Baby Dylan | An In-Home Newborn Session in Memphis, Tennessee

It is not every day that I get the opportunity to capture a couple’s engagement, marriage, AND little newborn. This year I got to document all of these fabulous life events for my best friend Destiny! Last Sunday, I traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to meet a special little baby boy. Baby Dylan was born October 22, 2018 on his father Reburto’s birthday. Talk about a wonderful birthday surprise for Reburto!

I began this in-home newborn session with a small setup made just for baby Dylan. After photographing Dylan, it was time for family portraits to be taken in the beautiful, well-designed nursery, but guess who else also got to be in the family photo? You will have to see for yourself at the end of this post!

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Anna & Bryan | A Beautiful Delta Wedding in Greenwood, MS

Last Saturday, I traveled to the Delta to photograph Anna & Bryan’s beautiful wedding in Greenwood, Mississippi. The wedding day began with a sweet first look between the bride and groom as friends and family watched with excitement. After the first look, portraits were taken and everyone preceded to the church for the ceremony. The ceremony had an intimate feel to it as it was softly lite by candlelight.

After the ceremony, the celebration continued with a grand reception held at the bride’s parent’s home. The live band & dance floor made the night extra spectacular! As the celebration was about to come to an end, the guest cheered for the couple as they made their way through the beautiful sparkler exit! As the couple made their way through the cheering crowd, Bryan surprised Anna with a special getaway car for the night! Here are some of my favorites from Mr. & Mrs. Davis’s Delta Wedding!

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Tayler & Symon | A Breathtaking Wedding at The Ivy Venue

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Kellum! Tayler & Symon got married on a lovely Sunday afternoon at The Ivy Venue in Flowood, Mississippi. If there was one word to describe Tayler & Symon’s wedding, it would be breathtaking. The details and gorgeous floral decor made everything about this wedding absolutely spectacular.

The morning of the wedding started off a little chilly, but the weather immediately became quite pleasant as the wedding day progressed. I started the wedding day off by photographing Tayler’s beautiful bridal details. Tayler had a very special pair of earrings she wore that belonged to her great grandmother. I was even told that the earrings were nearly 100 years old.

After photographing the bridal details, Tayler & Symon had a first look before the ceremony began. Symon’s reaction to seeing Tayler for the very first time was priceless. They also used this special time to read their personal vows that they had written to each other.

Instead of having a wedding exit, Tayler & Symon decided to do something a little different. They decided to have a grand wedding entrance BEFORE the reception began. With bubbles in their hands, all the guest gathered outside and welcomed the newly married couple into the reception! I am so thankful that I was able to capture such special moments for Tayler & Symon on their wedding day!

Vendors
Venue – The Ivy Venue
Dress – David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire – John White Ltd
Florist – Wendy Putt of Fresh Cut Catering and Floral
Catering – Wendy Putt of Fresh Cut Catering and Floral
Cake – That Special Touch
Invitations – Minted
DJ – Solid Steel Sounds 

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Mr. & Mrs. Davis | A Perfect Fall Wedding in Jackson, Mississippi

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Davis! I had the honor of photographing Bianca & Lashley’s lovely wedding at The Amour Venue located on the campus of Jackson State University. When I first met Bianca & Lashley for their engagement session this summer, I knew that their wedding would be really special.

Every wedding that I shoot, I am always reminded of God’s will for our lives and how everything works according to his perfect plan. At Bianca & Lashley’s wedding, I absolutely loved the tying of the cord during the ceremony. The minister explained the significant meaning of the three colored cords, why they are braided to form one cord, and the reason why once the cord is braided, it is not easily undone. I wish I could remember what each color cord represents, but I was too busy focusing on getting the perfect shot!

I could go on and on about this amazing couple’s wedding, but I will let a few of my favorite images from their wedding speak for itself. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Davis for allowing me to capture your perfect day! I hope you all enjoy these images as much as I do!

Vendors
Venue – The Amour Venue
Dress – Imaginations Bridal
Groom’s Attire – Joyce’s Formal Wear
Wedding Planner – Chanda Rhodes
Decor – Debra Harris
Makeup Artist – Megan Wilkerson / Let’s Kiss and Makeup
DJ – DJ Rafe Williams
Cake – The Cake Shoppe
Catering – Catering by Tony’s / Tony Hannah

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Baby Jack | An In-Home Newborn Session

When I am not busy photographing weddings, I get lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph sweet little newborns! Last Saturday I had the sweetest in-home newborn session with baby Jack and his family. We started the session with baby Jack’s entire family in his duck themed nursery. After taking family portraits together, baby Jack was photographed separately as he peacefully drifted asleep. Thank you Brooke (whom I met while competing in the Miss Mississippi Pageant), for contacting me to capture your sweet family!

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To learn more about my in-home newborn sessions, click here!

Stepping Completely Out of My Comfort Zone

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Sometimes we are forced to step out of our norm and try something different. I received a phone call from Jennifer, one of my future brides, and during the middle of our conversation, she literally told me what I had been thinking about that day. She said, “I feel like you stepped out of your comfort zone for these shots!” And guess what friends? I DID! I absolutely did.

The nighttime shots from Jennifer & Roy’s engagement session were NOT a part of the original game plan. I planned for them to have a lovely engagement session during golden hour, but things immediately went left ha (okay I’m being a little dramatic but still…)! Heavy thunderstorms caused me to immediately change my plans. Since we were already downtown, I switched to an indoor location at one of my favorite hotels.

After the rain, we preceded outside for a few portraits. As the sun was beginning to set, I told my couple, “Hey, I do not do a lot of nighttime portraits, but I want to try some things out.” My couples who book me know what my typical style of photography is. I am a huge lover of natural light, and I rarely use flash except for when shooting dim ceremonies and receptions (aka when I absolutely need to).

Nevertheless, I stepped out of my comfort zone, tried something new, attached my flash to my camera, and proceeded to take some nighttime portraits that I actually love! I told my bride that I believe everything happens for a reason. And guess what? That still proves to be true to this day. I am so happy I was forced to take a different approach for this engagement session. With that being said, I would like to challenge YOU to step out of YOUR comfort zone and try something new. You never know where it may land you!

To see more images from this engagement session, click here!