the kiddo | elijah vance


So as you are reading this, I am on my way to Nashville for an awesome photography workshop help by two AMAZING industry professionals!!! I hope to come back with a fire under my tush to accomplish my 2013 goals (which I will share in a later post) and take this whole photography "thing" to another level. Its my passion and why shouldn't I be happy and do this as much and as BIG as I can?!? So, more with that later! Now onto the awesome stuff...

This may be one of my favorite sessions and clients (I know I know...I say this every time, but my clients ROCK my socks off)!! When I received Sarah's email I might have done a little happy dance at my computer!!! I had been FB and Pinterest stalking Sarah since her wedding that I shot with Jennie Andrews all the way back in 2010!!! I was just absolutely BLOWN away that she would ask me to do her newborn session!! So baby watch began...and ended rather soon! Before I knew it, I was sending an email just checking in and Elijah had been born the day before (so maybe my stalking skills are not up to par). Since it was December and chilly (or freezing) we decided to do the session at home! I love love LOVE home sessions! Especially newborn home sessions. Everyone is comfy, everything that baby needs is right there, and if you are to ever have pictures taken in your home, it should be with a new addition to the family! Eeek! Be prepared to Oohhhh and Aaaahhhh! I know I did countless times while taking these pictures, editing them and then again when choosing which ones to blog! :D

I came in to a sleepy baby (which is my favorite) and he was just soooo stinking cute! I soon found that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and Elijah definitely takes after his Dad, Jason in height! He's SOOO long!!!! 

Look at those cheeks! 

 I think babies with one sock is mandatory. Two socks is not cute, one sock...PERFECT! 

 Omgsh...just melts my heart how Jason looks at Elijah!!! 

 Sarah is little miss crafty! She not only made these adorable letters, but she also showed me all kinds of other adorable a growth chart that goes all the way up to 7ft! Lol!!! Hey, you never with this kiddos' genes! 
 LOVE all the orange details!!! The awesome mobile is from Africa when Sarah went and did mission work last year and the type writer is a present from a friend. LOVE details in a nursery!!!!

 Ok, maybe this one is my favorite...I seriously just can't get over it!

Seriously, seriously?!?! No, this one is my fav of the day! :D 

Sarah, Jason and of course Elijah, thank you SO much for inviting me into your "temporary" home and taking these images of Elijah! I hope you cherish them and I can't wait to see you soon! 6 months will be here before you know it! :D
Kayla F

keely and scott | the big day


Wow!!! Where did December go and did anyone else notice it is 2013??? I've been busy busy busy wrapping up the last sessions of 2012 and wanted to share this amazing couple's big day with you!!

You all may remember Keely and Scott from their engagement session I did back in March! Let me just say that I am absolutely in love with these two! I may have told them that more on their wedding day than they did to each other! Lol!!!! These two took a chance on a girl with a camera when I barely had ANYTHING of a wedding portfolio. They were a referral from a sweet friend and I am just thrilled that they chose ME to spend their big day with! 

Keely and Scott's day went by SO calmly and smoothly! I give a lot of that credit to the amazing to Angie Froemel with Absolute Wedding Perfection. Angie was a champ! Anything that needed to happen she was either on top of it before anyone noticed or was on her way to fix, change, move or light anything that needed to be done! She really made the day the easiest wedding I've ever shot! Even if you are only able to hire a day of coordinator, I highly recommend giving Angie a call! :D

Ok, so onto the big day!!! December 1st was literally one of those perfect weather, is this really December 1st kind of days! 

Love my second shooter Kristin for grabbing these handsome pictures of Scott getting ready and this incredibly stoic image of Keely taking a moment before she sees Scott for the first time! 

 First looks are my favorite!!!! 
 Love Keely's expression!!! 

 My favorite image of the day! I just love this one! :D

 Keely is ALL kinds of gorgeous!!! 

Keely's grandmother gave her an heirloom hanky right before the ceremony! It was just too adorable! 

 Pinecones were definitely the decor theme for the wedding! And I love the sense of elegance and winter they give off! Just because its December doesn't mean everything has to be snowflakes, a little bit of chic winter is perfect!! 

 I love a bride with a blusher!!! 

 Yay!!! They're married!!!! 

Yes, that is a GIANT fish for the groom's cake! :D Scott is just a little bit of an outdoor's man!

 Love this pic of Scott and Keely's father. Right as the ceremony ended I caught a peak of this little sit down between father-in-law and son-in-law. 

Thank you SO much Keely, Scott and your amazing families for allowing me into the biggest day of your lives! I hope you all had as much fun as I did!!! Its weddings and couples like you two that make me realize why I absolutely love what I do! 

Kayla F

Wedding Day Magic:
Ceremony: Smithwood Baptist Church

Reception/Catering: Knoxville Marriott
Ceremony Musicians:
Reception DJ: Davis Sound & Recording, Inc.
Florist: Powell Florist

Cake: Rosa’s Catering Service, Inc.
Videographer: Nicholas and Keaton
Transportation: Chariots of Hire
Wedding Coordinator: Angie Froemel, Absolute Wedding Perfection
Bride’s Dress: I Do Bridals in Jacksboro, TN
Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

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