What better way to celebrate my eleventh wedding anniversary than by capturing the nuptials of another happy couple? That’s exactly what will happen on May 21 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky when Mike marries the lovely Kelsey. I shot their engagement session last year on a gorgeous fall day using my Hasselablad H1 and Portra 400 film. It was a quintessential Nashville engagement session shot around the Hermitage Hotel and Legislative Plaza. Mike lives right up the street in the trendy West End area. I’m just in love with Kelsey’s boho hat and their adorable pup! I find that more and more couples want to incorporate their pets into engagement shots … if that's your plan, bring a third person to help! Luckily, Kelsey’s mom tagged along to keep their Weimaraner company in between shots. To see more engagement inspiration, visit my Pinterest page.
Working as a professional photographer comes with several perks. I get to flex my #girlboss muscles as an entrepreneur. My days fill with creative self-expression and capturing the life moments of my awesome clients. I set my own schedule and work outdoors. But one of my favorite perks is documenting my son, Clark’s, life and filling our home with those images. On a recent, unseasonably warm December day, we headed outdoors for some snapshots. I just love when those adorable little freckles show up in my lens. I usually "officially" shoot Clark four times a year – once each season - along with random snapshot. Luckily, he's not yet grow weary of my camera. Of course, taking professional photographs is wonderful, but it's what's the point if I just let these gorgeous portraits sit as digital files on my computer? If you want to know how I enjoy my favorite portraits in my everyday life, you simply must sign up for my newsletter. Very soon I'll be sending out a BIG announcement on how to make the most of your portrait investment. Click here to sign up for my newsletter.
Some days it’s all about a little creative juxtaposition. Like this organic-meets-industrial styled shoot at a 50-acre southern estate just outside Nashville. It was all urban meets historic as our gorgeous bride posed in a simple, modern gown in front of a 200-year-old stacked stone wall. And check out her, blue, suede ankle boots peeking out. The groom wowed as well with his hipster glasses and classic, tailored slim-fit, two-button suit. The design team set tables with a fusion of organic, handmade pottery, clear crystal, and gunmetal details. The simple florals in shades of white and green helped the industrial design pop. A special thanks to our models, Chad and Gianna Baur and the design team at Cedarwood Weddings. Green Wedding Shoes featured the shoot on their blog. Click here to see it.
photography: Jenna Henderson, Photographer // planning, design + florals: Cedarwood Weddings // venue: Historic Cedarwood Nashville, Tennessee // bridal gown: Claire Pettibone from The Dress Theory // hairpiece: Sara Gabriel // chair rentals: Liberty Party Rental // tableware: Handmade Studio TN // paper goods: Designs in Paper // cake: Patty Cakes // pyrite cubes: Navajun, La Rioja, Spain // models: Chad and Gianna Baur
When it comes to the Bratcher's, I guess you could say I'm a bit of a family tradition. I shot Sarah's senior portraits, and then her wedding to Jimmy. I was present at the birth of both of their children, cutie pie Sawyer, and then adorable Norah. So it seemed only fitting that I shoot their recent family portraits on my family farm near the very same tree and barn where the adventure all began. It's also fitting that I shot the session analog with my Hasselblad H1 and Potra 400 film. To see more family portrait inspiration, visit my Family Photography board on Pinterest.