3,653 Days | Bohemian Watauga River Wedding | Elizabethton, TN

Katelyn had dreamed of her wedding since she was a little girl. And Charlton had been planning to marry Katelyn since he was a little boy.

From the Bride:

“We went to elementary, middle, and high school together. Charlton actually told his friends in 6th grade that he was going to marry me one day! (True story). We started dating when he was a freshman and I was a junior. After 8 years, he planned the most amazing surprise engagement. We were going to “stay at his dad’s friends house on Beech Mountain for the weekend with our best friends, Kenzie (who just so happens to be a photographer 😉) and Drew” and go snowboarding the whole weekend. It was December 9th 2016, and due to some bad weather, the slopes closed! So we went to the cabin and it ended up being a beautiful snowy night. Charlton told me he wanted to go around to the back of the house to see where we were on the slope. So we walked around and he had our mom’s decorate the back deck and trees with my favorite lights. As I’m looking around trying to see the landscape through the snow, he pulled me close. I could hear his voice tremble and he just said “I love you” then got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him! All the while my best friend is capturing the moment and taking pictures!! As I was ugly crying and nodding “Yes!” in pure shock, the windows on the cabin opened and both of our families started yelling out the window. It was the most special night! 💕

He also spent about 5 months designing my ring from scratch. I literally had no idea and he was traveling home from Knoxville during the week while I was at work, all the while meeting with the guy to make my ring unique and special.”

And ya’ll, this wedding was like a secret little fall festival. With candles and blooms at every corner, trees just starting to turn, and a cool breeze coming off the Watauga River, the whole experience was like a dream.

The Sound of Rain | Nashville Wedding Film | Bloomsbury Farm

Lauren called me up on a Sunday while I was on a little weekend getaway to visit my family in Atlanta. I don’t usually take business calls while I’m away— scratch that, I always take business calls and emails because I’m really bad at setting boundaries. So I picked up and instantly felt validated by my instincts. Lauren is (and this is not an overstatement) the funniest, most relatable person I have ever talked to on the phone. Naturally, I like to think we are kindred spirits. When I met Jason, he was equal to Lauren in every way. He didn’t mirror her, but fit next to her. He was exuberant, steadfast and really eloquent. I think it was a match made in bro heaven for Bill, too.

Lauren and Jason were married at Bloomsbury Farms, a serene little farm just outside of Smyrna, Tn. When we got there, the clouds were pretty ominous but the vibe was super energetic. The boys moved furniture and transported umbrellas in the midst of the downpour, while the ladies finished up the florals.

Bloomsbury Farms has these awesome little pockets of nature waiting to be discovered all over the property. There is a great little path surrounded by trees (where Jason and Lauren had their first look), a rustic patio with a huge fireplace (also doubling as a sweet rain plan strategy) and all manner of fields to romp and catch light in.

It rained all day, but Lauren and Jason were so chill; down for umbrellas and quick car transports. Nothing went as planned, but it ended up being the perfect day for these two badasses. When the reception flooded and knocked the power out, everyone used their phones to light up the dance floor. NBD.

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The Cosmic Mystery | Colorado Destination Wedding

Our very first destination wedding. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Taylor and Macy found us through our inspiration and friend from afar, Steelhead Cinema. Lucky for us, we all got to converge in Colorado from both ends of the country for their ridiculously beautiful wedding weekend.

This film put us on a creative journey from the start. When we look back at who we were last year, we know that we are forever different because of these two. We have since begun traveling almost full time to make our films, as it sparked a passion for us to explore a world beyond our little Tennessee hilltop.

It’s reminded us that following our dreams with like-minded people is the most important part of why we do what we do. Their adventures become our adventures, and capturing their legacy channels our vision for how Bill and I want to live our lives together.

It’s given us the art we so crave. To serve our couples is paramount, and we often get swept away in working with those beautiful shots and gorgeous details that we can forget that the our people need to bask in that beauty while we fade into the background. And in Colorado, that art was so all encompassing that it left us speechless.

But mostly this film has given us air. It’s been a steady inhale of a multitude of desires and emotions that have culminated into this exhale. An exhale that finally says everything we were feeling while we were with Taylor and Macy. An exhale of yes’s and oh my gods, of thank you’s and we’re so lucky’s. An exhale of tears, of profound love, and an exhale of emotions that can do nothing but show you what we feel in our hearts for these two. 

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The Remembrance Stone | Elopement at Sunset Rock Chattanooga, TN | Katie & Cameron

Katie and Cameron found us on INSTAGRAM— a major validation for me because it seems like I put a lot of effort into those tiny squares and sometimes it’s a love hate relationship. This time, of course, was pure love.

These two traveled all the way from hot hot Florida to elope on top of Lookout Mountain (which also happened to be super hot at the time 🔥—sorry guys). It was such a simple plan but filled with so much intention. Katie and Cam have tons of siblings, but they wanted this ceremony to be as intimate and personal as possible. They chose their parents to witness and a pastor and friend who has guided them throughout their entire relationship. Katie wore the most ethereal gown, and Sarah from Southerly Flower Farm crafted the most sublime bouquet. In front of just their parents, Katie and Cameron said their vows as the sun fell just below the mountains.

After reading personal letters to one another, they quietly said their vows in private on a little mountain path. As the sun set during their ceremony, they spent the last few leaks of light washing each others feet as a symbol of their sacrifice and commitment. With their parents praying over them, you could feel the change— all the moments that led to that point in time had brought them to a place as solid and secure as the stone they stood on.

It was the most adventurous, meaningful, and precious elopement for the raddest, boldest and most boho of them all!

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The Year of Grace

Joel and Kathryn took us on a yearlong adventure.

It all began the day we met Joel and he let us in on his plan to surprise Kathryn by proposing on her birthday in front of both their families. We went over the plan together, determined how we would shoot it, how we would communicate with him beforehand, and how he would mic himself (luckily for us, Joel put James Bond to shame with his ability to hide a wire). Joel told Kathryn they were going to dinner with family, but after parking he meandered them toward the Hunter Museum instead. Joel popped the question overlooking the Tennessee River on a gorgeous midsummer evening, and despite her hunger, Kathryn agreed emphatically

Fast forward a couple months—Joel and Kathryn had moved states for work (as well as their wedding venue) but came back to Chattanooga to meet up. Just as the leaves were beginning to fill out the trees, we all went for a much-needed (winter can be rough for us) hike along the trails of Lookout Mountain. Kathryn and Joel are the silliest couple we’ve ever filmed. They are the most themselves when they are doing impressions, fake falling, twerking, or cross-eyed. But in the midst of all those giggle-worthy candids (if you follow our Insta stories you know we can’t stop posting the outtakes) we were able to get something we don’t often have the opportunity to get: a glimpse into everyday life. From the nicknames to the goofy selfie shots, Joel and Kathryn let us in on who they are and how they interact: with love, silliness and explosions of joy all around them.

So then life happened, and some things fell through. They ended up planning a last-minute wedding on a public overlook in the Ocoee wilderness. It was the definition of intimate (there were less than 30 people in attendance) and in our opinion it could not have been more perfect.  On top of a mountain overlooking more than three states, Kathryn and Joel married in an intimate and faith-filled ceremony. There was no reception, no speeches, just close family and friends— a perfect parallel to the love and authenticity we had witnessed over the year. And that small gathering of people welcomed the beginning of Joel and Kathryn's future with explosions of joy all around them. 

"In our good and bad moments I vow to remember that God gave grace and companionship in the midst of my loneliness."

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