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Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to get together with family & friends and celebrate – but it can also be a great time to share exciting news. I am so happy for these two and glad to know that their little one will enjoy these portraits some day – seeing their love for one another and their excitement in becoming parents.

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Oh, how i love these guys!! Johanna and Curtis could not be more perfect for one another and I found myself counting off the weeks leading to their wedding day. Not only were they great to work with, they shared their day with a dream wedding party and lots of family. From their beautiful mass at St. Anne’s to a fun filled reception at The Virginian Golf Club (that included a mariachi band & lots of maracas), there was never a dull moment. The guys even took a quick break from the festivities to work on their golf swings! From dad’s first look, to the final dance, when Curtis and Johanna could truly focus on one another, this wedding day and celebration was exceptional — just like this truly special couple.

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From the first time that I met Bella, I noticed a self confidence that is quite rare. This girl knows what she wants to do in life and there is no doubt that she will be successful as she heads off to Belmont University next fall. With an opportunity to continue her study of music and pursue a nursing degree, the future is bright. We started out in a wooded setting and then on to downtown Bristol for some fun urban images, including a few with her Taylor acoustic guitar. Because music is such a big part of her life, we finished with a few studio portraits where Bella sang using a vintage Shure microphone. If you want to learn more about this young singer/songwriter, you can check her out here –

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Between these girls, they have all the bases covered – enthusiastic, sweet, sassy, and just plain fun! They were both naturals in front of the camera and so easy to direct. I loved capturing their unique personalities and their special relationship as sisters who clearly look out for one another. We moved from the downtown streets to a neighboring park and then back to the studio for some more commercial looks. The only difficult part of this session was trying to narrow down the number of great images to a reasonable number, and that’s a great problem to have.

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The first time that I met Nick and Taylor, I knew that I would love to photograph them – big enthusiasm, lots of energy and cuteness for days! These two are such great friends and I was able to capture them just being themselves, while they played in their own back yard. A nearby field provided a little change of scenery and the setting sun was a bonus! I’m looking forward to getting the whole family next time!

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