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Elise + Nate | Wedding

SOOOO happy to finally be posting this wedding!! Elise and Nate are some of the sweetest and most fun people you’d ever meet! It all started at Calvary Episcopal Church downtown, where Elise grew up being involved with the community there. When I met with her earlier in the week, we walked around the church and to hear how fondly and sweetly she spoke of the church and what it meant to her, I knew that her decision to have the ceremony there was more than just convenience or the “obvious choice”, it was part of her. It was a joy to be able to participate in the service with them and see two people that have become dear to my heart, join theirs with a joyful committment to each other.

You’ll see that their dog (and baby), Luna, made an appearance throughout the day, as well as their love for everything Memphis. From the wedding colors, locations, and more, Elise and Nate truly are Memphians. I want to give a special thanks and shoutout to my darling friend, Rebecca Eby of Studio Noveau in Madison, Wisconsin for coming down and shooting this wedding with me! Her images are sprinkled throughout here, because she rocks!

Elise & Nate – 21 September 2013


The guys’ waiting for their cue… Rebecca’s image…


Nate is elated to finally see Elise… Rebecca’s images…



Rebecca’s image on the right…



Two of pocket-Luna’s portraits from the day. The photo they brought was a photo I took of Luna a few years ago for a holiday card. That dog is hilarious!


Rebecca’s view of the joyful exit…


Elise and her friend, Ellen, jumped up on stage and gave a fully coreographed performance to *N Sync songs and had the whole place dancing back to High School…



In case you missed it…
Elise & Nate’s engagement session

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Paige + Chris | Wedding

I can’t believe this wedding concludes my 2012 wedding shooting season! What an INCREDIBLE year it has been! Paige and Chris were more than exciting to end the year with!
We started out at the Spring Hill Suites in downtown Memphis for getting ready and a first look in the beautiful Court Square park. We scurried around downtown
and of course hit up the beautiful Martyr’s Park, which is one of Chris’ favorite parks. It was an incredible day – fun, laid back, and completely celebratory of a great couple!

I was happy to have my friend and awesome photographer, Jim Heine back with me to shoot this wedding! I have been shooting with him in Philadelphia this year and
was glad he could join me again in Memphis. His shots are throughout this blogpost and of course, are great. Thanks, Jim!

And another thing that makes this wedding special: it was the last wedding I shot pregnant!! Yes. I’m pregnant. I have been since March! :D (babydale.com)
Layla Phoenix Dale will be making her debut literally any day now. Due date is this Friday (Dec 7) but we will see how eager she is to make it. I will be making a post soon to celebrate Layla’s arrival and looking back on the great year of 2012! (And don’t worry peeps, I’m not going anywhere – 2013 will be an incredible year!)

Paige & Chris – 27 October 2012

Paige gets ready at the hotel with her sister, mom, dad and grandmother…

Paige looks over to her sister before she leaves to meet Chris for the first time…

Jim’s shot taken shortly after mine above…

Jim’s shot of my sweet preggo moves and what I got from it… :D

Jim’s shot on the right…

The reception was at the lovely Calliope building in South Main. LOVE this building and the area around it. Ok, so MAYBE I’m biased because it’s in my backyard, but
still, it was beautiful and this reception was rocking! Jim’s shots are sprinkled throughout here as we tried to keep up with the dancing and the wacky-inflatable-arm-flailing-tube-man! It was a first and will go down as a pretty epic part of the reception! :D

In case you missed it…

Paige & Chris’ engagement session

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Kate + Matt | Wedding

Kate & Matt’s wedding day was so beautiful and chilled; it was a fabulous day to be outdoors and at the really cool, eclectic location of WaterWorks!
I loved the location and it fit Kate & Matt so perfectly! I started at Kate’s apartment with the girls and met up with the boys at one of Matt’s friend’s house.
Congratulations to two wonderful people and their sweet families!

Kate & Matt – 20 October 2012

In case you missed it…

Kate & Matt’s awesome engagement session.

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