My husband and I bought a house in Jonesborough last summer and so far we love it here! Today we decided to take some photos downtown while it was snowing. Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!
The photograph through the window pane is from inside the new Tennessee Hills Distillery located in the old Salt House. We were shooting photos and one of the owners drove up and then asked if we wanted to get a shot of downtown through their upstairs window. How cool is that!?! This turned into an impromptu private tour and tasting, which was just stellar! We'll definitely be going back to purchase some whiskey and a pint glass.
I had the honor of being able to photograph a beautiful wedding at Rose Hill Chapel in Johnson City, Tennessee, back in December. The church was stunning, the ballroom had a great atmosphere with the special touches of light, and the wedding party was an absolute blast to work with! Take a look at some of the highlights from that special day!
I loved the Doctor Who tshirts under the groomsmen's tuxedos! So cool!!!
This is one of my favorite shots from the reception. It's not the best angle or greatest action shot, but it certainly shows the joy of this generation spanning dance to The Twist. I am so glad that this grandmother was not only able to attend the wedding, but also able enjoy herself at the reception.
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This wedding was unique in that my second photographer and I were treated like family rather than the hired help. I don't know exactly what they did to make us feel this way, but it didn't feel like we were "working" all day...it felt like we had shared in the joy of a close friend or family member. Everyone, including the guests, were so incredibly laid back and sweet. It made for a much less stressful wedding day and it is a memory that we will always cherish.
Megan and Chris,
Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day. I wish you all the joys of marriage as you journey onward together.
It's Friday the 13th and what better way to celebrate than to post my most recent portrait session with the stunning Sierra. We strive to offer portrait sessions that are catered to your unique style and interests. Sierra has a love for anything dark and creating that spooky vibe made her session a blast! Below are just a few of the photos from her session. Enjoy!
There wasn't a traditional wedding party, but we still had fun taking photos with their close friends who helped make their special day possible.
Post ceremony shots were a breeze with this couple. I loved how each of them turned out.
Below are a few of my favorites!
I personally thought the grey and yellow decorations and suits/accesories looked fresh, modern, and quite stunning. Such a great choice on their part!
Dancing, dancing, and more dancing! What a great crowd and such a fun spirited group! This reception was a photographer's dream when it comes to the dancing photos.
I want to give a special thank you to Jon and Amos for allowing me to be a part of their
special day. I wish them a long life of happiness together.
This is part 9 of a 10 part wedding series.
Though dancing at weddings or celebrations can be traced back to ancient times, the idea of the "first dance" tradition we are accustomed to started as far back at the 17th century and was a part of an etiquette for balls that were held by wealthy families. It was customary for the guests of honor to have the first dance and afterwards everyone else could join them on the dance floor. Today the idea of a first dance is to signify the beginning of the reception for a newly married couple.
In recent years, the first dance has become more popular than the actual wedding ceremony and in some weddings it even takes more time and preparation than the wedding itself. Perhaps you prefer the more traditional first dance where you share in a special moment of swaying back and forth with your new spouse to a slow romantic song that is meaningful to the both of you. Others may choose to take dance lessons and surprise the guests at the reception with their ballroom dancing skills. For some the idea is to choose an upbeat pop song and perform a well practicied choreographed dance that will end up going viral on YouTube.
Let's not forget about the Father Daughter Dance!
(or other variations of this dance)
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They had a vintage car to escort them! How cool is that?!?
It may have been unbearably hot that day, but at least
the reception decorations were stunning!
This wedding party was a blast to work with!
The sweet Bride and Groom.
Congratulations on tying the knot! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to take part in such a momentous occasion in your life. It was a blast being able to document your wedding through photography. May you be blessed as your family grows and may your marriage be long and happy.
Best Wishes! --- Chelsea, Boone Studios
This is Part 8 of a 10 Part Wedding Series.
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I have photographed themed weddings, such as Christmas (which was an absolute joy since everything was so stunning and festive). I have photographed weddings where the reception was geared towards the Groom's interests: football or fishing. Other weddings have just focused on using their colors. Regardless of their choice, the decorations truly make the wedding experience special for the guests. Sure, everyone will talk about how lovely the Bride looked in her dress, but it's always great to hear the guests talking about how wonderful the decorations looked.
Using wedding favors for the guests as part of your decorations also help
add a little touch to the reception tables.
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This is Part 7 of a 10 Part Wedding Series.
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Whatever it's history, the rings have always symbolized never ending love.
The rings from each of the weddings I have photographed have been different. Some are covered in precious stones. Some are engraved with a sweet message on the inside. Others are engraved all around the band.
If I am photographing a wedding, after the reception has started, I will ask you for your rings. Scary right? I promise I always take good care of them. I will then wander off and take photographs of your rings in a unique setting that is special for your day. Perhaps you have an old family Bible that is near and dear to your heart and you want it to be utilized in your photos. Other times there are decorations that speak to your character and style that I will use to accent the photographs of your rings.
The idea is to create something beautiful that you can cherish, either in your wedding album or showcased in a frame on your wall.
Be sure to check back for the next post: The Decorations!
This is Part 6 of a 10 part wedding series.
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The time has come for your wedding ceremony to begin. The music is playing, your bridal party has made their entrance and now you stand there with your father (or brother, mother, or other significant person in your life) ready to walk down the aisle. Butterflies might be fluttering in your stomach...from nerves, excitement, or both.
Every ceremony I have ever photographed is different. Sometimes the bridal party walks in together. Other times the bridesmaids and groomsman make their own entrances. It isn't always the father walking the Bride down the aisle. The vows aren't always the same. The Minister or Justice of the Peace never say quite the same thing. Sometimes there are unity candle ceremonies and other times there are rope tying ceremonies. It really all depends on what is important to the Bride and Groom on their special day. How they share their love and commit themselves to one another is entirely unique to them. Your photographer should be ready and able to photograph all of those unique moments of your ceremony. The photographer should be able to capture the tears and the laughter of the bridal party as you and your significant other take your vows.
Keep in mind, some vendors do not allow the photographer to move around, use a flash, or even shoot during the ceremony.
If you can, have someone record the ceremony. It will all feel like such a blur later on and no one wants to forget the little details of their wedding. But, it's a lot to take in and there are a lot of eyes focused on you. It's difficult to remember every little thing. What will stand out is the memory of holding your partner's hand and feeling reassured that you are truly loved.
Part 7: The Rings