2014 Rings | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer

There are so many reasons why I love photographing weddings!  I love the anticipation of a bride and groom starting their lives together.  I love the joy you see in everyones eyes as the bride walks down the aisle.  I love the way the bride’s daddy looks at his baby girl as he’s about to give her away!  I love the hustle and bustle and excitement that fills the air!  I love that every wedding is different!!  I love the details of the day… shooting the details is my favorite.  I have to be extremely careful to not lose track of time while I’m shooting details…  Seriously I can complete tune and zone everything out.  My absolute favorite thing to shoot are the rings… Here are some of my favorites from the year!

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2014 Canvas Contest | Chattanooga Wedding Photographer

I have the best job in the world.  I am so very thankful for all of my 2014 Wedding Couples.  Without you, I wouldn’t be able to follow this amazing dream of mine!

So with that said, I’m gonna try something new this year.  I’d love to award one of my amazing clients with a 16×20 canvas for their home!  I’ve chosen one of my favorite images from each of my 2014 weddings and posted them below.  Here’s where you come in…  which photo is your favorite!

NOTE: The couple’s name is above the image and the voting poll is at the bottom of the post.


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1. Mallary & AshtonCanvas Contest-1


2. Nicole & Dakin
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3. Lindsay  & Stephen Canvas Contest-3

4. Taylor & Casey
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5. Kasey & Codi
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6. Brittany & JoeCanvas Contest-6

7. Brittany  & DamonCanvas Contest-7

8. Caitlin & AdamCanvas Contest-8

 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.   1 Corinthians 13: 1-3

Gwen - All your work is beautiful…but Taylor & Casey’s is my favorite! Hard to beat a man in uniform!

marjorie reap - hope u win

#bigsecretproject 2014 Trip Recap | Chattanooga & Destination Wedding Photographer

When I started this photography journey one of my mentors, Sara Renee, suggested that I start follow Justin & Mary.  Little did I know at that time what a pivotal role they would play in my life.  I know that sounds silly, “how could photographers be that impactful in you LIFE…  photography business, maybe, but life?”  In January and February of 2013, Justin and Mary traveled all over the United States visiting various cities hosting a one day workshop called the What’s Next Tour.  I attended the stop in Nashville, and there I met Meagan.  This girl…  whew… she’s the best and has become on of my closest and dearest friends.   God definitely had a plan the day that I attended the What’s Next Tour on that really cold day in January in 2013.

When Justin & Mary asked for nominations to win a seat to a live taping of a project that they were a part of, I immediately thought… “I’m nominating Meagan.  She needs this and what perfect timing as she is planning to go full time with her business this year.  This is what I wrote to nominate her:

“I would like to officially nominate one of the most beautiful and amazing friends i have, Meagan Fisher! Our friendship is because of you and Justin!!! We met at the Nashville, TN What’s Next Stop. Little did I know where that would take us. She has literally dove into the trenches with me. Not only in my daily life, but my photography business! She supports me, pushes me, inspires me, leads me, educates me, encourages me, hugs me, cries with me, prays for and with me, calls me out when necessary, speaks TRUTH to me and all around loves on me! In this short (almost) two years I’ve developed a sense of love and respect for her like no other! And I truly can’t imagine my life without her in it! We connected at What’s Next as simple accountability partners for our “what’s next” because they were the same. Little did I know what God had in store with our friendship. She has a goal of going full time with her photography business this coming spring and this opportunity would help push and motivate her and her business to the next level!!! She loves learning from you two and could really benefit from this platform! If you choose Meagan I can guarantee that she would squeal with excitement and I will drive to Murfreesboro to do a happy dance WITH HER! And she would be eternally grateful! I would love to watch her spark a fire in her business to make it explode… SHE DESERVES THAT! Please consider Meagan Fisher for one of the seats in this filming! (PS… you two are two of the most generous and AWESOME persons I know! BLESS YOU BOTH!!!)”

Then she turned an nominated me…  great minds think alike!

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Meagan and I were talking and decided that we were not chosen for the live seats because we hadn’t heard anything.  Then I got the email…   CONGRATULATIONS, We would like for you to be in our live audience for the taping of the #bigsecretproject2014.  HOLY COW….

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Not only did Meagan and I get to take another trip together… (insert the new hashtag #meaganandlanieadventure)  we got to be a part of an amazing project… #bigsecretproject2015!!!  Stay tuned… it releases soon!!!

AND… I got to meet some AMAZING photographers and make new friends!!!   I met the #JMsecretsix for the first time, spent two days with them and feel like I have known them forever.

Because it was such a fast turnaround trip and we wanted to travel light… the real cameras stayed home.  Here is an iPHONE photo recap of our trip!

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We stepped outside to enjoy the beautiful sunset!  Who wouldn’t love that view out their front door!

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Because it got dark, they needed to create daylight…  thank goodness photographers have lighting!

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Matt took this great panoramic of the daylight recreation…

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Because the lighting changed…  time to reset the cameras.  Justin is so funny…

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On the ATL Plane Train… it was LATE and I was tired… so Meagan snuck a picture.

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The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet (Prophet) from the midst of your brethren like me [Moses]; to him you shall listen.

Deuteronomy 18:15 AMP

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