Friday, March 20, 2009

The daffodils are in bloom and the willow tree is sprouting fresh, green leaves at Honeysuckle Hills! Spring was definitely in the air for Theresa and Steve's wedding on March 16th.

Steve is a huge baseball fan, so I hopped over to the Smokies Stadium in Sevierville to photograph the diamond for a little art collage. Steve changed into a baseball shirt during our wedding photography session, and he and Theresa played ball for a few images. I also had them write a few cute love notes, and incuded one of them on the baseball in the upper right hand corner.
During their ceremony, Rev. Doyal added the lines from the movie, "Bull Durham," beginning with "I believe..." Naturally Steve knew every line and quoted them word for word to Theresa. This was truly a wedding to remember for all of us!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tiffany and Rodney were married at Honeysuckle Hills on February 28th. It was a little rainy at first, but that only made the outdoor wedding photographs more romantic. Or, should I say, "hot?" Sometimes I get a creative itch, and Tiffani and Rodney were more than happy to ease this for me! We used charcoal lighter fluid to make flames in a couple of buckets by the creek, and a few Photoshop strokes later....

Sepia images are always my favorite, especially when the bride and groom are in such a loving embrace.

This image was done in our chapel area indoors. I think it's so cute how Rodney is peeking around at Tiffani.
Amanda and Alan were married on March 7th at Elk Springs Lodge in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It was one of those fabulous Smoky Mountain spring teasers with 75 degrees and sun the entire day. We began Amanda's wedding photography inside her cabin at Elk Springs. She reminds me of a hollywood actress!

Of course, all those sentimental objects in a wedding are a must to photograph. This is Amanda's grandmother's hankerchief. The embroidery is beautiful!

Elk Springs has a good mountain view this time of year, and that famous haze that the Smoky Mountains are known for was at a minimum. We put an emphasis on the blue mountains and Amanda's yellow bridal bouquet in this image.

The cabin near their wedding ceremony site was also important to Amanda and Alan, so we did a few romantic images there on the balcony before moving on to the reception. It was a wonderful day, and Amanda was a gorgeous bride!