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Virginia & John’s Wedding

Wow.  It seems like so long ago since I last posted.  I have so many things for you loyal readers, but I had to wait until Virginia & John’s wedding to start.

So Saturday, Savannah and I headed down to the beautiful Second Presbyterian Church.  The one thing that stood out about Saturday was how cold it was for Memphis, even at this time of year.

What an amazing private moment these two had, it was truly great to be a witness to.  They had such a sweet interaction all day. 

Virginia and John were so great, they not only went outside at the reception but they also convinced the bridal party to go outside for some shots as well.

After a beautiful ceremony, we all went over to Memphis Botanic Gardens for a kicking reception.  April Cole and her band kept people dancing up a storm.

Some of you will notice the new collage.  I will be doing those on the blog from now on.  There will be other new things coming out in the next few weeks.

Have a great honeymoon you two, I can’t wait for you to see the rest of the images.

Enough chatter, on to the pics…



January 23, 2008 - 8:14 pm

Jenna Braddock - (sister of the groom) These pictures are so beautiful! Great job.

January 24, 2008 - 10:15 am

John - Jake,
these are amazing. Our jaws dropped when as we were scrolling through the pics. Great job.
John and Virginia

January 24, 2008 - 7:24 pm

Claudia Kennedy - These are absolutely beautiful!!!! I am so sorry we could not be there but seeing these is the next best thing!!! Virginia, you were a beautiful bride! and look so much like your mother….what a wonderful thing!!!

January 24, 2008 - 7:40 pm

cecily darrick etc. ayers - good job photographer!
thanks for letting us be a part of your special weekend

January 25, 2008 - 11:13 am

Jenna Houmes - I love the pictures. You did a great job of capturing the special moments of the wedding.

January 30, 2008 - 2:16 pm

Dave Williamson - These are great. I am currently weeping with joy, and regret for not being able to attend. Can’t wait to hear about it first hand John!

January 30, 2008 - 4:09 pm

Joy Pinder - Love the pics, I wish I could of been there but these pics took me there for the moment. So proud of John B.:)

January 30, 2008 - 8:02 pm

Linda Wilson - I loved the pics! Especally the one where they’re dancing and John is whispering something in Virginia’s ear!!! 🙂

January 30, 2008 - 10:59 pm

Fahime Mohammad - Beautiful Pictures. Once again congratulations and I wish you both all the healthiness, happiness, wealthiness and then as many children as you both desire.

January 31, 2008 - 11:02 am

Richard Segal - Congratulations John!
What a beautiful bride!!
May God richly bless you and Virgina and may He be greatly glorified through your lives together!
PS to Virginia: you married a big sinner with a warm and wonderful heart. I love him. If he gives you any trouble let me know :).

January 31, 2008 - 8:59 pm

mary e anderson - Thank you so much for sharing these incredible pictures with us. This was a breathtakingly beautiful wedding! God Bless you both dearly. 🙂 You are loved!

February 1, 2008 - 10:53 am

Pamela Ferguson - WOW!!!!! Great photos; you captured Virginia’s beauty and their joy so very well. Thank you for posting!

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!