Dwell Hotel Chattanooga + Cloudland Destination Wedding

Destination weddings simplify a lot of things. Guests arrive with a sense of wonder and relaxation. Everyone’s eyes are fresh to the surroundings. Stepping into Chattanooga and the Dwell Hotel was like entering another time, altogether. It was honestly the closest i’ve come to photographing in what felt like a Wes Anderson set. I could just run around and get lost with my camera all day.
Thankfully, the weather cooperated and cloudy skies parted for perfect hair light. Kisses on a swing, in a barn and afoot the mountains. Romance abound !

Saint Petersburg, Florida Winter Wedding

Melissa + Mark initially hired me for an Engagement session whilst they were living in Inman Park, in Atlanta. We had fun exploring the Beltline and Piedmont Park, and made the most of an unseasonably cold day.
Fast forward, and they booked me for an early summer Florida wedding. As fate would have it, they found out they were expecting their first child and had to move up the wedding date ! Fortunately I could still accommodate the change, and we got to celebrate their wedding at Nova 535 this past weekend.

I hear a lot of really wonderful feedback from clients, but I’ll never forget what Melissa told me during the Couple’s session: “Mark has not cared about a single vendor. Caterers, florals, whatever. But he knew that we wanted you for our photographer.”

Yep. I bout cried then. And I definitely cried during their cake-cutting, when the gender revealed that they are expecting a baby girl !

Magic all around, folks.

If your photographer asks: "can I steal y'all for 5 minutes?" Say yes.

Take a beat and be together in the soft light <3