Leanne + Tyler :: Wedding

Here are a few favorites from Leanne and Tyler’s beautiful Southern wedding at Magnolia Manor. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Norris!
Ceremony & Reception Site: Magnolia Manor // Videography: Rellek Video Productions // Cake: James Shelton of The Village Bakery // Band: Scott Connatser and K-town Music // Catering: Ramsey’s Catering // Florist: Mollie Farrar at Hoskins in the Flat // Hair: Jared Hollyfield of Rock Paper Salon on Gay Street// Makeup: Annette Hinson

Shular Family

This family is indescribably awesome, and I could tell this immediately by meeting them for the first time for this shoot.  Little Sally and Big Brother Tate were the perfect mix of silly and cute, which made for some carefree, genuine images.  Of course, it’s important to get a few conventional, more posed family shots, but I really think I live for the sweet candid moments where families can let loose, be comfortable, and let their personalities naturally shine.  Katie and Travis, your family is awesome.

{Also, please note the awesomeness of Katie and her daughter’s hair!  Winners of the Best Hair Award go to these gals.}




Jennifer + Peter :: Wedding

Congratulations to this amazing couple, Jennifer and Peter!  I love, love, loved capturing your big day and can tell you two were made for one another.  Here’s to many years of happiness, laughs, and lots of love.
Ceremony & Reception// The Foundry
DJ// Jim Ogle of Ogle Entertainment and Light Design
Florist// Charlie Smith
Hair + Makeup// Jessica Lay
Cake// Shirley Bean

Patty & Matt: Expecting Lucy

I recently had the honor and privilege of photographing my best friend since middle school.  I’ve known Patty, aka P, for more than half my life, and we might as well be sisters because people get us mixed up all the time.  It’s even been said that our own parents have gotten us mixed up a time or two.

Some people are just meant to be mothers, and this gal is one of them.  She and her husband Matt are expecting their little southern belle and July firecracker, Lucy Magnolia Shoemaker, very soon, and I could not be more excited with anticipation to meet… cough, spoil….this little one who will know me as Aunt Li.:)

Here’s my best friend all aglow and radiant during this so very sweet time of her life.  I think this perfect golden sunset was God shining His love down on these parents-to-be.

Lucy, you’re a lucky one who is so, so loved already, and I just know you’ll love these photos of your parents one day.





Emily & Ethan: Expecting

The word “expecting” denotes anticipation and the unknowingness of the future.  I love using that word instead of “maternity session” because “expecting”, to me,  is more powerful; plus, it relates to the mindset of both parents.

Emily and Ethan are both expecting their first child, little Elijah, and he is already so loved.  His four legged sibling is also anxiously awaiting his arrival, and I’m positive those two will be good buddies from day one.

Congratulations, Emily and Ethan!


{ Location: Knoxville Botanical Gardens //  Hair & Make-up: Jessica Hyde }

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