My top moments were walking down the aisle and then at the end of the night, for the last song was Halo (Beyonce, obviously) they had Pete and I stand on chairs in the center of the dance floor and then everyone walked/danced around us in a circle. It was totally unplanned (special thanks to my friend Jacob for the spontaneous idea), but so so fun and a great way to end the night."

Robert and Pete's wedding site: robertandpete.com

Reception:

Venue: Studio 450

Florist: Spruce

DJ: Vida Ventura

Catering & Event Planning: Marcey Brownstein

Ceremony:

Venue: Metro Baptist Church

Flowers: Mark Dixon

Music: Dr. Bryan Wade

Venue: Studio 450

Florist: Spruce

DJ: Vida Ventura

Catering & Event Planning: Marcey Brownstein

Vanessa + Derek | Nashville, TN

I truly had a blast shooting Vanessa and Derek's wedding. They are both two of  the warmest, fun-loving people, and it wasn't long before I felt like we had been friends for ages! I asked Vanessa how the two met, and she said, "Derek and I met sitting on a board for young professionals in Nashville, and I was actually one of the first people he met in Nashville. We had a mutual friend who though we'd be perfect for each other...and look at that we are!" I'm so thrilled I got to be a part of their big day, and wish them the absolute best in their life together! 

Videographer - Jordan Bellamy

Event Planner - Randi Events

Caterer - Two Fat Men Catering

Music - Johnny and the Loveseats

Dress - BHLDN

Ceremony - Church of the Assumption

Reception - aVenue

Florals - Abigail Curtis with Cottonwood Floral

Hair and Make Up - Alex Bizzoco and team

Chanler + Joel | Memphis, TN

It was such a pleasure to capture Chanler and Joel's wedding day. They were married January 2nd at the beautiful St. Louis Church, and the reception was held at the Colonial Country Club in Memphis, TN. These two really know how to have fun together, and their wedding was such a good time! I wish them both the very best in their marriage. Congratulations Chanler and Joel!