Congrats Class of 2016! | Hendersonville, Tennessee Senior pictures | Anjeanette Illustration Photography

While I have been photographing seniors for several years with a school portrait business, this was the first year I really branched out on my own with longer, exclusive sessions where I had time to show off some amazing young people! I am so proud of you guys, many of you I have come to know and care about- and become friends with your mamas too! Blessings to you all in your adventures!

Senior pictures Hendersonville Tn photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography Artistic Portraits
Senior pictures Hendersonville Tn photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography Artistic Portraits
Senior pictures Hendersonville Tn photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography Artistic Portraits
Senior pictures Hendersonville Tn photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography Artistic Portraits
Senior pictures Hendersonville Tn photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography Artistic Portraits
Senior pictures Hendersonville Tn photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography Artistic Portraits
Senior pictures Hendersonville Tn photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography Artistic Portraits
Senior pictures Hendersonville Tn photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography Artistic Portraits
Senior pictures Hendersonville Tn photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography Artistic Portraits
Senior pictures Hendersonville Tn photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography Artistic Portraits

Padilla Stolt Her Heart | Real Nashville TN Wedding | Anjeanette Illustration Photography

Danielle & Eddies weddingby Nashville Artistic Wedding Photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography was also recently featured on Borrowed & Blue!

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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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This image can also be seen as featured on THE SOUTHEAST'S FINEST VENDOR DIRECTORY
 

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!

   

Nashville Wedding Photographer  for Creative, Dramatic, & Affordable Fine Art
"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

Florist Savoir Faire and Reception Decor

DJ Premier DJ

Catering Savor The Flavor

Draping Visual Elements

Coordinator Kayln Stephens

Deserts by Dulce Deserts

Awarded as one of the best wedding photographers in Nashville?!?! What the what?

I was completely blown away to hear yesterday that I was selected as one of the top 24 best wedding photographers in Nashville.

LINK: We Looked at 240 Wedding Photographers in Nashville and Picked the Top 24

Legitimately surprised y'all as I had not been aware of the company or contest before being contacted. They sound like a fantastic Seattle based company that "Helps People Find Experts". Articles on finding the business for your needs, everything from weddings to solar panels to lawyers. For me the best part is I did not 'pay to play'-this was a merit award! Many marketing and advertising groups use an effective strategy to entice business clients- and heck I am excited to get those awards too! However, I keep a level head because even though they are review based as well (you get a clients choice award because clients have reviewed your service and are happy with you!) they are awarded to encourage paid advertisement.

I did not purchase anything from Expertise, nor do I currently have a listing free or paid or otherwise...although I would definitely consider one of their listings in our area now :)

Expertise: Connect With the Best Local Experts

Hire top-rated professionals and read guides written by experts in their fields.

"Our platform makes it easy to choose experts in your city that are a perfect fit for your project needs. On Expertise, you can explore provider profiles to get a 360-degree view of each expert, including their reviews, galleries of their work, areas of expertise, awards, certifications, and everything else you need to decide who to hire."

I researched the company, and based on the facts of the award it looks like it is mostly based on the reviews left by my wonderful and amazing clients. They have a great infographic on the break down of why each was chosen on the page, and it mentions specific moments from two weddings in 2015. Folks, you are so much more than just clients. You are my friends, so many have become like family these last few years through the sharing of life changing moments and the rough patches when life & business was challenging.

I am tickled-pleased, honored and humbled to accept this award and to join recipients who I have long admired and respected like And How! Imaging just to name one. You guys-these are really really good photographers on the list!! Holy crap how am I on this??? Nashville is ridiculously blessed with sharp shooters, and a unique perspective and style to each one. So blessed that running a photography business is no easy hustle- you have to be strong and work hard. Always be improving and practicing your craft. I’ve been privileged enough to work for amazing photographers like Erika Chambers, Gigi "The Lady and The Rock" Tremel, for Inter-State Studios for 7 1/2 years, as well as with Chealsea Rochelle and Kailee Riches. I was even absolutely blessed enough to see La Photographie in action shooting my very own wedding- cue Wayne and Garth "Not worthy"!!!!

Not to even mention my local photography heroes who I constantly watch, pester with questions, and who are kind enough to put up with it! Not sure they would want me to mention all their names but you have definitely seen me brag on them and share their images and info a lot of Facebook & Instagram, right ;)

To be transparent, I have suffered through self doubt this year. The moments I capture are important so they are worthy of obsession of detail. Like collecting the feelings and moments of now for the future in a jar...happy occasions, beginnings and sometimes before goodbyes. Always one to pray, study, practice and work all day and through the night to improve and better myself and my work I just kept working and praying when it became challenging. Trusting in my faith. While it is so nice to be recognized I know everything is by the grace of God. To have been reviewed with the other 240 local wedding photography businesses and found good for clients based on the criteria of Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, Professionalism, and Engagement-wow guys. Thank you to my Seniors, Bride & Grooms, and sweet Families in Hendersonville and Nashville! Thank you Expertise!




Engagement Season | Nashville Artistic Wedding Photographer | Anjeanette Illustration Photography

Nashville Area Artistic Wedding Photographer | Anjeanette Illustration Photography

Wedding & Life Memory Documentation | Nashville Senior Photographer | Nashville Wedding Photographer

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Artistic & Dramatic | Wedding & Senior Photography in Nashville & Hendersonville, TN

Memories are for more than a news feed- they are for a lifetime!

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Nashville art show FAMN Art Show | Anjeanette Illustration | Turnip Green Creative Reuse |

Excited my work will be a part of an excited Free Art Movement group show this week!

Here is the press release info

"Please join us in the Green Gallery Thursday, December 17, for a very special exhibit featuring friends of the Free Art Movement Nashville (FAMN). FAMN is a group that is committed to sharing art in Nashville. Artists in this group make art for anyone that is willing to seek it out. This show honors their dedication to making Nashville and art-filled city. The art featured was created with reuse in mind, and is reasonably priced, most below $100. Each piece supports the local artist that created it and Turnip Green Creative Reuse. Local educator and musician, Ryan Mullenix, will be providing music for us.
We will have a full artist marketplace, a make it and take it project, membership sign-ups, and as always, food, drink and great friends will be in the house. Our friends at Platetone Printmaking, Paper and Book Arts will host a fun art making open studio."

Whats FAMN? I have talked about it a lot beforehere and on my Instagram

Check out the other posts and the

FAMN Facebook page for more info.

I grabbed a bunch of stuff to create on at TGR- and was seriously overwhelmed with options. I felt like touching everything in the various bins and boxes. TGR is basically a magical thrift shop art store of tools and possibilities! I learned something about myself, which I pretty much do every time I create- but this time I learned about incorporating levels, made goals about how much more practice with different mediums and shapes I needed, and realized how much I loathe painting on ceramic. Love wood, sticking to that from now on!

Disconnection

2015, ceramic & glass tiles, acrylic paint, on wood. 

This piece is significant for me as it represents dependence on devices, and my disconnection from self, environment, and spirituality. What makes us always available and connected to each other results in rooms of silent people communicating only with their thumbs. Being active on social media and hyper aware of each others lives also allows people to trance out from reality. Service or battery disruption leads to a person disconnecting from their thoughts, feelings, memories or sense of identity. Its personal-the screen goes blank and the connection to life seems ‘unreal’ and is lost.

As always influenced by traditional Iconography style and colours.

Artistic Middle Tennessee Family Photographer | Cathy & Fredrick | Nashville Photographer Anjeanette Illustration

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!

Artistic Headshots | Lauren | Nashville Photographer anjeanette Illustration

Nashville Tn Area Artistic Wedding Photographer | Anjeanette Illustration Photography

Wedding & Life Memory Documentation | Nashville Senior Photographer | Nashville Wedding Photographer

© 2015Anjeanette Illustration/Anjeanette Illustration Photography

weddingphotographer@anjeanetteillustrationphotography.com | (615) 944-1356

Artistic & Dramatic | Wedding & Senior Photography in Nashville & Hendersonville, TN

 

Hendersonville Tn Area Artistic Wedding Photographer | Anjeanette Illustration Photography

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Real Engagement | Grace & Matt | Anjeanette Illustration Photography

Tennessee sweethearts Grace & Matt were introduced by a friend at the elementary school where Grace teaches music. Matt, the Manager of the local Chik-Fil-A  franchaises was instantly smitten, and soon planned a surprise proposal at Nashville's Melting Pot with a romantic horse drawn city carriage ride afterwards. Homer, pictured below, gave his approval and the pair set a date! Lovely Ms Maureen blessed us with her orange coloured hillside for this shoot- cannot wait to photograph their big day at the Willis Branch Barn next year....and I love that a black and white cow decided to have his portrait made along with the happy couple!

Press play to see Grace & Matt's engagement slideshow by Hendersonville Artistic Wedding Photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography!

Real Wedding | Bridal Session | Maytanee at Monthaven

A few weeks before the big day Maytanee and I met up for a killer bridal session at Monthaven, home of the Hendersonville Arts Council. We had fun exploring the historic homes rooms full of antique settees and mantle pieces, as well as amazing paintings and other artwork from local Tennessee artists.

This image can also be seen as featured on THE SOUTHEAST'S FINEST VENDOR DIRECTORY

It was so hard to sit on these images and wait to show off gorgeous glowing Maytanee! I am releasing these today because this beauty married her man Mark Saturday- enjoy these while I prepare the rest of the weekends photographs which include a traditional Thai engagement dowry ceremony at her home, as well as an American ceremony and reception at Monthaven.

Thank you to Dana Sherlin Farley for wedding planning and

Ashley May for makeup artistry!

Don't miss out on getting to wear your dress more than once! Bridal sessions are included in most of my wedding packages- Test out your hair and makeup, feel like a star, and have a special session just for you- or trade it for a sexy trash the dress after the wedding session with your new husband later!