Zero Waste Styled Shoot- Mount Ida Farm in Charlottesville, VA

April 7, 2020

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Back in December of 2019 I was able to attend a massive styled shoot called Creatively Gathered hosted by K-Layne Styled. This zero waste styled shoot was nothing short of amazing. The event was planned for a couple hundred photographers who were attending the Katelyn James Business Journey. It took place at the beautiful Mount […]

Planning your wedding day timeline.

January 23, 2020

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When it comes to your wedding, a well planned timeline with make the day go much smoother! That’s why creating a wedding day timeline is absolutely vital — even running a few minutes late can throw the whole day off-track and cause unnecessary stress. Keep in mind though that each couple’s wedding timeline will be […]

Questions to ask your wedding photographer- from a wedding photographer

January 21, 2020

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There are so many questions you want to ask your wedding photographer, but how do you narrow it down to the important stuff. There is so much information floating around about this topic! Just read any wedding blogs or websites related to weddings or photography on Pinterest. While I wouldn’t say they’re all bad… I […]

Fine Art Romantic Styled shoot

January 16, 2020

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EVERY. SINGLE. DETAIL. This styled shoot at The Arizona Biltmore hosted by Ashley Rae was absolutely stunning! Imoni events helped Ashley plan the styled shoot and they knocked it out of the park. I was able to do this styled shoot while at the Showit United photography conference in Tempe, AZ. It was my first […]

How to Prepare for your Engagement Session

January 14, 2020

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Wedding planning can be a daunting task, and sometimes engagement photos can seem like just another thing on the to-do list. They are actually be an important aspect leading up to your big day for a couple reasons. I’m a professional photographer, so I might have some bias toward capturing your moments. But still, engagement […]

Citrus Inspired Styled shoot

January 9, 2020

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If your wedding color of choice is shades of pinks, oranges, and yellows, then this would be right up your alley! This spring inspired wedding styled shoot design is both fun and sophisticated. And they way that Tina Marie Kraemer (styled shoot coordinator) from Pure in Art Photography and Mollee from Peace of Mind Event […]

Your engaged! Now what?

January 7, 2020

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Hooray! The love of your life dropped down on one knee and asked you the most important question of your life? Will you Marry Me? YES! YES! YES! Here are my Top Nine tips on what to do next!  1. Start spreading the news! The first thing you’ll want to do after he pops the […]

Why apply for the Photography by Michelle Senior Rep Team?

January 4, 2020

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What is The Photography by Michelle Senior Rep Team and why would you want to apply? The 2020 PBM Senior Rep team is made up of 9 amazing girls from 5 different high schools (here is the Blog post that introduced the team at the beginning of the year!) These ladies were not models, but […]

Mason and Halle’s New Year’s Eve Proposal in Mt. Juliet, TN

January 3, 2020

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A little “photo booth” fun! A family New Years Eve party is the perfect place for a surprise New Year’s Eve proposal! Halle’s family and friends were all there and Mason’s family was hiding in a stairwell! I love these first couple photos, because Halle has no idea that her world is about to change […]

Mitchell and Katelyn’s Engagement Session- Lebanon, TN

January 1, 2020

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Katelyn and Mitchell met in college at Cumberland University, in their junior year in 2015. Katelyn started at CU in 2013 right out of high school on a softball scholarship and Mitchell transferred to Cumberland in 2015 from Indian Hills to play baseball. They were in the same psychology class their first semester of 2015 […]

Maverick and William’s at Apple Ridge Farm- Duck River, TN

October 31, 2019

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William and Maverick met online in a Facebook group that brings like minded veterans together to help the community. He lived here in TN and she lived in MO. She drove to meet him in middle of the night the summer of 2017 and spent the weekend with him. The rest was history! She moved […]

How to choose YOUR perfect wedding photographer!

October 22, 2019

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I know that choosing your wedding photographer can seem daunting and overwhelming. But it really doesn’t have to be! I am breaking it down into 5 simple steps that will take you from choosing your photography style to booking the perfect photographer for you. Ready? Let’s go! 1. CHOOSE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE If you’ve never thought […]

Senior Spokesmodel Team Shoot

June 11, 2019

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Lebanon, TN town square, Photography by Michelle senior spokesmodel shoot.

Emily and Stephen’s Wedding at The Devyn in Sarasota, FL

June 6, 2019

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Destination wedding to Sarasota, FL @ The Devyn.

Lynsey and Matthew’s wedding in Carthage, TN

May 30, 2019

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I met Lynsey, her mom, and her soon to be Mother In Law at a Starbucks and knew instantly that I wanted to be her wedding photographer!  She was so sweet and when she talked about Matthew I knew she was IN LOVE! They all told me Matthew hated to have pictures taken, but I […]

Colin and Ansley’s Engagement Session at Arrington Vinyards

April 22, 2019

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This amazing engagement session took place at Arrington Vinyards just outside of Nashville, TN.  It rained ALL weekend, but the rains cleared and made way for a beautiful evening! Ansley was starting her last year of pharmacy school at the University of Kentucky when she decided to spend her last year of the program doing […]

Hope Taylor Workshop- Fredericksburg, VA

March 15, 2019

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I am finally getting the chance to sit down and reflect on my time at the Hope Taylor workshop I attended 2 weeks ago!  I came home with so much knowledge and so fired up but I needed to take some time, set my goals, and most importantly prioritize them!  I flew into DC, grabbed […]

Courtney and Caleb’s Engagement Session @ The Mill- Lebanon, TN

February 15, 2019

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High School Sweethearts…. I have known this adorable pair since they were in high school at Friendship Christian School where my kids go to school.  They were such a cute couple back then and they are even cuter together now.  We met at The Mill in Lebanon and it was COLD!  They are smiling through […]

Sarah and Cameron’s Wedding Day

January 15, 2019

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I have known Sarah since the day she was born!  She is my cousin, and I was honored when she asked me to photograph her wedding.  We met Cameron a couple of years ago when Sarah brought him to Christmas dinner, and I instantly knew they were a perfect fit!  They met in law school […]

Matthew and Lynsey Engagement Session

November 6, 2018

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I met Lynsey, her mom, and mother-in-law at a Starbucks about a month ago.  She was a referral from a friend, and I knew instantly I wanted to be her wedding photographer.  She smiled the entire meeting, especially when she talked about Matthew! Lynsey and Matthew met in high school and started dating their senior […]