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Ooltewah, TN The Gray Dove Wedding Venue is located in Ooltewah, TN–situated between Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN. Although there are tons of venues in East Tennessee, The Gray Dove is a perfect venue for any couple. A mixture of southern and industrial, this wedding venue is the perfect mashup for any bride and groom getting […]

February 6, 2022

The Gray Dove Wedding Venue

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Stunning Winter Wedding at Patten Chapel and Wedding Reception at Mac Avenue in downtown Chattanooga, TN

February 1, 2022

Jay + Victoria Wedding at Patten Chapel and Mac Avenue

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Ooltewah, TN Jackie and Logan’s wedding was one I had been looking forward to all year, and not just because their wedding was at one of my favorite venues in East Tennessee–The Gray Dove in Ooltewah! I met Jackie at an open house the venue was hosting. As soon as she came to my booth, […]

January 16, 2022

Jackie + Logan Wedding at The Gray Dove

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Cleveland and Chattanooga, Tennessee Last year when Covid hit small businesses hard, I put together a gift guide as a small way to give back to all the local businesses I love. I thought we would be back to normal by now, but as many of you know, tons small businesses are still struggling in […]

November 12, 2021

Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2021

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Seniors

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For Kate’s senior session, we explored both urban, downtown Chattanooga and some nature views in the Chattanooga, TN area

November 8, 2021

Kate Senior Session

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Seniors

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Chattanooga, TN Spending the day exploring Chattanooga for Emma’s senior portraits was nothing short of a dream. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous, but she is so fun and easy to work with! Honestly, these turned out to be some of my favorite senior pictures of all time!

June 30, 2021

Emma Senior Session

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We remember the dress, the rings, the shoes. We have the boutonnières and the floral arrangements. We remember the big things on our wedding day but often overlook some of the small details that can make a huge difference! After shootings tons of weddings in my hometown of Chattanooga, TN and up and down the […]

June 28, 2021

10 Items Everyone Needs on Their Wedding Day

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Chattanooga, TN I am always a bit nervous before a wedding. I’ve heard that even the most seasoned veterans get a little anxious before every wedding, just because a good photographer understands just how important those images are to the couple. Although I always have some jitters, I was particularly nervous about Natalie and Jake’s […]

June 23, 2021

Natalie + Jake Wedding at Howe Farms Pavilion

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Cleveland and Chattanooga, TN As many of you know, COVID has hit small business hard this season. Unlike major companies, when you shop small there is probably an individual on the other side of the screen or counter doing a happy dance because of your order. Each purchase directly impacts dance classes, vet bills, t-ball […]

October 15, 2021

Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Couples

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Chattanooga, TN June was crazy. I had 5 weddings that month, and although I literally had the absolute best couples, best bridal parties, best EVERYTHING–I’m was tired! Wedding days are exciting, but pretty demanding and there is not a lot of room for lots of creativity and relaxing. So for July, I wanted to do […]

August 7, 2021

Michaela + Caleb Chattanooga Couple Session

Seniors

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Chattanooga Senior Session The class of 2020 is full of the best–and these two certainly are high on the list! I had so much fun with Sloan and Kinga, exploring downtown Chattanooga, laughing with them, and capturing these two best friends in their element! These two are gorgeous inside and out, and I am going […]

June 24, 2021

Sloan + Kinga

Capturing Love & Connections