A drizzly December day couldn’t stop this beautiful wedding at The Standard in downtown Knoxville, TN…and being eight months pregnant (and huge!) couldn’t stop me from photographing it!
After capturing Rachel’s brother’s wedding in 2015, I fell in love with the family, so when Rachel and her fiancé asked me to photograph theirs, I was over the moon! I had been looking forward to Rachel and Brandon’s wedding all year long, despite my growing belly and aching feet, and it was every bit as elegant, emotional and downright gorgeous as I imagined it would be.
Renee and Dan’s fall wedding was quintessentially perfect in every way. It was sunny, in the upper 70s, with a crisp breeze, and big fluffy clouds in the bluest October sky you’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t wish anyone a more perfect day than Renee and Dan. I knew from our first conversation that these two were very special. Renee is the sweetest most caring person. Her generosity was even more apparent when she gave me a baby gift on her wedding day (which I shot at five months pregnant). But, the weather was not the only thing that won me over. The style, design, and planning of all the details by Whitney Bowman Events was spot on. The entire wedding had the most fresh and romantic feel. I absolutely loved the neutral pallet of the bridesmaids dresses and the classic blush and green florals by LB Floral. Combine all this with the beautiful scenery at Marblegate Farm and you have yourself one amazing wedding day! Also, I have to mention that Renee and Dan got Married on October 13th, which is my own wedding anniversary date! As a wedding photographer, I like to think that I chose the best day of the whole year; and although I am usually shooting a wedding on our anniversary (sorry Ben) it is usually a highlight of my wedding season!
We all remember our childhood crush. Whether he was the dreamy boy next door or the 4th grade class clown, he lives on in half-forgotten memories…and in dad’s catalogue of embarrassing stories to tell at the worst possible times. But for most of us, that’s all a first crush ever is: a memory. For Fionnie, her childhood crush became so much more. On a radiant summer day at Marblegate Farm in Knoxville, Fionnie’s lifelong crush, Jacob, promised to love her forever.
In the age of Pinterest, Instagram and an infinite supply of wedding blogs bursting with inspiration, a once-original idea can be passed in the blink of an eye from bride to bride until it becomes ubiquitous. And while each of these trends is undeniably beautiful and worthy of repeating, there is something magical about a wedding that is utterly unique. A celebration that, through some picture-perfect alchemy, unmistakably bears the thumbprints of the couple saying “I do.” A celebration like the Chattanooga wedding of Mandi and Oliver – the couple who first locked eyes in the heart of an antique store.
John and Abigail Pothen were married in the summer of 2014 in a small Virginia chapel. Their wedding was beautiful, but with John entering medical school, they had to keep it simple. For their third wedding anniversary, the couple decided to renew their vows. Only this time, they were able to add the details that reflect their unique story.
We had a wonderful experience with Abigail Malone! From our first engagement session, she was helpful, professional, and so easy to work with! Her work is timeless and beautiful, which is exactly what we wanted in our photographer. We had the hardest time picking the photos for our wedding album because they were all so wonderful!! The fact that she uses film makes a huge difference in the quality of her finished products. She is well worth the investment and she has provided us with photos we will treasure for a lifetime!
She was so much fun! She had great ideas for a spot for our engagement photos and did more unique poses instead of the typical poses you see. I love that she uses real film. She captured our wedding day perfectly and I can’t wait to use her again in the future!
Abigail Malone was recommended to me from my best friend, and after meeting her and looking at her website, I knew we'd be lucky to have her as our photographer! She brought so much love and positive energy to our day and everyone has complimented how wonderful our pictures are. She was extremely easy to work with and caught moments throughout the day that we, as well as our friends and family, will cherish for the rest of our lives.
I absolutely love shooting bridal sessions in my studio. If you are thinking about a bridal session, but are afraid to get your dress dirty or get too hot or cold, a classic studio session might be just what you need!
Describe your Wedding in 3 words. Joyous, Fun, and BEST DAY EVER
What was your wedding venue and why did you choose it? New Providence Presbyterian: Because my parents (mother and biological father, who has passed away) were married there and it's the church my grandparents have attended the last 50+ years. Reception at Green Meadow Country Club the CC my grandparents have been members of as long as they can remember. My grandfather has dementia and my desire was for him to be familiar and feel at peace in both venues.
Three words come to mind with describing Abigail Malone: Timeless, Talented, and Tremendous. I feel beyond blessed to have had the privilege to her as my wedding photographer. My husband, Jordan, and I used Abby for our engagement session, my bridal portraits, our actual wedding day from start to finish, and more. She went above and beyond with amazing timeliness to her work, unique detailing, and professional equipment. There is something to be said for a photographer who makes you feel like she isn’t even there, leaving the intimate moments organic yet instructing you to get the best shots. She is truly one of the easiest people to connect with and has one of the most kind spirits I have ever met. I consider her a dear friend now, and can’t wait for the many more seasons of our life she will photograph.
Fall is my favorite time for senior photos because the weather is so nice and the colors are amazing. Holly's fall senior portraits are some of my all time favorites, and her gorgeous red hair looked so beautiful with the autumn colors!
Coming into a relationship, and especially preparing for marriage, you bring more than just yourself. You arrive at the door carrying with you a childhood, awkward teen years, a collection of your past loves and hurts, celebrations, and most painful experiences. The full bloom of a relationship lies in an agreement to live emotionally exposed to one another. - Written By: Casey Davis, The Southeastern Bride. See published feature here
The Spanish inspired color palette of red, yellow, gold, orange, pink, and cobalt blue makes for quite a festive spring or summer affair. Rather than just the colors, we wanted to capture the Spanish way of life: vibrant, rich, and slow.
Abby was absolutely phenomenal. She is incredibly professional, and she knows exactly what she is doing. I wish she could photograph my whole life! The pictures are absolutely stunning from all of the times I worked with her (engagement, bridal, wedding). I can't wait to find a reason to hire her again. She's great to work with, and she has a deep knowledge of photography. I love her style, and I absolutely loved how she so perfectly captured all of the joy and emotions at the wedding. All of the pictures are so full of light and life. She kept us on schedule while still managing to capture all of the special moments in detail.
The weather stayed around 78. The water was slightly chilly but we definitely did not mind. It was clear, calm and the most gorgeous shades of turquoise you have ever seen! It was the close to the most gorgeous water Ive ever seen, second only to Turks and Caicos. Our trip was phenomenal up until the last day when something quite unexpected happened, with the most unexpected ending you have ever heard.
Marie's Maternity photos in Chattanooga were a true dream come true. I love the soft and delicate colors contrasted agains the epic awesomeness of the location; A true testament to the nature of motherhood in my opinion!