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Darren didn’t know what to get his wife for the holidays and he desperately wanted to make her smile. He simply adored her and wanted to get her the best present, something that would make her heart sing and tears of joy roll down her cheek. It then occurred to him all she would ever want is what most women want…beautiful portraits of their (furry) kids.
We met Sylvie, Ellie and little Macy (only four months old!) on a beautiful trail they frequent often for their session. These Golden Retrievers were very sweet, energetic and loving. We got a LOT of doggie kisses, but we count that as one of the perks of being a Pet Photographer. They were VERY excited to be out in the forest and it was a lot of fun watching them chase balls and run up and down the hills. These three kept us on our toes and we all left exhausted, but happy.
Darren ordered a canvas and album for his wife to open on Christmas morning. We wished we could have seen the look on his wife’s face when she opened them!
Here’s to a new year with lots of love, happy families and slobbery kisses!
Nestled just a few miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee is the beautiful land of the Cumberland Plateau. Located at the foothills of Lookout and Signal Mountain, this piece of paradise is breathtaking. I am lucky to also call this place home. As little girl, I remember playing on these rolling hills, looking for arrow heads the Cherokee and Creek tribes used hundreds of years ago, and occasionally finding Civil War relics as well. It’s a land filled with history and beauty. And, my heart will always belong there. Needless to say, I was beyond ecstatic to photograph a wedding here.
In November I had the honor of photographing my cousin’s, Evan, and his gorgeous bride, Kelsey’s, wedding at The Barn at High Point Farms in Flintstone, Georgia. Barn and farm weddings are all the rage right now, and if you’re looking for a perfect venue for this type of wedding I highly recommend this beautiful piece of paradise. The venue is complete with a beautifully restored pre Civil War farmhouse (somehow spared from Sherman’s march through the South), a converted goat barn for the reception, rolling hills and gorgeous scenery and, my favorite, resident goats and horses more than willing to participate in the day. The owners converted this working farm to accommodate weddings and they are a delight to work with, so gracious and helpful.
The decor was a rustic, chic and the colors, turquoise and red, the bride choose for her attendants were perfection. The brides nephews were ring bearers and their attire was about as cute as it could get-those overalls were the cutest! The bride and groom also had very adorable flower girls and I loved the wagon for the smallest one!
Kelsey and Even were an absolute delight to work with and I loved their sweetness and adoration for one another. When we did a special moment where the couple held hands across a wall before the ceremony, everyone started to tear up, it was precious. It was so great to see my mother’s side of the family again too. My twin uncles and their families were a huge part of my life growing up, so this particular wedding held an extra level of sweetest in my heart.
Congratulations you two! I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! ~ Melissa
Check out their sweet wedding slideshow here:
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Barn at High Point Farms, Flintstone Georgia
Photographer: Tangled Lilac Photography
Video: Arc Studios
Makeup: Rhonda Jones
Hair: Kristi Bloodworth
Catering: Pigeon Mountain Grill
Floral Design: Chickamauga Florist
Cakes: Sweet Angel Cakes Bakery
Wedding and Bridesmaids Gowns: David’s Bridal
Officiate: Jessica Fleming, friend of the groom
Amy and Andrew were married at the gorgeous Arizona Snowbowl Resort this summer. Living in Northern Arizona, we’re so blessed with such amazing venues for weddings. We love this venue for so many reasons, the spectacular view from the deck, the romantic meadow with amazing sunsets, the magical aspen groves and the rustic vibe of the lodge. Their ceremony was so sweet and heartfelt, we loved being a part of the day. Congrats Amy and Andrew!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Arizona Snowbowl Resort
Floral Design: Celebrations Floral and Event Design
Wedding Cake: A Touch of Sugar
Entertainment: Ray the DJ
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
This special couple traveled to Sedona from the mid west to say I do and honeymoon. Karen and Steve love the outdoors and hiking so they thought Sedona was the perfect spot. The only requirement was that there had to be water involved:) Karen & Steve had their intimate ceremony with red rock views and then strolled along the creek at Crescent Moon Ranch. Congratulations Karen & Steve, we hope you have a blast at your reception back home!
Over labor day weekend I had the honor and pleasure of being a Maui Hawaii wedding photographer for my dear friends, Kelly & Jordan. The Maui locals had their outdoor ceremony and reception at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. This venue was a perfect, the architecture and landscape showed off traditional Hawaii. Kelly was a stunning bride with her light flowing dress and sparkly flip flops. Overall it was a perfect day in paradise! I wish Kelly and Jordan a lifetime of love and happiness!
We’re so honored to have been voted by the readers of the Arizona Daily Sun as the Best Photographer for 2014! Thank you to everyone who voted for us and who have always been our biggest supporters and cheerleaders through the years! We appreciate you so much! The Arizona Daily Sun even did an article about our studio, check it out below! Thanks to each of your for your support!