When Sara and I met at Frothy Monkey to talk about her wedding, I knew instantly that she and Chris were going to be fabulous clients! I seem to have developed a little niche this year in that I photograph a lot of nurses weddings. I don't know if it's because I'm in nursing school and we can relate on a common ground or what, but I love it! Nurses as a whole are some of the most genuine, caring, loving people you will ever meet, so I consider myself a lucky photographer when I get to spend the day surrounded by them.
The morning of Sara and Chris's wedding, we met at Whooping Crane Farm, a quaint little farm nestled in the country. The ladies were drinking champagne and celebrating the morning with so much excitement, and the guys were hanging out in the sunshine and enjoying the beautiful day. I just adore the way that Chris lights up when he sees Sara, and I think that theme reflects through all of these images. Their sweet (and humorous!) first look was one of my favorites!
After finishing up at the farm, we headed to Marathon Village in Nashville, where the ceremony and reception took place. We found this excellent gray wall that you can tell I was totally obsessing over, and we used it for many of the group photos and family photos. You'll notice that I share quite a few family photos in each of my blog posts. You may wonder why, or even find it a bit strange, as most photographers kindly pass over sharing these images. Family photos are so important to me, and I take a lot of pride in spending time making them look great, especially on a wedding day! Beautiful portraits and artistic images have their place, but quite simply, those family photos are the ones that get printed and put on the wall and the fridge and in that frame on the nightstand - they are important! I love when my clients understand this, and I think you can tell that in these images.
After the beautiful ceremony against a wall of windows, the party really started! Sara and Chris and their friends and family truly know how to have a good time! The toasts were hilarious, the cake was delicious, and my favorite moment of the whole night was when Sara and Chris asked every single person at their wedding to come to the dance floor and take a group photo while singing "My Girl" at the top of their lungs. It was a great time, and a wonderful wedding to be a part of!