In April, 2014, I, along with my sidekick & assistant shooter, Jon, had the privilege to venture over to Asheville, NC for Wayne & Lauren’s beautiful Pine Hollow Lodge wedding. Their wedding photos are being considered for publications so I’m unable to show the wedding photos yet but wanted to show a peek of their lovely images from the Day-After Session. It’s hard for me to recall a wedding where I felt so at ease as I did at Wayne & Lauren’s. They were beyond hospitable & the fact that the wedding took place in the backyard of the Pine Hollow Lodge allowed for such a laid-back day. It was unreal.
Following the day of the wedding, we met up with Wayne & Lauren at the North Carolina Arboretum. I had the privilege of photographing a wedding there in June 2012 (click here to see). The sun was quite harsh but we managed to sneak beneath a few trees & enjoy the beautiful Spring weather. I love how effortlessly these two interacted & these photos, along with their wedding, have become some of my personal favorites. Enjoy!
Could they be more amazing together?!!
Following our time at the Arboretum, we opted for a wardrobe change before venturing downtown for a bit & ending the session at Tupelo Honey Cafe! Yes!!!
Jenn and I have known Erica for several years now through our best friends the Stroubes…Erica being Marissa’s younger sister. So we were quite honored a while back when she asked us to photograph her July wedding. We met up in Hendersonville a few weeks back on a typical summer day in Tennessee. It was hot! So naturally, our car’s air conditioner went out while we were driving Erica from location to location; not great timing! However, everyone remained cool (in a figurative sense at least) and we ended up having a great day. Congrats guys!
My memories of Carson Newman are not the greatest. From what I recall, I watched from my spot on the bench as our Maryville College Fighting Scots missed a last second shot to pull off the upset. On the other hand, I’m sure Sarah and Zack’s memories of their time at Carson Newman are quite a bit better. It was there that they met while Zack was playing linebacker for the Eagles, and it was there that they decided to have their wedding. We joined them there a few weeks back for their big day and the heavens promptly opened! However, everyone there was laid back about it and we waited around until the deluge stopped. Fortunately it didn’t last long and we were able to celebrate with them into the night. Congrats guys…I now have better memories of Carson Newman!
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!
Saturday night, Finch Photo was honored to receive some pretty rad awards for our commercial photography work at the 2014 AAF Knoxville Addys. Overall, we submitted three projects & took home 2 Gold Addys & 1 Silver Addy. For those who are curious, here is a bit more info about the Addys: “The Knoxville ADDY® Awards is the first tier of the three-tiered National ADDY® Awards, the advertising industry’s largest recognition of creative excellence. Founded in 1959, the American Advertising Federation of Knoxville is a professional organization that promotes excellence and awareness of advertising in the greater Knoxville area. It is an official chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), which is headquartered in Washington DC and acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals through a national network of 200 local chapters. For more information, visit aafknoxville.com”
We won a Gold Addy for our Culinary Photography for Lil Vinnie’s Italian Restaurant in Old City, Knoxville (click here to see our shoot). I had such a blast photographing their menu that a few days later I took Joy to Lil Vinnie’s for Valentine’s Day… the food is simply wonderful!
We also won a Gold Addy for our photography for The World’s Softest Socks 2013 Brochure Campaign. This was our second year photographing the brochure for World’s Softest & would couldn’t be more pleased to bring home a Gold for this great company. Head on over to their website to see their amazing socks!Last, we won a Silver Addy for our Lifestyle Product photos for PhotoBarn. We began our partnership with PhotoBarn in 2013 & have not looked back. PhotoBarn asked me to become their Director of Photography & to photograph their products as they launched their rebrand. They’ve been a fantastic client & I can’t wait to see what we do together in the future.