Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Angie and Brian had several requests for their wedding photographs, and I loved every single one of them. Angie and her fur Christmas wrap set the tone for a quiet winter wedding for just the two of them and their two best friends.

Angie's mother could not be with her on her wedding day. She always tells her daughter she reminds her of Gidget, so we did a cute little image with pink bubble gum.
Angie's favorite movie of all time (and mine, too!) is "Gone With the Wind." We decided to do one of the famous poses from the movie.

Silhouettes are also a favorite of Angie's. Throw in a little grab at Brian's tie, and it sets the imagination going!
More Christmas weddings in the Smoky Mountains! April and JD were absolutely the cutest couple, and they displayed a natural passion for one another.

We used our Christmas sleigh once again for a wedding photograph rich in red and green. These colors fit the happy mood of our bride and groom quite well!

Let's not forget photographs of the groom! They so often get left out because all the attention is usally on the beautiful bride.

Four wheeling is one of April and JD's favorite pasttimes. It seemed only right that we create a unique wedding photograph with our four wheeler! It was fun, flirty, and an image they'll remember for a long time.

Monday, December 08, 2008

It's time for Christmas weddings in the Great Smoky Mountains! Red ribbons, a Christmas sleigh, and prancing horses are all Sharon and Warren needed for their perfect December wedding.

Sharon chose the colors of her Christmas wedding bouquet well. The air was crisp and cool, but not chilly enough to prevent us from doing many outdoor wedding photographs.

Sharon and Warren were married in our chapel upstairs in the barn. We've strung our Christmas lights around the window, and it accented their ceremony so romantically!

Friday, November 21, 2008

April and Greg celebrated their one year anniversary with us. They were married at Honeysuckle Hills last year, only then they left their four beautiful daughters at home. I was extremely lucky to meet the four girls upon their return trip, and we had a wonderful time creating some artistic family images.

If I'm really lucky, I'll get to see them on their second year anniversary!

Friday, November 14, 2008

When you look at this image, can't you just hear the slow rhythm of "When a Man Loves a Woman?" I know I do!

Jena and Terry came to us for their engagement portrait session, and we hit it off almost immediately. Jena is the second bride who has asked my zodiac sign, so for all the rest of you who might be wondering, it's cancer. (By the way, so is Jena's!) We laughed, talked, and of course created beautiful engagement photographs into the evening. I can't wait to see them again in early May.

The leaves are beginning to fall now, and all our gardens have reluctantly gone to sleep. However, I can always find a great location for a photograph no matter what the season. The deep browns this time of year provide a rich background with a romantic mood.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Christine and Trent had their outdoor wedding among the golden autumn leaves of the Smoky Mountains on our farm. Scout, of course, wanted to participate once again to provide ambience for a country wedding.

I thought I would showcase one of our grooms this time as opposed to a bride. Our grooms enjoy the wedding photography just as much, if not more...though I doubt they will often admit it!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Carrie and Troy came to us for wedding photographs on October 28th. It seems the autumn colors in the Smoky Mountains are reaching their peak just now, and set quite a dramatic scene for outdoor wedding images.

I can't think of any better way to spend the day than photographing couples in love!
Little kids make the world go round, and they are certainly the star performers at any wedding. I could barely concentrate during Mandy and Jason's wedding because their daughter was such a show-stopper!

We brought out our hand-crafted oak sleigh for a great family portrait. One of my assistants dropped Mandy's train to create a flow that evokes the sound of sleigh bells... Christmas weddings in the Smoky Mountains will be upon us soon!
Sara and Jason flew in from Texas to spread a little southern romance around Honeysuckle Hills. My husband swears Jason looks just like Brad Pitt, so maybe that's one of the many reasons Sara looks so lovingly into his eyes!

This is another wedding that I could have posted dozens of images to our blog... It seemed that just around every turn we found a wedding photograph waiting to blossom, wishing for its turn to be created.

Sara specifically asked for a wedding photograph by our red barn. Our barn has never looked so good!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Courtney and Todd will have the best of luck in their marriage because it rained on their wedding day. Doing wedding photography was still no problem. We did many of the images in our picnic pavilion, which was also used as the ceremony location.

Their new puppy, Benjie, had a very important job during the wedding. His role: Ring Bearer! Although I don't think he was too keen on the lack of attention after the wedding ceremony...

What else do we do when it rains? We do wedding photography in the horse stalls. This image is a country wedding novel of two people in love, stealing away for a private kiss.
Angie sure knows how to make everybody cry. Our minister cried, her husband cried, I cried...all because she wrote a love song and sang it during her wedding accompanied by sweet guitar music.

Angie's little boy was all smiles! He thought it was really cute when his mom and his new step-father, Joe, tickled him with kisses!

The neighboring barn is always a favorite of our brides. Our creek meanders right past it, and makes beautiful wedding photographs. Outdoor weddings in Gatlinburg, TN just don't get better than this!
Sharon and Warren came to view Honeysuckle Hills prior to reserving their wedding, and decided to do some engagement photographs while they were here. Sharon loves horses, especially her own back home named "Big John." Sharon just might bring her horse to the wedding, as my sister now has overnight horse stall rentals just across the hill from us.

Smaller weddings are often the best kinds of weddings. Joellyn and Keith invited only their parents to their intimate Pigeon Forge wedding on October the 18th. The autumn leaves are just now beginning to change, making a beautiful backdrop for their outdoor wedding.

I love to lead my couples up our hillsides, and on this cool morning our horses were quite frisky! Oh, what a great wedding photograph this makes!
It seems that Honeysuckle Hills brings out the romantic nature in all our couples! Alyssa and Kevin were extremely easy to photograph, and I could have featured several more
of their wedding photographs on our blog post.

Alyssa and Kevin had an outdoor Smoky Mountain wedding on October 18th. Her wedding bouquet provided by From the Heart Florist was gorgeous as always, and really added some nice color to this wedding photograph.

During their wedding photography session, we created a truly unique image, filled with flirtatious desire! Alyssa laid beneath our rose bushes, and we sprinkled petals all across her wedding veil. Once Kevin and Alyssa were posed, the rest was purely their own expression!
Dawn and Josh celebrated their one year anniversary with a trip back to Honeysuckle Hills! Their family has grown, as you can see by the cute little gal in their family portrait.

Look at these cheeks! This is a baby portrait to love for years to come.

It looks like little Ava is going to be a Daddy's girl. It's also very plain to see how much Dad loves her! This baby portait looks fabulous in sepia, bringing out the true emotion of the day.
Autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains brings families from all over the United States to view the changing leaves. Starla's family visted with us for her family portrait, and I captured this image of the Grandfather as his grandchildren played behind him.

Starla's smallest child had by far the most personality! How can you not love a face like that?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Our farm is starting to take on the look of autumn now. We've added a few pumpkins and hay bales here and there, just in time for Stephanie and Bentley's outdoor wedding.

Stephanie ended her wedding ceremony with a grand finale of monarch butterflies. Their gorgeous orange color only added to the golden autumn leaves.

Stephanie and Bentley shared a quiet, romantic moment near our pond. Don't you just adore the red trim on her veil?

Gambler was only too eager to help us create another wedding photograph with a horse. We did enhance the color of the willow tree here to lend an antique look.