Last weekend I travelled to Nashville to photograph the wedding of Emily and Julian. I realize that many photographers photograph weddings and then rave and gush about how wonderful, magical, perfect, amazing, 'best ever' every single wedding they shoot is, but my thoughts on this couple and their wedding day are rarely spoken by me, and heartfelt.
Emily knew she wanted me to shoot her wedding, and I found that to be pretty awesome, because she is a gifted photographer. I had seen her work before but had not met her while we were living in Athens simultaneously. I met both of them when they came to town for a show -- Julian is the drummer for The Whigs. Julian is a talented musician, and a pretty laid-back, self-assured guy, well-spoken and intelligent. Emily has a light within; she radiates. Bliss and a tiny bit of sass, kind of. So meeting them last year, and then spending their wedding day with them, was a gift. They're beautiful people and they're even more beautiful together. I loved meeting their family of friends, and many of those people still reside here in Athens. Goodness all around.
From the time I got to their house to the time I left that evening, everything was super chill, and I had the sense that there was excitement, joy, and people ready to celebrate. Their ceremony had everyone in tears, was so clearly precious to both of them. These are just a handful of picks from the first part of our time together. The excitement of a bride getting ready for her wedding is so beautiful. I'll be sharing more from this wedding in portions. And yeah, that's Waylon Jenning's '62 Cadillac Fleetwood.
Also, if you haven't seen this, Rinne Allen, Eve Nettles and I are hosting a Spring Studio Day on May 9th, out in the country just between Athens and Crawford. We'll be at The Brick House from 9 am to 1 pm, as Eve, Rinne and I share about our process and spend time creating together. Seats are limited to twelve, and there are still a handful left if you'd like to join us. This will be a lovely retreat from the bustle of daily life, a day spent immersed in nature and learning to make art in new ways. To reserve your seat, please click 'studio day' at the top of this page... or click here. I would be thrilled to spend this time with my readers and friends. xx