Middle Tennessee is one of the most beautiful places on earth. I’ve lived here my entire life and only now am I finding the pure beauty in the rolling hills, the golden fields & serene stillness of Tennessee. This session was shot on the side of the road in Cookeville, TN where I was born and raised. Just a little info about Cookeville – the best donut shop in the world (in my opinion) is right in the heart of the city, Ralphs donut shop. If you’re passing by & in the mood for a tasty treat, you have to stop by!
Some of my closest friends in the world have let me document the growth of their family and oh my goodness, ya’ll. I’m unbelievably proud of these photos and the people in the photos. If you are a past client of mine, you definitely recognize the face of the woman in these photos! Macy was my full-time second shooter and videographer for about two years, she shot over 30 weddings with me when I first got started with video and she was my right-hand woman right up until little Lennon made her appearance. Macy and Jake and I met about four years ago when I asked them to meet me at Max Patch Mountain, in North Carolina to photograph them. You can find that session linked here. I was SO new at photography and they were the best models and new friends I couldve met.
A year later, I photographed them again. This time at their home in an Airstream! It was amazing and at the table eating watermelon is where Macy and I really connected and a seed was planted. The seed being offering wedding videography, and from the jump, Macy was in. What we didn’t know then was that seed bloomed into more than just “business partners.” We became sisters. Over the next couple years, we spent so much time together talking about life, experiencing life and photographing life. We were even together the night Macy found out she was pregnant with Lennon, on the side of the road in the middle of the night in a little town called “Florala.” That’s a story for another time, but it has been the absolute honor of life getting to experience life alongside Macy and Jake, and now getting to document the life they created together. Okay, I’m done being sappy. Just know these humans mean the world to me and I love them with everything I have.
If you’d like to check out their baby announcement session click here, their maternity session click here, and their newborn session click here.
I’d love love love to photograph your family & document the life of the people you love most in this world. Inquire with me here and we can make it happen! After all, little kids grow up way too fast. You don’t want to look back in five years and wish you had more photos from when they were small. As the saying goes, “babies don’t keep.”
Specializing in Weddings, Elopements, Couples and Families. I value telling stories and creating photographs and films that mean something.