We spent this past Saturday up in Nashville, TN. to meet up with Theresa and Chris for their engagement session. This is the second time we’ve made the trip up to Nashville – the first being an engagement session with Rachel & Mike.

When Theresa and Chris picked us up from the hotel we found out that our originally planned locations were out of the picture. There was a wedding going on at one and then they found a better 2nd location. Fortunately for us – we don’t plan or think too hard about all of this, so we’re never really tied to any location. No matter what, you’ve got to deliver right? Right.

Also – it’s always nice when the weather plays along.

Theresa found us through our write-ups on APracticalWedding.com – and hers is the ‘Alabama’ wedding when we list all of the states we’re headed to in the next year (Michigan, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama!)

She was interning at a law firm in Atlanta over the summer and met up with me and Leah at one of our favorite mexican spots – Mi Barrio (literally a family run shack that we love) and after that we knew she was cool – so we were really excited when everything was confirmed because hey – our clients are our friends and that’s the way we like it.

Like always – we try different things to see how they’ll work out. The first shot below is into the sun without any fill light – and then the next one is with a flash from the right side.

We’ve decided that we don’t see enough shadow play in people’s photos anymore. So we’ve been working on that. Part of the trick isn’t to just take a picture of the shadow, but to try and make the shadows their own characters or subjects in the photo, separate from the actual people.

The above picture is doctored to remove my shadow – and the below is what happens when papparazzi shadows get in the shot.

We can’t wait for their wedding in a few months.

Have a great day.

Atlanta. Nashville. Wedding. Photographer. Engagement. Photos. Tennessee. Georgia.

5 Replies to “Theresa + Chris | Preview

  1. Yay, a Practical Wedding bride! These are beautiful. Love the one where she’s holding onto his arm and the balloon strings are wrapped around her fingers. 🙂

  2. Julie,
    It’s an otherwise unmarked building on Charlotte Avenue next to a McDonalds. It’s also near the Regions Bank with the golden roof. You can see it if you look over the interstate when you’re traveling east on I-40 a few miles before you get to the I440 exit. Half the wall is yellow and red and the other half is turquoise.

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