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!
I was initially worried because her services don't come cheap...but after a few email exchanges (which were cheerful/pleasant.. I can not say that about all the photographers I reached out to in the Knoxville area) we met for coffee, talked, and looked at her MARVELOUS work. I genuinely just really liked her as person and decided to work with her, have amazing photos, and allow our cake budget to take the backseat! However, you will likely never see me post that beautiful photo of that not so beautiful cake. There is just something so incredible about film. It's grainy, real and full of character. I'm OBSESSED with our black and white film photos!!
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!