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Rachel + Jeremy {Tennessee Country Wedding}

Ask any Memphian (or bar-b-que connoisseur for that matter) and they’ll tell you, a love story that involves Central Bar-B-Que is destined for great things.  And so it was for Rachel and Jeremy; their first date was at Central and here we are celebrating their marriage.  It was so great to hang out with this sweet couple for a day and get to know them better (we photographed Rachel’s sister’s wedding a few years back).  In addition to a shared love of Central, Jeremy will be teaching in Memphis just as Jenn did several years ago.

The wedding venue could not have been more perfect…a farm that had been in the Turner family for several generations.  We arrived on a gorgeous late-spring afternoon, and thankfully the rain held off just long enough.  Thank you so much for asking Jenn and I to be a part of your big day; we had a blast!

This farm has been a part of the Turner family for generations.

 

Preparing the venue.

 

Rachel had personalized gifts for all of her bridesmaids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lovely bride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If only this group knew how to let loose and have fun…

 

Rachel’s sister Kristen and her husband Houston.  You’ll remember their wedding (here) from a few years back.

 

 

 

The handsome groom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenn added some of our favorite things to do from our time in Memphis; can’t go wrong with Central BBQ!

 

 

Such a wonderful time of prayer from the bridal party before the wedding began.

 

 

The ceremony begins.

 

 

 

 

 

I love this privately shared moment during the ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Such exquisite cornhole form.

 

The first dance.

 

 

 

A tear in the father daughter dance.  These are starting to get me every time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the party starts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sparkler sendoff…congrats guys!

 

 

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  1. LAURA / Beautiful wedding! I love how all the bridesmaid dresses are a different style!7.07.14 / 4:55 pm
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Best Options For Photo Sharing // Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR

What a great time this morning on Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR News Channel 10I hope you were able to tune-in to my segment “Best Options for Photo Sharing.” What prompted me to address this topic was a recent tragedy that affected some dear friends. Not only did they lose their home (& all their possessions) in a fire, but they lost a child. I have no words to comfort their loss but have been deeply affected by their response & the hope they’ve found in treasuring Christ in the midst of suffering. About 3 weeks prior to the incident I had the privilege of photographing their family & little did I know how those photos would help minister to the family. Not only did it further value the power of photography but also reminded me of the importance & convenience of having an online space to share photos with your friends & family. Check out the graphic for my recommendations of the ‘Best Options for Sharing Photos.’ (And yes, I do realize that I left off Facebook. Of which, I think is a wonderful solution for sharing photos but the lack of control & security prompted me to omit it from the list). Click the image below to view the segment clip:

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Selling Your Home: A Most Effective Tool for Real Estate // Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR

What a privilege to share this morning on Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR News Channel 10I hope you were able to tune-in to my segment “Selling Your Home: A Most Effective Tool.” According to Time Magazine, Spring is the best time of year to sell a house & from what I’ve witnessed, the housing market is certainly on the up-swing. If you’re considering selling your home, I encourage you to check out these real estate tips & the value that comes from taking a proactive/professional approach to making sure your home catches the eyes of potential buyers. Feel free to join the conversation & make sure to pass this graphic on to your real estate friends. Thanks!
Here’s the video link:

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And a few quotes from some of my realtor friends:

“Really professional photography has been the single most successful tool for me to showcase luxury properties to local and out of area buyers.” -Lucas Haun of Knoxville Fine Homes

“In order to present their home in the best possible light, I believe it’s important for sellers to understand the value of having their home professionally photographed before it hits the market.  Since most buyers begin their search online, a house may be skipped over for viewing based on bad photos or lack of photos online.  Good first impressions are key.” -Paula Scarbrough, Century 21

 

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L’Amour Du Vin ’14 {Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN}

The L’Amour Du Vin event has quickly become one of my favorite events to photograph annually (click here for last year’s event). Each year, the Knoxville Museum of Art hosts the event. Here’s the description from the KMA site: “The finest food and wine event in Tennessee, the wine auction and dinner partners with Relais and Chateaux property Blackberry Farm to create a spectacular evening to remember. In its eleventh year L’Amour du Vin has become one of Knoxville’s most prestigious events; all funds raised benefit the KMA.” Dinner was be prepared by Guest Chef Patrick O’Connell, The Inn at Little Washington joined by the chefs and sommelier of Blackberry Farm. Each course was be paired with wines from Featured Wineries Kosta Browne WineryRealm Cellars and CIRQ. Also joining the event is Featured Artist Richard Jolley whose work Daphne has served as the 2014 signature image. It was a beautiful evening & I was again honored to share in the occasion.

If you’d like, click here to see all of the event photos. Cheers!

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WPPI ’14 // MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV

The first week of March I had the privilege to attend one of the world’s largest photography conventions, WPPI ’14, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. Customarily I have attended similar conferences in the past as simply an attendee yet this year I was honored to travel with PhotoBarn Pro. Last May I began consulting for PhotoBarn Pro & as the year has progressed my relationship has continued to strengthen. I am now spending several hours a week serving as a Creative Director, from photographing all of the Lifestyle Product images to Design & Branding Strategy. It’s been a wonderful partnership. Since PhotoBarn Pro was exhibiting at WPPI ’14, I had the privilege, along with my wife, Joy, & our Biz Director, Meg, to join PhotoBarn owners, Todd & Lindsay McCormick, at the conference. We had an absolute blast leading up to the conference, designing & laying out the booth. Yet the real fun began when we arrived in Vegas & met with scores of industry friends. A huge thanks to our friend Matthew Pulver for driving all the way from Knoxville to Las Vegas to setup the booth! As a recap, I thought it would be fun to show you our booth which featured much of my work, Finch Photo, as well as Julie Paisley Photography, Lindsay Jane Studios, Kallima Photography & Alec Vanderboom Photographic Services.  Enjoy!

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