Destination Wedding Photography

Married! // Kellee + Tom

 

I love Kellee and Tom's Knoxville wedding for so many reasons. First, I feel like photographing this wedding was very serendipitous for the couple and I. Tom and I met probably close to 10 years ago, while at a photo convention in Las Vegas. I volunteered a couple years in a row for a company that Tom worked for and we all had the best time - and geeked out a lot over old film cameras. It was at one of the trade shows in Vegas that Tom mentioned his girlfriend Kellee and that she was really something special. He also mentioned that if he ever got married in life, he would love me to photograph his wedding. (This is the biggest compliment I could ever receive!)

This brings me to the second part that I love about this wedding. All of these years later, I received an e-mail from Tom that he had proposed to Kellee and asked if I would be their wedding photographer. I was beyond thrilled, because I totally remembered how truly excited he was about her all of these years. 

The third reason I love Tom and Kellee's wedding was the fact that it was a true pleasure to get to know Kellee more and them as a couple. Their story really came full circle with a wedding in Knoxville, Tennessee, which is where the couple first met. It was a destination wedding for almost all of their guests and they had special, personalized moments along the way. Kellee's friend married the couple and their dog Maggie made appearances in literally almost every photo of the day. It was a gorgeous wedding and you could really feel the love that had grown between all of their family and friends over the years!

Tom and Kellee, thank you for inviting Liz and I down to photograph your wedding and for letting us shoot ALL those rolls of film! We're excited to see where life takes you two!

LOVEe

VENDORS//

Venue: Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum

Wedding Planning & Design: Honeybee Events

Dress: Allure Couture

Hair & Makeup: Amanda Maddox Salon

Suit: Banana Republic

Flowers: Honeybee Events

Catering: Buddy's Bar-B-Q

Cake: Litton's Market, Restaurant & Bakery

DJ: Ogle Entertainment

 

Engaged! // Raquel + Jared

For those of us who have been to Chicago, we know how magical that city is. Raquel and Jared met one night out on the town and literally the rest is history! She is a beautiful, sweet woman who definitely found the man of her dreams in Jared and I am so very excited for their wedding! 

Raquel grew up in Minnesota, so the couple is coming home to get married! We ventured downtown for a Mill City engagement session and it was the perfect day! Can we also talk about how fun Raquel's dress is? Swoon! 

Congratulations to Raquel and Jared on their engagement! 

LOVEe

Married! // Kim + Jake

 

Oh man, I don't even know where to begin in speaking about Kim and Jake's wedding! After a GREAT season of weddings, this was our last wedding to photograph for the year and it ended on an EPIC note. Kim and Jake hosted their wedding at the Grandview Lodge, so all of their guests from near and far had a weekend getaway in Northern Minnesota. The weather was perfect, the leaves and season of fall was in full effect and the sunshine gave us some amazing light.

Beyond the setting, there were many Jewish wedding traditions that took place and made for some absolutely unforgettable moments. If I could describe this wedding in one word, it would be celebratory. Everyone was so deeply happy and joyous for Kim & Jake and also so thankful to be a part of this time in their lives. 

I couldn't think of a better way to round out the amazing year we have had with all of our couples. To Kimmy and Jake - thank you so much for inviting us to document this day. You are an amazing couple who is going to go so far in life and I can't wait to see where all of the adventure takes you!

LOVEe

 

VENDORS//

Venue and Catering: Grandview Lodge

Dress: Mira Zwillinger from L'atelier Couture Bridal

Event Planning: Allie Markman, Divine & You 

Florist and Event Design: Bloom Designs

Stationary: Spark Letterpress

Decor: Dee's Decorating, Linen Effects and NP Event Space

Videography: Ladd Films

Entertainment: Northstar

Dessert: Edible Art

Ketubah: Alexandra Minkoff

Popcorn: Maddie and Maize

Lighting: AVEX