Hannah + Sam, Engagement

Hannah and Sam are just so precious together! They made taking pictures of them a breeze, and so much fun. Though we had a cold, windy afternoon for their session, they both had smiles on their faces and didn’t seem to mind the weather. I told them I was pretty sure they’d have a warmer day for their wedding this September. :)

As we drove between the locations, I had them retell the story of how Sam proposed to Hannah. I won’t go into all the tiny details because I’m sure to mess something up, but it involved sneakily getting both of their families to Knoxville, asking Hannah’s professors at her college in Georgia to let her out of class early so she could make it there, and hiring videographers to shoot a video of him talking about his love for her and ultimately proposing, which they played in Market Square right before movie night for all to see— including Hannah, who was completely unsuspecting. The crowd cheered as he knelt on stage and gave Hannah the ring he had specially made for her. Oh, and he hired videographers for that, too, and the proposal video has had thousands of views. :) My description doesn't even do it justice, but suffice it to say, it was an amazing story and the love between these two is beautiful and strong.

Congratulations on your engagement, Hannah and Sam! We are so excited to be your photographers for your special day!

Paige + Trevor, Engagement Session at Westfalia Farms

Westfalia Farms is a wedding venue in Paris, TN, and they hosted an engagement session giveaway and kindly invited me to be a part of it! One couple would be randomly chosen from their social media post, and the lucky winners happened to be Paige and Trevor, one of our wedding couples for 2020. :) I was so excited when they won, because these two are just so sweet and fun to work with!

We scheduled a wintertime engagement session at Westfalia Farms in December, and though it was cloudy that day (as is typical that time of year) we were fortunate the rain stayed away and it actually wasn’t freezing outside. We had a lovely time exploring all the lovely areas on the farm, from the ponds and the docks to the golden fields and patches of evergreen trees. It was perfect for a wintertime theme!

A big thank you to Westfalia Farms for including me in this giveaway! If you want to check out their venue, you may find them here: http://www.westfaliafarms.com

Also, if you’d like to see more pictures of their venue and what they have to offer, you can check out some branding images I did for them here: http://www.abreacrackel.com/acpblog/2018/8/15/west-falia-farms-wedding-corporate-retreat-venue

Caroline + Elijah, Engagement

Caroline is one of my previous senior clients who is now a wedding client, and it is so fun to be a part of this next exciting chapter in her life! Also, her fiancé Elijah is the brother of one of our previous grooms, so we just have lots of connections with this couple. :) Which makes working with them even better!

When we met to discuss wedding details and such, Caroline and Elijah told me the story of how they got engaged outside this little coffee shop in Paducah, KY, called Etcetera Coffeehouse. Of course I am a coffee person so this was just the best story, and when we talked about locations for their engagement session this was brought up as an option. I heartily agreed it would be a great place to start their session, so that is what we did! We grabbed some hot coffee and cocoa, and the baristas were kind and gave us the OK to take pictures there. We took sips of our drinks between pictures, and when we were done at the coffeehouse we drove a few blocks over to downtown where we finished out the session. There were some cobblestone-type streets and all different types of brick walls to choose from, and we ducked into an alley or two before making our way to the riverfront. I think we were frozen by then, our drinks long gone, so we decided that was a good time to finish up. :)

Congratulations you two! We’re excited to be a part of your big day coming up soon!!