Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jessica and Will

I love Cades Cove!!! I have a permit to shoot commercially in the park, so I try to take advantage of it whenever possible... I am so glad that Jessica and Will were willing to let me drag them around to some of my favorite spots. We chose the coldest morning of the year so far (of course...my luck), so it was definitely a bit chilly, but they were both great sports! I know that Jessica, especially, was freezing... she is a Texas girl and not used to mountain weather. But was she cute or what? I love her scarf.
My favorite field with Rocky Top in the background... (you may recognize this from another wedding held here earlier this year). The trees were perfect!

This is my favorite picture from the session. In a bigger print, you can see the snow flurries, and the look on Jes's face is pure joy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tanya and Noah

Yay!!! Two down, one to go!! Tanya and Noah are getting married next January and asked me to do some engagement pics with them. We hung out down at the world's fair site - which is one of my favorite places to shoot!
I LOVE this pic... i think that it looks like a dream...
So, I'm sure most of you won't get this next shot, but it was actually a special request by Tanya and Noah. They spent their first date together riding jet skis. : -)

E-session madness

Ok folks...so I have a goal and nothing makes a goal really a goal like making it public...
You are about to be bombarded with engagement sessions galore! Three blogs in two days (along with getting all those pics uploaded) and one more by the end of the week. The first one starts NOW!! Introducing.... Brooke and Patrick. These two are tying the knot next February, but had an engagement party scheduled so they wanted some cool shots to display. I love nothing more than dragging a couple all across downtown...so thats what we did. They live in a really cool apartment downtown, so I made them take me there to do some indoor shooting. Brooke is getting ready for the wedding at their apartment, so I am super excited cause we are going to have some killer shots from that!!
This next one is just done with natural light coming in through the window. All the shadows are in the perfect spots.
I gotta say that I love, love these next two of them in the huge window in their bedroom. I think they are too cool.
how cute are they?? look at Brooke's grin in this one....
And, of course, the obligatory tennessee theatre shot...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Biljana and Mark

I am slowly but surely getting all caught up from a crazy couple of weeks. Fall is the busiest time of year for me because not only are we still in peak wedding season, but so many of my 2009 weddings want to do their e-sessions when the leaves are beautiful! I can't blame them...fall is my favorite time of year - especially in east tennessee. I want to post a few pics from a wedding a few weeks ago in Johnson City. It was such a fun day! We started out at the Biljana's parent's home where they had a traditional ceremony (she is from yugoslavia) where they celebrate the bride leaving her parents house for the last time. Her dad is a riot and I can't help posting a few of him and his acting face - priceless!! We headed to the country club for the traditional American ceremony - then off to dance, dance!! I put together a really fun slideshow for these guys too. Check it out at http://gallery.me.com/jenniehandrews/100004

All of my grooms need to take lessons from mark... it always helps a little to have a groom being silly to make a bride laugh! He was perfect...

and so was she...

thanks Biljana and Mark - I am so happy for you both.