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Whether you are planning a Key West wedding,  a Knoxville wedding, or a wedding in a romantic castle (yes, please!) anywhere in the world, there is nothing more informative and helpful than advice directly from other recently married couples. Wedding planning is hard.  It can be overwhelming and frustrating and that is where hiring seasoned […]

Key West Destination Weddings, Knoxville weddings, Southernmost on the Beach

April 17, 2020

Madeleine and Matthew’s Key West Wedding

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Cocktail Hour and Reception This is another time of day when you really don’t have a lot of worry with photos.  I will be there, most likely until the end of the night photographing away. There is really very little you need to be concerned with from my perspective.   Depending on the schedule and […]

Helpful Hints for Brides

What to Expect – Part 4 – Cocktail Hour and Reception

February 17, 2020

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The ceremony is pretty easy.  You just do your thing and follow what the officiant says.  Easy. Kind of. Most couples honestly think this is the most stressful part of the day; it is, after-all the main event of the day, the reason you are there. From a photography standpoint, there is really very little […]

Helpful Hints for Brides

February 1, 2020

What to Expect – Part 3 – Ceremony

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So, you made through getting ready for your wedding.  Now it is time for the first look and/or formal photos. The discussion of whether to have a first look or not has been gone over in significant detail many times over by numerous sources. I even have an article about it.  Fundamentally, the decision to […]

First Look, Helpful Hints for Brides

What To Expect – Part 2 – First Look and Formals

January 24, 2020

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As a photographer for over 15 years,  it is easy for me to forget that while I have been to (and photographed) close to 400 weddings, this is most likely a new experience for you!  While you may have an idea of what to expect, I thought it would be nice to break down exactly […]

Getting Ready Images, Helpful Hints for Brides

January 17, 2020

What to Expect Part 1 – Getting Ready Photos

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Frequently Asked Questions What is your style? In my opinion, photo-journalistic, candid, etc are terms all too loosely thrown around in the world of wedding photographer.  After more than 14 years of photographing weddings, I can honestly say there is a place for all ‘styles’ of photography within every wedding day.  I do spend the […]


Frequently Asked Questions

April 30, 2019

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One of my favorite things about weddings is seeing how the groom looks at the bride, not just at the first look or as she walks down the aisle, but the whole day.   How Jared looked at Kristy during their Key West wedding was one of the sweetest things to me about their day. […]


August 27, 2018

Kristy and Jared – Casa Marina – Key West, FL

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I really don’t think you could ever go wrong with an elopement in Provence, in a lavender field, backdropped by a medieval village.    When I say it doesn’t get any better than this, I really mean… it DOESN’T get any better than this. Aren’t Phillip and Erin just the most adorable, happiest couple! Vendor […]

Destinations, Weddings

Provence Elopement Inspiration

July 9, 2018

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Phoebe and Maxim…. not only are they ridiculously attractive, generous, and kind but they are all super impressive entrepreneurs based out of DC.  These two are like the power couple of all power couples and are SO young; I just can’t wait to see where life leads them. Their wedding, unsurprisingly was so much fun. […]


June 20, 2018

Phoebe & Maxim – Hemingway House Wedding – Key West, FL

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I flew out to Charlotte, NC for Kristy and Jared’s engagement session – and it was such a fun day!  We started the morning downtown and then headed out to Freedom Park, which is this massive park with tons of trails, lakes, bridges, etc…. truly a photographer’s dream. It is always great to do engagement […]


Kristy and Jared’s Charlotte Engagement Session

May 30, 2018