A romantic, black-tie wedding at the Mill at Plein Air | Hillary & Alden | Oxford, Mississippi Wedding Photographer

Saturday's Oxford, Mississippi wedding day was a high of 37 degrees, overcast with some drizzles and "could've" been you average dreary day. I think I speak for everyone that we are ready for this Spring weather to show up and stay! However, Hillary and Alden, along with their families, bridal party and friends did not let the sad weather dampen the joyful day! If anything, I'd say Hillary and Alden's contagious joy, love and sweetness was all our sunshine! The rain and cold did not stop them for one second of enjoying the incredibly special day in their lives. 

Hillary found me on Instagram (thanks Insta for the inquiries!) and we quickly felt like bff's while planning all the details of her gorgeous black-tie wedding! Hillary really is a ray of sunshine. Her joy radiates and she makes everyone she meets feel so special and loved. 

The details of Hillary and Alden's day were beyond perfect. Hillary put so much time and thought into her wedding day! I especially loved the magnolia leaf wreaths that hung outside the chapel and along the front pews inside. I love when a bride really puts thought into her bridal details. Hillary had gorgeous details that made photographing them so much fun! 

Scroll down to see a taste of all the lovely details and the gorgeous wedding day I had the honor to capture for Hillary & Alden! <3 

xoxo, 

MK 

Vendors: 

Venue - Plein Air

Photographer - Mary Kate Steele Photography

Wedding Coordinator - Anna Purvis 

Dress - Town and Country Bridal (New Orleans)

Party rental - Details Speciality 

Floral Design - Dana Ross

Ceremony music - Dr. Riggs and Strings Reception

Band - The Party Jammers

Videographer - Samantha Doyle 

Live Painting - Heirloom 

Hair/Make Up - Madison Dennis (MHD Beauty) // Blo Dry Bar 

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A Tropical, Retro-Styled Brunch at The Liquor Store | Collins Tuohy Smith | Memphis, TN

Happy Wednesday! 

I made it a goal (again), to start being way more diligent about blogging in this new year. So, I'm holding myself accountable and making it happen! Aside from being a Fine Art Wedding Photographer, I also am a Fashion/Blogger photographer as well! I primarily shoot for Collins Tuohy Smith and Laura Boswell (Walking in Memphis in High Heels)! I have always loved fashion, however I never thought I'd see the day I would get to include it in my work! 

Let's go back to May 2015. It's a long story, that if you'd like to hear it some time (it's a crazy, fun story), ask me in person and I'd love to tell you, of how I met Collins and how we got from there to here (present day). May 2015, Collins reached out to me about shooting a little project for her family's Making It Happen Foundation. I was honored to participate! I really thought this was a one time thing. Little did I know that Collins had other plans. Haha! At this point, fashion blogging was really starting to pick up, especially on Instagram. The company LiketoKnowIt took off running full steam ahead and Collins had a desire and interest in starting a fashion blog! :) 

Now, almost three years later, Collins' blog has really taken off and I've had the incredible opportunity to watch it blossom, but also be a part of it. She may not know it, but I consider her to be a dear friend, a huge, unexpected blessing in my life. Her friendship pushes me outside of my comfort zone both personally and behind the camera, she encourages me and believes in me. She has given me countless, incredible opportunities I could have only dreamed of and I know that we're only scratching the surface! Working along side Collins gives me new daily inspiration that is different from my wedding photography -- in fact, it helps challenge me and keep me inspired with my wedding work. I am really excited for where this will continue to take both of us! They say, "Team work makes the dream work!" 

Earlier this month we collaborated with a new restaurant on Broad Avenue in Memphis - The Liquor Store. This place is definitely one of our top 5 favorite places to eat brunch or lunch here in Memphis! They also (hence their name) make amazing signature cocktail drinks to go with your dish! You have to go check them out! 

I wanted to share some of our other work because it's just pure FUN and why not?! It's really cool to see our work transform over the years as well. :) Most of these images are edited with my signature work, while others are edited with a custom preset I created specifically for Collins (which we have refined over the years). For any bloggers who may be interested in working with me, YES, I do make custom Lightroom presets specific for your blog/Instagram profile. This keeps your content cohesive and consistent. Please email me to inquire about it! :) 

Enjoy! xoxo

MK

Memphis Fashion Photographer - The Liquor Store - Collins Tuohy Smith
 Fashion Week September 2017 - New York City (my favorite city, eva!)

Fashion Week September 2017 - New York City (my favorite city, eva!)

 La La Land inspired shoot!! Definitely one of our favorite ideas!&nbsp;

La La Land inspired shoot!! Definitely one of our favorite ideas! 

 That one time we got permission to shoot at Graceland!! :)

That one time we got permission to shoot at Graceland!! :)