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So happy to have been a part of Stephenie & Uche's engagement with a beautiful session at The Factory in Franklin

 We waited out a storm, on the verge of cancelling, but thank the Lord we waited because it was a stunning afternoon with a stunning couple! Confrats on your upcoming wedding guys! Thank you Adhitia Sofyan for the use of your song "After The Rain".

Uche proposed with a message in a bottle to his elated wife to be- Stephanie wanted to create the romantic picnic moment when they became betrothed.

Anjeanette was very professional, flexible, and creative. Thank you for your patience and time, as well as not complaining when we went over our time window. We love the pictures, had a great time and hope to work with you again in the near future.
— Uchenna Udeze on Google Reviews

Stephanie & Uche were so beautiful inside and out, so poised and dressed to the nines! I felt like I was working a fashion magazine ad!

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Belmont was where the met, and where they pledged their lives to each other. Congrats Dani & Eddie! Rain couldn't dampen the beautiful service at the new Academia buildings Belmont Chapel and reception at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens!  I had already met several times with Danielle, you can see from Dani's Bridal session here and the engagement session here how gorgeous and in love she is!

A note about rain, which is fast becoming one of my favorite conditions to shoot in!-it does not have to ruin your day! It is still your wedding day, and at the end you are pledged to your soul mate. You totally win. You start your marriage that day and nothing will show how well you will weather life together like a a few drops!

Sandy Malone for Huffington Post had these words to say about a rainy wedding day
Rain on your wedding day is supposed to be lucky. It's a symbol of fertility, of new starts, unity and renewal-it's all about how the bride and groom handle the necessary shift to the inclement weather Plan B that makes the difference in whether or not everybody ends up having fun at the wedding.

Thank you so much to Chelsea Rochelle for her fabulous work!  I knew I could just let her make her magic!

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Amazing design & amazing students make for amazing photos at the Academia Building

Eddie and Danielle were happy and excited from the start, a quick first touch before walking down the aisle, in the unbelievably stunning Belmont Chapel. The new chapel was only recently opened at the Christian University, Dani & Eddie are only the 5th couple to be married there! The impressive two-story layout includes arched, double height clear glass windows on the exterior that are mirrored on the interior and are veiled by a layer of art glass. The art glass includes the motif of three crosses and creates a sanctuary experience filled with both breathtaking beauty and peaceful stillness. An art glass rosette, named the Holleman Rose Medallion, provides the focal point for the front of the chapel and is named in loving memory of Christa Holleman, wife of Belmont Trustee Jim Holleman.  


After the ceremony I had the chance to make stunning dramatic images of the two as newlyweds on the shimmering grounds of Cheekwood. The dinner & dancing reception was amazing, beautiful draping, decor, names in lights and delicious food-all capped off by a wild party of dancing and groom tossing! I certainly felt blessed to be a part of their day, and hope you enjoy looking through a few of my favorite captures.
 

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If it rains on your wedding day

  • Trust me- I have been there and I am not worried about getting wet! I love the artistry and magic of a rainy kiss, and you will be stunning no matter the weather! Because I am both a natural light AND flash photographer I will get a variety of photos for you regardless of light conditions. Soft romantic natural light is perfectly captured under a giant grey sky softbox- and frozen drops glimmering around a dramatically flash lit couple is one of my favorite images to create!

  • Have coordinated umbrellas or we can use my clear bubble umbrella! Colourful galoshes, buckets and props! Have FUN with whatever comes your way.

  • Do not be afraid to get a little wet- and I will be flexible with the schedule of your newlywed couple photos so that is you do get wet there will be time to freshen up or they can be taken later in the evening before you leave. We do not have to do them right after the ceremony leaving you soaking for the reception!

  • Really really consider that first look! Several couples I have photographed were able to get drier photos early before the clouds opened after the ceremony.

  • If a rainy backdrop is not what you want then make two backup plans, and remember to schedule them with the venues a week at least before hand if not sooner! If a venue has several weddings on your day the options of where to go for photos may be limited!

  • Relax and enjoy the moment whatever the circumstances. Your getting married! Nothing as silly as a little rainis gonna come between your love!

   

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"5 star Best photographer! She was a joy to work with. Very highly recommended. She worked with us on our Engagement pictures (which was on a rainy day) and made the very best of it, while capturing breathtaking photos that even made it onto the weather channel! I also did a Bridal session with her, and we (my sister, mom, and myself) had so much fun. Finally, on our Wedding day,(it rained again) and she went above and beyond to make sure we had the most beautiful pictures. Anjeanette is so sweet, and such an incredible artist. I am so happy we found her!
January 29, 2016 "- Danielle

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I have know Cathy for a few years from Life.church, and it is pretty apparent how much in love her husband and she are. We spoke at this family session about the popular Pinterest photo where a mom is glad her children will grow up knowing their dad loves their mom! And look at that happy glow on these kids! Beautiful children inside and out.

We met up by the library in Hendersonville where there were puppies, photographers, and families everywhere taking advantage of the beautiful warm December day to play outside! One of the many things I love about Tennessee are the parks on warm days, with greenery and slate bottom creeks. This is a gorgeous spot with several bridges and a gazebo. We dressed for fall, but the bright sunshine warmed up us by the end of the session! I like taking a mix of posed photos with silly and and playful candids- and it was pretty darn easy with this photogenic bunch! No forced smiles here!