Welcome to my blog! I'm a wedding photographer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the authentic couple wanting an exclusive experience and timeless captures. I thrive off of building genuine relationship that last beyond wedding days! I'm also a wife, boymom to Beckett James, enneagram type 1, and love all-things nature. So, basically if I'm not doing something photography-related, you'll find me outside with my toddler recovering from perfectionism. Anyways, enjoy viewing my latest work, resources for clients and friends, and glimpses into my life!
We finally took Beckett on his first beach trip! As a Native Floridian, I was so excited to share this experience with Beckett at Panama City Beach. He’s such a water and sand kid, so I couldn’t wait to see how much he loved the beach. My stepdad’s family shares a beach house that’s on […]
2020’s a thief. It stole a lot…joy, experiences, togetherness. Am I right?! But this season of thanksgiving has refocused my mind and reminded me that it hasn’t alllll been bad. Who would’ve thought?! So even though we may not be celebrating on this Thanksgiving Day like we normally would, let’s still celebrate together by sharing […]
Senior Session at Dalton State College | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Sandra used to live across the street from me. As I edited galleries, I’d look out my window and see her come and go several times a day as she left for school and work. I admired her work ethic and focus. Fast forward a […]
Dreamy Fall Family Session with the Body Family | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer It wasn’t until after Christie booked their dreamy fall family session that I realized we used to be neighbors! The unfortunate thing is, we didn’t even know each other back then! This is slightly embarrassing, because I love building community and wish I […]
Fall Family Session with Buoy the Sheepadoodle | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Julia & Cullen’s fall family session in Chickamauga, Georiga, was a family affair, truly! I wasn’t even photographing the majority of them! They were there to watch over the fluffiest dog alive, Buoy! Julia & Cullen wanted to get their FIRST professional family photo […]
A Rustic Summer Wedding at Covey Creek Farm | Second Shooting for Caitlin D. Photography Caitlin, owner of Caitlin D. Photography, is one of my neighbors, but we had never met until she reached out to me to second shoot with her! We learned about each other through our neighborhood’s Facebook group introductions. (Yay for […]
A Classic Engagement Session in Downtown Chattanooga | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Vlad almost lost her. Brittany was in a very bad car accident a couple months ago, and it rocked both their worlds. Shortly after, he seized the time that they’ve been given and proposed. When Brittany was telling me the story during her booking […]
Fall is a busy time for all of us! Many of you are trying to find some seasonal dresses for fall or Christmas portrait sessions. If you’re a part of the AR Family, you already have a huge resource, The AR Portrait Experience Guide, and an outfit consultation with me! But, if you’re a visual […]
Fall Engagement Session with Lookout Mountain Views in Downtown Chattanooga | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Laura & Robert won’t have a typical six-month engagement. Robert is heading off to Army training, and he won’t return until two days before the wedding!!! So, their life is moving fast right now before he leaves. This meant that we […]
Cowboy-themed Birthday Session in Pike National Forest, Colorado | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer Our little guy is TWO-YEARS-OLD!!! We celebrated with a cowboy-themed birthday session in Pike National Forest, Colorado, when we visited family. 🙂 Hands down, parenting became SO much more enjoyable and rewarding for us from 18-months-old to now. It’s not been a breeze […]
I “met” Suzanne in a Facebook moms group for Chattanooga. We both realized that we were social workers, but we didn’t talk much at all, really. Several months later I had posted asking who other moms trusted for childcare, because I was ready to hire someone to watch Beckett part-time so that I can work. […]
Tyler Layman is the epitome of a country boy. If he isn’t working, he can probably be found out on the water fishing, in the woods hunting, or on a baseball field. The light was gorgeous during his senior session. But honestly, I was more excited about spending time with him, because I was tomboy […]
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