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Photos with Tec Petaja

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In my experience, collaborations can either be awesome or the opposite of awesome. Fortunately for me, this particular collaboration was awesome. Tec Petaja and I had been trying to do a shoot together for literally a year and-a-half, when finally the stars aligned and we were both simultaneously available. The concept was to feature some of my… Read more »

My Dream Color Palette from Childhood: Pink & Purple

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As a wee lassie (and let’s face is it – all the way up to about age 14), when asked my favorite color I would recite, “it’s a tie between pink and purple”. There was no way I could choose one over the other. If I got a purple caboodle, then I’d need a pink… Read more »

Summertime Nashville Wedding

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Nancee and her beau tied the knot earlier this summer at the oh-so-lovely Benton Chapel on Vanderbilt’s campus in Nashville. Although the wedding colors were navy and yellow, she wanted pink in her bouquet. Adorning the base of Nancee’s bouquet was her “something old” – a vintage shoe clip belonging to her grandmother. Such a… Read more »

Tennessee Historic Rock Castle Wedding

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When wedding planner extraordinaire Emily Humphies at Simply Yours Weddings introduced me to her bride Kristen, I was so excited about her, her tastes and especially her wedding day venues. Kristen’s ceremony was on the front porch of the Historic Rock Castle home in Hendersonville, TN and the reception was at the Bluegrass Yacht & Country… Read more »

Little Rock, Arkansas Bride

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Long time no blog! In spite of how it may seem, I have been very busy. A. I got really pregnant there for a while and then B. became a mom on Memorial Day (which is awesome, by the way). But before that I was doing what I love so much – C. beautifying weddings… Read more »

Trapnall Hall ~ Little Rock, AR

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Both Amanda Jerkins Design and my photographer husband Stephen Jerkins had the pleasure of working a lovely wedding at the historic Trapnall Hall in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. It was a great venue for an outdoor ceremony with an indoor reception (or perhaps vice versa). Trisha – the stunner of a bride with excellent tastes – selected a… Read more »

Color Color Color!

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When Michela contacted me about working on her June wedding (at the lovely Lillie Belle’s in Franklin, TN), I was especially excited because she said she wanted LOTS of color. She was completely open to the types of flowers for her bouquet, which freed me up to choose the very best of what was in… Read more »