Rachel + Mike | Wedding Preview

This is Rachel & Mike’s wedding. You might remember them from their engagement session that we photographed back in June in Nashville. Along with Heather & Glynn in Indiana – Rachel & Mike were one of the first people to take a chance on us – I think we had only photographed 2 weddings (Haley & Chris, Jenn & Justin) when they sent us their signed contract and deposit.

Although they may have been impressed by those two first weddings – I think to some degree our ‘early adopters’ were taking a chance on the fact that Leah and I were improving – and they knew that by the time their wedding rolled around, we’d have many more weddings under our belts – and not just local weddings – out of state weddings in places like Indiana and Massachusetts.

Having lived in Phoenix, Az. for most of my life – I never thought I’d spend as much time in Tennessee as I have over the past year – of course, it’s not so bad when you don’t take the main highways and the sky opens up to forever.

Something we especially enjoy is the challenge of trying to also capture the atmosphere and general feeling of the location on that day. I’ve said it before – but there’s a difference between a wedding in Boston on a clear day, an overcast and rainingΒ Savannah, or a perfect afternoon in Smithville, Tennessee – and the wedding photos should reflect that.

The light just feels different.

Thank you Rachel & Mike.

Nashville. Atlanta. Wedding. Photographers. Evins. Mill. Smithville. Tennessee.


  • Reply Ashley 5 Oct ’10 at 9:34 am

    I love these, lots and lots and lots. I love how romantic & intimate their wedding was! πŸ™‚ AB

  • Reply Samantha 5 Oct ’10 at 12:05 pm

    The pics are gorgeous!

  • Reply Vanessa 5 Oct ’10 at 12:42 pm

    Love! It all has a dreamy, ethereal quality.

  • Reply Bonnie 5 Oct ’10 at 2:35 pm

    You captured it. Incredible Photos. You seem to capture their essence and their beautiful day. It was a fantastic day, everyone was lovely, and your photographs are awesome. of course, so are the bride and groom πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mike 6 Oct ’10 at 4:01 am

    I think these two make the most fabulous bride and groom ever. Absolutely gorgeous shots L & M!! Love them…

  • Reply Starla 6 Oct ’10 at 11:59 am

    These are BREATHTAKING!! What a perfect setting for 2 amazing people!! We are so sad that we missed it. Hope you have an amazing life together!! Much love!

  • Reply Fran 8 Oct ’10 at 3:27 pm


  • Reply Debra 12 Oct ’10 at 10:36 am

    Rachel, the photos are lovely and what a perfect day! Thank you for sharing them with me!

  • Reply Jolene 12 Oct ’10 at 1:00 pm

    Pictures are beautiful! I haven’t had priviledge of meeting Mike, but he must be a special guy to have captured Rachel’s heart. She is such a nice person.

  • Reply Amy Kay 13 Oct ’10 at 5:18 pm

    Absolutely beautiful — the pictures and the bride! You look stunning Rachel! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply olivia 16 Oct ’10 at 9:12 am

    What talented photographers! The pictures are beautiful, and Rachel is stunning. Love the hair(!!!!) and the dress. I hope that it’s up there with one of the funnest days of your lives.

  • Reply joan 4 Nov ’10 at 5:44 pm

    Rachel that dress is wow!So are you and Mike. love you much.

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