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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Another shot of Jeff & Anne's Wedding in Franklin

I am working on uploading one of my last weddings from 2007 tonight and I came across this striking image of Jeff & Anne's Wedding. I hadn't noticed it in my previous post. I love it when I find more images to fall in love with after I haven't seen them in a while.

I am only accepting a few more wedding commissions for 2008, so if you're interested let me know. I am trying hard to only accept the amount of business that I can handle appropriately now that I am balancing running a business with being a stay at home mommy too.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jeff & Anne, Joyful Franklin Wedding

Jeff & Anne were married yesterday and I am a better person for having attended their wedding celebration. It was full of joy and it glorified God and it was absolutely a blessing to me.

One of my favorite things on wedding day is spending some quality time with the bride while she prepares. I got to hang out with Anne and a couple of her bridesmaids while Anne's natural beauty was enhanced with hair styling and makeup at Carol G's Salon in Brentwood. I got to hear all about the rehearsal dinner and about how Anne's mind was racing with excitement and woke her up at 4AM to start the day.

The wedding took place at Grassland Heights Baptist Church in Franklin, TN. We arrived at the church to find Steve McLellan and the crew from Garden Delights in Franklin assembling the floral decorations in the sanctuary. They were so gorgeous and Anne's face lit up when she saw the bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids.

Jeff was already at the church and his guys arrived slowly but surely. I have enjoyed getting to know Jeff as well...he was just as excited about the ceremony as Anne and I love that.

Here's a shot of the guys taken by Phil Thornton, my second shooter for the day. I love this...Phil also got some hilarious shots of the guys on the church bus!

Anne's dress hanging in the brides room

Phil grabbed this one of me getting a few shots of Anne

Anne was SO proud of her bouquet, and especially the gerber daisies in it. It was the perfect compliment to her gorgeous dress.

We stepped outside for a few minutes for some portraits of Anne, and her dad helped her walk on the soft ground. I love the look on his face here.

Flower girls Rachel and Kelly were great! Anne's mom made their dresses, and according to Kelly, they are very twirly!

OK - this ceremony was SO emotional. Jeff began by welcoming everyone and thanking them for attending. He was choking back the tears as he expressed his thanks to God for the gift of Anne as his bride. He prayed for God to give her peace and comfort as she was about to walk down the aisle. I snapped this shot of Jeff as he prayed.

Another prayer during the ceremony - the parents came up and did a prayer of blessing towards the end as the congregation sang "Amazing Love."

After Jeff & Anne exited the church they were all smiles and couldn't stop beaming at each other. Love that sunshine coming through the windows.

The wedding party

We traveled to the Cool Springs Marriott for the reception. When we entered, the room was decorated in autumn flowers, nuts, berries and candles. It was nice.

Anne's dad, Colonel Goldsmith, was our entertainment for the evening. ;) Seriously, he hosted the reception and transitioned between several toasts, etc. He kept us laughing.

Bubbles for the exit

Last shot before Jeff & Anne headed to Cancun

Again, I want to emphasize how wonderful Jeff & Anne's wedding celebration was. I felt like I knew them so much better after spending time with all the people who love them - and there were many! Thank you for allowing me to share the day with you.

Click here to register and view Jeff & Anne's gallery. You will be notified when the wedding photos are added!

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Beckey Twins, 9 Month Photos

The Beckey's are such a sweet family. This is a collage of photos I took of them when they were just a few weeks old.

Look how much they have grown! They are 9 months old and such fun babies.

Tiny twin toes

Mr. Asher

Miss Lilly

You'd never know that Asher was sitting in this chair and just decided to fall forward onto the ground and crawl away...he is pretty brave.

Lilly was more cautious, holding on and enjoying things more carefully.

I love this photo of Amy and Lilly.

Another family shot with the warm sun flare. It was a beautiful Fall day.

Brad and Amy, thanks for coming out to play today!

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Hadley Jane, 18 Month Portraits in Smyrna

I can't believe it's been a whole year since I took this photo of beautiful Hadley Jane.

We met out at the Sam Davis Home for Hadley's 18 Month session this past week. It was great weather and we actually found some Fall leaves there!

Love this

Hadley is a happy girl, but it usually takes her a little while to warm up to me since we don't see each other often. We played a little peek-a-boo and she was all smiles.

Love these in this sweater too.

How cute is this shirt?

Jodi & Josh - you are so sweet to have allowed me to spend this year with you guys and Hadley! Congratulations on the addition of baby Gus and on your new job! Hope to see you again soon!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mini Session - Wakefield Family

Last post about Mini Sessions and it is hands down my favorite. I love it when someone allows me total creative freedom, and that is just what Christy did when she brought her girls Audrey & Davey to me for photos.

I cannot wait for you to see all of the images from this session. Click HERE to register and be notified when they are released!

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Mini Session - Freeman Family

Here's a couple for the Freeman Family. I met Brea through the Bethany Christian Services adoption forums. The Freeman's just brought home little Mary Elizabeth this month. She is just topping 5 pounds...and every bit as sweet as she looks.

To see all of the Freeman's images, click HERE to register.

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Mini Session - Shackelford Family

Sneak preview for the Shackelford's...these guys don't stand a chance with such a beautiful wife and mom.

To see all of the Shackelford's images, click HERE to register.

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Mini Session - Vits Family

Meet Drew! He was adopted from Guatemala and arrived home to his new family about 5 months ago.

This is one of my favorite shots from the whole day of mini sessions.

To see all of the Vits Family images when they are available, click HERE to register.

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Mini Session - Moore Family

Sneak peek for the Moore's.

Got some GREAT ones of the kids, but I just couldn't resist this sweet shot of Steve & Karen. As my friend Amanda says, I love love.

Click HERE to register to see all of the Moore's pictures when their gallery is available!

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Mini Session - Rustici Family

Little sneak preview for the Rustici Family, who just welcomed baby Sienna a few months back!

Click HERE to register to be notified when their complete gallery is available.

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Mini Session - Williams Family

Our day of Mini Sessions went great on Saturday! The weather was beautiful and I am pleased that so many families came out to play at Turner Farms in Antioch.

Here's a little preview for the Williams Family

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Josh & Becca, Inn at Bee Rock Wedding

Saturday was finally the taste of Fall weather we had been waiting for as we traveled up I-40 to Monterey, TN to spend the day with Josh & Becca. They chose the beautiful mountain bluff of Bee Rock as the location for their wedding ceremony and reception. The Garden Inn at Bee Rock was a gorgeous retreat for the entire family and wedding party to stay the night before the wedding, and for all of the preparation for the day.

Here's Josh and Becca. Aren't they so cute? We had a great time together.

I can't say enough about Becca's thoughtful attention to detail for this wedding. You'll see in the slideshow below, that there were many many little things that made the event great. One thing she special for her Mom and Josh's Mom was to have the flowers they carried for the ceremony be mini versions of their own wedding bouquets. Isn't that sweet? The Moms were speechless when they were told about the surprise.

A great shot of Becca by Kyle - my second shooter for the day.

I still hold firm that rose petals make the most beautiful photos if you are exiting during daylight hours. Kyle took this one as well - we had identical shots from different angles but I am featuring his because of the wider angle. Check out the expressions of all the people throwing their petals.

When I first met Josh & Becca about a year ago, they told me about their plans to spend the night at the Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville for their wedding night. We decided then to meet downtown for a quick photo session at night before they headed in to begin their honeymoon. This is one of my favorite shots that we got on Legislative Plaza in front of the War Memorial Auditorium.

Click the play button to watch the slideshow or click HERE to watch it full screen.

We had a great day. It was so laid back and really fun to be with this group of folks. Kyle and I had a fun time - here's a quick snap of us overlooking Bee Rock at 9AM when we arrived - it was still chilly then!

To register to view the complete gallery, please click here.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Christmas Card Mini Session

Ooh - you're in luck. Had a cancellation today for a slot on Sunday. Email me at if you want it before it's GONE.

The details again, in case you need a refresher...
(Christmas Card) Mini Session is a quick outdoor session for up to 5 people at Turner Farms (my family's farmhouse) in Antioch. You will receive 10 online proofs and you may choose one image to receive a digital file and a copyright release so that you can make your Christmas Cards this year. The dates are Oct 27 and 28.

I have one spot open on Sunday and possibly one on Saturday...again - contact me to reserve your date before it's gone. And to the 15 families who are already scheduled, your info packet will be sent by email on Monday and include your link to pay!

These are the only appointments I will be taking for the rest of 2007 - I have to wrap up all of my existing client sessions/weddings so everyone can have their photos by the holidays!

Now scheduling regular sessions for January and February 2008!

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Lots of Progress & Fall Sessions

Just wanted to call attention to my week of productivity! I got SIX sessions edited and released and I want to thank everyone for your patience and show you that there is hope if you're waiting for your own gallery! :) Things are finally returning to normal around here.

I will be contacting everyone who has requested a Fall Session in the next couple of days to set up your appointment. I have limited appointment times for regular sessions, but I will be offering some "mini-session" days that are perfect for that Christmas card photo that you'd like to have.

Also, a reminder that this is a busy time of year for wedding consultations. If you are interested in Bynum Photography shooting your wedding, now is the time to give me a shout. I will be unveiling 2008 wedding catalogs in November and would love to send you one!

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Bryan & Kelly's Slideshow

Merry Christmas! I had a little time this morning before we head to my Dad's house to see what Santa brought for us, and so I put together this slideshow of Bryan & Kelly's gorgeous wedding in Nashville at the end of October. Check out those leaves!

Click the picture or click HERE to watch it. Turn up the volume - there's music.

Another word about Fall Weddings...many brides I talk with think that October is a great time for weddings because of the Fall colors. I want to give a heads up to any girls who are serious about wanting the brightly colored leaves for photos outdoors that the leaves peak around Halloween. This wedding was on Oct 28 and it was perfect. This is why I plan Fall Family Photo weekends for the first weekend in Nov. So, if you want a photo in the leaves in your wedding dress, think the end of the month, not the beginning!

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