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Becca & Jake’s Wedding

Wow, it feels like months since my last post.  So I really wanted to have this up yesterday, but the holiday rush is on and there are lots of things brewing.

On to the business at hand.  Some of you loyal readers will remember “Krissy & Tim’s Wedding” from October of last year.  Becca is Krissy’s sister.  She and Jake called me several months ago, and I was really excited to meet with them and hear about all of the plans for their wedding.

The ceremony was at the incredibly beautiful Germantown Presbyterian Church .  I was privileged to have Lisa and Darius with me again.  Lisa did a great job of running around getting detail shots and some other angles.  And Darius makes my job so much easier.

So anyone in the Memphis area knows that Saturday’s weather was not ideal for being outside. But after a beautiful private moment and all of the group shots were done, we snuck outside for a couple of quick shots.  Then between the ceremony and the reception, they braved the weather again for another fun photo.

Oh, and there is a reason for the clown shoes.  Becca’s dad was a clown and the shoes are custom made for his feet.  You would never know by how serious he is all the time…just kidding.

Then the party got going at The Racquet Club of Memphis  where people were really having a lot of fun.  Between Becca’s dad dancing with all of the bridesmaids and her brother leading a group in a “Thriller” line dance, the floor stayed busy.

Enough chatter, on to the pictures…

January 8, 2008 - 10:28 am

Kate Mefford from Juxtapose Photography - Hey Jake! Great to finally meet you…in a good way! 😉 Stay in touch!

Erica & Chris’s Wedding

So Saturday afternoon, Lisa and I headed over to the Nineteenth Century Club ( ) for a really fun wedding.  Angela at Southern Event Planners ( ) helped connect Angela & Chris with me for their wedding.

Erica has a great style.  From the dress, to the flowers, to the caterer, to the venue…Erica’s choices were awesome. 

Chris loved him some Heineken.  After all, it is all about the beer. 

I love the way they held each other so tight during the first dance.  It was like it was just the two of them together and no one else.  After everyone had gotten some of the amazing food that Cindy Krag made.

Before we left for the night, I had to do some sexy shots with them out front.  Thanks for being such great sports and have a great time in the Virgin Islands.

Enough chit chat, on to the piccies…

Latasha & Vashaun – The E-Session

Ok.  So I should really be asleep right now.  Actually, I should have been in bed 4 hours ago, but I was too excited to sleep.  I had to get on here and post about the really great engagement session I shot on Saturday.

Latasha & Vashaun met up with Savannah & I Saturday for some fun around mid-town.  I have to give a lot of credit to her for lending the invaluable female perspective. 

They wanted to stop and take a few shots at Tucker street since that is his last name (and her’s later next year).  It didn’t take much direction to get them all warmed up and hot for each other. 

I asked them as we were walking if they had picked up on my love for grafitti, and they had no trouble answering “Yes.”  Well, I had been holding out on using this spot for a while and just felt like it worked perfectly for them.  Oh, and check out Vashaun doing his “Sears Boy” thing with the blue wall.

Enough clogging up this post with words, on to the piccies…

November 12, 2007 - 7:57 am

Latasha - WOW Jake. They look absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you so much for making me look HOT!

Emily & Ethan’s Wedding

Wow.  I have so much to tell you about this wedding. 

Let’s start at the beginning.  I first met Emily at my day job (which I keep because it has great insurance and is only 20 hours per week).

Later, I saw her and Ethan at the July bridal show and they asked if I was shooting the wedding of some of their friends, Leigh Ann and Brad.  Then, I saw them at Leigh Ann & Brad’s wedding and she told me that I had to shoot her wedding.  Who was I to argue?

Emily & Ethan’s wedding is the first one under my “new style” (which I’ll explain in a post soon).  I want to send a very special thanks out to both Lisa ( ) and Darius.  Lisa came and second shot for me and Darius helped out with everything else.  I truly couldn’t have done it without them.  Lisa got the great shots of our famed swordfighter and of Ethan as Emily came down the aisle.

They had a very beautiful private moment, and then we went out for some real fun in front of a cool old log cabin by the church.  After a great ceremony and a nice sparkler exit, we headed to The Crescent Club ( ) for the reception.

The reception was amazing, and after everyone had some food and drink…the party really got started.  Oh, and the last shot of Ethan’s face was because of Emily’s camo garter.

Enough chatter from me, on to the piccies…

November 6, 2007 - 3:11 pm

Brianne - Love them all — and want to see more! Where are they???

November 15, 2007 - 9:39 pm

Ann - Looking forward to the link to see the rest. We have some good shots of you dancing at the reception too!

Nikki & Eric’s Wedding

So Saturday’s wedding had the three essential “C”s…chipmunks, cheese, and the Cadre.  When Arron and I arrived at Community of Faith Christian Church, we saw the bride’s brother and father running around trying to capture “Chip and Dale” who tried to sneak in to watch the ceremony.  They finally caught the two and escorted them out of the church.

I have to sneak in the “cheese” reference because Nikki’s dad had to say it on every family shot we took. 

Then after the ceremony, we loaded up and went downtown to the third floor of the Cadre Building, which was gorgeous as always. 

After the really great food from Delectables of Memphis, the party really started and well…just look at the images.

I hadn’t done a paint with light image in quite a while, so we set up a shot that I really love before heading to the Hilton where they were staying to grab a few more fabulous photos.

Have fun on the honeymoon you two and congratulations!