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. How to prepare for your engagement session can seem scary to some! I’m a professional photographer, so […]

Citrus Inspired Styled shoot

January 9, 2020

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This Citrus Inspired styled shoot was AMAZING. 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 […]

Your engaged! Now what?

January 7, 2020


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Hooray! Your engaged! Now what? 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! Here are my Top Nine tips on what to do next! Top Nine Tips:  1. Start spreading the news! The first thing you’ll want […]

Why apply for the Photography by Michelle Senior Rep Team?

January 4, 2020

Photography by Michelle

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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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Mitchell and Katelyn’s engagement session was a highlight of my fall season. They were so flexible and trusted me through the whole process. We met through Emily and Stephen (who I photographed their wedding last year). Their story Katelyn and Mitchell met in college at Cumberland University, in their junior year in 2015. Katelyn started […]

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

October 31, 2019

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Back story: Maverick and William’s wedding was perfectly them! They 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 […]

How to choose YOUR perfect wedding photographer!

October 22, 2019

Nashville wedding photographer; TN wedding photographer

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How to choose YOUR perfect wedding photographer. 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 […]

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.

Austin and Ashlee’s Walt Disney World Proposal

June 4, 2019

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The Plan Ashlee and Austin’s Walt Disney World proposal is the sweetest story!  When my good friend/ coworker told me her son was ready to propose to his girlfriend I told her I wanted to help!  I have know Austin since he was in High School, so I wanted to help in any way I […]

Matthew and Lynsey’s wedding in Carthage, TN

May 30, 2019

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Matthew and Lynsey’s wedding took place on a perfect April day.  Simple, yet elegant was a perfect description of the day.   How we met 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 […]

Colin and Ansley’s Engagement Session at Arrington Vinyards

April 22, 2019

Engagement session at Arrington Vinyards

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Colin and Ansley’s 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.  She decided to spend her last year of the program doing […]

Hope Taylor Workshop- Fredericksburg, VA

March 15, 2019

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Flying into DC: I am finally getting the chance to sit down and reflect on my time at the Hope Taylor workshop I attended 2 weeks ago!  Coming 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 […]

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

February 15, 2019

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Courtney’s and Caleb’s engagement session was simply stunning. I mean, just look at them! Aren’t they adorable? 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 […]

Sarah and Cameron’s Wedding Day

January 15, 2019

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Sarah and Cameron’s wedding day was a day I will never forget.  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 […]

Matthew and Lynsey Engagement Session

November 6, 2018

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Matthew and Lynsey’s engagement session was a beautiful fall day.  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 […]

Chris and Brittany Engagement Session

November 5, 2018

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Chris and Brittany’s engagement session was the best!  It took years for them to come together, but the wait was so worth it.  Chris and Brittany went to high school together in 2011 and were good friends until drifting apart to pursue their careers.  In May of 2016 their rekindled their friendship and it eventually […]

Justin and Steffanie’s wedding day

October 26, 2018

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Justin and Steffanie’s wedding October 13, 2018 Justin and Steffanie’s wedding took place on one of the most fall beautiful days.  The weather was perfect. This couple have loved each other for nearly two decades!  They have created a beautiful life, a loving family, and their love is evident when they look at each other!  […]