Natalie & Scott's Sexy Couples Portraits at Sinema | Nashville Photographer

If you've ever been inside Sinema, a restaurant in Nashville, then you know that it was made for high glamour! I've always wanted to do a photo shoot inside, and when Natalie & Scott expressed interest in doing their session there, I jumped at the chance.

I photographed Natalie & Scott's wedding 5 years ago in Nashville and have become good friends with them since. It was a distinct pleasure to take these beautiful portraits for them to celebrate their marriage. I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Susan and Joel's Wedding Reception | Tennessee Wedding Photography

I was so excited when Susan and Joel chose me for their late-July reception at Tucker's Gap Event Center in Mt Juliet, TN. They had their ceremony on the beach at a destination wedding, but wanted to have a big celebration with family and friends in their home state of Tennessee. I loved photographing this wedding: from the beautiful location to the abundance of love in the room, everyone had an amazing time - and it shows! Thank you Susan and Joel for inviting me to capture your beautiful day.

Contest! Best Wedding Photo of 2016!

I am thrilled to present La Photographie’s Best Wedding Photo of the Year contest! 2016 was a year of change for La Photographie, including a big move from Nashville to Denver! I was pleased to photograph couples in both Colorado and Tennessee, and look forward to creating more wedding art in 2017. As I've discovered in the past, holding a contest to show off the best photograph is a great way to relive some of the best moments.

RULES: vote for the picture you like best by leaving a comment below. Only ONE vote allowed per person, you MUST either put a valid email address after your name, or log in using Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus, or create a Squarespace account using your email. 

The couple whose wedding photograph receives the most votes will receive a free 16×20 wall art print from La Photographie!

Click here to see La Photographie’s wedding portfolio, and on the names of each couple to see their entire wedding!

1. Kristi & Andy

Bonnie and Caleb's Downtown Denver Wedding

Bonnie and Caleb were married on a beautiful autumn day in downtown Denver at Mercury Cafe. What a cool event space! The beautiful lights and unique decor added mystique and romance to the wedding photographs, which are already so sweet thanks to Bonnie and Caleb's romance. This was a really lovely wedding to witness, and emotion just shines in every photo. The reception had toasts, dancing, and even karaoke! The bride didn't disappoint - she got on stage and sang her heart out. Congratulations Bonnie and Caleb! You are a delight to photograph.
Credits:
Flowers: Beet & Yarrow http://www.beetandyarrow.com/
Hair & Makeup: The Look Hair Salon & Beauty Boutique https://thelooksalondenver.com/
Cake: Das Meyer http://dasmeyerpastry.com/
Karaoke/DJ: DJ Bella Scratch http://bellascratch.com/
Caricature Artist: Chad Straka http://www.fivefunminutes.com/

Cat and Coit's Wedding of Many Colors | Denver Wedding Photographer

On a sunny day in September, I was lucky enough to photograph the beautiful and emotional wedding of Cat and Coit. The colorful touches to the wedding design made a perfect backdrop to the day. I loved the rainbow colors of the ladies shoes, flowers, and decor. After a warm ceremony in the courtyard outside at The Lobby in downtown Denver, the party moved inside to the reception, with an array of delicious food and a busy bar. The dancing started up downstairs and folks boogied on the dance floor to the live band.

Thank you Cat and Coit for including me in your day!

Mark and Milisea's Gorgeous Nashville Wedding

Words can't express how delighted I was to capture Mark and Milisea's wedding in Nashville this September. It's always a pleasure to work with Scarritt Bennett Chapel: it has truly gorgeous light and architecture, making it one of my favorite wedding venues. The stunning reception was held at the Patron Platinum Club in downtown Nashville and had an ambient lighting scheme, a fantastic DJ, and an incredible array of food and drinks. From the smallest details to the big picture, Mark and Milisea's wedding was full of laughter, love, and beauty. Thank you Mark and Milisea for choosing me as your photographer. It was an honor!

*please see event credits at the bottom of the blog post

Wedding Coordinator: Parthenia Fayne, Epiphany Events

Florist: Elegant Weddings and Flowers, Charles and Deborah Weir, Nashville TN

Cake Designer: Faboo Cakes, Hendersonville, TN

Event Design: Coce's Creations, Nicole McClain (Event Designer)

Dresses: Glitz Bridal Dresses, Bellevue, TN

Suits: Men’s Warehouse

Rings: Shane Co

Hair Design: Luxe Salon, Terrell Fisher

Makeup: Face Fetish, Kimberly Vereen

Kelley and Alicia's Summery Denver Wedding

One of the reasons I'm so thankful that I moved to Denver is because I now live in the same city as my childhood friend Kelley. Our friendship goes back over 25 years, so I was honored to take a few snaps at her wedding earlier this summer. Her lovely bride Alicia is one of the sweetest women I've ever met, and I'm so happy for them both! Their barefoot backyard wedding was held at a private home in Denver, with warm and sunny weather and friends and family all around. It was an intimate event with charming tea cups as decor and a dessert table for the guests. We had a lovely time, and I am so happy to see two beautiful friends in love. Congratulations Kelley and Alicia!

Meghan & Zeke's Full Moon Fete | Nashville Wedding Photographer

Meghan and Zeke are such a cool couple: she's a rock musician, he's a biker, they travel the world together, and they're covered in gorgeous tattoos. Their wedding was held in May just outside of Nashville at a private home in Franklin. Friend/director Brit Doyle worked with the couple to design a unique reception with a dark edge. With a full moon hanging overhead, the huge bonfire, and a romantically-lit dance floor, the reception was laid-back and sexy. The fabulous wedding cake was created by Kelly White. Congratulations to Meg & Zeke on a gorgeous and romantic wedding!

Kristi & Andy's Rustic Mountain Wedding | Colorado Wedding Photography

Kristi and Andy were married in early May at the Barn at Evergreen Ranch in the picturesque Rocky Mountains. The barn made a stunning backdrop for their photographs, and the fun wedding party and lovely family were wonderful to work with. Kristi and Andy are so in love, and the celebration around their commitment was lively and enjoyable. There was a lot of dancing and laughter, especially when the conga line got going. Congratulations Kristi & Andy!

*see below for wedding credits

Credits:

Wedding Planner: Laura Pearson, L Elizabeth Events

Venue: The Barn at Evergreen

Florist: Amore Fiori

Catering & Bartending: Footers

Cake: Kim & Jake’s

Dress: The Bridal Collection

Hair & Make Up: Rachel Peffer, Glam Team 

Pastor: Ian Gregory Cummins, Montview Presbyterian Church

Music & DJ: DJ Connection

Jerrica & Ledell's Romantic Nashville Wedding | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Jerrica and Ledell were married last month in Nashville at Houston Station. There were so many beautiful moments to be captured, and I'm happy to have been there throughout such a lovely day. Although it was a bit rainy outside, we made the most of the beautiful venue and a nearby park to get fun and sweet portraits. The ceremony was romantic and the reception was full of dancing and celebration. See below for credits. Congratulations Jerrica and Ledell!

 

Credits:

Venue: Houston Station

Hair and Makeup: Brittany Pope, Artofficial Makeup

Flowers & Coordination: Weddings by Kayln Stephens

Cake: Homestyle Bakery, Antioch TN

Vintage Car: Matchless Transportation, Nashville TN

Wedding Gown: Unique Boutique, Bartlett, TN

Tuxedo: Men's Warehouse

Bride's ring: Zales Jeweler

Groom's ring: Kohls

Decorator: Janet with Draping Designs

Jerika & Devon's Romantic Retro Engagement Photographs | Nashville Engagement Photographer

Oh how I love making new portraits with creative people! Jerika and Devon met me in Nashville earlier this month to take their engagement photographs. We started at their wedding venue, Houston Station, and moved onto Centennial Park to capture the beautiful architecture and light. Jerika and Devon brought the most amazing vintage-inspired wardrobe items and styled quite the stunning look. I hope you enjoy!

Autumn's Bridal Trash the Dress Session

Our entire styling team was so excited to work with Autumn on her "trash the dress" bridal session. Autumn and her husband are celebrating 10 years of marriage, and Autumn decided to do some beautiful portraits to honor the occasion. AmyRose styled her hair, and Alicia Maynard did the makeup. We traveled to Montgomery Bell State Park to take the photographs, and the October weather was absolutely perfect. Thank you to my assistant Vickie for being so helpful, and to Autumn for being inspired to create this lovely story.


Rachel & Jackson's Vintage Wedding | Nashville Wedding Photography

Rachel & Jackson were married at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, Tennessee. The state park has a lovely little chapel where the ceremony was held, and then the outdoor reception took place at a covered area near the lake. Although it was chilly and rainy, Rachel & Jackson made the most of the day. One of my favorite elements of this wedding is Rachel's beautiful dress - it was her grandmother's! True vintage lace beauty. Flowers by Lisa Valeri.

Crystal & Doug's Rockabilly Romance | Nashville Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to share the photographs from my friend Crystal’s wedding to Doug from last October. Crystal and I have been working together for years – she is one of my preferred makeup artists for glamour sessions! Her & Doug’s wedding was a beautiful celebration complete with a striking red, black, and white color scheme, a romantic first look, and a rockin’ reception with lots of dancing and laughter. Crystal’s daughter Celia made a gorgeous flower girl, and the Cedars of Lebanon setting was lovely (and just a tiny bit rainy!). Congratulations Crystal and Doug!

Lia & Monte's Loveless Cafe Wedding

What a fun wedding this was! Lia and Monte were married at historic Loveless Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. Even though it was a rainy day, Lia and Monte made the most of the Loveless Barn for their ceremony and reception, and they even braved the rain for some romantic shots on the Loveless grounds. Thank you Lia and Monte for including me in your lovely day!

Credits

Makeup Artists: Sherry "Fancyface" Waller and Brittainy Hall; hair: Carmen Wilson; Day-of Wedding Coordinator: Lisa Woodard, Sapphire Moments; Wedding Cake & Groom's Cake: Tis So Sweet.

Joy & Adam's Sweet Backyard Wedding

Joy and Adam are close friends, and I was honored and delighted when they asked me to photograph their wedding. They held an intimate backyard shindig with their closest friends and family - and what a celebration it was! Despite the downpour that came on immediately after the ceremony, Joy and Adam made the most of their tents and indoor space to have a lovely reception. This wedding is all DIY and full of emotion. Congratulations Joy and Adam!