Wedding Resources & Information

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What happens after the wedding?

2-7 Days Later


Within 2 - 7 days, I will post a preview of your wedding images to my Facebook page and tag you in them. I'll also go ahead and create your gallery and post your preview images there. Your preview could be anywhere from 4-40 images.

4-6 Weeks Later


This says 4-6 weeks but that depends on my workload after your wedding. So, it could take a max of 10 weeks but... ;) After some weeks, you're full gallery with print release will be delivered. You'll have unlimited download permission and you can print anywhere or you can order prints and products directly from me via your gallery.

A Couple Months Later


A few months after your wedding, I will make a blog post about your wedding day. I usually share my blog posts on social media as well so you'll know when it's up.

Also - If you add an anniversary session to your wedding package, I will contact you around month 9 to get your scheduled for that session.

My Favorite Venues


It really matters where you get married. A beautiful venue will create the backdrop for gorgeous images. The venues linked below are my absolute favorite West TN venues and here is a list of the reasons why...

  • Historic Ann's 1893 is located in the heart of Union City and provides a picturesque space for a smaller, more intimate wedding. HA gives you the choice between an all-white bridal suite in the main hour or an entire bridal cottage on the grounds of the venue plus a groom's quarters with a manly vibe. The outdoor ceremony space seats about 100 guests and you almost don't know you're right in downtown Union City. A rose garden behind the main house is the perfect place for bridal and couple's portraits.
  • Oak Hill Mill is one of West Tennessee's hidden gems. The bride and groom quarters and spacious and very nice. The mill is tucked away behind 100-year-old pine trees in what looks like a piece of the forest set down in West TN just for your use. There are several areas to use for gorgeous, woodsy photos. The best part - Oak Hill Mill has all-inclusive options so all you have to worry about is cake, photos and video.
  • Southern Grace looks like it was designed by a photographer! Seriously. They didn't miss a thing in the design of this venue. The barn is all white with wood trim. The bridal suite is white and pink with gold accents. There are even 10 knobs on one wall for your dresses. The groom's quarters are masculine and fun. The outdoor area is stunning. It feels like a miniature version of the botanical gardens with a rose garden, tree lined path and huge pond. I think this venue is perfect for about 200 guests. The venue's day-of-coordinator goes above and beyond to make your wedding day special.
  • Fyrne Lake is located on a massive private farm with three ceremony sites, giving you the space to accommodate any size wedding. The lanai is the most popular of the three sites and probably suits about 200 guests. Attached to the Cottage, it features a place to get ready, an outdoor ceremony space with fairy lights, and a screened in reception space with a cozy fireplace. The Pavilion is located across the path from the lake and is ideal for an all-outdoor ceremony with about 100 guests. A third spot is a pocket in the trees where you could host a woodsy, intimate ceremony. This venue is "close to home" for me and I think it is so special that Dyersburg has such a magical place for weddings.
  • Waddell Place is the home of my favorite chapel. It is all white and open on two sides. You truly feel like your wedding is outdoor with a little protection overhead. The barn used for receptions features a three-room bridal suite and a fantastic groom's room. I'd say this venue could easily accommodate 200 guests.
  • The Balinese Ballroom is located in downtown Memphis near the historic arts district, one of my favorite areas of the beautiful city. The ballroom features a warn toned brick space and one with white walls so there is something for two different aesthetics. Downtown Memphis is an amazing backdrop for photos, especially at sunset.

Other Vendors


This list might get long! It's important to have a dream team for the big day. Here's a list of my favorite planners, videographers, bakers, caterers, and florists. If there's any other type of vendor you need or you want to know why I love these vendors so much, just shoot me a message!

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Wedding Photographer

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How long have you been a wedding photograper?

I have been shooting weddings for ten years.

What is your photo editing Style?

I favor a more natural edit with rich tones. I also love to edit to suit the couple and the vibe of the day.

What is it like to work with you on the day of the wedding?

That depends. If you want me to be laid back and go with the flow, I can do that. I can also take charge and make sure everything you want to happen actually happens. In either scenario, I think I can be fun. I am definitely at your wedding to make it a better day for you and capture all the little moments.

Do you have a backup plan?

Yes. I have a network of photographer friends who would take my place if I am sick. I also have extra cameras, lenses, memory cards, etc. in case something fails.

When will we receive our wedding photos?

Depending on how busy I am, it could be anywhere from three to eight weeks. I will let you know based on the date of your wedding.

How would you describe your wedding photography style?

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Can I see a full wedding gallery?

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Can we request specific shots?

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What do your wedding packages include?

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What are the steps to book?

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